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.

Studio Experiences

Open Studio

Every Saturday from 10:30 AM–3:30 PM
NOTE: There will not be an Open Studio session on January 27 due to Wonderball

Open Studio at CMA engages creative thinking through material exploration and monthly BIG IDEA’s, with local teaching artists joining us once a month. Open Studio experiences are included with admission to CMA, materials and supplies provided.
Monthly Studio Themes

February Theme: Paws and Claws
Join us on a wild artistic adventure! From furry home companions to exotic beasts, let’s unleash our creativity by crafting animal-inspired masterpieces. Can’t wait to see what creatures we’ll create!

March Theme: Birds
Birds are more than just feathered friends; they’re pollinators, symbols, and omens galore! Embark on an exciting journey into their world through various art forms. Join us at the Open Studio to spread your wings!
Teaching Artist Schedule
February 10: Joziah Pollard
March 9: Mary Ann Crago

Birthday Parties at CMA

For ages 4–11
Birthday parties are hosted on Saturdays and Sundays with two timed offerings: 10:00–11:30 AM or 12:30–2:00 PM.

The Center for Creativity is the perfect place for your child’s next birthday party! We offer unique, playful, hands-on parties for children ages 4 to 11. Each party includes free general admission to the Museum, decorations, interactive games and art-making stations. Guests leave with a creativity bag and are invited to explore the galleries before they depart for the day.

Birthday parties at CMA are $300 for members and $375 for nonmembers.

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Home School Workshops

First Wednesday of the month, October–March, 10:30 AM–12:00 PM

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.

Registration is $20 per student per workshop for nonmembers, Member price is $13 per student per workshop. Fees include Museum admission for the student and one accompanying adult.

Spring Art Breaks

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
March 19–April 11, 10:00 AM–1:00 PM

Spend your spring break getting creative in My CMA Studio!

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

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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