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Art really is for everyone here at the Visual Art Center. There are classes and workshops  in a variety of mediums to capture the imagination of any dabbling, budding, emerging or practicing artist. Teens can find the Youth Drawing class under the Youth programs but teens wanting more can talk to PCAA staff about enrollment in an adult course. 

View the current brochure PCAA_WinterSpringBro17.pdf

HOW TO SIGN UP

It is easy! Visit the Make Art Page that fits your needs to findyour perfect experience or search below  for the class or workshop you want and register online today! 

Don't want to do it online? Give us a call or stop by the center. 

Our Instructors

Erin Abney Adam Fields

Caitlin Cartwright Irene Friedman 

Robert Coveney Ann Morgan

Deb Crumbaker Joe Prescher

Carrie Davis Gail Springer

Kelsey Daugherty

Classes, Workshops & More!

    • 2 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM
    • 31 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association


    Thankful Thursdays Special  

    Every Thursday through May 31

    Thursdays, 1pm-6pm  

    50% off all sitting fees at the Clay Cafe



    No registration is required for this event.  Just show up!

    • 2 Jan 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 29 May 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association


    Toddler Tuesdays Special  

    Every Tuesday through May 29

    Tuesdays, 1pm-6pm  

    No Sitting Fees for kids under 5!



    No registration is required for this event.  Just show up!

    • 18 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 21
    Register


    Unwind and Create


    Jan 19, Winter Poinsettia with Robert Coveney

    Fridays  

    6pm-8pm  

    $20 members, $30 non-members  
    Unwind and create a work of art while having fun with friends. The Art Center provides all the supplies you need while you provide the creative spirit! These events are open to adults and teens. Those under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.   

    *If you are a parent registering for Unwind and Create, you can sign up one or more children at the same time for Kid's Unwind and get $5 off your total! To be eligible you must register in person with PCAA staff.  Offer only valid at time of registration. 



    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 14 Mar 2018
    • Art Center

    PCAA Student and Teacher Show

    January 19- March 14

    Drop off is January 12, 1pm-6pm, January 13, 10am-2pm

    Arts Night/ Opening: Friday, Feb 9 6pm-10pm

    Have you ever taken a class or workshop at the art center? PCAA Student and Teacher Show will highlight the extraordinary work of our teachers and students of all ages!  Submit one piece created as part of a class or workshop or on your own to be included in this show. Drop off is Thursday, Jan 11 from 1pm-6pm, Friday, Jan 12 from 1pm-6pm, and Saturday 10am-2pm.  Click link for details.Teachers and Students Show- Info.pdf

    • 19 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    Kid's Unwind  

    Friday, Jan 19 Dino Collage

    6pm-8pm  

    $15 member $20 non member 

    This is a great way for kids to engage in a creative activity while parents enjoy themselves in Unwind and Create.  This is also a great workshop for children regardless if parents are doing Unwind or not.  Kids will create their own unique masterpieces with a different project every month! 

    *If you are a parent registering for Unwind and Create, you can sign up one or more children at the same time for Kid's Unwind and get $5 off your total! To be eligible you must register in person with PCAA staff.  Offer only valid at time of registration. 



    • 20 Jan 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 18
    Register


    Family Art

    Saturday, Jan 20

    Clay Polar Bear

    11am-12pm

    $10 member $12 non-member

    Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, grab your favorite kid or two and enjoy time together creating cool projects that the family will cherish. Each month is something new and always fun! Only adults helping children 3 and under are permitted for free. All others must join the fun!




    • 23 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 6 Feb 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Heart Strings 

    Cheri Simon 

    Tuesdays, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6 

    6pm-7pm 

    $35 members $45 non members 

    Get ready to make your sweetie a truly unique and beautiful valentine.  In this three-part clay workshop, participants will hand build and glaze a clay valentine then finish it off with a unique woven finish.  All materials included. 


    • 25 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 13
    Register


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24

    6-8pm 

    Free for members 

    Share. Learn. Create. Socialize.  A night for yarn crafters, quilters, and more.   All are welcome!  Just bring your own project and join in. BYOB if desired.  The Hook and Needle club meets the fourth Thursday of every month.  You must be a member of the art center but participation is free!  Not a member?  Join starting as low as $25. 


    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Art on the Road Painted Pottery Wine Glass at Olde Schoolhouse Winery

    Friday,January 12

    6pm-8pm


    $32/person

    Includes a glass of wine or wine slushie


    The art center is on the road again and kicking off a new year at The Olde Schoolhouse Winery!  An instructor will guide you step by step in creating your own painted pottery wine tumbler. You will learn new glazing techniques and come away with a new unique glass to enjoy your favorite wine!


    Please allow one week for firing.  Finished wine tumblers can be picked up at The Olde Schoolhouse Winery on Friday, January 19.



    • 27 Jan 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 12
    Register


    Intro to Knitting Workshop

    Erin Abney

    Saturday, Jan 27

    10am-2pm

    $40 member $50 non member

    Bring a sack lunch for the afternoon break and knit the day away. Students will learn the basic knitting techniques from start to finish, how to read basic patterns, see types of yarn fibers, blocking and finishing.  This workshop is great for both beginners and people wanting to refresh their knitting skills. Ages 8 and Up   It is the perfect intro to our new knitting club where you can continue to practice techniques in monthly meetings.



    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register

    Youth for Creative Community 

    Kelsey Daugherty 

    Tuesdays  

    1/30-3/6  

    3pm-5pm 

    Free with membership 

    This is a weekly, young artists meet up where kids k-12 will come together and collaborate to create a variety of public art projects.  This is a great opportunity for young people to learn new artistic skills, share ideas, get creative, and engage with other artistic peers.  This series operates on a drop-in basis, when kids are free, come in, if they have a scheduling conflict one week, no biggie, just come the next time.  The best part is...its free! You just need to be a member which can be purchased for as little as $25 annually.  Please see staff if cost is a barrier.  Kids are free to hang out at the center if they get out of school earlier. 



    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 14
    Register


    Art Explorations

    Robert Coveney

    Thursdays

    Meets every Thursday for 6 weeks

    2pm-4pm

    2/1-3/8

    $75 member, $100 non-member

    This class is multi-media and is designed to give students personal guidance through the project of their choice.  Students are responsible for choosing their subject matter and any needed supplies.



    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 7
    Register


    Adult Ceramics  

    Gail Springer  

    Thursdays  

    3pm-5pm

    2/1-3/8

    $75 members, $100 non-members  

    This class is great for beginners as well as those with wheel experience.  The small class sizes and tailored individual attention from the instructor help students learn and improve no matter their skill level.  Participants will learn a variety of wheel and hand building techniques. 

    *Glaze and firing is included. Clay must be purchased through the PCAA at $30/bag. Students enrolled in ceramics classes can use studio when available, for up to two weeks after the end of class   Please see PCAA staff for details. 






    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 15
    Register

    Youth Drawing

    Robert Coveney

    Thursdays

    2/1-3/8

    4:30-5:30

    Perfect for teens

    $60 member $80 non-member

    Perfect for finding the talents of budding young artists. This class will teach them perspective, modeling, shading and more


    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 13
    Register


    Adult Painting  

    Thursdays 

    6pm-8pm  

    2/1-3/8

    $85 members, $110 non-members All materials included  

    This class will guide you through fundamentals of painting.  The project-based course will introduce key design principles and then incorporate them into finished acrylic paintings.  Participants will complete 2-3 paintings per session. 




    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 6
    Register


    Adult Ceramics  

    Gail Springer  

    Thursdays  

    Evening: 6pm-8pm

    2/1-3/8

    $75 members, $100 non-members  

    This class is great for beginners as well as those with wheel experience.  The small class sizes and tailored individual attention from the instructor help students learn and improve no matter their skill level.  Participants will learn a variety of wheel and hand building techniques. 

    *Glaze and firing is included. Clay must be purchased through the PCAA at $30/bag. Students enrolled in ceramics classes can use studio when available, for up to two weeks after the end of class   Please see PCAA staff for details. 






    • 1 Feb 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 24
    Register


    Art on the Road

    Painted Wine Glass at Olde Schoolhouse Winery

    Feb 1st, 6:30-8:30pm

    $32 per person

    The Art Center is on the road again, heading back to the Olde Schoolhouse Vineyard & Winery! An instructor will guide you step by step in creating these beautiful projects while you enjoy a glass of wine that is included in the class fee.

    No Refunds given 72hr prior to the event.


    • 3 Feb 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Ohio Love 

    Kelsey Daugherty 

    SaturdayFeb 3 

    10:30am-1:30pm 

    $30 members $40 non members 

    Show your Ohio pride with this great string art project! The instructor will guide participants through the process.  You will create a unique piece to declare your state love! 



    • 3 Feb 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    I Heart You Quilt Workshop 

    Pat Heffron-Cartwright 

    Saturday, Feb 3 

    11am-1pm 

    $15 member $20 non member 

    Kids will piece together and machine sew this cute quilted piece just in time for Valentine's Day! Machine experience encouraged but not required.  All materials included. 


    • 8 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Valentines Date Night 

    Erin Abney 

    ThursdayFeb 8 

    6pm-8pm 

    $20 member $30 non member 

    Grab your special someone and head to the art center for a sweet night of creativity and fun. The instructor will take you step by step through creating his and hers valentines that let you express your love! 



    • 9 Feb 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association


    Be Mine All Day

    Friday, Feb 9 

    1pm-6pm  

    No Sitting Fees all day!



    No registration is required for this event.  Just show up!

    • 9 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center


    Arts Night Out: See. Hear.Do.

    Friday, Feb 9 6pm-10pm 

    Music-  Live music with Duante Beddingfield 

    Food- Buckeye Jakes 

    Drinks- Beer from Warped Wing Brewery 

    Art- Valentine's art activities, Painting Demo by David Maynard 

    Opening Reception for PCAA Student and Teacher Show 

    Creative Confections Competition  

    No Studio Fees in the Clay Cafe

    Photo Booth



    • 9 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    Register

    Creative Confections Contest!

    How creative can you be? We are looking for the most original and quality crafted confection to crown the winner of our Creative Confections Contest. We are all about the art, all sugary sweets are eligible. the Creative Confections will be in a silent auction to raise money for our youth programs.

    Entry fee: $10 adults (per entry) and $2 youth (per entry)

    Categories: Adult and Youth

    Prizes: Cash, baking tools and Clay Café gift certificates

    Rules:

    1. Entry items include: pies, cakes, desserts, cupcakes, sugar, candy, cookies etc, as long as it is edible. You may summit more than one Creative Confections item.

    2. Submit your entry form by Feb 2nd. Fill out below entry form and bring to the Art Center during regular hours. You may register online, or by bringing in the form by Feb 2nd. Please bring form/s in with you on Feb 9th if you registered online.

    3. Bring your Creative Confections entry items to PCAA on Friday, Feb 9 by 5pm. All accessories, including plates, will not be returned.

    4. Judges will be looking at overall appearance, presentation, craftsmanship and creativity.

    5. Winners (if not present at announcement time) will be notified by phone and/or email.

    6. Items submitted will then be entered in the silent auction during our Arts Night Out Event and the funds earned will support our youth programs.


    No Refunds are given 72hr prior to the event

    Creative Confections(1).pdf

    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    Unwind and Create


    Feb 16, Penguin Love with Kristine Vander Schaaf

    Fridays  

    6pm-8pm  

    $20 members, $30 non-members  
    Unwind and create a work of art while having fun with friends. The Art Center provides all the supplies you need while you provide the creative spirit! These events are open to adults and teens. Those under 16 should be accompanied by an adult.   

    *If you are a parent registering for Unwind and Create, you can sign up one or more children at the same time for Kid's Unwind and get $5 off your total! To be eligible you must register in person with PCAA staff.  Offer only valid at time of registration. 



    • 16 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    Kid's Unwind  

    Friday, Feb 16 Whale Painting

    6pm-8pm  

    $15 member $20 non member 

    This is a great way for kids to engage in a creative activity while parents enjoy themselves in Unwind and Create.  This is also a great workshop for children regardless if parents are doing Unwind or not.  Kids will create their own unique masterpieces with a different project every month! 

    *If you are a parent registering for Unwind and Create, you can sign up one or more children at the same time for Kid's Unwind and get $5 off your total! To be eligible you must register in person with PCAA staff.  Offer only valid at time of registration. 



    • 17 Feb 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Family Art

    Saturday, Feb 17

    Color Painting

    11am-12pm

    $10 member $12 non-member

    Parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, grab your favorite kid or two and enjoy time together creating cool projects that the family will cherish. Each month is something new and always fun! Only adults helping children 3 and under are permitted for free. All others must join the fun!




    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 15
    Register


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    1/25, 2/22, 3/22, 4/26, 5/24

    6-8pm 

    Free for members 

    Share. Learn. Create. Socialize.  A night for yarn crafters, quilters, and more.   All are welcome!  Just bring your own project and join in. BYOB if desired.  The Hook and Needle club meets the fourth Thursday of every month.  You must be a member of the art center but participation is free!  Not a member?  Join starting as low as $25. 


    • 22 Feb 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    The Artist's Studio 

    Meets once a session

    Thursday, February 22

    6-8pm 

    Free for members 

    Calling all artists! PCAA is kicking off a seasonal artist meet up and potluck.  This is a place for regional artists of all mediums to come, network, share work, and enjoy open studio time.   You must be a member of the art center but participation is free!  Not a member?  Join starting as low as $25. 


    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 17
    Register


    Watercolor Crash Course 

    Robert Coveney 

    Saturday, Feb 24 

    11am-1pm 

    $30 member, $40 non member 

    Get to know the ins and outs of watercolor paintings.  This workshop will teach participants water color techniques like brushwork and color mixing.  This class is perfect for beginners as well as those who have more experience.  All materials included. 




    • 28 Feb 2018


    Grow the Arts: Eagle’s Point Mural,

    Call for Photographer

    About the Project

    Preble County Art Association in partnership with The HIT Foundation and Ohio Capital Impact Corporation is facilitating the creation of a 70-foot mural that integrates photographs of Preble County inside Eagle’s Point located in Eaton, OH. The mural, created by the PCAA, will be done in the hallway that connects the Bistro at Eagle’s Point to the Star Theatre, making it accessible to residents and the community. The mural content will celebrate Preble County through iconic images of historic structures, covered bridges and farmland. This project will be completed May 2018.

    Opportunity

    The PCAA is looking for a photographer that can produce twelve (12) 24”x36” black and white images of Preble County landscapes and landmarks. These images must be printed on matte photo paper and mounted on 24" x36" foam core and with appropriate hanging hardware on the back. These will then be hung on the mural created by the PCAA. All materials for final prints are included in the awarded stipend in the amount of $2500. The artist will work directly with the PCAA in choosing content and final images to be printed. PCAA be given the rights to all Original photos, and will always give the artist credit for his or her work. A signed contract will be required.

    How to apply

    · Submit 5-9 relevant JPEG examples of your work on a USB drive


    · Three 8"X10" prints on matte photo paper from those JPEGs


    · Artist statement


    · Artist resume


    · All contact information.


    All photos must be black and white. All JPEGs must be at least 300 DPI. We are looking for Quality, Creativity, Composition, Originality, Responsiveness to the prompt and overall impact. Submissions are examples of your work, and should include landscapes and architecture (but is not limited to). Applications must be submitted by February 28, 2018. The PCAA will notify applicants of their status by March 9, 2018. If chosen, initial images will be reviewed May 2, 2018 and ready to hang prints will be due May 16, 2018. Payment will be made at completion of project.


    Submitted by: February 28, 2018


    Notified by:  March 9, 2018


    photo Entry Form 2018.pdf


     



    • 3 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Clothes Line Wrapped Basket 

    Debra Crumbaker 

    Saturday, Mar 3 

    11am-1pm 

    $20 member $30 non member 

    In this fibers workshop, participants will create an adorable basket made from clothes line and fabric.  Participants will need to provide 1/2 yard of your preferred fabric. 



    • 3 Mar 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Felted Emoji 

    Val Browne 

    SaturdayMar 3 

    11am-1pm 

    $20 members $30 non members 

    Express yourself! Kids will learn the needle felting technique to create their very own felted emoji in this felting workshop!  All materials included.  


    • 8 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Jewelry Workshop 

    Erin Abney 

    Thursday, Mar 8

    6pm-8pm 

    $30 member $40 non member 

    Making earrings made simple! Come out and learn how to make earrings and pendants from beads and stones.  

     





    • 9 Mar 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 28
    Register