About GCDA – Welcome to Our Colorful World!

Greater Cincinnati Decorative Artists (GCDA) welcomes you to our world of creativity!

Simply put, we like to paint!  Within our membership, you’ll find just about all the art mediums represented:  acrylics, oils, watercolors, colored pencil, and pen and ink.  Our members include beginners through advanced, with some who teach and some who sell their artwork, but everyone paints for the joy and satisfaction of creating art.

We’re always seeking to expand our artistic skills and learn new techniques, and so we schedule classes and workshops throughout the year. Club meetings are followed by a 3-hour painting class taught by one of our many talented teachers.  Classes vary each month and explore a variety of mediums, techniques and styles.  In April, we host a three-day painting retreat in West Harrison, Indiana.  From whimsical to fine-art, beginner to advanced, there’s room for everyone who wants to create art and have fun doing it.

For information about meeting dates, times and location, please check the MEETING INFORMATION page.

GCDA is a non-profit organization formed in September 1980. The purpose is to promote interest in decorative painting and provide programs to increase learning and skills in a relaxed and fun environment.   Membership includes the tri-state areas of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and beyond.

If you enjoy creating art – regardless of your skill level – come join us for the fun!

10 responses

  1. I’m interested in joining this group please tell me how I do so. Thank you very much.

    1. Hi Susan! If you will send an email to me, Pat Hull, at mphull92@gmail.com, I will send you information about GCDA. I look forward to hearing from you! Thank you for your interest!

  2. Love art & always up to learn something new.

  3. Please add me too. judirevercomb@yahoo.com

  4. Would love information regarding GCDA membership and subsequent classes especially in acrylic paints.

    1. Hi Linda! I would be happy to send you information. I’m the newsletter editor and if you would send your email addy to me at mphull92@gmail.com, I will email the December issue just published. Acrylic projects seem to be the predominant medium for classes that are taught after our meetings, but some members also work in oils, watercolor, colored pencil and mixed media. A brochure for our annual 3-day painting retreat will be available shortly online. If you explore this website, you will find a lot of information about our club activities and issues of past newsletters. Do you live in the Greater Cincinnati area, including Dayton, Indiana and parts of northern Kentucky? Our members come from all over. Thank you for your interest in GCDA. I hope to hear back from you soon!

  5. It’s it possible to get on your mailing list?

    Kind regards,
    Susan Rhodes

    1. Susan, I have added you to the distribution list. Apologies for not seeing your message until now.

  6. Interested in your April tetreat

    1. Eileen, If you will provide your email address, I will put you on the list to receive information about the 2023 retreat. The dates are April 14, 15, 16.

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