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.

August 19th: Line and Shape – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn the basics of line and shape and will use their knowledge to create a variety of invented images.

August 26th: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of line and shape to render an image of an observed object.

September 2nd: No Class.

September 9th: Understanding Colors – Oil Pastels. Students will learn basic color mixing rules and will use them to create a colorful image.

September 16th: Painting Basics – Acrylic Paints. Students will learn the basics of how to use a paintbrush and palette. Students will use their knowledge to create a colorful image of an observed object.

September 23rd: Face Drawing Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules for drawing a human face.

September 30th: Face Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will complete their portrait drawing.

October 7th: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will work together to create a large-scale portrait inspired by the artwork of Chuck Close.

October 14th: Keith Haring Figure Drawing – Graphite Pencil/ Marker. Students will use Keith Haring’s artwork to help them understand basic figure drawing principles.

October 21st: Figure Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use line, shape, and details, to draw a realistic representation of a person.

October 28th: Monster Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of figure drawing and a creative license to distort proportions and create several creature drawings.

November 4th: Tree Painting– Acrylic Paint.s Students will learn several different ways to use their Paint.brush to create a colorful image of a tree. November 11th: Leaf Drawing – Oil Pastel/ Watercolors Students will use observation of line and shape to draw fallen leaves.

November 18th: Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, lines, and details to draw realistic animals.

November 25th: No Class

December 2nd: Clay Vessel (Day 1)– Air-dry Clay – Acrylic Paint. Students will use a hand building method to create a small clay vessel.

December 9th: Clay Vessel (Day 2) – Air-dry Clay – Acrylic Paint. Students will Paint. a story on their clay vessel.

December 16th, 23rd, and 30th: No Class (Classes Resume January 6th)


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.
August 19th: Blind Contour Drawing - Colored Pencil. Students will learn a drawing technique that teaches careful observation and hand-eye coordination.

August 26th: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of drawing from observation and will render an image of selected objects.

September 2nd: No Class.

September 9th: Value Drawing Day 1 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn different techniques for drawing with value.

September 16th: Value Drawing Day 2 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of value drawing to add dimension to a drawn object.

September 23rd: Composition with Shapes – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of composition and will use them to carefully assemble imagery using shapes.

September 30th: Understanding Color – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn basic and advanced color mixing techniques and principles.

October 7th: William Wegman Painting Day 1 – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of William Wegman as inspiration for completing their own painting.

October 14th: William Wegman Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paint. Students will finish their William Wegman inspired painting.

October 21st: Portrait Drawing (Day 1) - Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

October 28th: Portrait Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

November 4th: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of Chuck Close as inspiration for creating their own large scale portrait.

November 11th: Figure Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn Basic figure drawing techniques.

November 18th: Figure Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of the figure to draw a realistic person from observation.

November 25th: No Class

December 2nd: Paint. Like the “Masters” – Acrylic Paint. Students will select a famous Paintingand will try to create their own version of it by duplicating the colors and the brush techniques.

December 9th: Paint. Like the “Masters” – Acrylic Paint. Students will select a famous Paintingand will try to create their own version of it by duplicating the colors and the brush techniques.

December 16th, 23rd, and 30th: No Class (Classes Resume January 6th)



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.
August 19th: Blind Contour Drawing - Colored Pencil. Students will learn a drawing technique that teaches careful observation and hand-eye coordination.

August 26th: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of drawing from observation and will render an image of selected objects.

September 2nd: No Class.

September 9th: Charcoal Still Life Drawing Day 1 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will use charcoal and value to render observed objects.

September 16th: Charcoal Still Life Drawing Day 2 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will finish their observational drawing.

September 23rd: Composition with Shapes – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of composition and will use them to carefully assemble imagery using shapes.

September 30th: Understanding Color – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn basic and advanced color mixing techniques and principles.

October 7th: Self Directed Color Project Day 1 – Acrylic Paint. Students will render an image of an observed object in color.

October 14th: William Wegman Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paint. Students will finish their observational painting.

October 21st: Portrait Drawing (Day 1) - Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

October 28th: Portrait Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

November 4th: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of Chuck Close as inspiration for creating their own large scale portrait.

November 11th: Figure Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn Basic figure drawing techniques.

November 18th: Figure Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of the figure to draw a realistic person from observation.

November 25th: No Class December 2nd: Paint. Like the “Masters” – Acrylic Paint. Students will select a famous Paintingand will try to create their own version of it by duplicating the colors and the brush techniques.

December 9th: Paint. Like the “Masters” – Acrylic Paint. Students will select a famous Paintingand will try to create their own version of it by duplicating the colors and the brush techniques.

December 16th, 23rd, and 30th: No Class, (Classes Resume January 6th)




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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.