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Posted by Milan Jan 24 2013, 4:40 pm
2013 Summer Camps are finalized. NEW OFFERING for Day Camp students will be early drop-off and late pick-up (if combining morning and afternoon camps) for ONLY $25 for the week! Our working parents can now leave their child at the Center starting at 8:15 am and pick them up by 5:45. Online registration is available here! HIGHLIGHT: Musical Theater production this summer is HAIRSPRAY!
Posted by Milan Nov 25 2012, 12:34 pm
Dear Center Families:
As you know, the Center is a not-for-profit organization and our mission is to foster appreciation for the arts. We strive to offer you the highest level instructors on par with those or university preparatory programs. To help us do what we do, it is now easy to donate to the Center by simply registering your Kroger card with our organization as your Community Reward organization. 4% of your purchases will come to the Center, and it won’t cost you anything. To do so, please click here – it takes 3 minutes. THANK YOU!!
If you would also like make a monetary donation, you can do so below. You will be directed to a secure site to complete the transaction. Your gift is fully tax-deductible.
Thank you for your support!
Posted by Milan Nov 24 2012, 4:38 pm in art classes for kids, children theater, guitar lessons, Music Lessons, theater class for kids, violin lessons
Welcome to the Center! We are very happy to again offer to our community a wide variety of affordable high quality classes in music, art and dance, lead by a stellar faculty line-up. From private lessons in violin, viola, cello, bass, piano, harp, guitar, drums, voice and music composition, to music and movement classes through our Musik Kids (Musikgarten) program, to curriculum of art classes for children and adults, to a variety of dance classes for children and adults (with brand new mirrors!), and musical theater class, the Wyoming Fine Arts Center (Cincinnati) is sure to be your hub for any artistic inkling you may have. This year, the Center welcomed Dena Morley as our new Dance Program Director, and Missy Whitis as our new Musical Theater teacher, both binging years of educational expertise for a wide variety of age groups – from children to adults. Please give us a surf, and welcome to Wyoming Fine Arts Center, Cincinnati’s preeminent community arts center!
Posted by Milan Nov 20 2012, 2:35 pm
FIRST SATURDAY FAMILY ART
PROJECT: WINTER WONDERLAND
SATURDAY 12/1 AT 1 PM
Come by the Center every first Saturday of the month, bring a friend and have some artsy fun under direction of Miss Melinda!
This Saturday’s project: Winter Wonderland!
Tiny snow balls fly through the air in a shoe box scene. Use your imagination to construct snowy world, make pom poms and a paper craft. Let’s get the holiday season started with arts and crafts for the entire family! Come and create your own Winter Wonderland!
WHEN: This Saturday 12/1 from 1-3:00 pm
WHERE: Wyoming Fine Arts Center Art Room
HOW MUCH: Individuals $5, Families (2 or more people) $10
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Posted by Milan Oct 9 2012, 1:58 pm
The Wyoming Fine Arts Center has partnered with the Springfield Township to bring The Playhouse in The Park Series to the community. Support is provided by ArtsWave and by Target Community Arts Programming Grant.
Playhouse in the Park is a professional regional theater company committed to producing and presenting for diverse audiences the broadest range of theater.
All shows will take place in the Grove Banquet Hall, 9158 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45231 – behind the Senior/Community Center. Seating will be first come, first serve with space on the floor for kids to sit. Registration is not required for any show. A pre-show and a healthy snack will be provided at each event! Admission is free. Donations will benefit the Springfield Township Arts & Enrichment Council and the Wyoming Fine Arts Center.
November 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. Accidental Friends
February 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. The Travelling Jekyll & Hyde Show
April 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Go, Dog. Go!
The Playhouse Tour is made possible by generous support from the Arlene Meyer Education Fund, Robert and Adele Schiff Family Foundation, and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Springfield Township will be a host site for three of the outreach programs and we are happy to announce that each family production will be brought to you free of charge!
Posted by Milan Aug 16 2012, 3:09 pm in Dena Morley Dance
Wyoming Fine Arts Center announces appointment of Dena Morley as the new Dance Program Director and Instructor. Dena currently teaches in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Dance Academy Children’s Division. Before moving to Wyoming, Dena danced professionally with the Toledo Ballet. As a certified teacher for grades K-8, she is a familiar face in Wyoming as she has been serving as a long-time tutor for the Wyoming City Schools. Dena’s dance background paired up with her teaching experience enables her to truly connect with her students through dance. Her creative teaching style shines through her ballet classes, making them fun for a student of any age or ability. Dena will be offering a variety of Ballet and Creative Dance classes for children as well as Fitness Dance and Beginning Ballet for Adults. Dena is a resident of Wyoming and is a mother of three. For complete list of dance classes, please click here.
Posted by Milan Jun 14 2012, 4:30 pm in art camps, camps for kids, dance camps, kids summer camps, music camps, summer camps, summer camps for kids cincinnati, theater camps, wyoming fine arts center
Did you know our summer camps have been running every summer since 1995? Our programs have attracted a multitude of students over the years, interested in music, art or dance. The addition of Rock N’ Roll and e-media to the Center has moved us into the 21st century – meeting the student where he or she wants to be. We are also pleased to be offering some exciting art camps for kids – from Digital Photography to Super Sculptor, and everything in between. Click on our summer camps link and give it a surf!
As always, welcome to the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, where you can let your creativity soar!
Posted by Milan Apr 10 2012, 3:36 pm
This Friday 5/11 @ 7pm Free Play at the Center
By Y York
Recommended for age 5 and up.
River Rat and Cat learn that they don’t need to be the same or even like the same things in order to be good friends. Their daily tiffs take back-seat importance in the face of the imminent destruction of their habitat by the over-eager Dale Beaver. This hilarious comedy about friendship and cooperation is by the same playwright who brought us The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi.
Posted by Milan Apr 26 2012, 3:48 pm
Students Decorating the Statue
Yes! We are going to have our own pig on our lawn for everyone to enjoy! With support from ArtsWorks and ArtsWave, the Big Pig Gig will be returning to Cincinnati just in time for this summer’s World Choir Games.
As of 6/27, we have already secured $3225 – of the $3500 needed –and we are asking for a gift of any amount to help us get to our goal. If you think this is totally sweeeeet, will you help us with some slop?
Click here, visit or call the office at (513) 948-1900 to contribute.
OR enter the amount you would like to give and click on “Donate”
Posted by Milan Apr 16 2012, 9:43 am in Art Lessons, Dance Lessons, Music Lessons
- Guitar Ensemble Performance
Hello and welcome to our new website. The site will give you all information on our programs. To find out more information and to sign-up for any summer music, art or dance camps or classes, please look under the appropriate menu.
The Center offers year-round private lessons in various instruments, including all the strings (violin, viola, cello and bass), piano, guitar, harp, voice, drums and composition.We also offer a wonderful Musikgarten program for the youngest of children to 12 year olds. Your child can also study fine arts with our wonderful faculty or take a dance class.
Thank you and welcome to the Wyoming Fine Arts Center, your home for quality in music, art and dance instruction in the Greater Cincinnati region.
Posted by Milan Apr 16 2012, 9:06 am in guitar lessons, Music Lessons
Guitar Student at the Center
There are various studies showing connection between music instruction and increase test scores. An analysis of the U.S. Department of Education NELS:88 database of over 25,000 students, followed over a ten year period, found that students who were involved in instrumental music scored significantly higher on standardized tests, reading and reading proficiency exams than those students who were not involved in musical instruction; regardless of their socioeconomic background. (- Catterall, Chapleau, Iwanaga. “Involvement in the Arts and Human Development: General Involvement and Intense Involvement in Music and Theatre Arts.” Los Angeles, CA: The Imagination Project at UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, 1999.)
Music lessons at the Center can be started as early as 3 or 4 (Suzuki Violin and Suzuki Piano programs), or even earlier with our Musikgarten program (Musik Kids).
Also, Science Daily published an interesting article about the effect of music lessons on childhood brain development. So this which we all thought to be common sense now has some research behind it. Check out this article from the Science Daily: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420112058.htm
Posted by Milan Apr 10 2012, 3:26 pm
Madcap Puppets – When You Wish Upon a Fish
FREE – This Friday at the Center
Friday, April 13th @ 7pm @ Wyoming Fine Arts Center
All ages – and we mean it – ALL AGES!
Free – and we mean it – IT’S FREE FOLKS!
The famous Grimm brothers take the stage in one of the most popular Madcap shows of all time! The brothers have three completely different versions of The Fisherman and his Wife and can’t decide which fishy fairy tale to choose for their book. Each outrageous version includes audience participation, a magical talking fish, and a surprise ending. Don’t miss this hilarious slapstick adventure.
Posted by Milan Feb 26 2012, 2:14 pm in Art
How will YOU tap into your creative side today? :-) Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” This is how we keep both you and your child creative – check out our – First Saturday Art at the Center.
Posted by Milan Mar 9 2012, 6:37 am in Dance
Did you know that dancing makes you smarter? According to research, dancing is a great way for the adults to keep their mental abilities as they age. Check out this write-up by Richard Powers ( who just lead the sold-out Flying Cloud Vintage Dancers’ 30th year anniversary Ball at the Center). http://socialdance.stanford.edu/syllabi/smarter.htm