Columbus Art Classes for Kids - Columbus Music and Art Academy

Art Classes


Annual gallery displaying artwork from all art students

About

Columbus Music and Art Academy offers drawing and painting classes for children ages 4-18 from Columbus, Dublin, Powell and other central Ohio communities. The art classes aim to develop

  • Imagination
  • Creativity
  • Discipline
  • Problem solving skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Cultural and historical awareness
  • Art appreciation
  • Ability to make aesthetic judgments
  • Strong drawing and painting skills
  • And much more...

During art lessons children learn correct drawing and painting techniques, line movement, shading, proportions, composition, and color concepts. Each child receives personal attention from the art instructor.

At the end of the school year art students submit their artworks to the Annual Art Exhibition that is traditionally held in May.

Groups

Ages 4-7

Students in these classes learn how to draw and paint by using basic shapes to build their artwork. Projects include inspiration from different artists, nature, and design. Step by step lessons ensure that your child creates a successful piece of artwork while learning basic art techniques.

March 11th: Local Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of shape, line, value, and texture to draw an image of an animal that they might see in their own back yard.

March 18th: Seurat Landscape – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of Georges Seurat as inspiration for creating their own landscape painting using the color mixing technique of pointillism.

March 25th: Aerial Landscape – Watercolor Pencil. Students will render an image of a landscape from above using aerial perspective.

April 1st: Figure in Motion Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn several techniques for showing a figure in motion.

April 8th: Georgia O’Keeffe Abstracts – Water Colors. Students will use the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for creating their own abstract paintings.

April 15th: No Class.

April 22nd: Outside Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of line and shape to render images of flowers and plants.

April 29th: Abstract Prints – Water based Printing Ink Students will learn about Abstract Art and will create their own composition using a printmaking technique.

May 6th: Kandinsky’s Musical Abstracts – Watercolor Paints. Students will use the artwork of Vassily Kandinsky as inspiration for creating their own abstract paintings inspired by music.

May 13th: Drawing Games – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn several drawing exercises that require cooperation and collaboration.



Ages 7-12

Using painting and drawing, students in these classes will refine their skills and have much opportunity to make their own artistic decisions. Students will be given more opportunity to talk about their artwork and the artwork of peers and professionals.
March 11th: Invented Perspective Interior Space Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. . Students will use their knowledge of perspective to render an invented interior space.

March 18th: Invented Perspective Interior Space Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of perspective to render an invented interior space.

March 25th: Impressionist Inspired Landscape Painting - Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of the impressionist movement as inspiration for rendering their own colorful image of a chosen landscape scene.

April 1st: Figure in Motion Drawing Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn and use several techniques for drawing a figure in motion.

April 8th: Figure in Motion Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn and use several techniques for drawing a figure in motion.

April 15th: No Class.

April 22nd: Outside Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of line, shape, texture and value to render images of observed plants and architecture.

April 29th: Final Drawing Day 1 – Graphite or Charcoal Pencil. Students will explore a chosen subject matter with graphite or charcoal.

May 6th: Final Drawing Day 2 – Graphite or Charcoal Pencil. Students will explore a chosen subject matter with graphite or charcoal.

May 13th: Final Drawing Day 3 – Graphite or Charcoal Pencil. Students will explore a chosen subject matter with graphite or charcoal.



Ages 12+

This class is the most advanced and allows students to develop their own project from a given example. Oil painting, perspective drawing, portraiture, and design are taught in this class. Students receive one on one instruction to enhance their developing artistic skills.
March 11th: Interior Perspective Drawing Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of perspective to render an image of an observed interior space.

March 18th: Interior Perspective Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of perspective to render an image of an observed interior space.

March 25th: Impressionist Inspired Landscape Painting - Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of the impressionist movement as inspiration for rendering their own colorful image of a chosen landscape scene.

April 1st: Figure in Motion Drawing Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn and use several techniques for drawing a figure in motion.

April 8th: Figure in Motion Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn and use several techniques for drawing a figure in motion.

April 15th: No Class.

April 22nd: Outside Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of line, shape, texture and value to render images of observed plants and architecture.

April 29th: Final Project Day 1 – Chosen Medium. Students will explore a subject of their choosing with a selected Medium.

May 6th: Final Project Day 2 – Chosen Medium. Students will explore a subject of their choosing with a selected Medium.

May 13th: Final Project Day 3 – Chosen Medium. Students will explore a subject of their choosing with a selected Medium.




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Staff

Erik Kotheimer

Erik Kotheimer Art Instructor

Erik Kotheimer has been teaching drawing and painting classes at Columbus Music and Art Academy since 2009. He teaches classes for all ages and skill levels.

Erik is an Ohio native, from the Cleveland-Akron area. He received a Bachelors degree in Art Education from Kent State University in 2006. Upon graduating he moved to the Columbus area to pursue a full time teaching position in a school system, but fell in love with working with small groups of gifted students. Since then, he has had the opportunity to teach for a variety of institutions in the Columbus area including the Art for a Child's Safe America Foundation,The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department, The McConnell Arts Center in Worthington, The City of Upper Arlington, Blick Art Materials, and Girl Scouts of America.