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

The Drawing Center Facility is gradually reopening in compliance with the Ohio Governor's recommendations.

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 email correspondence.

Courses and programs that are available immediately are listed below in BLUE. Courses and programs that will begin within the next 6 weeks are listed below in YELLOW. Items 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. These will be posted below, and shared via email and social media as they become available.

Direct public contributions to our nonprofit organization are the only way Manifest can maintain its facilities. Now, this support is more important than ever before. Those who are able are encouraged to use the DONATE button at the bottom of this page to give today. We are now also offering Advanced Registration Credits for future programs (see below).


REGISTER NOW!

Drawing As Mindfulness
Mondays, 7-9pm (REMOTE ZOOM-BASED PROGRAMMING)
Weekly Instructed sessions focused on activities (drawing, discussions, writing) promoting mindfulness of self and context. Year-round!
Taught by Brigid O’Kane

MINI LYCEUM
Kids Teaching Kids
Live Video Demos & Discussion
About Key Topics in Art
Wednesdays, 4-6pm (REMOTE ZOOM-BASED PROGRAMMING)
A COVID-19 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)
The Drawn Subject:
Wrestling with Exterior Places (Drawing En Plein Air)

Saturdays, 9am-12pm (IN-PERSON MEETINGS OUTDOORS)
July 18-August 8

A NEW 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 Brad Davis

Sequential Art and Visual Narrative
Sundays, 1-4pm
(A HYBRID OF REMOTE LEARNING AND OCCASIONAL IN-PERSON CRITIQUES AND CONVERSATIONS)
July 12 – August 30

This course is a dynamic study of images and time, with particular investigation into the relationship AND spaces between images. Perfect for artists interested in storytelling, graphic novels, and comics!
Taught by Katie Baker

OPEN PHOTOGRAPHY LAB SESSIONS
Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Sundays*
6-10pm
Starting July 8th!

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
Returning July 12th!

FREE weekly access to the Drawing Center’s main studio, furniture, and cast collection. All artists and varieties of studio work welcome.
STARTING IN THE COMING WEEKS
(email us to inquire)
Open Figure Drawing Sessions
Smaller Groups, More Sessions Specific dates and times will be announced soon!
Returning in mid-July
Uninstructed drawing sessions with a live model.
RETURNING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (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.
Darkroom Orientation and Darkroom (Re)freshers*
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

Manifest Advanced Registration Credits (ARC)
Help Manifest weather the storm and earn bonus tuition credit...
Available Now!
Purchase your future enrollment in any Manifest today, and gain 10% tuition credit above face value starting September 1, 2020! This will help our nonprofit manage impacted cash flow and cover expenses during facility hibernation due to required social distancing. Our way of saying thanks is to give you 10% more than you pay for.

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.


Map to NEW Walnut Hills Studios   |   Studio Calendar    |   Darkroom Calendar





    

Manifest's 16th season is funded in part by a grant from the Robert H. Reakirt Foundation, PNC 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 who care deeply about the visual arts.


current gallery hours:

tues-fri 12-2pm & 5-7pm, sat noon-5pm
(or by appointment)
view calendar


closed Sun and Mon

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2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206


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656 E. McMillan St.
cincinnati, ohio 45206


   

 


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