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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. 

HOW TO SIGN UP

It is easy! Visit the Make Art Page that fits your needs to find your 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 Current Instructors

Erin Abney Robin Dakin

Robert Coveney Kelsey Daugherty

Rick Wenning Vicky Fanberg

Classes, Workshops, & More!

    • 7 Jan 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 8

    Youth Ceramics

    with Neil Simeck

    Tuesdays

    Jan. 7th - Feb. 11th

    4:30p - 6pm

    $75 Members $100 Nonmembers

    Students will take their love for clay to the next level. The small class is tailored for individual attention from instructor to help students learn and improve. Students will learn how to center and make pulls to create there own masterpieces! For Ages 11-18. All materials are included.

    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event

    • 9 Jan 2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 14

    Art Explorations

    with Robert Coveney

    Thursday

    Jan. 9 - Feb. 13

    2pm - 4pm

    $75 Members $100 Nonmembers

    Painting and drawing are the focus of this class.  It is uniquely designed to give personalized instruction within a group setting.  This class is great for beginners who want to gain some confidence with their work.  It is also great for people with experience to gain some more individualized advice.  Students are responsible for choosing their project and any needed supplies.

    Cancellation Policy: No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event


    • 9 Jan 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 5:30 PM
    • 10
    Registration is closed

    Youth drawing

    with Robert Coveney

    Thursdays

    Jan. 9 - Feb. 13

    4:30pm - 5:30pm

    $60 Members $80 Nonmembers

    Perfect to build up a foundation or hone skills.  This 6 weeks drawing course breaks down the mystery of drawing into a successful process. 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 9 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 8:00 PM
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Adult Ceramics

    with Robin Dakin

    Thursdays

    Jan. 9 -Feb. 13

    6pm - 8 pm

    $75 Members $100 Nonmembers

    Learn the basics of wheel throwing and hand building techniques in this beginner class.  Whether it is your first time or you have some experience, there is plenty to learn! Glaze and firing is included.  Clay must be purchased through the PCAA at $30 per bag.

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 18 Jan 2020
    • 14 Mar 2020







    Creative Awakenings; Personal Transformations Through Art 

    By David Maynard

    On Display: Jan 18- March 14

    Reception: Jan 24, 5-9pm


    • 21 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    • 207 E Main St. Eaton, Ohio 45315
    Register

    Trendy Tuesday - Cat with Beret

    Tuesday, Jan 21

    6pm-7:30pm

    $12members, $15 non-members

    Come out and learn step by step how to paint this fashionable cat!


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 24 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

            

    Please join us January 24th from 5pm-10pm to experience your own Creative Awakening! This event is for all ages. We want you to find a way to awaken your creativity!

    Activities:

    PCAA instructors will be doing demonstrations in their trade and be offering a chance for you to try it out! Demos include ceramics, sewing, knitting and more!

    PCAA is offering camps during Preble County school Spring Breaks. Kids can make camp themed projects for FREE and parents can save $5 on each camp if they sign up that night.

    Save 10% on all paint your own pottery bisque and Art Menu projects.

    Exhibit:

    David Maynard, Creative Awakenings; Personal transformations through art. David blends realism and the abstract in his acrylic painting. Using texture and color to capture nature and people, he creates works that are vibrant, and intriguing.

    Exhibit Dates: Jan 18- Mar 14

    Reception: January 24th, 5pm-9pm


    • 25 Jan 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 5
    Register

    Introduction to Knitting

    with Erin Abney

    Saturday

    Jan. 25

    10 am - 2 pm

    $40 Members $50 Nonmembers

    Bring a sack lunch for afternoon break and knit the day away.  Students will learn basic knitting techniques from start to finish.  How to read basic patterns, see different types of fibers, blocking and finishing.  This workshop is great for beginners and those that are wanting to refresh their knitting skills.  This workshop is the perfect introduction to our knitting club, Hook and Needle, where you can practice your knitting techniques at the monthly meetings. Ages 8 and up. 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 28 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

    Trendy Tuesday - BB-8 Plate

    Tuesday, Jan 28

    6pm-8pm

    $17 members, $20 non-members

    Join us in making your own BB-8. This workshop will help you create this fun BB-8 Plate. An instructor will help you step by step in creating your masterpiece!


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event

    • 30 Jan 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    January Hook and Needle Meetup

    January 30

    6pm - 8pm

    Free for Members


    Are you crafty with fibers and want to meet others of the same interest?  Hook and Needle meets monthly to share ideas, projects and have a little fun.  

    Free for Members


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • 25
    Register


    • 1 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 8
    Register

    Machine Sewing Crash Course

    Saturday

    February 1

    11am - 1pm

    $30 Members $40 Nonmembers

    This 2 hour workshop is great for getting familiar with a sewing machine.  Whether your new to sewing or wanting to refresh your skills, this class is for you.  We will get familiar with threading the machine and the different stitches in the form of a small quilted coaster.  Comfortable with the knowledge to begin their future sewing projects.  Same hand sewing will be covered.  Ages 8 and Up.

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 2 Feb 2020
    • 9 Feb 2020
    • 200 West Dayton Street. Lewisburg, OH


    • 4 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 10
    Register

    Trendy Tuesday - Valentine Fabric Postcard

    Tuesday, Feb 4

    6 - 8 pm

    $20 Member; $30 Non-member

    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 8 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • 11
    Register

    Valentine Topiary 

    with Cheri Simon

    Saturday, February 8 from 11 am -1 pm

    $45

    Valentine's Day is around the corner.  Make a beautiful Valentines Topiary with Cheri Simon.  In this workshop you will share the Love through fabric, greenery and other materials.  The decorative base is handmade by local business. Brubaker Metal Craft.  This topiary will be great to decorate any dining table, just add the dinner and candles.  All materials will be provided.  

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 11 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 10
    Register


    Trendy Tuesday - PYOP Heart Tumbler

    Tuesday, Feb 11

    6 - 8 pm

    $17 Member; $20 Non-member

    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 6
    Register

    Ceramic Valentine's Night Out

    Friday, February 14

    6 - 8 pm

    $40 a person $70  couple includes a glass of wine & charcuterie


    Couples will learn the basics of the wheel and learn to make their own bowl.  Couples will also make a hand built Valentine.


    • 14 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 20
    Register

    Valentine's Paint Night Out 

    with Erin Abney

    Friday, February 14

    6 - 8 pm 

    $30 a person or $50 a couple, includes a glass of wine & charcuterie

    Join us for Valentine's and make some art! Enjoy painting with your loved one, BFF or yourself.  Erin Abney will walk you through multi canvas painting (2 halves make a whole).  Whether you complete one canvas or create 2 canvas' along with your BFF or significant other, the finished Valentine's painting will be memorable. 

    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    February Dirty Potters

    Saturday

    February 15

    10 am - 2 pm


    Open to all past and current ceramics students.

    Share.  Learn.  Create.  Socialize - Ceramics style!  Meet up with other potters and ceramicists in this once-a-month meet up.  Share ideas, talk techniques, and get in some wheel time! 



    • 15 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 19
    Register

    Feed Bag Tote Workshop

    Saturday

    February 15

    11am - 1:30pm

    $20 Members and $30 Nonmembers

    This workshop will use your sewing skills by making a functional, but simple, tote bag made from upcycled feed bags.  Sturdy enough for carrying groceries or your favorite art supplies.  All materials will be provided.  Basic sewing skills are needed.

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event.

    • 16 Feb 2020
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 34
    Register

    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Preble County Senior Center


    Senior Center - PYOP Shaving Cream Plates


    Wednesday, February 19

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    $14




    Preble Arts is at the Senior Center learning the shaving cream technique on Paint Your Own Pottery Plates. Choose your color scheme and paint with shaving cream. Plates are $14 each. Are you a senior who enjoys art? Join the Senior Center art community! Preble Arts comes to the Senior Center every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.


    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 20
    Register

    Bringing  Drawings to Life with Color

    with Kole Maggard

    Friday

    February 21

    6pm - 8pm


    $20 Members $30 Nonmembers

    We will cover basic skills in using color to further develop a comic line drawing.  Participants are welcome to bring a line drawing of their own design.  You will get some tips and tricks to develop a light source and shadows.  All materials are included.

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event.

    • 21 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Brick Rhod in Lewisburg
    • 20
    Register


    On the Road - Cherry Blossoms

    Friday, February 21

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.




    The soft pinks of the petals of the Cherry Blossom tree and the blue skies with have you wishing for Spring time! Join Preble Arts at Brick Rhod in Lewisburg on Friday, February 21 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Price includes materials and instruction but don't forget your wallet for food & drink! The cost of the workshop is $25.


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event. 

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 18
    Register

    Mixed Media Heart

    Saturday

    February 22

    11am - 1:30pm

    $20 Members $30 Nonmembers


    Hearts abound in the month of February!  Paint, fabric, ribbon, and decorative papers will be used to make an inspirational mixed media project.  Supplies provided but students are welcome to bring their own favorite decorative papers, ribbons and inspirational text.

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event.

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St.
    • 12
    Register

    Tuesdays

    February 25 - March 24 (5 weeks)

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $145

    Chair caning is an artwork in itself. Do you have a piece that has needed restored for years? Learn how to weave a beautiful design with step by step instructions with a master in our chair caning workshop.This class is intended to guide participants in re-caning a chair seat using the seven- step process. This requires a chair with the seat woven through holes in the frame of the chair. Participants should plan to bring their own chair in need of re-caning, or a small stool may be available for purchase to use as a project. Classes will consist of background information and hands-on instruction to cane the seat. New steps will be covered each class for students to practice each technique. Participants may need to complete some work at home to be ready for the next session. By the end of class, participants will take home their chair with a newly redone seat. An eye for detail and plenty of patience will make the class a great learning experience. Reeds and tacks are included however, students will need to bring the chair they are going to restore, along with an ice cream bucket or dishpan, awl or ice pick, tape measure, small side nippers and a utility knife. 


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event

    • 25 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 8
    Register


    Trendy Tuesday - Rainbow Poopmoji

    Tuesday, February 25

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $10 Members; $12 Non-members



    Preble Arts Trendy Tuesday Rainbow Poopmoji will be loads of pooptastic fun for the whole family! Kids are captivated by the poop emoji and will be able to have their very own!


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 15
    Register

    Art Explorations

    with Robert Coveney

    Thursdays

    February 27 - April 9 

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    $75 Members; $100 Non-members


    Painting and drawing are the focus of this class. Art Explorations is uniquely designed to give personalized instruction within a group setting. This class is for beginners and art enthusiasts who want to gain confidence in their work while receiving individualized instruction and advice to grow their skill set. Students are responsible for choosing their project and any needed supplies. 


    Cancellation Policy: No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event


    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 12
    Register

    Youth Painting with Robert Coveney

    Thursdays

    February 27- April 9

    4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

    $60 Members; $80 Non-members.


    Watercolor, acrylic and gouache are all mediums that will be introduced to develop techniques. The techniques taught throughout this course include washes, dry brush, layering, mixing, texture, shading and lighting. 


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • 9 Apr 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Preble Arts 207 E. Main St. Eaton
    • 8
    Registration is closed

    Youth Ceramics

    with Neil Simak

    Youth Ceramics with Neil Simak will take students love for clay to the next level. Neil Simak is a Professor of Ceramics at Miami University. Our small class is tailored for individual attention to help students learn and improve. Students will learn the basics of wheel throwing, including how to center and make pulls to create there own masterpieces! For Ages 11-18. All materials are included.  Thursdays, February 27-April 9

    4:30-6:00 p.m.

    $75 Members; $100 Non-members

    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    February Hook and Needle Meetup

    February 27

    6pm - 8pm

    Free for Members


    Are you crafty with fibers and want to meet others of the same interest?  Hook and Needle meets monthly to share ideas, projects and have a little fun.  



    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 7
    Register

    Adult Ceramics

    with Neil Simak

    Thursdays

    February 27 - April 9

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $75 Members; $100 Non-members


    Whether it is your first time on the wheel or you have some experience, there is plenty to learn! The possibilities of what you can make with clay is limitless. Join other clay lovers and be able to participate in open studio times outside of class to complete your pieces. Glaze and firing is included. Clay must be purchased through the PCAA at $30 per bag.  


    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 3 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 12
    Register

    Beginning Wood Carving

    with Martin Shutts

    Tuesdays, March 3 - April 21

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $80 Members; $110 Non-members

    Art comes in many forms, in Beginners Wood Carving we are bringing the outdoor explorer to you! Beginners Wood Carving will introduce you to the basics of whittling and you will create your own masterpiece. Proper handling of carving knives and safety will be covered and wood blanks are included. Students must have their own knife. Students can purchase their own knife at WoodCraft of Dayton, Crosspoint Center, 937-438-1282, Website: dayton-retail@woodcraft.com. Medium sized Flexcut knife is recommended, with leather strap and compound and leather gloves for hand protection.

    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event. 


    • 3 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    Register

    Trendy Tuesday - Flow Painting

    Tuesday, March 3

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $20 Members; $30 Non-members.


    Explore the many pouring techniques that create the captivating flow paintings! This workshop will give you the chance to experiment with various techniques before completing your masterpiece. Every piece will be unique in its patterning and coloring! Be ready to be amazed by your flow painting creation! No art experience necessary. 


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
    • 25
    Register


    • 7 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St.
    Register


    Family Art - St. Llamma

    Saturday, March 7

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Fun and affordable for families. The cost is $12 Members; $15 Non-members for each participant



    Join Preble Arts for Family Art! Families will be painting a St. Patrick inspired Llama. All projects for all ages. Fun for making memories with your family and friends. .


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 10 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    • 10
    Register

    Trendy Tuesday - Silkscreening on Painted Pottery

    Tuesday, March 10

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $12 Members; $18 Non-members



    Trendy Tuesday is offering a Silkscreen Workshop in our Paint Your Own Pottery Studio where you will walk away with a mug and pick from a variety of silk screen images provided. You paint the mug with your color choices and a silk screen to make a one of a kind mug. Silk screens images range from animals, flowers, travel and words. 

    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 13 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    Register

    Paint Night - Night Skies 

    Friday, March 13

    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

    $20 Members; $30 Non-members



    Gaze into the night skies and admire the beauty of nature with Preble Arts Night Skies canvas painting. This 2-hour painting workshop leads you step-by-step through the painting process. All materials and instruction are included.


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH

    March Dirty Potters

    Saturday

    March 14

    10 am - 2 pm


    Open to all past and current ceramics students.

    Share.  Learn.  Create.  Socialize - Ceramics style!  Meet up with other potters and ceramicists in this once-a-month meet up.  Share ideas, talk techniques, and get in some wheel time! 



    • 14 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    Register


    Ancestry Scrapbook Page

    with Pam Barr

    Saturday, March 14

    11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    $45



    The photos you pass down from generation to generation are cherished but often put away somewhere unseen to keep them safe. In this workshop you will leave with a quality Ancestor scrapbook page, worthy of framing, to be seen by all who come into your home. All supplies are provided. To match your homes interior you are welcome to bring scrapbook pages, papers and other found items along with your photos. 


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 18 Mar 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Preble County Senior Center


    Senior Center - Candle Making

    Wednesday, March 18

    11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    $10 for one large candle or two small candles


    Preble Arts is at the Senior Center making candles! $10 for one large candle or two small candles. Choose from a variety of scents to add to your candle. Are you a senior who enjoys art? Join the Senior Center art community! Preble Arts comes to the Senior Center every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 11:30 - 1:30 p.m.


    • 20 Mar 2020
    • 2 May 2020
    • 207 E Main St



    • 21 Mar 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St.
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    Family Art - Hooti-ful Bowl

    Saturday, March 21

    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Fun and affordable for families. The cost is $12 Members; $15 Non-members for each participant



    Join Preble Arts for Family Art! Families will learn hand building techniques with clay to make their very own Hooti-ful Bowl. Families will create and paint their owl bowls during this family workshop. All projects for all ages. Fun for making memories with your family and friends. 


    No refunds will be given within 72 hours of event.

    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 207 E. Main St. Eaton, OH
    Register