Art Classes for Kids in Columbus Ohio - CMAA

Art Classes


Annual gallery displaying artwork from all art students

About

Columbus Music and Art Academy offers high-quality drawing and painting art classes for children ages 4-18 from Columbus, Dublin, Powell, Upper Arlington and other Central Ohio communities. The art classes teach children correct drawing and painting techniques, line movement, shading, proportions, composition, and color concepts. At the end of the school year art students submit their artworks to the Annual Art Exhibition that is traditionally held in May.

Why Columbus Music and Art Academy?

  • We offer a unique and very successful art curriculum with focus on drawing and painting.
  • Each child receives personal attention from the art instructor.
  • All students present their art works at the annual Art Exhibition.
  • In addition to art classes, our students can take choir and music theory classes.

Benefits of the Art Classes

Our art classes help children 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..

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 17: 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 24: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of line and shape to render an image of an observed object.

August 31: No Class.

September 7: Understanding Colors with Kandinsky – Oil Pastels . Students will learn basic color mixing rules and will use them to create a colorful image.

September 14: 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 21: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will work together to create a large-scale portrait inspired by the artwork of Chuck Close.

September 28: Face Drawing Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules for drawing a human face.

October 5: Face Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will complete their portrait drawing.

October 12: Keith Haring Figure Drawing – Graphite Pencil/ Marker. Students will use Keith Haring’s artwork to help them understand basic figure drawing principles.

October 19: Figure Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use line, shape, and details, to draw a realistic representation of a person.

October 26: 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 2: Leaf Drawing – Oil Pastel/ Watercolors Students will use observation of line and shape to draw fallen leaves.

November 9: Tree Painting– Acrylic Paints. Students will learn several different ways to use their paintbrush to create a colorful image of a tree.

November 16: Impressionist Landscape Painting – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of impressionist painters as inspiration for creating their own Landscape.

November 23: Texture Drawing – Pen and Ink. Students will learn how to create different patterns and textures with pen and ink.

November 30: No Class

December 7: Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, lines, and details to draw realistic animals.

December 14: Animal Relief Printing - Water based Ink Students will use their drawings from the previous class to create a multi colored relief print.

December 21 and 28: No Classes.

January 4: 3-D Drawing – Graphite Pencil/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn how to turn 2-Dimensional shapes into 3-Dimensional shapes using rules of perspective and value drawing.

January 11: Winter Landscape Painting – Graphite/ Acrylic Paints. Students will learn how to paint a winter landscape.

January 18: Wayne Thiebaud Painting – Acrylic Paints. Students will draw a 3-Dimensional food item and will paint it using the warm and cool color techniques of artist Wayne Thiebaud.

January 25: Snowflake Symmetry Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn about symmetry and will use it to render several detailed invented snowflakes.

February 1: Polar Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencils Students will learn how to use shape, line, value and texture to draw an image of a selected animal.

February 8: Polar Animal Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, line, value and texture to draw an image of a selected animal.

February 15: Profile Portrait Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to draw a portrait from a profile point of view.

February 22: Cartoon Faces – Graphite Pencils/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn how to break the rules of portrait drawing to invent their own creative faces.

February 29: Picasso Inspired Portraits – Acrylic Paints. Students will learn about Cubism and will create their own Cubist portrait painting.

March 7: Picasso Portraits Painting Day – Acrylic Paints Students will get a chance to paint their abstract portraits from the previous week.

March 14: Picasso’s Instruments and Collage – Mixed media Students will create their own abstract image of a musical instrument using paint and collage.

March 21: Motion Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several techniques for drawing an object in motion.

March 28: Drawing A Room – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn how to use perspective to draw a 3-dimensional interior space.

April 4: Impressionist Still Life Painting – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of Impressionist Painters as inspiration for painting their own image of an observed object.

April 11: No Class.

April 18: Georgia O’Keeffe Abstracts – Watercolor Pencils/ Paint. Students will use the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for creating their own abstract paintings.

April 25: Zoo Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their animal drawing skills from earlier in the year to work on drawing their own animals from observation.

May 2: Outside Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use line and shape to draw nature from observation.

May 9 (Last Day): Drawing Games – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several drawing exercises that require cooperation and creativity.



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

August 24: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of drawing from observation and will render an image of selected objects.

August 31: No Class.

September 7: Value Drawing Day 1 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn different techniques for drawing with value.

September 14: Value Drawing Day 2 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of value drawing to add dimension to a drawn object.

September 21: Composition with Shapes – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of composition and will use them to carefully assemble imagery using shapes.

September 28: Understanding Color – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn basic and advanced color mixing techniques and principles.

October 5: William Wegman Painting Day 1 – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of William Wegman as inspiration for completing their own painting.

October 12: William Wegman Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paint. Students will finish their William Wegman inspired painting.

October 19: Portrait Drawing (Day 1) - Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

October 26: Portrait Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

November 2: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of Chuck Close as inspiration for creating their own large-scale portrait.

November 9: Figure Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn Basic figure drawing techniques.

November 16: Figure Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of the figure to draw a realistic person from observation.

November 23: Make-up Day / Bring in your own object to paint or draw. Students will have a chance to catch up on any incomplete work, or bring in a photo or object from home to make an image from.

November 30: No Class.

December 7: Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

December 14: Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

December 21 and 28: No Classes.

January 4: Perspective Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn rules of perspective drawing and will use them to draw their own invented 3-Dimensional Space.

January 11: Perspective Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn rules of perspective drawing and will use them to draw their own invented 3-Dimensional Space.

January 18: Wayne Thiebaud Thumbnails – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn the process of thumbnailing in preparation for a painting project inspired by the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud.

January 25: Wayne Thiebaud Painting (Day 1) – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration for creating their own colorful representation of an invented 3-dimensional object.

February 1: Wayne Thiebaud Painting (Day 2) – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration for creating their own colorful representation of an invented 3-dimensional object.

February 8: Animal Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, line, texture, and value to create a realistic rendering of an animal that they choose.

February 15: Animal Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, line, texture, and value to create a realistic rendering of an animal that they choose.

February 22: Pen and Ink Drawing -Ink Pen. Students will learn how to use texture and pattern to create value.

February 29: Facial Feature Drawing – Graphite/ Charcoal/ Pen and ink. Students will draw a realistic image of a selected facial feature using their preferred drawing medium.

March 7: Hand Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn several drawing techniques that will help them to draw realistic hands.

March 14: Interior Perspective Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use rules of perspective to render an invented interior space.

March 21: Motion Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several techniques for rendering an object in motion.

March 28: Still Life Painting Day 1 – Acrylic Paints. Students will use observation of shape and color to render an image of selected objects.

April 4: Still Life Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paints. Students will use observation of shape and color to render an image of selected objects.

April 11: No Class.

April 18: Glass Drawing – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn how to use highlights and shadows to render a realistic image of a glass object.

April 25: Final Drawing Project Day 1 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and drawing medium.

May 2: Final Drawing Project Day 2 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and drawing medium.

May 9 (Last Day): Final Drawing Project Day 3 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and drawing medium.



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

August 24: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of drawing from observation and will render an image of selected objects.

August 31: No Class.

September 7: Charcoal Still Life Drawing Day 1 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will use charcoal and value to render observed objects.

September 14: Charcoal Still Life Drawing Day 2 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will finish their observational drawing.

September 21: Composition with Shapes – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of composition and will use them to carefully assemble imagery using shapes.

September 28: Understanding Color – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn basic and advanced color mixing techniques and principles.

October 5: Self-Directed Color Project Day 1 – Acrylic Paint. Students will render an image of an observed object in color.

October 12: Self Directed Color Project Day 2 – Acrylic Paint. Students will finish their observational painting.

October 19: Portrait Drawing (Day 1) - Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

October 26: Portrait Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

November 2: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of Chuck Close as inspiration for creating their own large scale portrait.

November 9: Figure Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn Basic figure drawing techniques.

November 16: Figure Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of the figure to draw a realistic person from observation.

November 23: Make-up Day / Bring in your own object to paint or draw. Students will have a chance to catch up on any incomplete work, or bring in a photo or object from home to make an image from.

November 30: No Class.

December 7 Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

December 14 Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

December 21 and 28: No Classes.

January 4: Perspective Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn rules of perspective drawing and will use them to draw their own invented 3-Dimensional Space.

January 11: Perspective Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn rules of perspective drawing and will use them to draw their own invented 3-Dimensional Space.

January 18: Wayne Thiebaud Thumbnails – Graphite Pencil Students will learn the process of thumbnailing in preparation for a painting project inspired by the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud.

January 25: Wayne Thiebaud Painting (Day 1) – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration for creating their own colorful representation of an invented 3-dimensional object.

February 1: Wayne Thiebaud Painting (Day 2) – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of Wayne Thiebaud as inspiration for creating their own colorful representation of an invented 3-dimensional object.

February 8: Animal Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, line, texture, and value to create a realistic rendering of an animal that they choose.

February 15: Animal Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, line, texture, and value to create a realistic rendering of an animal that they choose.

February 22: Pen and Ink Drawing -Ink Pen Students will learn how to use texture and pattern to create value.

February 29: Facial Feature Drawing – Graphite/ Charcoal/ Pen and ink Students will draw a realistic image of a selected facial feature using their preferred drawing medium.

March 7: Hand Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn several drawing techniques that will help them to draw realistic hands.

March 14: Interior Perspective Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will use rules of perspective and observation to render an image of a space in the building.

March 21: Motion Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several techniques for rendering an object in motion.

March 28: Still Life Painting Day 1 – Acrylic Paints. Students will use observation of shape and color to render an image of selected objects.

April 4: Still Life Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paints. Students will use observation of shape and color to render an image of selected objects.

April 11: No Class.

April 18: Glass Drawing – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn how to use highlights and shadows to render a realistic image of a glass object.

April 25: Final Project Day 1 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and medium.

May 2: Final Project Day 2 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and medium.

May 9 (Last Day): Final Project Day 3 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and 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.
Karyn Vogelpohl

Karyn Vogelpohl Art Instructor

Karyn Vogelpohl received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio University in 2006 and her Master of Fine Arts from Bowling Green State University in 2012. While at Ohio University, Karyn studied Art History and Architecture of the High Renaissance throughout major cities and small towns of Italy. During her M.F.A., Karyn instructed drawing classes at Bowling Green State University. Since her M.F.A., she has worked at Terra Gallery and Cox Fine Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio. She has exhibited twice in the international art competition "Artprize" in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Karyn is enthusiastic about teaching art to others.