Summer Art Workshops
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Summer Art Workshops for Students

$300 Non-Member / $255 Member
Students entering grades 1–8
Monday–Friday, 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

Play, experiment and create with us! Summer Art Workshops in the CMA Center for Creativity encourage the exploration of ideas through imaginative play, exploration of art materials, and lively gallery games.

9:00 AM–4:00 PM

5 days of in-person instruction at the Columbus Museum of Art for students entering 1st–8th Grade. Classes will be offered each week with the same theme split by grades. Students will be able to explore the galleries through private tours, have downtime outside on the gardens and have access to a variety of creative materials. Class sizes vary from 10 to 16 students.

Full refunds will be issued for cancellations prior to May 5. Cancellations after May 5 will result in a 50% refund.

For questions or information about our need-based scholarships contact Megan Green at 614.629.0369 or Columbus Museum of Art offers a limited number of partial, need-based scholarships for each Workshop. Please note that completion of this form does NOT secure Summer Art Workshop registration. Scholarship applications close April 16. Apply here.


Gadgets and Gizmos–Explore the gadgets and gizmos artists use in making art as we apply these tools to our own art making.

The Great Outdoors–Allow nature to take hold as we explore the elements and terrains of the great outdoors. Reach the far depths of space or explore garden spaces. Nature takes hold as we go on hikes around the Museum.

Paws and Claws–Explore art making activities with animals as our theme. From household pets to wilderness creatures, we will craft, sculpt and make animals big and small.


July 24–July 28

Paws and Claws (Grades 1–2, 3–4 and 6–8)

1st–2nd Grade with Grace Mitchener
BIG IDEA: Befriend the animals around us as we explore these companions through storytelling and character development.

3rd–4th Grade with LaShae Boyd
BIG IDEA: Spend the week defining uniqueness through studying characteristics of various animals! What are some things that make you different in your own special way?

3rd–4th Grade Paws and Claws

6th–8th Grade with Sam Rietenbach
BIG IDEA: Learn about how art can enhance our environments. Through murals, street art, and community art.

6th–8th Grade Paws and Claws

Has one of the Workshops sold out that you wanted?
Add your name to this waitlist. Should an opening slot become available, you will be contacted by email.

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