Help-Portrait Movement

The Art Academy of Cincinnati will hosted a full day of service to community members through the mission of Help-Portrait, a collective that brings photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists, and volunteers together to serve people in need. From 10:00 am – 4:00 pm on December 2, the AAC will serve over 100 Cincinnati residents via donation of […]

Career Validation

To read the original story from the Delaware Gazette, click here. Jonathan Juravich called the last few months a “whirlwind” after he found out about his nomination for the 2018 Ohio Teacher of the Year award in May. “The whole thing has been very much a process,” said the Olentangy Liberty Tree Elementary School art […]

$375,000 in New Scholarships to Art Academy of Cincinnati

To view more photos from the event, click here. The Art Academy of Cincinnati announces two new transformational scholarships: the Carson E. Smith Scholarship and the William E. Villa Scholarship. Smith and Villa were both graduates of the Art Academy of Cincinnati and remembered the school in their end-of-life plans. William E. Villa enrolled at […]

National Portfolio Day 2017

What is National Portfolio Day: Thinking about going to college for art? National Portfolio Day is a great way to find out your options! National Portfolio Days serve a variety of purposes.  Most importantly, they help further the development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork, and offer critique. You’ll […]

Education to be Radical, Relentless, & Radiant

To view the original post by Mitchell Sipus, Art Academy alumnus, click here. I was deeply honored to give the commencement speech to the graduating class of 2017 at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. These last few days, I am now continually reflecting upon the unique and powerful proposition this school makes to the world. There […]

A Community to Draw On

Capturing the human form can be daunting. The model is on the stand, a pencil or brush is poised and the paper is prepared. But connecting what our eyes see with how our hands move is where many feel a bit lost, like starting a trip without a map. Irrespective of professional or personal experience, […]

Memories of Merle

By Olivia Suffern Merle Rosen was my teacher and mentor. She taught me how to draw, helped me prepare my portfolio for college, and was a great friend and role model to me during a time in my life when I was awkward and lacked confidence. I’m sure my memories of Merle, though incredibly special […]