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Welcome to The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center

Welcome to Baker Hunt, a legacy of Margaretta Baker Hunt, instructing youth and adults of the region for almost 90 years. You will find that our Center is a place where curiosity, inspiration and exploration are the menu of the day. We offer a unique opportunity for those wishing to experiment and practice drawing, painting, photography, pottery, yoga, tai chi, dance and other numerous artistic and cultural outlets and endeavors.

Our instructors are highly skilled and can provide direction to both the beginner and the most accomplished. Baker Hunt is a place where everyone can explore their creative side in a relaxed and comfortable environment.

Take a look at our over 40 courses and workshops. We are sure that you will find something that inspires and excites you. A class at Baker Hunt also makes for an excellent gift idea with gift certificates available.

So, come experience Baker Hunt, where anything is possible!!

Ray Kingsbury

Executive Director

Explore your creativity at The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center. The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center in Covington offers classes in drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, quilting, language, dance and yoga for children and adults. We serve more than 1,500 students from the tri-state area annually.

We schedule a variety of creative programs each year during three sessions: Fall, Winter and Summer. Classes include:

  • Acrylic Painting
  • Oil Painting
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Pastels
  • Drawing
  • Manga Drawing
  • Cartooning
  • Film
  • Digital
  • Clay
  • Pottery
  • Mosaics
  • Quilting/Fabric Art
  • Languages
  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Salsa
  • Yoga

Professional instructors

Our professional instructors will help you explore your creative side, no matter what your skill level. You’ll find a wide range of instruction for students from beginner to intermediate to advanced. Classes run from 6 weeks – 12 weeks, depending on the session.

You’ll also find a flexible schedule of classes to meet your needs. We offer courses evenings, weekends and during the day to accommodate adults and families. Parents who home school their children will find art classes available during the school day. We also offer special-interest workshops throughout the year, on a variety of topics including figure drawing, art appreciation, gardening, and picture framing.

A beautiful campus

If you’re looking for inspiration, you won’t find a more beautiful place to pursue your art! The Center’s 3.5-acre campus includes two stately mansions, a 1920s auditorium, and studio space set on the beautifully landscaped grounds in the Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood of Covington. One stroll through the award-winning Baker Hunt Victorian gardens will awaken your creativity! Convenient free parking is available in the well-lit, off-street lot on our campus.

A Rich Tradition of Arts Education

The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center is named for Margaretta Baker Hunt, who established the Baker Hunt Foundation in spring of 1922, to encourage the study of art, education, and science and to promote the good works of religion in Covington.

Many of the societies and associations in Covington began meeting at the Hunt home. The cornerstone of the Covington Natural History Museum was laid on June 29, 1929. Kate Scudder’s home, the Scudder House, later became the home of the Covington Art Club.

A 90-year legacy

The present day Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center campus includes the Baker Hunt Mansion and Family Museum, the Kate Scudder House and the Auditorium and Studio.

Margaretta Baker Hunt left her home and fortune as a perpetual trust to promote community art education. Nearly 90 years later, her legacy continues to be one of the area’s most unique educational and artistic treasures.

Our Mission

Here at Baker Hunt our mission is to provide professional art instruction in a compelling learning environment for the enrichment of studies in the Arts and Humanities.

The Baker Hunt Art and Cultural Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in our community through art education and cultural enrichment.

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