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.
"It's Always The Write Time"
When: Saturday May 22nd, 9:30am-3:30pm 6 HOUR SESSION
Where: Book Arts Studio, 3rd Floor
Spring will be springing and the creative juices will be flowing!
It’s Always the WRITE TIME; a day of creative writing with Mimi Chenfeld. 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.
Bring a lunch and water bottle, lots of paper and pens.
"Experimental Abstract - Seeing | Understanding | Creating"
June 24th + 25th
9AM – 4PM
Join artist and Cultural Arts Center’s Todd Camp on a fun-filled 2-day, exploratory adventure to find your unique artistic voice through abstract art making. Unconventional materials including mastic, tar, glues, house paint, collage and more will be used to broaden your painting repertoire. Space is limited to 15 students – some supplies provided. Additional materials list at time of registration.
"Figure En Plein Air"
July 7th – 9th
8:30AM – 12PM
Combine the joys of plein air painting with figure painting! Unlike working in the studio, plein air artists work with changing light and weather. Painting the figure outside, we will have the opportunity to observe how natural light affects the colors we observe on the model. We will begin with short poses for block-ins and color studies, and build up to a longer pose. Students work alongside the instructor, watch demos, and receive individual feedback.
"Surface Design: Methods and Techniques of Creativity"
July 8th + 9th
9AM – 4PM
Let your imagination run wild in this workshop designed for students to explore many easy and fun mixed-media techniques on fabric. Many applications presented in this workshop involve the liberal use of paint, inks, sewing, collage and more on a surface of your choice. Many supplies provided as well as a materials list for students.
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:
- Creative writing
- Japanese raku pottery
- Jewelry setting
- Oil painting
- Ceramic molds