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The Barn: Art Roadshow & Showcase of Arts

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Friday Dec. 2 from 9 am – 12 noon

Have you always wondered about that painting, vase, or quilt that was handed down to you, discovered in an attic, or bought at a yard sale? Bring that piece of art or decorative art to the Barn on Friday, Dec. 2 from 9am to noon, where professionals from Cowan’s Auction House evaluate your item and give you an estimate of how much they would expect it to sell for at auction if it were put up for sale today. Fee is $25 per item, all proceeds to benefit the The Barn (Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundation).

Complete information and registration here.



Finish your Holiday Shopping at Our Annual Showcase of Arts

Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10 – 5 pm, and Sunday 12 – 5 pm

Grab lunch at the “Fire on High” food truck!
Click here for list of participating Artists & Artisans 


Showcase of Arts

You can “window shop” on our Pinterest page here.
The “Fire on High” Food Truck will be on site to serve hungry shoppers – menu here.


The Barn: Summer Art Camp 2015

July 6 – 24 – Quality week-long morning & afternoon art classes! Fees start at $30/week

Learn new skills – expand your creativity – be a “maker”!



During the online registration process, you can sign up multiple campers & even preorder your camp Tshirt! You can add your child’s name to the waiting list if a class has filled.
Click on the class name below for complete description:

Grades 4 – 7



July 6 – 10 10am – noon Weave a Colorful Scarf
July 13 – 17 10am – noon Mandalas
July 13 – 17 4 – 6pm Mixed Media & Wearable Art
July 20 – 24 4 – 6pm Exploring Fiber Arts


 Grades 8 – 12


July 6 – 10 1 – 3pm Fundamentals of Drawing & Painting
July 6 – 10 1 – 3pm Learn to Sew: Messenger Bag
July 6 – 10 1 – 3pm Improv Workshop
July 13 – 17 1 – 3pm Drawing & Painting Portraits
July 13 – 17 2 – 4pm Weaving Workshop
July 20 – 24 4 – 6pm Monoprinting Press Workshop



Summer Drawing with Charlie Berger

Summer Drawing with Charlie Berger:

Intensive Classes & Immersion Workshops

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center

May through September, 2015

Each month offers one 3-hour class and one 5-hour workshop

Intensive Classes 9am – noon Saturdays (May 16, June 6, July 11, August 15 & Sept. 19) Single class fee: $20

For serious beginners & intermediate artists. Build your skills in the fundamentals of professional line quality, rich tonal value & effective composition. Work from terrific well-lit subjects. Develop a more secure foundation for your paintings.
Immersion Workshops 9am – 2pmSaturdays (May 30, June 27, July 25,August 29 & Sept. 26) Single workshop fee: $30
Continuous drawing with a short lunch break. Time & space to grow and develop in any drawing medium. Work from photos or the still life. Benefit from ongoing evaluation and critique.

Enjoy a discount when you sign up for any three classes or workshops!

To register:

Contact the instructor – details below

Class size is limited to allow greater personalized instruction.

Charlie Berger is a Cincinnati artist & Mariemont resident who has taught drawing throughout Cincinnati,
most recently at UC’s School of Design, College of DAAP, and at the Art Academy of Cincinnati.
He truly enjoys working with creative adults, combining compassion, humor & insight to
help each person build confidence & develop their artistic strengths & abilities.
Click here for downloadable pdf with complete info.
Contact Charlie:
(voice or text)

The Barn: Bi-Okoto Drumming Workshop

Mariemont Preservation Presents

“Bi-Okoto Drum Workshop”

10:30am Saturday, May 2 at The Barn

Bi-Okoto is “the only outstanding authentic African Dance Company in the tri-state area”. Their mission is to preserve, promote and share the rich cultural heritage of Africa and Africans using drums, music, dance & languages. They have earned a reputation as one of the country’s finest professional African traditional dance companies & cultural organizations, currently touring in 48 states in the US.
We are proud to offer a hands-on African drumming workshop for families with children in pre-school on up. What a fun, engaging way to learn about another culture with your children!
Admission is only $5, click here to reserve your seats!Bi-Okoto2

Why The Barn needs YOU to “Party with Pissarro”

Barn Party With Pissarro

The Barn: Bruce Neville Class: “Watercolors”

Weekly Class with Bruce Neville:


Monday evenings 6:30. Ongoing class with open enrollment


Bruce Neville Watercolor

Bruce’s work reflects a direct approach showing creative energy with his loose style & fresh color mixes. You will enjoy his classes where he begins each session with a demo. He teaches students of all levels, giving each student plenty of attention in drawing & painting the subject. Students will learn to adapt watercolor techniques to develop their own personal style.

Material list will be sent after making contact regarding class details.


Bruce Neville has taught at Baker Hunt for 19 years & has given workshops in a six-state area. A Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club & the Ohio Watercolor Society, his work is shown in Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston, S.C.; Main Cross Gallery, Lexington, KY.; and Margaret Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI.

Bruce Neville has taught at Baker Hunt for 19 years & has given workshops in a six-state area. A Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club & the Ohio Watercolor

Society, his work is shown in Mary Martin Gallery, Charleston,

S.C.; Main Cross Gallery, Lexington, KY.; and Margaret

Tvedten Fine Art, Harbor Springs, MI.

His website:


2015 Barn Painters Exhibit


See this wonderful painting exhibit in the gallery at The Barn 6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH 45227

The Artists:

Judith Affatato
Kathryn Al-Lamadani
Claire Butler
Susan Castleberry
Marian Fisher
Erin Houlihan
Catherine Huenefeld
Mary Grace Kirby
Kym Kuenning
Dolores Lacey
Gerrie Martin
Marie Nicholson
Dana Olsen
Helen Strickland
Carol Thoman
Linda Trucksis
Mary Ann Wainscott
Jan Boon Painting Classes

Additional Exhibit Hours:
Feb 26 & 27 10am-2pm, Feb 28 & Mar 1, 1-4pm

Fiber Arts at the Barn

Fiber Arts at the Barn (FAB) is here – with four new classes this month

click on class name for complete information & registration

Beginning Knitting starts Monday Jan. 19

Six week Monday morning (9:30 – 11:30am) course for the absolute beginner with Toby Ganz. Learn to knit, purl, cast on, use circular needles, and more… while making an artful cowl to wear. Fee: $120

Beginning Cable Knitting starts Monday Jan. 19

Five week Monday (12:30 – 2:30pm) course for knitters ready to take it to the next level! Learn about reading cable charts & instructions, cable construction, knitting cables & bobbles and more with Toby Ganz…while making the boho cable knit hat shown at right.  Fee: $100


Make a Silk-to-silk Transfer Scarf

In just two hours, you will create a unique & beautiful scarf made from three castoff 100% silk men’s neckties that you bring to class. The patterns of the ties blend & mix in a patchwork effect that yields surprising & elegant results! Fee: $20 plus $5 to purchase “blank” silk scarf. Class held on Mon. Jan. 26 (6:30 – 9pm) andWed. Jan. 28 (4 – 6pm). Instructor: Susan Austin

Make a Felted Pin for your Valentine

Learn the technique of felting while creating a heart-shaped pin or a shape of your own design, with an embedded zipper for a silver beading effect. Materials kit supplied by instructor Susan Austin. Class held on Mon. Jan. 26 (3:30 – 6pm) and Wed. Jan 28 (7 – 9:30pm). Perfect for mother-daughter or girls night out. Fee: $20

Ring in the New Year with New Art Classes

Ring in the New Year with New Art Classes at the barn!

Nurture your creative side by treating yourself to an art class! Notice how many classes welcome beginners – winter’s the perfect time to stretch yourself & learn something new. Click on the class name below for information and teacher contact info (register directly with the instructor). To see our full schedule of classes please visit our website.

Oil Painting

Beginners to Intermediate

Instructor: Jan Boone

New Time!
Tuesdays noon – 3pm


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Beginners Welcome!
Instructor: Mary Lou Holt

Tuesdays 9:30am – 12:30pm



Evening Open Studio with Chuck Marshall

New Time!
Tuesdays 6 – 8:30pm




Gentle Evening Yoga

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Beginners & All Levels
Instructor: Layla Gilman Reed

Mondays 7 – 8:15pm
Thursdays 7 – 8:15pm

Registration/Open House Dec. 27th 9:30 – noon


Morning Yoga

Especially for Women 40+
Instructor: Karen Johns

Mondays Tuesdays & Thursdays
Registration/Open House Dec. 27th 9:30 – noon