The Ohio Craft Museum is once again hosting two, in-person silent auctions during the run of our annual “Best of 2023” exhibition. All items are generously donated by our member artists and all proceeds benefit our educational programs and exhibitions.
Items for auction are on display in the gift shop. Bids can be recorded in the auction binder and winners will be contacted after bidding has closed. Bids must be placed in-person, no online or phone bids available for these auctions.
June 14–16 & July 26–28
There are still a few spaces left!
For Teens entering grades 6–12
All workshops are half-day, Wednesday–Friday
FEE: $75 each
Create a full day experience by registering for an AM & PM workshop!
Session 1: June 14–16, AM & PM
Layered Landscape – 9:30am–noon: Create a whimsical 3-D Landscape using layers of cut and folded paper with artist/educator Mackenzie Johnston-Green.
Go With The Flow – 9:30am–noon: Learn to trust the process! Artist/instructor Lee Ann Lander will demonstrate the use of alcohol inks and allow teens to explore the medium to mindfully create abstract works of art.
Reimagine Your World – 1:00pm–3:30pm: Create sculptures of everyday objects or animals using sheets of cardboard. Mackenzie Johnston-Green will guide teens through the process of making templates and/or building up layers of cardboard to create dynamic forms.
Statement Abstracts – 1:00pm–3:30pm: Design a large, abstract, mixed-media painting utilizing acrylic paint, modeling paste, tissue paper & palette knife techniques with Lee Ann Lander.
Session 2: July 26–28, AM & PM
Plant Creature! – 9:30am–noon: Artist/educator Kristin Morris will introduce teens to epoxy clay to create a whimsical plant creature growing from a terra-cotta pot.
Lino Block Party! – 9:30am–noon: Carve your own linoleum block and create unique prints with Mackenzie Johnston-Green.
Here, Fishy Fishy – 1:00pm–3:30pm: Create a unique fish character complete with its own environment using epoxy clay and mixed media with Kristin Morris.
Dreamy Desserts! – 1:00pm–3:30pm: Learn the art of prop design by creating a realistic, larger-than-life ice cream, donut, macaron, or dessert of your choice using mixed media with Mackenzie Johnston-Green.
The focus of our summer art camps and workshops is all about creativity and fun! No matter what path we end up taking in life, creativity expands our options and allows us a different view of the world around us. Our goal is to offer projects that encourage children and teens to use their imaginations, explore different media and develop practical skills as a maker of art. See you this summer!
Review by a parent about summer camp: “The summer art series at the Ohio Craft Museum are the best art and crafting experiences we have found for our daughter in all of Central Ohio by far! We have loved that the themes of each week have allowed for both structure and deep creativity, while the variety of materials the students are able to explore is unmatched. It is perfect for young people of all artistic experiences and gives children a wonderful opportunity to dive far into their imaginations. We are so very grateful that such enriching crafting experiences are available!” by T. Singley
Ohio Designer Craftsmen’s 40th annual juried members’ exhibition, showcasing works in clay, glass, fiber, wood, metal and mixed media. This year’s juror is Steve Smith, retired professor of art, Defiance College. An opening reception and awards ceremony will be held Sunday, May 7, 1pm to 4pm, at the Ohio Craft Museum. Awards will be presented at 3pm.
30 Hours per week
Reports To Executive Director
Oversees and directs the planning, organizing and implementation of art education
classes and workshops for children and adults. Promotes an appreciation of fine craft
and nurtures creativity through educational programs.
Responsibilities and Duties
● Seek out and develop community partnerships.
● Work closely with the executive director to design and coordinate educational opportunities for children and adults, including DIY classes, Lunch & Learn program, Art & Mindfulness series, Summer Camps, Teen workshops, as well as seasonal classes and programming in conjunction with museum exhibitions.
● Work with the outreach coordinator to create programming outside of the museum.
● Coordinate summer art camps and workshops: five one-week classes for children grades 1-6, and several summer workshops for teens, as well as fall, holiday and spring classes, and other outreach programs. Work with artists and art instructors to facilitate programs.
● Oversee and coordinate educational programs from start to finish; including hiring teachers, marketing classes, ordering supplies, creating online registration forms, maintaining website listings, communicating with participants, scheduling volunteers when needed, and being on-site or off-site to host/oversee event.
● Train and mentor educational program teen volunteers and college interns.
● Plan and oversee educational events at Winterfair, including high school tours, hands-on activities, and art guild demonstrations. Also coordinate educational hands-on opportunities at off-site events such as Columbus arts fest and Grandview Hop.
● Create innovative educational solutions like Art Camp To-Go Boxes and individual projects that students can do from home and virtual learning for adults and children.
● Maintain education mailing lists of parents, class participants, educators, and volunteers for promotions and communications.
● Work with Graphic Designer and Marketing Coordinator for printed and electronic
educational marketing materials.
● Ensure that classroom spaces are maintained, and organize/maintain supplies and
● Perform other duties as assigned.
● Experience in an educational setting.
● Demonstrate an understanding of various art mediums.
● Ability to find creative solutions for educational goals.
● Ability to teach skills to others, including concrete and abstract art concepts.
● Strong communication, organizational and classroom management skills.
● Ability to multitask and coordinate logistics for educational classes.
● Bachelor’s degree, preferably in art, education or related discipline.
● Creative thinker!