2014 CMA Summer Art Workshops

Please contact Susie Underwood at 614-629-5940 or for more details.


Entering Preschool (4 yrs old minimum):

June 16th 20th
9:00am – Noon
Instructor: Maggie Boggess with Columbus Children's Theater

Preschoolers will explore movement through creative play and unique materials, while discovering moving works of art. They’ll make prints with auto parts, create a race course for their box cars, and send objects flying on their homemade mobiles.


Cave Kids
August 4th -8th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Susie Underwood

Enter a prehistoric world of dinosaurs, caves, and ancient artifacts. Preschoolers will dig up their own fossils, create spectacular cave paintings, and fashion their own furry clothes to look the part. Friends and families will go on a spooky cave hunt!


Entering Kindergarten-1st Grade

Party Down!
June 16th -20th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Maggie Boggess with Columbus Children's Theater

Students will explore birthday party traditions from all over the world and throw a giant birthday party for friends and family. Amidst sing-a-longs and cake building, they’ll create noise makers and candle paintings, while creating a giant collage of their own party memories. 


We Like to Move It, Move It
August 4th – 8th
9:00am – Noon
Instructor: Laura Koontz

This workshop is perfect for squirmy, wormy kids with tons of energy. They will get their wiggles out through a variety of activities, including dancing or games (like Limbo).  Their creative ideas will be incorporated into art projects that move.  Crank toys, kinetic costumes, collaborative painting, and stop motion videos are just a few of the fun ways they’ll express themselves through movement.


Entering 2nd-3rd Grade

Creature FX
July 21st – 25th
9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructors: Cat Lynch and Alvin White

Create an action-packed monster movie using low and high tech special effects. Design story boards, assemble giant monsters to smash a tiny city, and create homemade sound effects.  Family and friends will share popcorn while they check out the footage along with behind-the-scenes special features.


Fuzzy, Funky Creatures
June 23rd – 27th
9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Judy Gerdeman

Student artists will create over the top, one-of-a-kind muppet-style hand puppets as they learn basic sewing and pattern making skills.  These fuzzy, lovable puppets will then be embellished with hand-felted wool shapes. Finally, artists will play with different stage and television puppet techniques that they’ll test out on friends and families with a collaborative performance at the end of the week. 


Entering 4th- 5th Grade

The Lost Worlds Expedition
July 28th – August 1st
9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Brian Williams

Explore the lost worlds of real and imagined animals and document them in custom field journals. Design equipment and modes of transportation as you emulate the expeditions of real explorers from history. Perhaps you’ll even colonize new worlds for human habitation! Display artifacts for all to see in a custom cabinet of curiosities.


Fantasy Parade
July 7th – 11th
9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Jen Gillette

New Orleans comes to Ohio for one week only in this unique, carnivalesque workshop. Listen to the boisterous music of brass bands, experiment with professional theater production materials, and explore traditions. Students will create all the elements of an authentic Mardi Gras parade, including floats, costumes, masks, and banners.


Entering 6th–8th Grade

Ye Olde Faire!
July 14th – 18th
9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor: Jen Gillette

How doth thou fancy throwing a festival full of food, fun, leather, and armor? Student artists will build custom garb, create armor using leather and thermoplastics, and channel Renaissance artisans to find their festival persona. Will you be a performer, a silversmith, or a purveyor of tasty goods?  No matter, for it shall be a merry good time had by all, lords and ladies alike!


Video Postcards
July 7th – 11th
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Instructor: Corey Aumiller

Calling all adventure-seekers and explorers! Pack a bag for a trip through your memories, the museum, and downtown Columbus. Learn to edit videos, design your own postcards, and tell your favorite adventure stories in this multimedia workshop. Friends and parents can tag along by following a student-made blog.


Stop Motion Mania
July 7th – 11th
Instructor: Dan Gerdeman

Construct, deconstruct, build and destroy in this low meets high-tech film-making workshop. Students will experiment with a variety of materials, from cut paper to sand to clay, to create stop-motion masterpieces. Friends and family will experience a quick “How-To Animate” during the red carpet film premier.


Columbus Children’s Theater workshop @ the Columbus Museum of Art:

Lets Put On A Play (Entering 4th & 5th Grade)

Students will spend the afternoon swapping stories and creating characters in this challenging (but fun) course! We will explore creative writing, physical comedy and voice acting while developing our own original play. No one will want to miss the super Share Day performance on the final day of class.  Register at 

July 7-11        1pm-4pm        Columbus Museum of Art        $150


• Enrollment is limited to only 18 students for each workshop. 
• Half-day sessions - $140 for non-members / $120 for CMA members with member ID# ($20 savings)*
• Full-day sessions - $275 for non-members / $235 for CMA members with member ID# ($40 savings)*
• Workshop fees include top-notch creative instruction, art materials, and daily snacks.
• All workshops run Monday – Friday.
• Preschool and K-1 sessions are half-day sessions (Minimum Preschool age is 4 years old.)  Students must be potty trained. 
• All other CMA sessions are full-day and run 9:00am-4:00pm.
• Full day workshops include morning and afternoon snacks and supervised lunchtime. (Students must bring their own sack lunch.)
• To reserve a space in any workshop, full payment must be received upon registration. Registration will conclude three weeks prior to the date of the workshop or once full capacity is reached.
• Refund policy: A $25 fee will be charged for all cancellations before June 1. No refunds will be granted after June 1, 2014.
• A limited number of partial scholarships are available to students who are eligible for financial assistance. Please email or call 614-629-5940 to receive a scholarship application. All scholarship applications must be received by May 1, 2014.
Students must be going into grades indicated to register for workshops. No exceptions for siblings.


Registration for 2014 Summer Art Workshops has concluded.

We look forward to seeing you next summer!