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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!

    • 20 Jul 2018
    • 21 Sep 2018
    • Art Center
    Registration is closed

    Annual Juried Show 

    July 20-September 21

    Arts Night/ Opening: Friday, July 20, 6pm-10pm

    Entries will be accepted in multiple mediums including but not limited to: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Drawing, Photography, Printmaking, Pastel, Mixed-Media, Sculpture, Wood, Textiles and Pottery. 2-D works must be framed with a hanging wire. Pedestals for 3-D works are limited; however, we will do our best to accommodate them. Works must be presentable, completely finished and ready to exhibit. Work must fit through a standard size door. The PCAA staff has the right to reject any work not properly prepared for display. This exhibition is open to all artists 18 years and older. Work must be available for the entire exhibit.  Works previously exhibited at the Visual Art Center are NOT eligible. This is a JURIED exhibit and all works will be juried in. Not all submissions will be accepted.

    Digital entries are due Friday, June 22nd and can be emailed to classes@preblearts.org

    In person drop offs are Tues, July 10 and Wed, July 11 11am-6pm.

    *If you are submitting more than 3 pieces, chose the "add guest" option for up to two additional works.

    Please fill out the attached form to submit with entries 

    Entry Form Only, 2018.pdf

    • 11 Sep 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 21
    Registration is closed


    Youth for Creative Community 

    Kelsey Daugherty 

    Tuesdays  

    S1: 9/11- 10/16 S2: 10/30-12/11  

    3pm-5pm 

    Free with membership 

    We are partnering with Safari Junction for this session of Youth for Creative Community, creating murals on buildings at their facility.  We'll go on at least one site visit to be inspired by real live animals! 

    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. 

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


    • 12 Sep 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 9
    Registration is closed

    Cartoon Character Design 

    Adam Fields 

    Wednesdays 

    9/12-10/17 

    4:30pm-5:30pm  

    $60 members $80 non-members  

    Kids will learn all about the art of cartooning in this six-week class!  Comic book artist and instructor, Adam Fields, will teach students the secrets of cartooning in multiple styles. Participants will even develop their own characters 

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of the event.
    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 12
    Registration is closed

    Art Explorations  

    Robert Coveney  

    Thursdays  

    2pm-4pm  

    S1: 9/13-10/18 S2: 11/1-12/13 

    $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


    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 17
    Registration is closed

    Youth Drawing  

    Robert Coveney  

    Thursdays  

    S1: 9/13-10/18 S2: 11/1-12/13 

    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.

    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 15

    Adult PaintingAcrylic 

    Thursdays 

    6pm-8pm  

    S1:  9/13-10/18 with Erin Abney 

    S2: 11/1-12/13 with Rick Wenning 

    $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.   

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of events



    • 13 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 0
    Registration is closed


    Adult Ceramics  

    Thursdays  

    Evening: 6pm-8pm  

    S1: 9/13-10/18 S2: 11/1-12/13 

    $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
    • 27 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 12/20

    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. 


    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 9 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM

    Laura CevilleThe Many Faces of Watercolor 

    Exhibit Dates: September 28-Nov 9 2018 

    Reception: FridaySeptember 28, 6pm-10pm as part of Arts Night 


    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association
    • 14
    Register

    Unwind and Create, Dot Painting  

    Heidi Flory 

    FridaySep 28 

    6pm-8pm 

    $30 includes a drink 

    Join in this special Unwind and Create happening at September's Art's Night Out celebration!  The instructor will guide participants step by step in making this fun dot painting! 

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


    • 28 Sep 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 2 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 9 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 5
    Register


    Ceramic Scarecrow  

    Cheri Simon 

    Tuesdays10/2 & 10/9 

    6pm-8pm 

    $3 

    This two-part ceramic, hand building class will guide participants in making a scarecrow that's perfect for a festive fall decoration. 

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

    • 5 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 18
    Register


    Soft Pastel Crash Course  

    Erica Keener 

    Friday, Oct 5 

    6pm-8pm 

    $30 member $40 non member 

    In this workshop the instructor will lead students through a simple, Preble County inspired landscape designed as a straight forward and fun introduction to soft pastel materials and techniques. Photographic references will be provided or students may be bring their own. Samples of a wide range of materials will be available for students to experiment with. Open to all skill levels. 

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


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

    School's Out Special! 

    Tues, Oct 9 

    20% off all Halloween pieces 

    1pm-6pm 



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

    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 7
    Register


    Machine Sewing Crash Course  

    Deb Crumbaker 

    Saturday, Oct 13 

    11am-1pm 

    $30 member $40 non member 

    This one-day workshop is perfect for getting acquainted with a sewing machine.   Whether you're new to sewing or need to refresh your skills, this workshop will familiarize participants with threading, stitching and more all while creating a quilted coaster for your favorite beverage!  Participants are free to bring their own machine. 

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


    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association
    • 23
    Register

    Unwind and Create, Halloween Harvest Board Painting  

    Erin Abney 

    FridayOct 19 

    6pm-8pm 

    $20 member $3non member 

    Paint and sip the night away as an instructor guides participants step by step in creating this rustic painting on a wooden board.  All materials are included.  Bring your favorite beverage and your creativity! 

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


    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 19
    Register

    Spooky Saturday, Halloween Workshop  

    Saturday 

    October 20 

    10am-1pm  

     $20/$30 

    This very spooky kids' workshop will be sure to put participants in the Halloween spirit! Kids will create scary clay votives and make their own monster slime all in this three-hour ghoulish workshop! 

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

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    Dirty Potters  

    3rd Saturday of the month (With holiday exceptions) 

    9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15 

    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. 


    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 12/20

    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. 


    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 30
    Register


    Art On The Road: Fabric Pumpkins

    PCAA is on the road! Join us at Olde Schoolhouse Winery and enjoy a glass of wine included in the price as you are guided in creating unique and fun pieces by professional instructors.

    Thursday, October 25, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

    Fabric Pumpkins

    $32 Includes one glass of wine 

    Cancellation Policy: No Refunds given 72hr prior to the event.


    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 7
    Register


    Ceramic Wheel Crash Course 

    Kelsey Daugherty 

    SaturdayOct 27 

    11am-1pm 

    $30 member $4non member 

    This one-day workshop is a perfect intro into throwing clay on the wheel.  The instructor will teach participants wedging, centering, and some of the basics of this fun clay technique!   

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


    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 3:30 PM
    • 11 Dec 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    Youth for Creative Community 

    Kelsey Daugherty 

    Tuesdays  

    S1: 9/11- 10/16 S2: 10/30-12/11  

    3pm-5pm 

    Free with membership 

    We are partnering with Safari Junction for this session of Youth for Creative Community, creating murals on buildings at their facility.  We'll go on at least one site visit to be inspired by real live animals! 

    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. 

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


    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 2:00 PM
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 14
    Register

    Art Explorations  

    Robert Coveney  

    Thursdays  

    2pm-4pm  

    S1: 9/13-10/18 S2: 11/1-12/13 

    $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


    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 19
    Register

    Youth Drawing  

    Robert Coveney  

    Thursdays  

    S1: 9/13-10/18 S2: 11/1-12/13 

    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.

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

    Snowman Wreath  

    Cheri Simon 

    Thursdays, 11/1 & 11/8 

    6pm-8pm 

    $3Celebrate the holiday season by creating a hand-built ceramic decoration to invite friends and family into your home. All materials are included. 

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

    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 14
    Register

    Adult PaintingAcrylic 

    Thursdays 

    6pm-8pm  

    S1:  9/13-10/18 with Erin Abney 

    S2: 11/1-12/13 with Rick Wenning 

    $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.   

    No refunds can be given within 72 hours of events



    • 1 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 13 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 0
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    Adult Ceramics  

    Thursdays  

    Evening: 6pm-8pm  

    S1: 9/13-10/18 S2: 11/1-12/13 

    $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
    • 3 Nov 2018
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 14
    Register


    Water Color Crash Course  

    Robert Coveney 

    SaturdayNov 3 

    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.  

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


    • 7 Nov 2018
    • 4:30 PM
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 5:30 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 18
    Register


    Grateful Gobbler  

    Wednesdays 

    Nov 7 & Nov 14 

    4:30pm-5:30pm 

    $15 member $20 non-member  

    This two part after-school workshop will get kids in the thankful spirit. Participants will hand build clay turkeys and create feathers to make a mixed media project that is all about gratitude. 

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





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


    School's Out Special! 

    Fri, Nov 9

    20% off all kitchen and dining pieces

    1pm-6pm 


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



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

    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • 21 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM

    Winter Artist Market

    Exhibit Dates: Nov 16- Dec 21 2018

    Reception: FridayNovember 16, 6pm-10pm as part of Arts Night 


    • 16 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM


    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    Dirty Potters  

    3rd Saturday of the month (With holiday exceptions) 

    9/15, 10/20, 11/17, 12/15 

    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. 


    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register


    The Hook and Needle Club 

    Every Fourth Thursday, 6-8pm   

    9/27, 10/25, 11/29, 12/20

    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. 


    • 30 Nov 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • 30
    Register


    Art On The Road: Painted Pottery Santa Tray

    PCAA is on the road! Join us at Olde Schoolhouse Winery and enjoy a glass of wine included in the price as you are guided in creating unique and fun pieces by professional instructors.

    Friday, November 30, 6:30pm-8:30pm 

    Painted Pottery Santa Tray

    $35 Includes one glass of wine 

    Cancellation Policy: No Refunds given 72hr prior to the event.


    • 1 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 20
    Register


    Santa's Workshop

    Saturday, Dec 1 

    10am-1pm 

    $20 member $3non member 

    Parents, drop your kids off and get some holiday shopping done! This festive workshop will keep kids occupied as they create personalized cookie plate for Santa and additional holiday projects!  

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

    • 7 Dec 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association
    • 22
    Register

    Unwind and Create, Marble Dyed Silk Scarf  

    Kelsey Daugherty 

    FridayDecember 7 

    6pm-8pm 

    $3  

    Unwind and create a work of art while having fun with friends.  Create a beautiful hand dyed silk scarf using a vibrant marbling technique.  All materials are included.  Bring your favorite beverage and your creativity! 

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


    • 8 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Preble County Art Association


    Holiday Gift Special  

    Saturday, Dec 8 

    No sitting fees for Holiday gifts  

    10am-2pm


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

    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • Visual Art Center
    • 24
    Register