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Teens, Photography, & Columbus

Teens, Photography, & Columbus

Utilizing the power of photography to engage teens in socially relevant conversations, the Columbus Museum of Art’s Columbus In Focus program invites students from two Columbus City high schools, Linden McKinley and Marion Franklin, to examine the rich history of Read More…

Posted in CMA for Teens, Day to Day, Musings from the Center for Creativity
Critical Thinking & Art

Critical Thinking & Art

What would you say if someone asked you, “What really matters to you?” It seems like that might be a straightforward question, but take a moment to think about it. Now think about what you might have said when you Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Paid to Play

Paid to Play

If you spend time in the Wonder Room, chances are you will meet Alvin. Alvin White has a very important job at CMA.  He gets paid to play. It may seem odd that we pay someone to play.  But many Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Holiday Shopping Gets a Handmade Makeover

Holiday Shopping Gets a Handmade Makeover

I love the holiday season. I really do. I love the lights, the music, the decorations, the baking, the shopping, and, most of all, the Christmas tree. I know that many people (including my roommate, who has been proclaiming “Bah Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Going for It

Going for It

There is something magical about these 3 little words: “Going for it!” I’ve realized this a lot lately. My friend Susie’s boyfriend, Dan, dressed up as Macho Man Randy Savage for Halloween this year, and she costumed as his longtime Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Making Time to Play & Dream

Making Time to Play & Dream

Got a minute? Chances are, you don’t.  Who doesn’t feel rushed these days? And this is not a new thing.  Three decades ago, I was a young elementary school teacher in Upper Arlington when David Elkind, a nationally recognized child Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Creative Costuming: Where Creativity Meets Parenting

Creative Costuming: Where Creativity Meets Parenting

Halloween has long been my favorite holiday. Since I was old enough to aim a glue gun, I’ve been creating my own costumes and, much to their chagrin, siblings’ costumes here or there along the way. I once made my Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Gaming and Creativity

Gaming and Creativity

Seriously now, roll a d20 and add your Creativity skill. Ok, I have no idea what that means, but my husband, an avid gamer, sure does. We have been married for seven years and I have had to listen to Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity
Push Play

Push Play

Looking back on some of my fondest memories, most began with, “Can Cassie come out to play?”  Why? Quite simply, because play is fun.  What if I use this beach towel as a flying carpet to travel to London to Read More…

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Make Your Own Fun

Make Your Own Fun

Times are tough, right?  With personal entertainment budgets suffering at the hands of student loan debt, rising food costs, and a thousand other matters, we’re forced to squeeze our entertainment budgets. I’ll tell you what my friends and I do: Read More…

Posted in Musings from the Center for Creativity