Reflection + the Benefits of Taking an Art Class
As we find ourselves entering winter, we reflect on 2018 and the future for the OAC. Since 2016, the Orange Art Center has been re-branding, re-tooling, and renovating the look, classes, and facility itself. Very quickly, registration has increased over fifty percent and it’s not difficult to figure out why.
Benefits of Taking an Art Class
Whether you’re an adult or young artist, the benefits of taking an art class are virtually immeasurable. OAC provides eighteen notable faculty including new additions: painter John A. Sargent, sculptor Jane Altshuler, potter Susan Gallagher, multi-media Jennifer Leach and painter Linda Merchant.
The OAC provides a creative outlet in a calming environment that encourages students to focus on their artwork. After renovating both the inside and outside, the center has become a hub for regional creatives to express themselves in a pristine ceramics studio, naturally-lit painting studio, and new jewelry and metals studio.
The OAC provides a sense of belonging to our art community while welcoming new students—residents and non-residents—at all artistic skill levels. Those students have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to participate in a curated gallery show with the OAC’s annual student exhibitions that occur year-round. With the rebranding rollout in 2016 came a new website that allows students to register for art classes as soon as they are posted online.
Customized Art Classes
As the center expands, so do the offerings such as NEW Customized Art Classes. These classes are designed for groups of friends, family, teachers, employees or co-workers who are interested in creating artwork in a group setting. It’s a great team builder, recharges artistic expression and promotes good will while participants learn or expand upon artistic skills. Classes in painting, drawing, ceramics, glass fusing, and printmaking are available. Simply call the OAC or visit orangeartcenter.org to schedule a class for your group.
Virtual Studio Tour
The OAC is now offering a virtual tour experience where you can visit the center without leaving your house! Go to orangeartcenter.org to explore our four art studios.
Gift Cards for Art Classes
It’s that time of year and the OAC will have gift cards available for purchase during the holidays. Stop in during business hours to grab one!
CERAMIC STUDENT SHOW | OCTOBER 5–DECEMBER 5
RECEPTION 5–7PM WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5
WINTER REGISTRATION BEGINS | NOVEMBER 2
GIFT CARDS FOR ART CLASSES AVAILABLE AT OAC | NOVEMBER 5
ARTS + CRAFTS HOLIDAY SALE | DECEMBER 12
WINTER ART CLASSES BEGIN | JANUARY 22
OAC SUMMER ART CAMP RESERVATIONS BEGIN | JANUARY 28
PAINTING + DRAWING STUDENT SHOW | FEBRUARY 8–MARCH 22
RECEPTION 6–8PM FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8
Orange Art Center
31500 Chagrin Boulevard
Pepper Pike, Ohio 44124