Art Classes for Kids in Columbus Ohio - CMAA

Art Classes

Annual art exhibition displaying artwork from all art students


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 award for best drawing and painting teachers.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.
Rachelle Smith

Rachelle Smith (afternoon classes)

Rachelle Smith has been teaching art in community and school settings for the past 15 years. She began her career teaching art at a fine arts summer camp. Rachelle also started a nonprofit art workshop organization to provide greater access to arts enrichment opportunities for children and families. Rachelle has a BFA in painting and drawing, and a Masters in Art Education, specializing in teaching art to students with visual impairments and special needs. Rachelle enjoys yoga, baking and ceramics and lives with her husband and two sons in Columbus, OH.