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 COVID-19 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.), a few of our programs will continue to be offered online via Zoom meetings and/or other forms of creative correspondence and hybrid formats.

More in-person open life drawing seats have been added, with registration open up to 3 hours before each session starts. Drawing as Mindfulness has resumed in-person sessions, as are other courses as they're added.


MANIFEST DRAWING CENTER’S EXTENDED 2021 SUMMER PROGRAMS
OPEN PROGRAMS
Walk-Ins welcome
Low cost. Join any time.
Preregistration and ticket sign-up is required.
OUR ESTABLISHED
MULTI-WEEK COURSES

Socially-distanced and masked, or online via Zoom—safe, creative learning in a supportive environment! Options for all skill levels.
NEW MULTI-WEEK COURSES FOR SPRING AND SUMMER!
Socially-distanced and masked; in-studio offerings. Options for all skill levels.

Open Figure Drawing Sessions
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 7-9pm
Uninstructed drawing sessions with a live model. Walk-ins welcome. Student discounts. Limited spaces available. Preregistration and ticket sign-up required – at least 3 hours in advance.

The Plein Air Atelier:
Guided Outdoor Creative Adventures

Saturdays, 9am-12pm
** ONGOING ENROLLMENT **
Start any Saturday!

Weekly, outdoor classes focusing on individualized instruction and the continued exploration of plein air drawing and painting!
Taught by a rotating group of landscape artists from throughout the region.

The Natural World: An Earth-Works Class Connecting Us to the Beauty of Our Environment
Sundays, 10am-1pm
June 6-August 1*

An 8-week, earth-works class focused on the exploration of natural materials, our region’s diverse ecosystems, and our creative relationships with it all!
Taught by Scholar-in-Residence Ed Erdmann

Open Studio/Cast Lab
Fridays, 1:30-4pm
Sundays, 4:30-7pm

FREE weekly access to the Drawing Center’s main studio, furniture, and cast collection. All artists and varieties of studio work welcome.
Limited spaces available. Preregistration and ticket sign-up required – at least 3 hours in advance.

Drawing as Mindfulness
A Weekly Re-orientation to Life and Being in the World
Mondays, 7-9pm, Year-round
** ONGOING ENROLLMENT **
Start any open Monday! Now back in-person!

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

Lasting Impression: A Monotype Intensive Course
Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm
May 16-July 18*

An 8-week, printmaking class focused on an exploration of the unique world of monotypes and their amazing connections to traditional drawing, painting, and design principles!
Taught by Ron Prigat

Open Photography Lab Sessions
Sunday-Thursday, weekly*; 6-10pm
Weekly uninstructed access to our analog darkroom and film processing facilities. Student discounts.

*Each Lab session will be limited to two participants per session. Preregistration required – at least 24-hours in advance.

Drawing Essentials
Optical Color/Perceptual Color
Thursdays, 6-9pm
June 3-24

A 4-week, foundations-level drawing course.
Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring

Reminiscing the Gesture:
Building the Figure from Color Masses in Soft Pastels

Sundays, 10am-1pm
May 23-July 18*

An 8-week, drawing class focused on investigating the human form through color and value masses, while instilling your drawings with a vitality by emphasizing gestural movement!
Taught by Mike Bale

Darkroom Orientation or
Darkroom (Re)fresher*

Sundays, 4:30-5:30pm
Review of safety procedures, basic work flow, darkroom guidelines, and the cleaning responsibilities of everyone using the photo facilities.
Limited spaces available. Preregistration and ticket sign-up required – at least 24 hours in advance.

Moderated by Michael Wilson

*3:30-5:30pm (first Sunday of each month only)
Orientation info plus demos of both film processing and photo printing.

 

Introduction to Black & White Film Photography
Sundays, 1:30-4:30pm
4 meetings: May 23, June 6, June 20, and July 11
A 4-week, photography class introducing the essential tools, materials, and processes of black and white, analog photography! (FREE access to our Community Darkroom facilities with registration.) Taught by Laura Lair


Painting Essentials
Painting on the Cutting Edge – Boundaries and Transitions
Wednesday, 6-9pm
June 2-23
A 4-week, foundations-level PAINTING course.
Taught by Resident Instructor Samantha Haring

Introduction to Digital Photography
Mondays, 6–9pm
4 Meetings: May 24, June 7, June 21, and July 5
A 4-week, photography class introducing the essential tools, materials, and processes of digital photography!
Taught by Manifest Scholar in Residence, Seth Adam Cook


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.

Online, in-person, and hybrid options available.

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.
 
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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  Season Funder:

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 the generosity of tens of thousands of contributors to the ArtsWave Community Campaign, by a sustainability grant from the Ohio Arts Council, and through the generous direct contributions of individual supporters and private foundations who care deeply about the visual arts.


gallery hours:

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