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



Open Session

Very short poses, to develop speed and capture energy!

Cost: $5
(participants must register in advance or upon arriving at the Drawing Center)



Sunday, June 16, 2:30–4pm



Come experience life-drawing in a non-traditional format. QuickDraw is a high-energy afternoon of 'OPEN', uninstructed gesture and short-pose figure drawing. Each session takes on a new theme and utilizes clothed models in order to provide artists of all ages, multi-aged groups, and families the opportunity to engage in figure drawing in an open and creative environment. The all-age sessions incorporate members of the regional performing arts community, including improvisational musicians, dancers, actors and more! For those new to drawing, each session will begin with a short demonstration on how to draw the figure quickly and answers to the question “Why draw?”

Participants must bring their own drawing supplies, sketchbook, and drawing board (if needed).


All courses and demos are hosted at Manifest's Drawing Center Studios in Madisonville at 4905 Whetsel Avenue (second floor) (see map and directions below). Manifest's studio facility provides two classrooms totalling nearly 4000 square-feet. The studios are outfitted with professional equipment, furniture, and study aids.

Drawing horses and easels as well as storage shelf space are available on a first-come first served basis. Supplementary seating, including chairs, stools, and cushions is also available.
Course participants should provide for their own supplies and drawing board.

Email questions here.


Map to Studio    |   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.

gallery hours:

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

closed Sun and Mon

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gallery map
2727 woodburn avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45206

drawing center map
4905 whetsel avenue
cincinnati, ohio 45227



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