Join us for the finest home décor, design and entertaining resources that Cincinnati has to offer. We have curated a special group of boutiques, instructors and experts to lead individualized workshops, exclusive for Design Cincinnati attendees. 


2017 Design Cincinnati Workshops

Design Cincinnati presented by ClearArc Capital has brought renowned interior designers, authors and lifestyle experts to the area for over 50 years, with the ultimate goal of leaving you inspired. We want to bring experts to you to teach you new skills, expose you to new trends, and immerse you in a world of design and décor--all to support Cincinnati Children’s Convalescent Hospital.

This day is all about creating a beautiful home for both you and your guests--from the garden to the dinner table. After spending an hour with Eddie Ross, spend some time with artisans, collectors and vendors to channel your design and entertaining inspiration. Workshops held at different dates and locations throughout the year--just for Design Cincinnati attendees, first come, first serve. Space is limited! Sign up at Design Cincinnati, before and after our lecture and luncheon on October 13, to participate in a one-of-a kind workshop.


We're excited to be working with an amazing group of designers & artisans. Each workshop will be planned especially for Design Cincinnati attendees, and will be held at various dates, times and locations throughout the year.  Keep reading and see all that we have to offer.


Making Fresh Pasta with Daveed's Culinary Kitchen

thursday, November 16, 2017, 6pm


Making fresh pasta at home is much easier than you might think and just as delicious as you imagine.  In this class, you’ll learn to mix homemade pasta dough, then roll and cut it.  Chef David will show you how to prepare some delicious sauces.  On the menu is paparedelle with secret red gravy, fettuccini with pesto, spaghetti with caciopepe and, for dessert, white chocolate clusters.  Each student experiences a taste of every dish.  Two glasses of wine and gratuity included.

  • Cost:  $65 per person

  • Location:  Daveed’s Culinary Kitchen, 7896 Camargo Road, Madeira

  • Number of attendees:  Minimum 10, maximum 16


Beginning Calligraphy with The Hive Studio

Sunday, February 11, 2018

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Join us as we learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy, instructed by calligrapher, Lindsey Buck of The Hive Studio. Students will learn the anatomy of the nib, dipping ink and scribing the alphabet, experimenting with different ink colors, practicing upstrokes & downstrokes, and practicing your own alphabet writing style. Each student will receive The Hive Studio Beginner Calligraphy Kit, a beautifully crafted starter kit to use in class and take home. Your kits will include 1 nib, 1 wooden nib holder, ink well and black ink, notepad, alphabet sheet, practice papers and a resources sheet in a nice, wooden tray box made here in the USA

  • Cost:  $85

  • Location:  The Gifted Shop, 3443 Edwards Road, Hyde Park

  • Number of Attendees:  12


Elegant Living & Generational Design                           by Jenna Bowen

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 11 am


A presentation and discussion about transitioning family furnishings through life's phases. Whether you are downsizing to allow more time for travel, updating a newly "empty nest," or investing in quality pieces for the first time, this workshop will provide practical lessons in integrating, updating, and honoring your furnishings, both inherited and existing. 


Workshop will take place at Jenna Bowen’s beautiful 1300 acre farm in the rolling hills of the Bluegrass.  Includes light brunch.

  • Cost:  $100 (50% will be donated to Design Cincinnati)

  • Location:  Owenton, Kentucky (about 1 hour south of Cincinnati)

  • Number of attendees:  30


Candle Making with Manitou Candle


Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 7pm

Come join us for a fun-filled candle making class! Unplug from everyday life and foster original interaction through inspiration. Learn the art of making scented soy candles while spending time with old and new friends. Our experienced candle makers will guide you through the entire process of candle making. Each student will make two 11 oz candles. Class time is typically 1.5 ours.

  • Cost: $50

  • Location: Manitou Candle Company, 4015 Eastern Avenue, 45226

  • Number of attendees: 12


Holiday Tablescapes with Patti Johnson Interiors


Friday, November 3, 2017, 2-4pm

Celebrate the beginning of entertaining season with interior designer Patti Johnson. Patti will be your host for creative ideas for setting a festive table for entertaining friends and family during the holidays. Enjoy sipping on a glass of wine while learning beautiful napkin folding techniques at The Birch, a cozy and beautiful restaurant located in picturesque Terrace Park. Light bites will be served. 


Arranging Tulips & Spring Bulb Flowers with       Robin Wood Flowers

Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 6:30-8:30pm

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Welcome spring with one of Cincinnati's premier floral designers, Robin Wood. You will create a beautiful and natural arrangement using tulips and spring bulbs with tips and assists from Robin Wood. All materials provided and the fabulous arrangement is yours after the workshop.


  • Cost: $135

  • Location: Robin Wood Flowers

  • Number of Attendees: minimum 15, maximum 20


Dining Artfully with Shannon Carter

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 12pm

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Enjoy an elegant ladies luncheon in Shannon Carter’s lovely home, incorporating family recipes and creative ideas from her book, Living Artfully. Engage in fun conversations about entertaining with treasured heirlooms and whimsical twists.

  • Cost: $75 per person (All proceeds donated to The Association of Volunteers)

  • Location: The Home of Shannon Carter

  • Number of Attendees: 7


Brunch Basics With Turner Farm 

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 11am-2 pm

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Have fun while learning fundamental protein cookery skills with eggs, as well as cooking a variety of grains for breakfast and brunch. This course will discuss healthy, easy and creative alternatives for traditional brunch staples. It will also address best practices for hosting a successful brunch at home. The class will gather together at the end to enjoy the variety of dishes produced during the class. We may even make a mocktail or two!



  • Number of Attendees: 16

  • Cost: $100

  • Location: Turner Farm Teaching Kitchen, 7400 Given Road, 45243

  • Number of Attendees: 16


Tablescapes with Villa Sanctuary:                             From Simple to Sublime!

Friday, October 27, 6pm and Saturday, October 28, 12pm

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Get ready for entertaining this holiday season with a workshop in the art of tablescaping. This workshop will explore setting the stage for every occasion by creating beautiful table settings. Participants will receive an in-store discount on table décor and linens. 

All proceeds donated to Design Cincinnati. Villa Sanctuary will donate 20% of all sales of linens and table décor sold at the workshops back to Design Cincinnati.
  • Cost: $30

  • Location: Villa Sanctuary, 32 Main Street, 45150

  • Number of Attendees: 8 


Floral Arranging with Gia and the Blooms

Thursday, November 9, 7-9 pm


Create a one of a kind bouquet with Yuliya Bui of OTR's Gia & The Blooms.  Yulia is known for her modern, clean aesthetic and her trademark burlap-wrapped arrangements. This workshop will take place at Over-the-Rhine's Skeleton Root.

  • Cost: $75

  • Location: Skeleton Root, 38 West McMicken Ave, OTR

  • Number of Attendees: 12