Visual Arts Classes

Cartoons and Comic Drawing – Ages 5 – 12

Saturdays, 9:00am – 11:00am

Students will learn the basics of how to draw cartoons and comics, starting from shapes, to creating their own stories. Students will develop characters, make storyboards, create narrative, and learn how to show expression and motion in drawing! All materials provided.


Cost: $68 for 6-week session
Instructor: Tory Erpenbeck, Art Academy of Cincinnati
Session: 6 weeks (April 8 – May 13, 2017)

Discover Your Heart Through Art – Grades K-6

Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00pm

Students will explore painting in acrylics while learning about brush techniques, color mixing, and composition. Paints, brushes, quality papers, and canvas for final painting are all provided. All students must provide their own paint smock/shirt/apron.


Cost: $15 per class
Instructor: Susan Gaebel
Session: ongoing 8 – 10 week sessions (January 3 – May 25, 2017)
More Information: Tuition includes all supplies and student snacks. Students attending Fairview-Clifton German Language School will be picked up at the front doors of the school at 3:40pm every Tuesday. After class, students will be picked up from the red doors of CCAC (facing McAlpin Avenue).
Susan Gaebel
Susan Gaebel has taught art at Hyde Park Elementary, Winton Montessori School, and at St. Mary’s and St. Cecilia’s Elementary Schools. She has over 15 years experience in teaching painting, drawing, crafts, costume making, silk screening and more.
To register, contact instructor at (513) 692-1551 or at susangaebel@yahoo.com

Drawing from the Very Beginning – Ages 16+

Saturdays, 9:30am – 12:30pm

This is an introductory class for those who claim they can’t even draw a straight line! Working initially from still-life arrangements and progressing to undraped figure studies in the last classes, students will learn to draw what they see in charcoal, ink, and pencil. Students must be 16 or older.


Cost: $189 for 8-week session
Instructor: Matt Wright
Session: 8 weeks (January 28 – March 18, 2017)

Foundational Comic Drawing – Ages 16+

Thursdays 6:30 – 9:00pm

Comics and graphic novels are not just for kids anymore! Students will explore the fundamentals of this art form including visual storytelling, character creation and development, layout and page planning, and penciling and inking. Open to all students 16 and older.


Cost: $189 for 8-week session
Instructor: Matt Wright
Session: 8 weeks (February 23 – April 13, 2017)

Life Drawing for Teens – Ages 13 – 18

Saturdays, 11:30am – 2:00pm

This course covers the basic fundamentals of drawing from life. Students will work from still-life setups with a variety of interesting shapes and objects, and earn how to render using graphite, charcoal, pastels, and more. Focusing on value, form, shape, composition and more, student will learn how to capture what they see! Materials provided.


Cost: $152 for 6-week session
Instructor: Tory Erpenbeck, Art Academy of Cincinnati
Session: 6 weeks (April 8 – May 13, 2017)

School Holiday Camps – Ages 5 – 12

School holidays and snow days, 9am – 5pm

Need a plan for when schools close for teacher work days, holidays, or snow days throughout the year? MamLuft&Co. Dance is excited to begin offering School Holiday Camps! What’s better than a fun day full of dance and arts and crafts for boys and girls ages 5-12. Details of our holiday camps can be found at MLCo.org/classes. Each day is subject to minimum enrollment.


Cost: $40/day
Session: January 13, January 16, February 6, February 20
Instructor: MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance
MamLuft&Co. Dance is a non-profit, resident modern dance company based in Cincinnati, Ohio and founded in 2007. The organization is in its eighth season (in 2014-2015) of working to bring more Modern Dance (and a better understanding of it) to more people in innovative and palpable ways. Its performer-collaborators—who are originally from Texas, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, Virginia, New York, and of course, Ohio—create modern dance performances, education, and outreach.
Registration deadline for School Holiday Camps is one week prior to each individual camp date. A minimum of 7 kids required to run each camp. If meet minimum enrollment is not met for a given day, you will be notified 7 days before the date of the camp. Visit MLCo.org/classes to register!