Pre-Post Semester Courses

Beginning Watercolor Painting: The Difficult Made Easy | Monday, March 26–Friday, March 30;

You don’t need to be one of the great masters to paint in watercolor. This class is designed to teach you not only how to paint in watercolor, but also why various techniques are used. We’ll learn brush work and how to apply pigments to paper while exploring how to use the materials particular to watercolor painting. Your hidden talent will be revealed. This will be a hands-on painting class. Through demonstrations and practice, students will create their own paintings. This course is sponsored by the Oxford Community Arts Center.


Howard Krauss teaches beginning watercolor painting classes in various venues including the ILR and Oxford Community Arts Center.

Dates and Location

1 Week (M, T, TH, F): March 26–March 30
North Parlor, Oxford Community Arts Center

NOTE: No class on 3/28

Supply fee: $20, payable at first class, covers all provided materials.

Trash Talk and Tour of Rumpke Recycling | Monday, May 7; 9:30–11:30am

In November 2013, Rumpke unveiled its largest, fastest, and most technologically advanced recycling plant, a $32 million, 100,000 square foot facility that houses technology capable of sorting 55 tons of recyclables every hour. In all, the system has the potential to process one and a half million pounds of material daily and serve more than 4.5 million residents in Cincinnati and beyond. Join us as we tour Rumpke’s gem for an up-close, eye-opening look at what it takes for a city to “go green.”


Anne K. Gray is the Education Specialist for Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.

Date and Location

1 Monday, May 7
Rumpke Recycling, 5535 Vine Street, Cincinnati
NOTE: Sturdy shoes are required. This is a self-drive event. Carpooling is strongly encouraged due to limited on-site parking.

Angels in the Grove Tram Tour | Monday, May 7; 1:00–2:30pm

Have you ever noticed the wide variety of statues marking the graves in Spring Grove? This tour focuses on one particular type—the angels. No matter what form the angels are in—be it statue, stained glass, a relief—we will be taking a closer look at each one. Come enjoy a tram tour which will have you “up close and personal” with each angel as well as filling your senses with the natural beauty which is Spring Grove. Prepare yourself for a spectacular tram tour.

Date and Location

1 Monday, May 7; 1:00–2:30pm
Meet at Norman Chapel, Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati.
NOTE: Dress for the weather. This is a self-drive event. Carpooling is strongly encouraged due to limited on-site parking.

ILR events/classes involving walking/hiking/exercise may be strenuous for some. Please use discretion when registering.