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SmartArt After School Program Grows From Grants

Art Academy of Cincinnati Community Education Department (AAC CE) would like to thank the following foundations for their contribution to the SmartArt program: Pfau Foundation, Luther Charitable Foundation, Chemed Foundation and the Dater Foundation.  

The AAC CE SmartArt program serves as a powerful, creative tool to reinforce Common Core standards.  Focused on higher-order thinking and problem solving skills, AAC SmartArt Program complements current classroom instruction by integrating an artistic approach to support the academic curricula.

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Now Accepting Applications for Visual Arts Outreach

Research shows that involvement in the Arts fortifies academics, raises test scores, and cultivates greater aspiration in employment and civic responsibility (Catterall, 2009: College Board, 2011).


Let us come to you! The Visual Art Outreach Program,
 funded by Procter & Gamble is now seeking applications for the 2014-15 school year. 

 

The program sends artists and art educators from the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s Community Education Department to Cincinnati Public School classrooms, where they present hands-on art lessons that integrate classroom curriculum to empower children to learn more effectively while encouraging a life of creativity! 

 

Any Cincinnati Public classroom is eligible to participate in the program at no cost to them. For more information about how your student’s classroom can participate in the Visual Art Outreach Program, please call Community Education at 513.562.8748 or email us at commed@artacademy.edu. You can also apply online.

 

It’s easy, fun and free! 

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Satellite Location Spotlight on Brazee Street Studios

The Art Academy is proud to partner with instructors Sandy Caruso and Barbara Coe at their studio on Brazee Street!

Brazee Street Studios is an artist community housing over 25 professional artist studios, Brazee Street School of Glass, and gallery One One. Located in Oakley’s growing arts district, Brazee Street Studio’s building is the renovation of Oakley Tool and Die, a factory in operation from 1930-1980. Brazee Studios is a 21,000 sq ft solar-powered LEED Silver Certified building, running cleanly off renewable resources.

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From Artist to Entrepreneur

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Not every school can say they have someone teaching for them that not only is an amazing Instructor, but also a successful entrepreneur; enter Sarah Francis Hollis. She has been teaching with the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s B.F.A and Community Education Departments for the last five years. This past year Sarah has put her artistic talents to the test by starting a wedding business with a twist—Romance and Rebellion LLC.

Inspired by her own Day of the Dead themed wedding, Romance and Rebellion creates handmade, non-traditional, edgy wedding décor. If you have a wedding you’d like to make unique, visit Sarah’s Etsy shop.

Sarah will be teaching Figure Drawing for the Community Education Department at our new satellite location, the Sharonville Fine Arts Center. Be on the lookout for exact dates and times in our fall brochure.

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New Pop-up Workshop Series

Community Education is excited to announce our Pop-up Workshop Series—one day classes that are sure to pack in the excitement! 

First up is small scale metal casting with Instructor Richard FruthThis workshop is an introduction to small scale casting using cuttlefish bones & delft clay. Both methods use minimum equipment and provide immediate results. Using the backbone of a cuttlefish as a mold, students will carve into the soft bone to create a form to cast into. Bronze is then melted and poured into the cuttlefish bone mold. The resulting positive reveals unique and interesting textures provided by the cuttlefish bone. Next the class focuses on casting bronze into Delft clay. Delft clay is a reusable molding material that provides quick results and helps to retain intricate details without the use of expensive equipment. Check out the video below. 

 

Register by following the links for workshop one on August 2nd or workshop two  on August 16th. Each day has two times available 11-2pm or 2-5pm. Cost is $95 for half day, $175 for full.