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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

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

Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati Pastel Seminar September 21th-22st

Portrait Seminar by Marlene Steele:
“Getting aHEAD in Pastel”

Another great workshop from the
Woman’s Art Club of Cincinnati



1pm – 5:30pm

Experience the making of a portrait in pastel from start to finish Learn to see and analyze shapes and edges.

Special exhibit of examples and critique.

Limited class size with personal instruction. Supplies not included.$225.00 fee, includes model costs.

To register: Send $50.00 deposit payable to Woman’s Art Club to Janet Vennemeyer 9238 Tag Drive, Cincinnati, OH  45231

One of Marlene’s Pastels above, and Visit Marlene’s website here

List of supplies available with registration and deposit received.

Workshop takes place at
Woman’s Art Club Cultural Center “The Barn”
6980 Cambridge Ave. Mariemont, OH  45227