Our History

The Art Workshop has been teaching art enrichment classes to children and adults since 1984. Founded by Nancy Kopp in her home in Wyoming, Ohio, the Workshop quickly grew to over 50 students per week. Her focus on individual creative needs and ability to engage with kids was recognized immediately. With her success a larger venue was sought out.

The Wyoming Fine Arts Center became the Workshops new home for 15 wonderful years.   Newly opened in Wyoming, the lower level of the building became The Art Workshop. space.  While there, the Workshop expanded to include home-schooled students, preschool classes,   more opportunities for adults., cartooning and several new teachers

In  2009, The Art Workshop was relocated again to the Funke Fired Arts Building (newly renamed Queen City Clay) . The building is located in Hyde Park, a centrally located suburb of Cincinnati. The Workshop is a spacious, bright and airy artist studio, complete with a ceramic area and kiln, a wide variety of materials and an art library. The Workshop now sees approximately 100 budding art students of all ages every week and over 400 different students in the summer through Workshop Summer Camps.

Queen City Clay is a prestigious art organization located behind Hyde Park Plaza at 3130 Wasson Road. The facility houses a retail store for pottery and ceramic supplies,  as well as classes for adults beginner through professional to learn and practice the skill of throwing.  QCC has a Paint-a-Pot studio, space to lease for professional artists and over 50 wheels for teaching pottery and The Art Workshop!

Queen City is one of the largest public studios in the country and we are very excited to collaborate and be associated with this awesome place.

We provide numerous options for parents to add art to their children’s lives and offer class options for kids and adults who want to get back in touch with their creative side.  Our new classroom is located behind the Queen City Clay building.  You enter through the bright green door off of the deck.  See you there!

Please call Nancy at 513-406-4009 or email her at [email protected] with any questions or to join a class today!

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Covid -19 Policies

Covid -19 Policies

We will be following the Ohio issued guidelines for Schools

  • Class sizes are reduced to 9 in the classroom and 6 in the pottery wheel studio.  This was the recommendation for our space.  All children and teachers will wear a mask at all times.
  • Children will be seated 6 feet apart and will need to remain seated throughout the class. Students will not be permitted to walk around. If you KNOW that your child can not remain seated for 1 hour or will not wear a mask voluntarily, please do not send them to our studio. We will have a zero tolerance for breaking these rules. And the student will be asked to leave the class without a refund possibility. Please understand, this is for everyone’s safety.
  • We are offering virtual art lessons as an alternative to physically sitting in the class.
  • Each student will be given their own supplies to use during the class.   We are requesting students bring a shoe box or a plastic container for this purpose.
  • When a student leaves for the day, the table and chair will be sanitized by the teacher.
  • We will not be using aprons, so campers are encouraged to wear old cloths.
  • Students will be required to wear a mask in the main studio for pottery wheel. All wheels are 6 feet apart and spread out among 2 rooms. There will be reduced class size to 6 students.  Again, supplies will not be shared. Each person will have their own set of tools, sponge and towel for the week. It will be up to them to keep them clean. There will be a thorough sanitizing process after a student leaves the wheel. As usual, the campers will clean their area and then the teacher will do the sanitizing process. We will make every effort to keep students 6 feet apart while they are watching the instructor.
  • Teachers will always wear a mask when close to the children.
  • We will have sanitizers on each table for the students use.
  • Your child’s temperature will be taken upon entering the classroom each time.

Regretfully, we must suspend classes for the rest of this year for our 3, 4 and 5 year old students.  We do not believe that it is possible to keep them truly safe in our environment.

The same is true for birthday parties and girl scout outings.  They are being suspended until 2021.

This is a hugely different kind of experience than everyone is used to at the Art Workshop. But we will do our best to conduct fun classes in the safest way possible.