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UC Clermont Art Gallery

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Season Information

Gallery Information


My Sketching Obsession

by Christina Wald

January 8 - March 22

Feb. 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Artist reception and book signing, Art Gallery, Snyder 140

Feb. 27, 2-3:20 p.m.

Artist-led drawing workshop, Fine Arts Lab, Snyder 153

drawing of a french canal

In July 2023, Christina Wald participated in a month-long artist residency in the Champagne region of France in a small village called Chateau d'Orquevaux.

Wald sketched and kept a daily journal of the experience of living in a hunting castle and creating art with two groups of creatives.

The current exhibit is a collection of work from that effort.



Maori house

Christina Wald is an illustrator and designer. She has illustrated more than 60 picture books. Her latest books — “Sloth’s Treehouse Inn” (San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance Press), “Return to Kew Gardens” (Phinda Publishing; an exclusive for Kew Gardens in London) and “The Train Rolls on to the North Pole” — were released in 2022. “Hadori Stands Up” was released summer 2023, as was “Sketching Here & Everywhere: My Sketching Obsession,” a book showcasing sketches and Wald’s personal journey as an artist.  

Wald launched the Cincinnati Urban Sketchers Chapter and is the social media coordinator for the international Urban Sketchers nonprofit. She also teaches illustration and narrative storytelling at Northern Kentucky University. 

The artist’s latest book, “Sketching Here & Everywhere: My Sketching Obsession”, showcases her sketches and personal journey as an illustrator and product designer. The book covers sketching from life, urban sketching and sketching from one’s imagination, as well as exercises that Wald developed while working with students.  

Christina Wald's book "Sketching Here & Everywhere: My Sketching Obsession" will be available for purchase at the artist reception.


artist Saad Ghosn

Christina Wald specializes in illustration, toy and giftware design, and product design. She has illustrated over 60 children's books and done artwork for many other books, magazines, packaging, and products. 

She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Industrial Design.

Her obsessions include travel, reading, comics, audiobooks, movies, good TV, stand-up comedy, musicals, game nights, design, animation, urban sketching, sketching, and weird history.

She runs Cincinnati's weekly Illustrators Lunch (join on Facebook) and is part of the team that manages Urban Sketchers Cincinnati.

Visit christinawald.com for more information.  


Gallery Hours

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment
Located in Snyder building, room 140
The gallery schedule is subject to change.

All gallery exhibits, receptions and special events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Community Arts at 513-558-1215 or via email at clc-artsandevents@uc.edu.