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Arts Programs

Mosaic

Serves high school juniors and seniors from public schools in Franklin County. Students of the humanities program pursue in-depth research projects, engage with the local arts community and earn high school credit. Founded by the Educational Service Center (ESC) of Central Ohio.
First Congregational Church
444 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 595-2346
escco.org/programs-services/mosaic

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus

Offers kid and teen theatre classes and summer camps. They provide actors of all experience levels a safe place to grow and strengthen their performing skills.
1000 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 444-6888
theactorstheatre.org

BalletMet Summer Dance Camp

Full and half-day summer camps for children ages 5 to 13 are available to help children learn ballet, tap, modern jazz, yoga, improvisation, music and more.
322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 229-4860
www.balletmet.org

Camp Architecture Center for Architecture and Design

Camp Architecture is a summer camp for central Ohio youth ages 8-18, which introduces them to the world of architecture and design through hands-on activities, field trips, walking tours, presentations by professionals and imaginative games.
50 West Town Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 469-1973
columbuscfad.org/camp-architecture

Classroom Antics

Holds a number of summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) camps throughout the Columbus, Ohio area for kids 7-14 years old.
10143 Royalton Road, North Royalton, Ohio 44133
(800) 595-3776
classroomantics.com/columbus-ohio

Columbus Children’s Theatre

Offers theatre classes, summer camps and private lessons for kids and teens. Private lesson subjects include: Acting, Voice, Dance, Flute and Piano.
512 North Park Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
(614) 224-6672
columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) Programs

Creative Summer Workshops are a series of intensive workshops for youth in grades 1 through 12, offering quality art instruction taught by arts professionals. They also offer Saturday Morning Art Classes, which provide art and design education to children in grades 1 through 12. Scholarships are available.
60 Cleveland Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 222-9101
www.ccad.edu

Columbus Museum of Art Summer Programs

Offers a host of activities, such as drawing, art programs, family programs, musical performances and free admission to the museum during the summer months.
480 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-6801
www.columbusmuseum.org

Directions for Youth & Families (DFYF) After-School/Summer & Prevention Programs

Offers after school and summer programs for youth ages 8 to 17. The free program includes life skills education groups, homework help, computer lab, tutoring, fitness and recreation, art, music and dance programming and meals provided. They also have a teen pregnancy prevention group called, My Best Self, serving high-risk boys and girls, ages 11 to 18, in local schools throughout Franklin County.

  • Ohio Avenue Youth Center
    657 South Ohio Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 258-8043
  • The Crittenton Center
    3840 Kimberly Parkway North, Columbus, Ohio 43232
    (614) 694-0203

dfyf.org/home/our-programs/youth-centers.html

Drama Kids of North Columbus

Drama Kids offers drama programs, classes and summer camps. It is open enrollment during most of the year, but primarily serves the Olentangy Local School District.
8917 South Old State Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(740) 201-1070
dramakids.com/north-columbus-oh

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a botanical landmark and cultural attraction featuring plant collections and gardens, seasonal art- and nature-based exhibitions, and an array of educational opportunities and special events for visitors of all ages.
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 715-8000
fpconservatory.org

Jazz Arts Group

Offers a tuition-free program youth jazz lab, focusing on listening, learning and performing jazz. They also provide classes, workshops, summer programs and group performances.
734 East Long Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 294-5200
jazzartsgroup.org

King Arts Complex Summer Camp

Offers a visual and performing arts summer camp for children ages 5 to 12. Limited financial assistance is available for those who qualify.
867 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 645-KING or (614) 645-5464
kingartscomplex.com

Ohio Craft Museum

Offers a variety of educational programming for children and families throughout the year, such as family workshops, summer camps, teen workshops, holiday gift-making workshops, spring break mini-camps and more.
1665 West Fifth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43212
(614) 486-4402
ohiocraft.org/education

Shadowbox Live

As a local theater company, they offer various arts education programs throughout the year for youth ages 8 to 21.
503 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 416-7625
shadowboxlive.org

SURGE Columbus

Provides free programs to teens at COSI, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus Museum of Art, Wexner Center for the Arts, WOSU@COSI, and Transit Arts to allow them to discover or pursue their interests by connecting them with mentors, digital and cultural resources, and each other. Open studio, one day workshops, drop-in hours and scheduled events give the teens hands-on experience and professional supervision.
Wexner Center for the Arts
1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-0330
surgecolumbus.org

Thurber House Summer Writing Camp

Offers several creative writing summer camps for children entering grades 2 through 8. Scholarships are available as well.
77 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 464-1032
www.thurberhouse.org/summer-camps/

Transit Arts

Offers free workshops for youth ages 12 to 21 in performing, visual, writing, or media arts through the Central Community House. Transit Arts is an open studio with access to equipment and supplies, they offer opportunities to perform and exhibit artwork throughout Columbus and more.
1150 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 252-3157
transitarts.com