creative research gallery and drawing center
a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization

 

    

DRAWING CENTER STUDIO

  studio offerings year-round
making better artists

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM WHY DRAW? OUR INSTRUCTORS STUDIO CALENDAR DARKROOM CALENDAR

REGARDING IMPACT OF REQUIRED SOCIAL DISTANCING ON MANIFEST PROGRAMMING

While we work to ensure that all studio-based events can be held safely (allowing for proper social distancing, requiring masks for all participants, heightened cleaning procedures, etc.), many of our programs will continue to be offered online via Zoom meetings and/or other forms of creative correspondence and hybrid formats.

New courses and programs that are available immediately or enrolling soon are listed below. Programs with gray backgrounds below are still being revised, but will resume as soon as all logistics are finalized.

Our people are hard at work developing new offerings to maintain Manifest's culture of creativity, aspiration, and learning during this uncertain time. New programs will be posted below, and shared via email and social media as they become available.


NEW IN-DEPTH CLASSES!
ONLINE COURSES
Meetings held via Zoom and email correspondence
IN-PERSON COURSES
With proper distancing of more than 6 feet, limited enrollment, and masks required for all participants
HYBRID COURSES
Online meetings via Zoom, with some
in-person meetings at our Walnut Hills studios

Drawing As Mindfulness
Mondays, 7-9pm (REMOTE ZOOM-BASED PROGRAMMING)
ONGOING WEEKLY OFFERING — Start On Any Open Monday!

Weekly Instructed sessions focused on activities (drawing, discussions, writing) promoting mindfulness of self and context. Year-round!
Taught by Brigid O’Kane

Bridging the Gap
Preparing Tomorrow’s Artists for Success

A FREE 12-week program for Juniors and Seniors in high school

Taught by Michael Coppage. Tuition Support Available!

ENVISION PROJECT 5
Application Deadline: January 15, 2021
A Free 16-Week Darkroom Photography Course for Regional High School Students!
Sponsored by the Ohio Arts Council for a fifth straight year, and in collaboration with the Ohio Civil Rights Commission,
Spots are awarded on a competitive basis for up to 12 students. Schedule and facility procedures will take into account
social distancing and the safety of all participants and staff.

The Drawn Subject:
Animating the Still Life

Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm
January 10-31

A 4-week DRAWING course probing the realities and implications of some of Art History’s greatest subject-matter themes. Ideal for those transitioning from the beginning to intermediate levels!
Taught by Resident Instructor Brad Davis
A Shared Value
The Invisible Bond Behind the Family Photograph

Mondays & Tuesdays, 6:30-8pm
January 11–March

An 8-week PHOTOGRAPHY course exploring the relationships in your photos – between formal devices, you and your equipment, family dynamics, and the family photograph’s role in fine art photography.
Taught by Scholar-in-Residence Seth Adam Cook
The Hawthorne Approach
Relational Drawing and Painting
Saturdays, 10am-1pm
January 16–March 6

An 8-week PAINTING course investigating a studio practice shaped by both working with feeling and closely examining your subject matter as championed by famed arts educator Charles Hawthorn.
Taught by Ron Prigat
Reasons and Means - Why We Photograph
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
January 16–March 6

An 8-week PHOTOGRAPHY class considering the motivations [reasons] for picture-making and how we might nurture inspiration and enthusiasm in the long term through select exercises and prompts [means].
Taught by Michael Wilson
Figure Sculpting:
Building Understanding with the 3rd Dimension
Saturdays, 1:30-4:30pm
January 16–March 20

A 10-week SCULPTURE class exploring the human form in 3 dimensions and how such investigations can improve your 2D work and beyond.
Taught by Mark Hanavan
Scary Stories to Tell in the Art
Sundays, 10am-1pm
January 17–March 7

An 8-week MULTI-MEDIA study of the imagery, symbols, and expressions of fear and horror in art, film, literature, and your own work.
Taught by Katie Baker
Private Atelier Lessons
(photo, drawing, painting, critical feedback)
Click here to email us for more information on our individually
customized classes for youth and adults! Online and in-person options available.

OPEN PROGRAMS: (Join Any Time!)
Open Figure Drawing Sessions
Limited spaces available.
Pre-registration 24-hours in advance required.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7-9pm
Uninstructed drawing sessions with a live model.
Open Photography Lab Sessions
Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays*
6-10pm
Weekly uninstructed access to our analog darkroom and film processing facilities. Student discounts.
*Given the smaller area of our darkroom and film-processing areas and the inherent difficulties related to social distancing, each Lab session will be limited to one household per session. New sessions will be added soon to allow for more registration options.
Open Studio/Cast Lab
Sundays, 4:30-7pm
FREE weekly access to the Drawing Center’s main studio, furniture, an  d cast collectio n. All artists and varieties of studio work welcome.

Scholarships Available!
For Teens & Emerging Artists

Gift Certificates Available!
Good for all programs

YEAR-LONG ATELIER STUDYPASS
A full year of access to all Center offerings, plus access to studio for self-directed study.


PAST PROGRAMMING RETURNING SOON (email to inquire)
Drawing Marathon
12 hours of life drawing with 2 models.

More Alive By It:
Conversations about Photography and Life


FREE High School Open Figure Drawing Sampler
A FREE opportunity for High School students and teachers to experience working from a live model.

The Plein Air Atelier
Weekly, outdoor classes focusing on individualized instruction and the continued exploration of plein air drawing and painting! Taught by an evolving group of landscape artists from throughout the region.

LYCEUM: A Culture in the Pursuit of Quality
Up to a year-long studio course, offered in 10-week increments, for those prepared to take on advanced independent and directed study.
Taught by Jason Franz, Manifest's Founding Executive Director
MINI-LYCEUM: Kids Teaching Kids Live Video Demos & Discussion About Key Topics in Art
A special production geared towards kids interested in visual art ages 8-14 (but open to all kids).
Led by Private Lesson Instructor Alexandra Franz (age 15)


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Manifest's 17th season is funded in part by a grant from the Charles Moerlein Foundation, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee. This season's programming is also supported by an impact grant from ArtsWave, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about the visual arts.


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tues-fri 12-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by appointment)
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cincinnati, ohio 45206


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