Youth & Family Classes

The Ohio Craft Museum offers a variety of educational programming for children, teens and families, such as Hand-in-Hand family workshops, summer art camps, teen workshops, holiday gift-making workshops, fall break mini-camps and more. To be added to our children’s education mailing list, please enter your information at the bottom of this page.

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Take and Make Kits
DIY Gnome Pencil

Make for Yourself  OR  Give to Make!

Only $10 each! Available for purchase in the Ohio Craft Museum gift shop. Perfect for a fun DIY craft for both children and adults. Kit includes everything needed to create this sweet little gnome; felted sweater piece, wool, pencil, needle, embroidery floss and pom-pom. Many fabric designs to choose from!

Museum hours are Monday-Friday 10-5,  Saturday & Sunday 1-4, 614-486-4402.


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Class is suitable for adult/teens!

Virtual Valentine Class! Pizza-My-Heart!

Friday, February 12, 6:30-7:30pm

Friday nights out aren’t what they used to be, but they can still be fun! Enjoy this live virtual Zoom class at home, with artist and educator Ashley Benington. Celebrate the season by creating a sweet heart shaped pizza made of air-dry clay, which can be turned into a pendant, refrigerator magnet, or whatever you image. This class is suitable for both adults and teens.

Class Fee: $25 includes material kit
Kits will be available for pickup at the museum about 1-1/2 weeks prior to class, look for an email with details. Shipping is available for an additional fee, register early due to shipping delays. Email Phyllis for more information.
Please Note: this class will be recorded for those who are unable to join the live class.

Click Here to Register & Pay

Ashley Benington is an artist and ceramic professor. She is passionate about the arts and helping others become confident about creating!


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Educational Resources for At-Home Fun!  

Check out the links and sources below for fun creative inspiration!

Follow us on Instagram @ohiodesignercraftsmen for Take-Over Tuesday, to see artists sharing information on themselves, their work and studio practice.

Children’s book author leads viewers in daily doodling & studio visit: Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

The Washington Post recently listed 12 historic sites you can tour virtually from home. Click Here to Check it Out!  and then Click Here for Tips on how to talk about Art!

Art teacher Cassie Stephens, a funny, wacky creative woman, offers daily projects for kids and the kid in all of us. She’s live each day on Facebook & Instagram at 11am CT. Classes are archived on her YouTube Channel and more info on her blog:

Local artists show DIY Crafts for kids & adults. Click Here to Check it Out!

Have fun playing an Indoor Scavenger Hunt and Outdoor Scavenger Hunt! Just click to print/view.

Happy Birthday Vincent!
Vincent Van Gogh was born on  March 30, 1853. The Van Gogh Museum is currently closed, but you can still visit the museum online and find activities to do. Click Here to check it out!

Lets Play Sculptionary!
At summer camp each year I make lots of playdough. As a lunchtime activity we use it to play Sculptionary! Making play dough is simple and fun! Check Pinterest for lots of different recipes, depending on what ingredients you have on hand. Click Here for a recipe!
We play Sculptionary by giving each child a small piece of playdough. One person holds up flash cards with words of objects to sculpt like, toothbrush, flower, hat, etc. Another person, who doesn’t know the word on the flash card, tries to guess. Of course this version involves a lot of people, at home with less people you’ll have to be creative in playing this game. Maybe you play the game remotely with family or friends. Be creative and have fun! Send me photos of things you sculpt or other arts and crafts you’re doing from home and we’ll share them on Instagram and Facebook to inspire others!

Be well & stay creative!



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