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 nankopp@gmail.com with any questions or to join a class today!

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