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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Fantastic Summer Workshops - Coming Soon!

It’s Always The WRITE Time

Join artist and writer Mimi Chenfeld for 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, 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. Bring a lunch and water bottle, lots of paper and pens.

Dates: 2 workshop offerings – May 7th and June 4th; both 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Cost: $30

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Carve + Cast + Set: Idea Generation to Completed Piece

Experience wax carving, lost wax casting, and stone setting in a fun, intensive five-day workshop. Learn step by step how to generate a drawing, carve wax, and make an investment mold. From there, you will cast your piece into metal and let the stone setting begin! This workshop is packed with planned projects and plenty of practice to learn prong set, flush set, channel set, and strip set. Advance your skills and learn tips and tricks on how to use these stone setting techniques into your own jewelry designs!

Skills needed: Advanced soldering skills, sawing experience, flex shaft comfortability and control, beginner stone setting skills, metalsmithing safety knowledge

Instructors: Bethany James & Christine Hill
Dates: June 21st – 25th; 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $395



Experimental Drawing & Painting with Marjaneh Abbasi

Join Marjaneh for fun and fast paced discoveries in mixed media. Participants will use various materials and techniques to create background texture as the basis for their work. Students will draw inspiration from the still life or clothed model (figure) coupled with their choice of material and experimental methods to create unique and personal artwork.

Dates: July 7th – 8th; 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $125



The Plein Air Portrait with Mary Jane Ward

Combine the joys of plein air painting with portrait painting! Unlike working in the studio*, plein air artists work with changing light and weather. Painting the portrait outside, we will have the opportunity to observe how natural light affects the colors we observe on the model. Students work alongside the instructor, watch demos, and receive individual feedback. Students may work in their preferred medium.

Dates: July 5th – 8th; 9AM – 4PM
Cost: $125

*This workshop meets in the CAC Courtyard, with use of the CAC Studio in case of inclement weather.


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!