About GCDA – Welcome to Our Colorful World!


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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. Chapter meetings are followed by a 3 to 4 -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 as an affiliated chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters (SDP). 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!

2 responses

  1. I have moved back to the cincinnati area and would like to rejoin the group. I was a member in the 80s,90s and early 2000s.

    1. Hi Sherry! Please send your email address to me so that I can send you information. Pat Hull at mphull92@gmail.com.

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