One-Time Art Workshops



Our recurring art classes for adults are only part of our instructive offerings at the Cultural Arts Center. We also host a variety of shorter, more in-depth learning experiences on a wealth of subjects, from creative writing to raku pottery.
Class and workshop registration is handled through the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department’s registration site. If you do not have an account, you will need to sign up for one before registering for any classes or workshops.

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Summer Workshop Series

Our greatest concentration of artistic workshops takes place during the summer. The Cultural Arts Center Summer Workshop Series brings in talented artists from all across the country to present specialized workshops. These sessions usually take place in full-day classes over the course of about a week.

Mark Your Calendars!
2020 Visiting Artist Workshop Week
June 22 – 26, 2020

Cloissoné Enameling
Techniques For Enriching Cloissoné Enameling: Adding Texture, Pattern, and Markings
Instructor: Amy Lyons

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Color in the Landscape
Explorations in Color Mixing, Field Prep Techniques, and Landscape Study Through Painting
Instructor: Karen Rumora

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Exploring Surface Design
Surface Design Applications for Ceramics
Instructor: Eric Rausch

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Special Workshop Sessions

“Calligraphy – It’s Not Just For Bibles Anymore!” – A Calligraphy Workshop with Carol Kimball & Sandy Schaadt

Learn the art of beautiful writing in this basic, introductory course with Carol Kimball & Sandy Schaadt, members of the Calligraphy Guild of Columbus. You’ll learn the fundamentals of hand lettering in this three hour program. Fee includes handouts and guide sheets, and only costs $20!

Saturday March 7th, 2020 | 10AM – 1PM
Book Arts Studio, 3rd Floor
Cost: $20

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“It’s Always the Write Time” – A Creative Writing Workshop with Mimi Chenfeld!

It’s Always the WRITE TIME; a day of creative writing. Starting with warm-up exercises, loosening ideas for writers of all levels, all genres or undecideds! Just as our bodies need to be flexible and strong before we can choreograph dances, we need to strengthen our freedom of spirit, openness, flexibility and courage and willingness to be playful and enjoy the PROCESS of creativity and the written word! This will be an amazing process full of surprises and open doors welcoming exciting ideas.

This will be a joyful, warm, safe gathering of writers and ideas! Bring lots of paper, dress comfortably, bring a lunch, open minds and hearts necessary! Our only limit is TIME!

Saturday March 21st, 2020 | 10AM – 2PM
Book Arts Studio, 3rd Floor
Cost: $15

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The Cultural Arts Center Workshop Experience

Our periodically scheduled workshops, most of them taking place over the summer, are designed to be concentrated experiences focused on specific areas of artistic expression. They allow attendees to try something new without having to commit to our standard 7-8 week classes, and often explore mediums and art forms not typically offered in our lengthier classes. Subjects offered have included:

  • Calligraphy
  • Creative writing
  • Japanese raku pottery
  • Jewelry setting
  • Oil painting
  • Ceramic molds
  • Sewing
Interested in learning more about our summertime and special workshops? Contact the Cultural Arts Center today!