Art Classes for Kids in Columbus Ohio - CMAA

Art Classes


Annual art exhibition displaying artwork from all art students

About

Columbus Music and Art Academy offers drawing and painting art classes for children ages 5-18 from Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Powell, Upper Arlington, Worthington, Westerville, and other Central Ohio communities.

Our art classes teach students correct drawing and painting techniques, line movement, shading, proportions, composition, and color concepts. Art classes help children develop imagination, creativity, discipline, problem solving skills, fine motor skills, cultural and historical awareness, art appreciation and ability to make aesthetic judgements.

At the end of the year art students present their works at the annual Art Exhibition of Columbus Music and Art Academy. Our art program received 2020 expertise.com award for best drawing and painting teachers.

Many art students also choose to participate in our award-winning choir program.

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Groups

Ages 5-7

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.

Lesson 1: 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.

Lesson 2: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of line and shape to render an image of an observed object.

Lesson 3: Understanding Colors with Kandinsky – Oil Pastels . Students will learn basic color mixing rules and will use them to create a colorful image.

Lesson 4: 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.

Lesson 5: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will work together to create a large-scale portrait inspired by the artwork of Chuck Close.

Lesson 6: Face Drawing Day 1 – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules for drawing a human face.

Lesson 7: Face Drawing Day 2 – Graphite Pencil. Students will complete their portrait drawing.

Lesson 8: Keith Haring Figure Drawing – Graphite Pencil/ Marker. Students will use Keith Haring’s artwork to help them understand basic figure drawing principles.

Lesson 9: Figure Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will use line, shape, and details, to draw a realistic representation of a person.

Lesson 10: 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.

Lesson 11: Leaf Drawing – Oil Pastel/ Watercolors Students will use observation of line and shape to draw fallen leaves.

Lesson 12: Tree Painting– Acrylic Paints. Students will learn several different ways to use their paintbrush to create a colorful image of a tree.

Lesson 13: Impressionist Landscape Painting – Acrylic Paints. Students will use the artwork of impressionist painters as inspiration for creating their own Landscape.

Lesson 14: Texture Drawing – Pen and Ink. Students will learn how to create different patterns and textures with pen and ink.

Lesson 15: Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use shape, lines, and details to draw realistic animals.

Lesson 16: Animal Relief Printing - Water based Ink Students will use their drawings from the previous class to create a multi colored relief print.

Lesson 17: 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.

Lesson 18: Winter Landscape Painting – Graphite/ Acrylic Paints. Students will learn how to paint a winter landscape.

Lesson 19: 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.

Lesson 20: Snowflake Symmetry Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn about symmetry and will use it to render several detailed invented snowflakes.

Lesson 21: Polar Animal Drawing – Graphite Pencils Students will learn how to use shape, line, value and texture to draw an image of a selected animal.

Lesson 21: 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.

Lesson 22: Profile Portrait Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to draw a portrait from a profile point of view.

Lesson 23: Cartoon Faces – Graphite Pencils/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn how to break the rules of portrait drawing to invent their own creative faces.

Lesson 24: Picasso Inspired Portraits – Acrylic Paints. Students will learn about Cubism and will create their own Cubist portrait painting.

Lesson 25: Picasso Portraits Painting Day – Acrylic Paints Students will get a chance to paint their abstract portraits from the previous week.

Lesson 26: Picasso’s Instruments and Collage – Mixed media Students will create their own abstract image of a musical instrument using paint and collage.

Lesson 27: Motion Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several techniques for drawing an object in motion.

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

Lesson 29: 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.

Lesson 30: Georgia O’Keeffe Abstracts – Watercolor Pencils/ Paint. Students will use the artwork of Georgia O’Keeffe as inspiration for creating their own abstract paintings.

Lesson 31: 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.

Lesson 32: Outside Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use line and shape to draw nature from observation.

Lesson 33 (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.
Lesson 1: Blind Contour Drawing - Colored Pencil. Students will learn a drawing technique that teaches careful observation and hand-eye coordination.

Lesson 2: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of drawing from observation and will render an image of selected objects.

Lesson 3: Value Drawing Day 1 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn different techniques for drawing with value.

Lesson 4: Value Drawing Day 2 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will use their knowledge of value drawing to add dimension to a drawn object.

Lesson 5: Composition with Shapes – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of composition and will use them to carefully assemble imagery using shapes.

Lesson 6: Understanding Color – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn basic and advanced color mixing techniques and principles.

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

Lesson 8: William Wegman Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paint. Students will finish their William Wegman inspired painting.

Lesson 9: Portrait Drawing (Day 1) - Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

Lesson 10: Portrait Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

Lesson 11: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of Chuck Close as inspiration for creating their own large-scale portrait.

Lesson 12: Figure Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn Basic figure drawing techniques.

Lesson 13: Figure Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of the figure to draw a realistic person from observation.

Lesson 14: 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.

Lesson 16: No Class.

Lesson 15: Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

Lesson 16: Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

Lesson 17: 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.

Lesson 18: 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.

Lesson 19: 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.

Lesson 20: 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.

Lesson 21: 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.

Lesson 21: 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.

Lesson 215: 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.

Lesson 23: Pen and Ink Drawing -Ink Pen. Students will learn how to use texture and pattern to create value.

Lesson 24: Facial Feature Drawing – Graphite/ Charcoal/ Pen and ink. Students will draw a realistic image of a selected facial feature using their preferred drawing medium.

Lesson 25: Hand Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn several drawing techniques that will help them to draw realistic hands.

Lesson 26: Interior Perspective Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn how to use rules of perspective to render an invented interior space.

Lesson 27: Motion Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several techniques for rendering an object in motion.

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

Lesson 29: Still Life Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paints. Students will use observation of shape and color to render an image of selected objects.

Lesson 30: Glass Drawing – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn how to use highlights and shadows to render a realistic image of a glass object.

Lesson 31: Final Drawing Project Day 1 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and drawing medium.

Lesson 32: Final Drawing Project Day 2 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and drawing medium.

Lesson 33 (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.
Lesson 1: Blind Contour Drawing - Colored Pencil. Students will learn a drawing technique that teaches careful observation and hand-eye coordination.

Lesson 2: Still-life Drawing – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of drawing from observation and will render an image of selected objects.

Lesson 3: Charcoal Still Life Drawing Day 1 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will use charcoal and value to render observed objects.

Lesson 4: Charcoal Still Life Drawing Day 2 – Charcoal Pencil. Students will finish their observational drawing.

Lesson 5: Composition with Shapes – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic rules of composition and will use them to carefully assemble imagery using shapes.

Lesson 6: Understanding Color – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn basic and advanced color mixing techniques and principles.

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

Lesson 8: Self Directed Color Project Day 2 – Acrylic Paint. Students will finish their observational painting.

Lesson 9: Portrait Drawing (Day 1) - Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

Lesson 10: Portrait Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencil. Students will learn basic proportions of a human face.

Lesson 11: Chuck Close Collaborative – Acrylic Paint. Students will use the artwork of Chuck Close as inspiration for creating their own large scale portrait.

Lesson 12: Figure Drawing (Day 1) – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn Basic figure drawing techniques.

Lesson 13: Figure Drawing (Day 2) – Graphite Pencils. Students will use their knowledge of the figure to draw a realistic person from observation.

Lesson 14: 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.

Lesson 15 Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

Lesson 16 Impressionist Painting – Acrylic Paint. Students will learn to duplicate the painterly brush techniques of famous impressionist painters.

Lesson 17: 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.

Lesson 18: 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.

Lesson 19: 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.

Lesson 20: 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.

Lesson 21: 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.

Lesson 21: 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.

Lesson 22: 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.

Lesson 23: Pen and Ink Drawing -Ink Pen Students will learn how to use texture and pattern to create value.

Lesson 24: Facial Feature Drawing – Graphite/ Charcoal/ Pen and ink Students will draw a realistic image of a selected facial feature using their preferred drawing medium.

Lesson 25: Hand Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will learn several drawing techniques that will help them to draw realistic hands.

Lesson 26: Interior Perspective Drawing – Graphite Pencils. Students will use rules of perspective and observation to render an image of a space in the building.

Lesson 27: Motion Drawing – Graphite/ Colored Pencils. Students will learn several techniques for rendering an object in motion.

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

Lesson 29: Still Life Painting Day 2 – Acrylic Paints. Students will use observation of shape and color to render an image of selected objects.

Lesson 30: Glass Drawing – Charcoal Pencil. Students will learn how to use highlights and shadows to render a realistic image of a glass object.

Lesson 31: Final Project Day 1 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and medium.

Lesson 32: Final Project Day 2 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and medium.

Lesson 33 (Last Day): Final Project Day 3 – Various Materials. Students will create a final project using their own chosen subject and medium.



Art Instructors

Karyn Vogelpohl

Karyn Vogelpohl (morning classes)

Karyn 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.
Morgan Rose Free

Morgan Rose Free (afternoon classes)

Morgan Rose Free is a Canadian artist predominantly working in sculptural assemblage. Based in Columbus OH, she teaches part time at Otterbein University and is a cofounder of Dream Clinic Project Space, a small experimental gallery she runs with her studiomates. She has participated in exhibitions across North America and has attended residencies at Prairie Ronde, the Vermont Studio Center, Bunker Projects, Terrain Exhibitions at Enos Park, and ACRE Projects. In 2019 she was awarded a Research and Creation Grant from The Canada Council for the Arts. She received her MFA in Sculpture/Dimensional Studies at Alfred University in 2017 and her BFA in Fibre from the Alberta College of Art and Design with honors in 2012.