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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 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 Alyssa Maul

Robert Coveney Gail Springer

Kristine VanderSchaaff

Deb Crumbaker

Kelsey Daugherty

Classes, Workshops & More!

    • 21 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 2 May 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 3
    Registration is closed


    Adult Ceramics  

    Robin Dakin

    Thursdays  

    Evening: 6pm-8pm  

    S1: 1/31-3/7 S2: 3/21-5/2 

    Classes do not meet the first week of April

    $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.  

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event
    • 22 Mar 2019
    • 16 May 2019
    • Art Center
    Registration is closed


    Preble's Creative Kids

    Grades K-8 

    March 22-May 16 

    School Reception:  

    Grades K-5th April 16, 5pm-7pm 

    Grades 6th-8th April 185pm-7pm  

    Public Opening: May 10th as part of Arts Night Out 

    Preble's Creative Kids Show is a partnership with Preble County ESC 


    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23

    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. 


    • 1 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 14
    Register


    Spring Break Camp

    Monday, April 1

    9am-4pm


    $30 per day member $38 per day non member


    Monday-  Clay and Play 

    Campers are going to get playful with all things clay! Kids will use their imagination to build and experiment with clay all day long!  

    Parents must fill out and return the attached camper information form before camp begins. CAMPER INFORMATION FORM.docx





    • 2 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 8
    Register


    Spring Break Camp


    Tuesday, April 2

    9am-4pm


    $30 per day member $38 per day non member


    Tuesday- Crazy Concoctions

    Slime, goo, and edible art! This day is all about making potions and having fun.

    Parents must fill out and return the attached camper information form before camp begins. CAMPER INFORMATION FORM.docx





    • 3 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 15
    Register



    Spring Break Camp


    Wednesday, April 3

    9am-4pm


    $30 per day member $38 per day non member


    Wednesday- Stories Come to Life

    We will use our imaginations to  bring characters from your favorite stories to life.  Campers will even have an animal encounter straight from the pages of their beloved books.

    Parents must fill out and return the attached camper information form before camp begins. CAMPER INFORMATION FORM.docx





    • 4 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 14
    Register



    Spring Break Camp


    Thursday, April 4

    9am-4pm


    $30 per day member $38 per day non member


    Thursday- Wacky World of Art

    Today’s camp is a day to get kooky with art.  From silly subject matter to zany art supplies, today we are pushing the boundaries of what art is.

    Parents must fill out and return the attached camper information form before camp begins. CAMPER INFORMATION FORM.docx





    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 15
    Register

    Art Explorations  

    Robert Coveney  

    Thursdays  

    2pm-4pm  

    S1: 1/31-3/7  S2: 4/11-5/16  

    Classes will not meet first week of April 

    $75 members, $100 non-members  

    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.  

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


    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 19
    Register

    Youth Drawing  

    Robert Coveney  

    Thursdays  

    S2: 4/11-5/16  

    4:30pm-5:30pm  

    $60 members $80 non-members  

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

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

    • 11 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 13
    Register

    Adult Water Color 

    Robert Coveney 

    Thursdays 

    6pm-8pm

    4/11-5/16  

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

    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.



    • 12 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association
    • 15
    Register

    Unwind and Create, Wooden Board Art 

    Caitlin Cartwright 

    Friday, Apr 12 

    6pm-8pm 

    $40 

    Paint and sip the night away as an instructor guides participants step by step in creating this rustic, wooden board art.  Participants will learn to distress wood and apply a custom vinyl design, creating a unique statement piece for your home.  All materials are included.  Bring your favorite beverage and your creativity! 

    Cancellation Policy: No refunds can be given 72 hours prior to event.


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20


    Pet Prints!  

     Saturday, April 13 

    10am-1pm 

    $10 per print 

    Drop in any time all day and bring in your four-legged family member and make a fun print memento with their paw print.





    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Registration is closed


    Dirty Potters  

    3rd Saturday of the month (With holiday exceptions) 

    1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/18

    10am-2pm 

    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! Open to all past and current ceramics students. 


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 7
    Register


    Delightful Daisy Art Quilt 

    Pam Geisel 

    Saturday, April 13 

    10:30am-1:30pm 

    $40 member $50 non member 

    Create a 9"x9"art quilt from start to finish with instructor, Pam Geisel. Participants will learn how to piece fabric, do raw-edge machine applique, yarn couching, knife-edge binding (also known as facing), and adding sleeves. (Actual fabrics might vary a bit from the photo.) Includes materials but you may bring your own stash. 

    Sigh up for the Machine Sewing Crash Course and you'll be ready for this event!

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


    • 23 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • 30 Apr 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 19
    Register


    Ceramic Succulent Planter 


    Cheri Simon 


    T
    uesdays, 4/23, 5/7

    6pm-8pm 

    $3 

    This two-part ceramic hand building class will use the coil technique to create this cute planter to house your succulent garden.


    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23

    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. 


    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 6:30 PM
    • Produce Barn, Preble County Fairgrounds/ 722 S Franklin St./ Eaton, OH 45320
    Register



    • 4 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 17
    Register


    May the Fourth be With You 

    Saturday, May 4 

    11am-12pm 

    $12 member $15 non member 

    Join us in celebrating May Fourth by coming to this all ages Star Wars themed painted pottery workshop.  









    No refunds within 72 hours of the start

    of event

    • 4 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Spray Paint Crash Course 

    Rick Wenning 

    Saturday, May 4 

    11am-1pm 

    $30 member, $40 non member 

    This workshop will teach participants how to make unique pieces using spray paint. Instructor, Rick Wenning will show students how using everyday objects can create otherworldly scenes.

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


    • 10 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association
    • 30
    Register


    Unwind and Create, Painted Pottery Mason Jar   

    Erin Abney 

    Friday, May 10 Part of Arts Night Out 

    6pm-8pm 

    $30 includes a drink 

    Join in this special Unwind and Create happening at May's Art's Night Out celebration!  The instructor will guide participants step by step in making this fun painted pottery mason jar!  

    Cancellation Policy: No refunds can be given 72 hours prior to event.

    • 10 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Registration is closed


    Dirty Potters  

    3rd Saturday of the month (With holiday exceptions) 

    1/19, 2/16, 3/16, 4/13, 5/18

    10am-2pm 

    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! Open to all past and current ceramics students. 


    • 23 May 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    1/24, 2/28, 3/28, 4/25, 5/23

    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. 


    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Pre-K Camp 

    LITTLE ARTISTS

    June 3- June 7 

    9am-12pm 

    Preschoolers will explore the world of art by creating projects that are perfect for little ones.  Campers will paint, collage, play with clay and more.  This camp is all about encouraging creativity in our littlest campers! 


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CAMP SAMPLER

    Whole Week

    June 3- June 7 

    9am-12pm 

    K-6

    Price per Day: $15 member, $19 non member 

    Sign up for the whole week, regular camp prices apply: $75 member, $95 non member 

    See what Summer Camp at the Art Center is all about! Sign up for one morning or all 5. Each day will be a different theme with its own art projects.   

    Monday, June 3 Clay 

    Tuesday, June 4 Color Explosion 

    Wednesday, June 5 Out of the Box Art 

    Thursday, June 6 Christmas in June! 

    Friday, June 7 Outer Space 


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CAMP SAMPLER

    Day 1, Clay

    Monday, June 3 Clay 

    9am-12pm 

    K-6

    Price per Day: $15 member, $19 non member 

    Sign up for the whole week, regular camp prices apply: $75 member, $95 non member 

    See what Summer Camp at the Art Center is all about! Sign up for one morning or all 5. Each day will be a different theme with its own art projects.   


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CLAY AND BEYOND

    June 3- June 7

    1pm-4pm

    K-6

    Get ready to have fun with clay! This camp will teach new building techniques, textures, and experimenting with glazing methods. But wait there’s more!  Not only will campers create awesome clay artworks, they will also have a blast with other mediums and construct fun art projects. 


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx

    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 4 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CAMP SAMPLER

    Day 2, Color Explosion

    Tuesday, June 4 Color Explosion

    9am-12pm 

    K-6

    Price per Day: $15 member, $19 non member 

    Sign up for the whole week, regular camp prices apply: $75 member, $95 non member 

    See what Summer Camp at the Art Center is all about! Sign up for one morning or all 5. Each day will be a different theme with its own art projects.   


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 5 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CAMP SAMPLER

    Day 3 Out of the Box Art

    Wednesday, June 5 

    9am-12pm 

    K-6

    Price per Day: $15 member, $19 non member 

    Sign up for the whole week, regular camp prices apply: $75 member, $95 non member 

    See what Summer Camp at the Art Center is all about! Sign up for one morning or all 5. Each day will be a different theme with its own art projects.   


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 6 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CAMP SAMPLER

    Day 4 Christmas in June!

    Thursday, June 6

    9am-12pm 

    K-6

    Price per Day: $15 member, $19 non member 

    Sign up for the whole week, regular camp prices apply: $75 member, $95 non member 

    See what Summer Camp at the Art Center is all about! Sign up for one morning or all 5. Each day will be a different theme with its own art projects.   


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 7 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    CAMP SAMPLER

    Day 5 Outer Space

    Friday, June 7

    9am-12pm 

    K-6

    Price per Day: $15 member, $19 non member 

    Sign up for the whole week, regular camp prices apply: $75 member, $95 non member 

    See what Summer Camp at the Art Center is all about! Sign up for one morning or all 5. Each day will be a different theme with its own art projects.   


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx


    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    EMOJIS

    June 10- June 14

    9am-12pm

    K-6

    Express yourself 2019 style! This camp is all about creating work inspired by emojis.  Kids will get expressive with painted pottery, customized pencil toppers, plush pillows and more all in fun emoji styles!  


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx

    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    ARTFUL ANIMALS

    June 10- June 14

    1pm-4pm

    K-6

    Campers will be using their “animal instincts” to make art inspired by some of the coolest animals around!  Kids will explore clay and other fun art materials and best of all, there will be a real-life animal encounter! 


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx

    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    ART POTIONS

    June 17- June 21

    9am-12pm

    K-6

    Campers will be using their “animal instincts” to make art inspired by some of the coolest animals around!  Kids will explore clay and other fun art materials and best of all, there will be a real-life animal encounter! 


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx

    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 17 Jun 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    LIP SYNC BATTLE

    June 17- June 21

    1pm-4pm

    K-6

    Campers will be using their “animal instincts” to make art inspired by some of the coolest animals around!  Kids will explore clay and other fun art materials and best of all, there will be a real-life animal encounter! 


    Camp Registration Form must be filled out and returned before the start of camp.CAMP registration.docx

    Cancellation Policy 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the start of camp



    • 24 Jun 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register