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Arts Programs

Actors’ Theatre of Columbus (ATC)

Offers theatre classes and summer camps for children and teens. They provide actors of all experience levels a place to grow and strengthen their acting and performing skills.
1000 City Park Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43206
Performance Location: Schiller Park, Columbus, Ohio 43206
(614) 444-6888
theactorstheatre.org

BalletMet

BalletMet offers mini, full- and half-day summer camps and dance classes to help children learn creative movement, ballet, jazz, modern, tap, Pilates and more. Scholarships are available some classes are free. They also offer free pre- performance discussions in the theatre with artistic staff, choreographers, dancers and special guests; and offer free tickets to individuals from under-served groups and those with special needs.

  • BalletMet Dance Centre, Downtown
    322 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 229-4860
  • BalletMet Dance Centre, Worthington
    McConnell Arts Center of Worthington
    777 Evening Street, Worthington, Ohio 43085
    (614) 431-0329

(614) 224-1672
balletmet.org

Capriccio Columbus

Capriccio Youth Choir (CYC) is for youth grades 2-12 throughout the year and provides summer opportunities as well. Kids develop singing skills, knowledge of music theory, and improve vocal technique through high-quality music education.
PO Box 1225, Worthington, Ohio 43085
capricciocolumbus.org/youth-choir

Center for Architecture and Design Camp Architecture

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

Classroom Antics offers summer STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) camps around 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 Choir

Offers vocal instruction and music education to young singers ages 5-18 in Central Ohio. Financial aid is available to students who qualify. Contact directly for costs and payment plan details and their high school internship program.
Broad Street Presbyterian Church
760 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
(614) 220-5555
columbuschildrenschoir.org

Columbus Children’s Theatre (CCT)

Offers theatre classes, workshops, summer camps and private lessons for kids and teens. Private lesson subjects include: Acting, Voice, Dance, Flute and Piano. Financial assistance is available for families who show need.
Columbus Children’s Theatre: 512 North Park Street, Columbus, Ohio, 43215
CCT Studios & Administrative Offices: 177 East Naghten Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 224-6672
columbuschildrenstheatre.org

Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)

CCAD offers Creative Summer Workshops, which are a series of 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
ccad.edu/take-class/youth-classes-workshops-0

Columbus Museum of Art (CMA)

Columbus Museum of Art offers half-day and full day summer camps, workshops for homeschoolers, free and pay-what-you-want admission days and offers free studio space for children and teens to experiment, play, and explore with imaginative ideas and unexpected materials.
480 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 221-6801
columbusmuseum.org

Drama Kids of North Columbus

Drama Kids offers drama programs, classes and summer and holiday camps open to kids ages 3 to 18. They primarily serves the Olentangy Local School District, Dublin School District and Delaware Schools.
8917 South Old State Road, Lewis Center, Ohio 43035
(740) 201-1070
dramakids.com/north-columbus-oh

Franklin Park Conservatory & Botanical Gardens

Franklin Park Conservatory is a botanical garden where they offer hands-on classes and workshops in gardening, cooking, fine art and wellness throughout the year for kids and adults. They also offer summer camps kids ages 5 to 13 and provide horticulture and landscaping training to low-income adults ages 18 to 30. A reduced rate family membership and free admission on the first Sunday of the month is available for families in eligible programs with proof of participation: CareSource, Ohio Directions (EBT) card, Medicaid card, W.I.C. card or Molina card. Membership discounts are available for full-time, active educator or an active or retired military personnel.
1777 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 715-8000
Membership Office: (614) 715-8054
fpconservatory.org

Hixon Dance

Offers dance and creative movement classes for youth ages 3 and up and adults. Visit the website to find descriptions and locations of classes.
PO Box 82630, Columbus, Ohio 43202
(614) 382-2787
hixondance.com

Jazz Arts Group

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

King Arts Complex

The King Arts Complex offers a visual and performing arts summer camp and “school break” camps for children ages 5 to 13. They also offer free after-school and Saturday arts programs.
867 Mount Vernon Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43203
(614) 645-5464 or (614) 645-0676
kingartscomplex.com

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

Ohio Craft Museum

Ohio Craft Museum offers art education classes, workshops, summer camps, spring break mini-camps and more for children, teens and families throughout the year.
1665 West Fifth Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 486-4402
ohiocraft.org

Shadowbox Live

Shadowbox Live is a local theatre company that offers various performance art education programs for youth ages 8 to 21 throughout the year. Scholarships are available.
503 South Front Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 416-7625
shadowboxlive.org

SURGE Columbus

SURGE Columbus provides free programs to teens 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.
SURGE Locations:

  • WexLab
    Wexner Center for the Arts
    1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210
    (614) 292-0330
  • Transit Arts
    Central Community House
    1150 East Main Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 252-3157
  • COSI’s Tech Studio / WOSU’s Ross MediaLab
    COSI (Center of Science and Industry)
    333 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 228-2674 ext 2010
  • CMA Teen Open Studio
    Columbus Museum of Art
    480 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    (614) 629-0360
  • YouMedia
    Columbus Metropolitan Main Library: 96 South Grant Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
    Columbus Metropolitan Library – Driving Park Branch: 1422 Livingston Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    Columbus Metropolitan Library – Whitehall Branch: 4371 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43213
    (614) 645-2275

surgecolumbus.org

Thurber House

Thurber House offers several creative writing workshops and classes, summer camps, publishing opportunities and more for children ages 7 to 19. Scholarships are available.
Thurber Center: 91 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
Thurber House: 77 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43215
(614) 464-1032
thurberhouse.org

Transit Arts

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

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts offers art classes, workshops and other free programs, while earning high school credit, for teens throughout the year.
The Ohio State University
1871 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43210
(614) 292-6493
wexarts.org/teens