Culture and Language Classes

Russian for Everyone!– All Ages

By appointment only

Russian for Everyone! is a class designed for anyone interested in expanding their horizons and exploring Russian language and culture. This class will give you an introduction to the vast and intriguing country that is Russia, and will increase your Russian language skills by offering lessons in both conversation and grammar. Lessons will be tailored to student interests and goals.


Cost: $30/ hour
Session: Lessons will be scheduled with students on an individual basis, and will last 2 hours each.
Instructor: Julia Wolf, B.F.A.
Class Size: All lessons will be one-on-one.
More Information: Contact instructor at (513) 903-6990 for more information.
Julia Wolf, B.F.A.
Julia was born and raised in Moscow, Russia during the Soviet era. Her mother is an archaeologist and her father was a renowned screen writer and film maker. Julia came to the U.S. in 1979 and has had the opportunity to work for Cincinnati Public Schools, Playhouse in the park, University of Cincinnati and Jewish Family Services teaching art and English to a diverse population. She is well equipped to help anyone interested in exploring Russian language and culture. Her class will offer an introduction to Russia’s vastly intriguing history and increase students Russian language skills. Through her personal experience Julia has crafted an engaging curriculum for teaching language. Julia strives to bridge the gap between two fascinating cultures that have shaped her life as a teacher, artist and mother.
Please email classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Russian for Everyone!” in the subject line.

Social Justice Dialogue Series – Mature Teens and Adults

Saturdays, 11:00am – 12:00pm

This is a six-week conversation series about topics related to social justice. This discussion series will be a safe space for individuals to explore different aspects of social identity (race, gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and so on). This discussion series is designed to offer individuals strategies for engaging in these conversations in their own lives while allowing individuals to think and explore intercultural connections. We encourage you to attend all meetings, but we also welcome those who would like to attend certain sessions – view class curriculum in “More Information” section. No prior knowledge necessary.


Cost: $3/class
Session:6 weeks (June 17 – July 28, 2017. No class on July 1st.)
Instructor: Bhumika Patel
Class Size: minimum of 4 students needed to hold class.
More Information:
Class Curriculum:

  • June 17, 2017 – Flawless Feminism: What does it mean to be a feminist today? What challenges are there in practicing feminism in our everyday lives?
  • June 24, 2017 – “I Can’t Breathe”: A discussion on race and racism in regards to policing and the criminal justice system
  • July 8, 2017 – “You Can’t Say That!”: A discussion about the uses and misuses of historically derogatory language
  • July 15, 2017 – Forbidden Relationships: A discussion about stereotypes related to romantic and/or sexual relationships
  • July 22, 2017 – Immigration: A discussion about what it means to be an immigrant in the United States and challenges with the immigration system and assimilation
  • July 28, 2017 – White Privilege: A discussion about whiteness in American society

Bhumika Patel
In 2014, Bhumika Patel graduated with an MA in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include women and Hindu nationalism in India as well as the Indian diaspora. Currently, Bhumika works as Regional Coalition Specialist for the Anti-Human Trafficking Program at the Salvation Army.
Please email instructor at bhumikacpatel12@gmail.com to reserve your spot in class.

Spanish Camp – Ages 5 – 7

June 26 – 30, 9:30am – 12:00pm

Is your camper ready for an engaging week of music, movement, games and art — all in español?! Sí? Perfecto! This camp exposes campers to language and culture through meaningful, hands-on activities (we actually make a piñata!). Campers learn about customs and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world by “traveling” to a different country each day. This fun-filled week is an adventure that is sure to leave your camper with a new perspective and a boca llena de palabras en español (a mouthful of Spanish words)!

Note: We will sample food/drinks during the week. Please let instructor know if your child has any food allergies/dietary restrictions.


Instructor Name: Amy Danner
Ages: 5 – 7
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Length of Session: 1 week (June 26 – 30, 2017)
Cost: $130/session
Class Size: 7 – 10 students
Amy Danner
Amy has over ten years experience in the field of education. She discovered her love for teaching while living in Oaxaca, México, where she taught English as-a-foreign-language. She was the coordinator of Miami University Hamilton’s English-as-a-second language (ESL) program for 3 years before she transitioned into a Spanish faculty position. Additionally, Amy taught in Xavier University’s ESL program. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati. One of Amy’s favorite pastimes is exploring the streets and parks of Northside with her husband and daughters, Josefina and Gabriela.
Send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Spanish Camp” in the subject line. Registration will be confirmed via email, with tuition due to the instructor the first day of camp (cash or check only.)

Spanish Camp – Ages 8 – 10

June 26 – 30, 1:00 – 3:30pm

Is your camper ready for an engaging week of music, movement, games and art — all in español?! Sí? Perfecto! This camp exposes campers to language and culture through meaningful, hands-on activities (we actually make a piñata!). Campers learn about customs and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world by “traveling” to a different country each day. This fun-filled week is an adventure that is sure to leave your camper with a new perspective and a boca llena de palabras en español (a mouthful of Spanish words)!

Note: We will sample food/drinks during the week. Please let instructor know if your child has any food allergies/dietary restrictions.


Instructor Name: Amy Danner
Ages: 8 – 10
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 3:30pm
Length of Session: 1 week (June 26 – 30, 2017)
Cost: $130/session
Class Size: 7 – 10 students
Amy Danner
Amy has over ten years experience in the field of education. She discovered her love for teaching while living in Oaxaca, México, where she taught English as-a-foreign-language. She was the coordinator of Miami University Hamilton’s English-as-a-second language (ESL) program for 3 years before she transitioned into a Spanish faculty position. Additionally, Amy taught in Xavier University’s ESL program. She has a B.A. from The Ohio State University and a M.Ed. from the University of Cincinnati. One of Amy’s favorite pastimes is exploring the streets and parks of Northside with her husband and daughters, Josefina and Gabriela.
Send an email to classes@cliftonculturalarts.org with “Spanish Camp” in the subject line. Registration will be confirmed via email, with tuition due to the instructor the first day of camp (cash or check only.)