AAC Helps Sponsor the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

The Art Academy of Cincinnati and the AAC Community Education Department are proud to be site sponsors of the this years Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has grown to be the nation’s longest-running, most prestigious recognition initiative for creative teens and the largest source of scholarships for young artists and writers.

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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! 


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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