Columbus is the epicenter for great leaders in the arts. With dozens of galleries and hundreds of exhibitions yearly, Columbusites care about having a strong arts presence in the community. Often those centers for the arts offer classes to the public. You may never become Monet, but you can reach their height of your own artistic potential!
139 West Main St.
Columbus, OH 43215
According to its website, the Cultural Arts Center's mission is:
Educate and expose our community to the visual arts;
Translate concepts of art, art history and art theory;
Present ideas and concepts in an environment conducive to learning and exploration;
Provide an opportunity for participants to interact with accomplished artists;
Provide experiences for appreciating, making and consuming art; and
Create an environment that honors and respects individual and collective inspiration, exploration, creativity, socialization, passion, discussion, learning, and sharing.
Serve as art ambassadors by communicating that the arts enhance the City's vitality and worth.
Classes offers include painting, drawing, jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, bronze casting, copper enameling, weaving, surface design, dyeing, book arts and printmaking.
1220 Bethel Road
Columbus, OH 43235
Designed for children, the art classes at Columbus Music and Art Academy is designed to "[help] children learn correct drawing and painting techniques, line movement, shading, proportions, composition, and color concepts. Each child gets personal attention from the art instructor."
The great thing about these classes is families are allowed a trial run!
543 South Main Street
Pataskala, OH 43062
From the website:
Art Soup invites students young and old, to discover the joy and the freedom of the creative process. For over 25 years it has been our mission to provide a nurturing environment to all skill levels, with an emphasis on individual expression and self-esteem.
The program accepts students of all ages and specializes in drawing, printmaking, design, mixed media and painting.
Another program open to all ages, this center offers:
Crafts: Pottery/Ceramics, Other
Dance/Movement: Tap, Modern, Jazz, Ballet, Other
Language Arts: Poetry (writing, performance), Fiction/Creative Writing, Public Reading
Media Arts: Film/Video
Visual Arts: Graphic Arts (drawing, printmaking, design), Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
(stone, clay, bronze, wire, wood), Painting (oils/acrylic), Painting (watercolor)