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Open Studio with Emma Teller

Still-Life Oil Painting & Composition/Open Studio with Emma Teller

orangesBegins January 8 2015

Thursday nights 6 – 8:30pm


Come and share in the joy of still life painting with Emma Teller, in a new and dynamic painting experience with an emphasis on composition. Students will learn concrete tools and ways to apply the principles of good composition to their work, be it landscape, still life or figurative painting, and apply these principles to their still lives in class. Classes will include discussions on the principles of fine composition, the use of color and value as a compositional aid, the history of composition, how great artists used composition to emphasize and bring out their subject in their work as well as how to change a subject from life or a photo to better suit your compositional needs. While the core project of the class will be a focus on still life painting, the second part of the class will be an open studio, in which students wishing to bring their own work in for critiques and in-studio help are welcomed to do so. Course runs for six-weeks.

Thursday evenings, 6-8:30pm, Jan 8 – Feb 12

Contact the artist  to register or for more info

Visit Emma’s Facebook page
Cost: $175

Shop Showcase of Arts

Shop Showcase of Arts

  Oh, what fun! Free Admission

Saturday Dec. 6 from 10am – 5pm

Sunday Dec. 7 from noon – 4pm

…enjoy the sights, sounds & scents of the holidays while finding holiday treasures for special gift giving

Look for these artisans!

 Ursula Jones, Jewelry
Kathy Kallmeyer, Unique Wearables from Vintage Fabrics
Sara Pearce, Paper with a Past
Mary Beth Dowlin,  Painted Santa Stars
Dianne Loos, Jewelry
Inside Out Studio, Fused Glass
Carol Rentschler, Fine Knits
New Richmond Alpaca Farm,  Alpaca wool items
Ed & Elmira Wilke, Bright Soapworks 
Susan Roberts, Jewelry
Sandra Gantzer, Madison Clayworks Ceramics
Gerrie Martin, Gluten-free Tea Breads
Tricia Noe, Enamelled Creations
Linda Kurzynski, Primitive Christmas
Joan Miley, Painted Tiles and Cards
Judith Affatato, Paintings
Michel McNabb, Jewelry
Jason Raines, Wooden Lion Toy Co. 
Jerry Warner, Designs in Wood
Cynthia Williams-Wolf, Jewelry Inspired by Nature
Trish Cox, Recycled Glass Creations
Fran Kellington Designs, Jewelry
Gretchen Singh, Ceramics & Pottery
Maryann Ziemer, Mixed Media
Deborah Ridgley Studio

Visit our Pinterest page for a sneak preview of their goodies!  


Architects to Artists at the Barn

Architects to Artists

Colleagues as architects, Rich and Francesca are collaborating on a new artistic endeavour, combining their love of the world around them with their interpretation of the scene. Come experience their first joint exhibition displaying fine works in oil and watercolor

Gallery Hours:
Friday and Saturday (11/28 – 11/29) 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday(11/30) 12:00 – 4:00 pm

About the Artists:

Rick KoehlerRick Koehler
Architects Plus

Specializing in plain air impressionistic oil painting, Rick’s love of the outdoors and Northern Michigan is evident in his rich, warm style,


FrancescaPadjenFrancesca Padjen
Emme James Art

Classically trained in architecture, Francesca’s precise watercolors and serence landscapes immediatley transport the viewer into her scenes.


The Barn: After School Drawing and Painting

BarnAfterSchoolDeborah Ridgley  teaches this after-school drawing class for ages 10 through high school. Open to all levels of ability, the “After School Drawing and Painting” will take the talented student to the next level. Alternating from working from the students still life or reference material, students will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction and class demonstrations will be given as needed. Get ready to explore your highest creativity, learn a ton, and have lots of fun!

$100. – for 4 classes or $275. – for the 12 weeks)

Fall Session – September 3 to November 19

Wednesdays – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
To register, email Deborah at

Deborah Ridgley

Deborah Ridgley

The Barn Turns 90 this year!

The Barn Turns 90 this year!

The Annual Campaign is in Full Swing

The building which houses The Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center, fondly known as “The Barn”, turns 90 this year! If you have visited the Barn you have seen the amazing transofmration that ha taken place under direction of the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Foundatin. Due to the tireless efforts of friends, volunteers and generous donors, the vision of a few has become the reality of many.

The next stage of the transformation is twofold. The exterior of the building needs new paint and a new roof, and the vision for the “hayloft” is to create a space for performing arts as well as other art instruction.

Our 2014 campaign is designed to both maintain and enhance our venerable 90 year old building. We ask you to please consider a donation to the Woman’s Art Club Foundation to ensure that the barn will continue operating for another 90 years as a vibrant cultural center serving the Cincinnati Community. If you have already given, please accept our sincere thanks!

The Barn – currently known as the WAC Cultural Center – was originally built by Mary Emery to “serve the community at large”. Erected in 1924, Hubert Reeves designed the Barn to serve the farm and livestock of the growing community.
We hold classes, meetings, and workshops in the “milking” area of the Barn and the “tack room”. The Barn Proper is now a state-of-the-art Gallery and the “horse stalls” provide studio space for working artists. Summer Camp, artisan showcases, and ongoing cultural programming filled the calendar this past year.

No barn would be complete without a hayloft, and the WACC Cultural Center has one waiting for reconstruction. The possibilities for use of this space seem endless, and will expand our ability to host educational programs and cultural experiences.

Giving Levels.

Summer Art Programs at the Barn

Summer Art Camp 2014, July 7 – 25

Barn KidsQuality weeklong morning and afternoon classes, for kids entering grades 1 – 12 this fall. Class fees are $25 – $55 per week; most include materials.  Sponsored by the Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati.

These classes are still accepting registrations:

July 7 – 11:
2pm – 4pm, Gr. 4 – 7: Manga & Anime (Cartooning)
2pm – 4pm, Gr. 7 – 12: Art of Monoprinting
July 14 – 18:
10am – noon, Gr. 4 – 7: Crazy Sculpture
10am – noon, Gr. 4 – 7: Pan Pastel “Selfies”
2pm – 4pm, Gr. 7 – 12: Improv Workshop
2pm – 4pm: Gr. 7 – 12: Drawing & Painting at the Easel
July 21 – 25:
10am – noon, Gr. 1 – 4: Paint Like an Egyptian
10am – noon, Gr. 4 – 7: Arts of India
2pm – 4pm, Gr. 1 – 4: Multicultural Art Adventure

Click here! for schedules, class information, and the online registration link. You can sign up multiple campers for multiple classes & even pre-order your camp tshirt for pickup on the first day of class. NEW THIS YEAR: you can add your child’s name to a waiting list if a class has filled.


Hot Summer…Hot Art Classes at the Barn

Check out these weeklong classes – only $25 – $50/week! For Students Entering Grades 7 – 12 this Fall.

Art of Monoprinting – July 7 – 11, 2 – 4 PM

Through the use of printmaking ink and a small etching press, exciting prints can be created by artists of all levels. Bring colorful photographs or images to class as your inspiration. You will place a plexiglass plate on the image and “paint” right over it with etching ink. The plate and 100% rag paper will then be run through the press. This terrific medium can add a lot of color and freedom to your work.
Instructor: Amy Burton
Information                 Registration

Improv Workshop – July 14 – 18, 2pm – 4pm

Improvisation is the art of spontaneous story telling. Based on children’s games, the exercises that made Second City alumni Steve Carrel, Tina Fey and Steven Colbert famous are the same ones we will use to discover the joy of active listening, agreement and building something from nothing.
Instructor: Kevin Crowley
Information            Registration

Drawing & Painting at the Easel – July 14 – 18, 2 – 4 PM

This class will have you drawing all of your favorite things; your favorite objects, your pets, your best friend, even yourself. Working either from your favorite object or your reference photo, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, values, and design. List of supplies will be emailed after registration. Price should not exceed $20.
Instructor: Deborah Ridgley
Information        Registration

Party with van Gogh Update at the Barn


Dr. Brettell’s lecture at the Taft Museum is sold out –
but you can meet him the starry, starry night of April 25
at a special Van Gogh themed party at the Barn.   

Provençal cuisine by La Petite Pierre
Music by Frenchaxe
Mais oui! French Wine & Dessert Included
Win Magnifique Raffle Prizes
Photos of you in the “Bedroom at Arles” by
Get Creative Photo Booths 

For Online Reservations, click here. $50 admission

Oh là là! All proceeds to benefit future lectures & operations at Le Barn    

Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center

6980 Cambridge Avenue, Mariemont, OH  45227

Barn Event: Draw What you Love

 “Draw What You Love”  A New Drawing Class for ages 12+ taught by Deborah Ridgley  

barnEmail2Deborah Ridgley (shown at right) teaches this after-school drawing class for ages 12 through high school. “Draw What You Love” will have you drawing all of your favorite things, your favorite objects, your pets, your best friend, even yourself. Working either from your favorite object or your reference photo, you will learn the basics of drawing, composition, values, and design.


barnEmailTo register, email Deborah at



Showcase of Arts

Shop this year at Showcase of Arts!

Saturday Dec. 7 from 10am – 4pm

Sunday Dec. 8 from noon – 4pm

 Kathy Kallmeyer, Unique Wearables from Vintage Fabrics Sara Pearce, Paper Collage & Stationery Mary Beth Dowlin,  Paintings & Ornaments  Dianne Loos, Jewelry   Sandy Caruso, Mosaic art   

 Carol Rentschler, Fine knits

Susan Mahan, Collage Paintings 

 Greg and Lori Wahl,  Alpaca Wool Items    

 Susan Thomas, Quilts   

Laurel Barn Quilts, Painted Wood Quilt Designs 

 Sandra Gantzer, Madison Clayworks Ceramics for Gifts & Table 

Stephanie Beck Borden & Rachel DesRochers, Grateful Grahams 

Judith Affatato, Fine Oils & Pastels 

Jana O’Neil, Statement Jewelry     

Brenda Worcester, Fudge & Soaps     

Michel McNabb, Jewelry     

Shelly Massey & Sheila Fletcher, Knits etc.   

Nancy Sekerak, Stained Glass    

Jerry Warner, Designs in Wood    

Cynthia Williams-Wolf, Jewelry     

Linda Kurzynski, Primitive Christmas Decor      

Trish Cox, Recycled Glass Creations 

 Alecia Simmons, Jewelry    

Peggy Rosenbluth, Scarborough Fair Pottery  

Maryann Ziemer, Watercolor Art & Accessories      


EAT Mobile dining truck in West lot for lunch or a snack

Showcase of Arts

Shop Local this Christmas!

Mark Your Calendars for the Showcase of Arts & support your local artisans!

Saturday Dec. 7 from 10am – 4pm

Sunday Dec. 8 from noon – 4pm

This annual event brings the sights, sounds, and scents of the holidays to the Barn. Two dozen local artisans display & sell their handmade arts such as pottery, soap, glass, enamelware, jewelry, fabric & fiber art, chocolate & treats, paintings and notecards in our charming vintage Barn… just in time for holiday shopping! Enjoy lunch or a tasty snack at the EAT Food Truck. Free Admission

Judith Affatato ~ Sandy Caruso ~ Trish Cox ~ Mary Beth Dowlin ~ Sandy Gantzer ~ Grateful Grahams ~ Kathy Kallmeyer ~ Linda Kurzynski ~ Laurel Barn Quilts ~ Dianne Loos ~ Michel McNabb ~ Jana O’Neil ~ Sara Pearce ~ Carol Rentschler ~ Emily Rose ~ Peggy Rosenbluth ~ Nancy Sekerak ~ Susan Thomas ~ Greg & Lori Wahl ~ Jerry Warner ~ Cyndy Williams-Wolf ~ Brenda Worcester ~ Maryann Ziemer

Quilts showcase of arts 2012

 jewelry showcase of arts 2012