My CMA Studio
Explore experiences for all ages

My CMA Studio provides an opportunity to experiment, play, imagine, take risks and solve problems while exploring creativity and thinking like an artist. In-person programs are designed for intergenerational hands-on experiences within our studio spaces, located within the Center for Creativity. Virtual prompts are provided for at home use with materials easily found in your home studio or kitchen.

Share your creativity using our prompts, our hashtag #myCMAstudio and allow our workspace to be your own Studio when you visit the Columbus Museum of Art.

We are excited to offer My CMA Studio Sensory Hours for Open Studio, Spring, Summer, and Winter Art Breaks!
Visitors are invited to enjoy the first hour of select programs as a sensory-friendly space.

Sensory offerings include:
• Overhead lights off with dimming lamps
• Closed closet
• Limited seating
• Sound-canceling headphones
• Weighted blankets and fidget items

Studio Experiences

Open Studio

Every Saturday from 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Sensory hour is from 10:00–11:00 AM

Open Studio at CMA engages creative thinking through material exploration and monthly themes. Open Studio experiences are included with admission to CMA, materials and supplies provided.
Monthly Studio Themes

June & July Theme: Groovy Summer
Vibes are sunny, colorful, and full of flower power. Stay cool and get creative in the studio with a 70s inspired color palette, peace signs and smiley faces.

Summer Art Breaks

Summer Art Breaks

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
June 18–27 & July 30–August 15, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM
Sensory hour from 10:00–11:00 AM

Take a break from the heat with summer art making activities in My CMA Studio!

Summer Art Breaks are included with cost of admission and open to all ages.
Summer Art Breaks supported by

Home School Workshops

Home School Workshops will return in the fall of 2024

Homeschool students in grades 1–8 can explore and create in this 1-hour experience. Each month features a new topic inspired by our studio prompts.

Registration includes a 60-minute Studio Thinking Workshop, followed by a 30-minute Open Studio experience. Caregivers are encouraged to drop-off their student in the Studio and then connect with other caregivers in the adjacent studio space or enjoy downtime in the galleries or café.

Studio Thinking Workshops

Age: K-12th
Length: 50 min.
Cost per student: $6

Studio Thinking Workshops develop innovative problem-solving skills. Learning department staff prompt students with surprising creativity challenges, using unexpected materials and techniques. Each 50-minute workshop can be tailored to specific themes. Pair a Studio Thinking Workshop with any of our 50-minute tours for an additional $6 per student.

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Studio at Home Web Series

Discover fun and engaging art-making activities for all ages to enjoy without leaving home.

This 3-part Studio at Home Web Series was created in collaboration with artists Richard “Duarte” Brown and recorded by Donte Woods-Spikes. We hope you have a great time learning, watching, and making art with your family alongside Duarte!

Each episode comes with a full set of written instructions and suggested supplies. Activities include creating Button People, Mixed Media Clay Figures, and a Paper Bag Journal.

Watch Episodes Here


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