One Night, One Craft at the Contemporary Arts Center

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

I originally found out about the One Night, One Craft D.I.Y. session from my friend Paige from Cincy Whimsy. Her site has been a great resource to help me find out about unique adventures downtown.

My schedule didn’t line up last summer to attend a class, but I was determined to make it work for at least one class this year, even if it meant going solo. My friends couldn’t make it that night and I didn’t want to risk my calendar not working for future classes, so I went by myself anyway.

The environment was welcoming for both attendees who came solo or with friends. We sat at circular tables and our theme that night was Snowville Creamery’s Dairy DIY.

“Same Day Dairy® Philosophy- Snowville Creamery was formed in response to a lack of truly fresh, local dairy products. Our concept is to provide particularly wholesome and fresh milk from grass-grazing cows for retail sale in local markets, minimizing the distribution chain.”

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

This class was definitely out of my comfort zone! I’m not a great cook but I thought it would be would be good to stretch myself to learn more about making dairy items.

We learned how to make butter and even tried different combinations of ingredients with butter and various breads at the butter bar.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

We also learned about the process for making cheese and yogurt.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

We sampled the cheese while we were waiting for the best demo of the night.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

Ice cream made with a bicycle! Our class instructor repurposed this thrift store bicycle and gave it a greater destiny.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

There were a few volunteers who helped create our ice cream that evening.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

The ice cream making process on the bicycle takes longer than traditional ice cream makers so our class was grateful that our instructor brought extra ice cream with him. The ice cream was sooooo good! There really is a difference in the taste of homemade ice cream.

Overall, the class was really informative. I enjoyed learning something new and I like that the topics vary each week. Attending a class where we got to eat samples was also a bonus too.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

Make sure you check out the rest of the art museum during your visit.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

Every Monday from 5-9 the Contemporary Arts Center is FREE thanks to Macy’s.

One Night, One Craft at the CAC in Cincinnati

There are only a few craft nights left so make sure you sign up quick!

*The class is free but the material fee is $5 for CAC members and $8 for nonmembers.

July 14, 6-8 Old Sweater Upgrade

July 21, 6-8 Memory and Bookmaking

July 28, 6-8 Parlour’s Braid Bar

You can find out more information from the CAC website.

The Contemporary Arts Center is located at 44 E. 6th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.

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