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Connector Series and Creative Community at Columbus Museum of Art

Connector Series and Creative Community at Columbus Museum of Art

If you happen to wander into CMA on the second Saturday of any month, you will be greeted with a surprising and participatory experience called the Connector Series. What is this “Connector Series,” you ask? Here’s the short answer: Connector Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
What Creativity Can Look and Sound Like

What Creativity Can Look and Sound Like

The bird nest making area in the Wonder Room is one of my favorite places to interact and observe visitors. They create, tell stories, and laugh with each other. What does this creative process look and sound like? For Gail, Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Global Weekend of Play 2014

Global Weekend of Play 2014

Join CMA’s Center for Creativity for a Global Weekend of Play, October 4 & 5 at the Columbus Museum of Art. After a huge turnout in 2013, the community cardboard challenge is back! Started by the Imagination Foundation, Global Day Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Listening Ears and Sensitive Antennae

Listening Ears and Sensitive Antennae

What does it mean to truly listen— to our students and to each other? During my first visit to the Bumble Bee classroom as part of CMA’s Imagine That program, I asked the class to tell me what some of Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Inspired by LEGO: A Family Story

Inspired by LEGO: A Family Story

LEGO bricks provide inspiration for many families to be creative. We talked with the Gonzalez family, last year’s LEGO DESIGN Challenge winner to get the scoop. How did you decide what you were going to build? (What were some of the Read More…

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Wallowing in the MUD: Making Use of Documentation Copy

Wallowing in the MUD: Making Use of Documentation Copy

In the past three years as Visiting Education Scholar at the Columbus Museum of Art, I’ve noticed something astounding happening in the museum’s education department. It’s transformative… and it is going viral, spreading to the children, teens, and adults who Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Homago, Connected Learning, and Teen After School Programming

Homago, Connected Learning, and Teen After School Programming

If you’ve attended CMA on a Thursday night, chances are you’ve noticed teenage visitors in the Center for Creativity playing Xbox, creating sculptures, composing songs, or even hanging out with friends. The CMA Teen Open Studio is a part of Read More…

Posted in CMA for Teens, Musings from the Center for Creativity
Middle School Redo and Role Models

Middle School Redo and Role Models

My name is Alvin White, and I am a Teaching Artist at the Columbus Museum of Art. Imagine walking into a middle school classroom and you’ve become the star of 6th, 7th and 8th grade. Students are high-fiving you, asking Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of a Museum Educator

Inside the Strange and Wonderful World of a Museum Educator

If you’ve ever worked in the field of museum education, you know that people “on the outside” have no idea what that means. “That must be so fun,” we hear a lot. Yes, it is fun! However, no, we don’t Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Project Pivot Teens at Roy G. Biv Gallery

Project Pivot Teens at Roy G. Biv Gallery

If you were one of the more than 500 visitors to this month’s Gallery Hop in the Short North, you might have been stopped by a strange traveler outside of the ROY G BIV Gallery, and beckoned onwards to explore Read More…

Posted in CMA for Teens, Musings from the Center for Creativity