In-Person Studio Experiences:
Open Studio at CMA engages creative thinking through material exploration with local teaching artists and community partner, Ohio Alliance for Arts Education (OAAE). Teaching artists lead each program based on monthly prompts and provide creative instruction.
Open Studio Hours: 11:00 AM–2:00 PM. Open Studio experiences are included with admission to CMA, materials and supplies provided.
October 23, 2021: Tiana Ferguson-Nieves, Theme: Movement
Her art is primarily focused on mixed media and line art. She has worked with the art in the House program for over 3 years.
November 27, 2021: Richard Duarte Brown, Theme: Gathering
Mixed Media painter makes art as an extension of his voice since a young boy of the age of six. Duarte has carried and shared his gift of an Arts educator and a collaborator with creatives of all ages advocating for young people throughout Columbus to be resourceful and relentless in following their dreams.
December 18, 2021: Malik Carrington, Theme: Self-Expression
An artist that tries to paint the feeling of togetherness and family. Malik also believes having good people around brings more life to the painting. Malik likes hearing the feedback and perceptions of what his piece means to the audience.
January 29, 2022: Jaden Taylor, Theme: Self-Portraits
She is a nineteen-year-old artist and photographer based in Columbus, Ohio. Taylor graduated from Fort Hayes High School and Career Center in 2020 and is currently majoring in Art Education at Columbus State Community College. Working with the Ohio Alliance has positively impacted her career as an artist since 2019. Favorite mediums of art include: Mixed Media, Painting, and Film Photography.
February 26, 2022: Wendy Kendrick, Theme: Growth
Heavily influenced during the early part of her career by the work of Romare Bearden, Wendy Kendrick has applied her years of work with collage and mixed media to her current work in fabric. Kendrick uses skills learned as a child from her seamstress grandmother and applies them with a contemporary view.
Winter Art Breaks
December 21‒23 and December 28‒30
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Drop-in program, included with admission.
Stop by the Studio for creative activities for young families and teens while school is out for winter break.
Explore the techniques and creativity of Aminah Robinson. All the items in your Aminah in a Box are designed to surround yourself in ideas inspiration and experiences that tell your own story through the creative lens and artistry of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. These boxes can be used for both the Studio Workshops, geared toward young learners and families, and the Aminah’s Art Practice which is geared toward adults. Aminah’s Studio in a Box* is $30 for members $40 for nonmembers.
Your Outdoor Creativity Kit is designed to engage a child with the world around them.
Explore watercolors using new tools as paintbrushes, play with chalk and create interactive games, design a mosaic garden sculptures and create a set of binoculars to view the great outdoors in a new light.
Outdoor Creativity Kits are designed for children aged 4 +.
Outdoor Creativity Kits* are $40 for nonmembers $30 for members. All boxes can be shipped or picked up Wednesday – Sunday from 12-5 PM, and the purchaser will notified when it’s ready for pick-up.
Experience the excitement of opening your box which will reveal a smorgasbord of art supplies that will kick-start hours of imaginative play and creative experimentation. Your Studio in a Box will include: watercolors, crayons, markers, postcards, stickers and lots of additional bizarre and delightful arts and craft supplies. Consider subscribing to Studio in a Box to fully stock your home studio as supplies change monthly.
Studio in a Box* is $30 for nonmembers $25 for members. All boxes can be shipped or picked up Wednesday – Sunday from 12-5 PM, and the purchaser will notified when it’s ready for pick-up.
*Please allow up to two weeks to receive your box. For questions about Studio in a Box or Studio Workshops, please contact Studio Manager Megan Green.
Boxes available in bulk for schools, libraries and community centers.