From Artist to Entrepreneur

[SlideDeck2 id=1851]

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.

To find out more about Sarah continue after the jump. Continue reading


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.


Community Education Has a New Satellite Location

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with The Sharonville Fine Arts Center! The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Community Education Department will be teaming up with the center to offer classes for children, teens and adults.  Classes at this location will be starting fall 2014. Look for our fall brochure that will be out in August for class offerings.

Continue reading

Call to Instructors! CAMP IS COMING

Thinking of summer yet? With the temperatures expected in the 60′s this week, personally we, in Community Education, are ready for summer already!!!!
Professionally summer is here too. The AAC website is updated with a flippable PDF of the brochure for camp. There is also a layout version available. Here’s the link:
Also on our website, registration for camp is open and camp brochures will start to be distributed around the community soon. Yup, get your bathing suit, summer is here!
Thinking of teaching this summer at Camp Art Academy? We could use sharp, passionate artists like you! Please consider teaching at either our downtown or Clifton location. With the freedom to do “blue sky” projects, a helper in each class, small class sizes and the time to really develop the children,  it is a really good time. Plus, we have guest artists and field trips planned that really bring the topics to life in new and exciting ways.
Perhaps you know someone who might be interested? Refer em! Perhaps you wouldnt mind picking up a few brochures to drop around town at your favorite coffee shop or deli you already frequent… it takes a village an we always appreciate your help!
Check out the topics and see for yourself… teach one week or all 6 weeks… it is a program you CREATE YOURSELF!