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!

AAC Open House- Presidents’ Day 2.17.14

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Learn why the AAC is the unique art school experience for you! 100% handcrafted art school experience! This is YOUR CHANCE to meet Art Academy faculty and current students!
We will also be conducting portfolio reviews for high school seniors & college transfers in order to fulfill the admissions portfolio requirement. Please call in advance to schedule a review. To learn more about what to include in your portfolio, please follow this link.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Faculty Conduct Portfolio Reviews (Please call in advance to schedule a review)
9:30 a.m. Campus Tours Available
11:30 to 11:55 a.m. Light Lunch and refreshments in the Commons
12:00 p.m. Faculty Panel Discussion & BFA Overview
12:30 to 1:15 p.m. Admissions Next Steps
1:30 p.m. Financial Aid Overview/AAC Student Chat
2:00 p.m. Campus Tours Depart

Come see what the Art Academy has to offer you!

Faculty will speak about our BFA program, curriculum and majors and new minor in
Creative Writing as well as new classes in Animation and Film/Video
Hear directly from Art Academy students about their experiences
Admissions Next Steps
Tuition/costs and scholarship/financial aid
Campus/Housing Tours

RSVP by email to or call the Admissions Office at 513-562-8740.

Be sure to provide your name, phone number, mailing address,
and the number of people attending the event. If you would like
a portfolio review please advise us when you RSVP.

We look forward to meeting you!

Design Matters- an Open House for Future Design Students

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Design Matters speaks to the importance of Design at the Art Academy of Cincinnati!
Tomorrow, Saturday, February 8, 9am

This Open House event is dedicated to all students seeking Design as their college major. Hear directly from Art Academy Design students, faculty and alumni about their experiences in our BFA Design program and life after.
  • Learn why our Design major is unique as it is situated in Cincinnati, an international design/print mecca
  • Learn how we integrate other important studio disciplines into the mainstream study of design for unique opportunities
  • Understand how collaboration and individual focus at the Art Academy are key for future success
  • Appreciate studying at a college that only specializes in preparing designers and artists

RSVP your attendance to or call 513-562-8740.

Christian Schmit in Exhibition at The Flats Gallery

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Christian Schmit and Cynthia Gregory present New Work at The Flats Gallery: a College of Mount St. Joseph Urban Arts Partnership, at 3028 Price Avenue in Price Hill. The show runs until Saturday, March 1st with a closing reception Saturday, March 1st from 2-4pm.

Cynthia Gregory and Christian Schmit were colleagues in UC’s graduate fine arts program and have continued with collaborations since completing their MFAs. Existing familiarity with their work enabled them to mount engaging local exhibitions that complimented their use of realistic, illustrative styles, and the similar use of traditional (graphite, ink, gouache) and non-traditional (salvaged wood, insulation foam, cereal box cardboard) media as building materials. Gregory points out, “Common themes to both of our art include implied narrative told through juxtaposed, enigmatic yet everyday objects, and an exploration toward how these objects act as metaphoric ‘containers’ for memory, experience, and unspoken mysteries rooted in human experience.” Exhibited art works include 2D drawings and 3D sculptures that have expanded on their MFA themes, Schmit’s A Memory Rocket and Gregory’s The Poet’s Table. 

Christian will be conducting an accompanying workshop titled Memory Capture: Exploring the Intensive Now on Saturday, February 8th from 2-4pm at the Flats Gallery. In this workshop, participants will create small objects to contain memories out of recycled materials. All materials are provided and the workshop is free. Email Christian with questions:

Images from the show can be seen here.

More info about The Flats Gallery here.