Easter Egg Family Night and Walk-in Workshops



Easter Egg Family Night

April 3, 5-7pm 

The Easter bunny is running low on eggs and needs your help.  Join Glass Axis while we teach you how to make Easter Egg paperweights; Egg beads; or a mosaic of your design.  Stay and browse through our exhibit and gift shop and enjoy some light refreshments after your lesson is complete.

Egg Paperweight $75 each (register here)

Egg Flame-worked Bead $29 each (register here)

Original Mosaic $65 each (register here)

Private lesson to create your special item: either an egg paperweight created with molten glass; an egg bead created with glass rods and a torch, or a mosaic created with cold glass

Access to the Glass Axis gift shop and current exhibitions

Light refreshments will be available

Reservations are required; no walk-ins are permitted for this special event.  Glass Axis will limit the number of participants to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

Saturday, April 4, 11-3pm 

Start your Easter weekend celebrations with our day of walk-in glass art classes.

No reservation required.  Classes are available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. or until all slots are filled.

Classes are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and space is limited. Our skilled instructors will be available to guide you through the steps to make your special creation in molten glass.

Egg Paperweight $75 each

Egg Flame-worked Bead $29 each

Original Mosaic Tile $65 each

Curating Controversy: A Seminar for Art Curators


Call for Applications!

National Coalition Against Censorship

Deadline: February 28 

Curators are, perhaps, the most vulnerable individuals during a controversy.  Their jobs are often at stake as they are under pressure from artists who are rarely willing to negotiate the presentation of their work and from museum administrators concerned about donors, trustees, legal liabilities and public relations.  This one-day seminar offers curators the opportunity to discuss, among colleagues and with experts, the challenges of organizing and presenting exhibitions containing controversial work.  The seminar sessions will be followed by an evening panel discussion that will be open to the public.

Given that it is curators who frame the context of an exhibition, during a controversy they are usually the ones to also negotiate with the hosting institution and the general public, handle the fallout of controversies, while also making decisions about keeping or removing specific works.  The goal of this seminar series is to inform and equip curators with strategic and legal means with which to safeguard their curatorial vision and to negotiate effectively with diverse and interested parties.

The seminar consists of four sessions, led by Johanna Burton, director and curator of education and public programs at the New Museum, Laura Raicovich, Director of the Queens Museum of Art, Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, artist and art lawyer, and Robert Storr, artists and curator, Dean of the Yale School of Art.

Application process: the workshop is open to early and mid-career curators-both independent and those working within institutions.  The Seminar Series is limited to 15 participants.

For more information visit http://ncac.org/event/call-for-applications-curating-controversy-a-seminar-for-art-curators/

Watercolor Monoprint Workshop at Phoenix Rising


Welcome Spring with this easy intro to printmaking on Saturday, March 14 from 10am-3pm with instructor Cindy Davis.

Watercolors can be tricky to work with, but not when you paint on a plexiglass plate!  Use our supply of images, work form your imagination, or bring your own 8×10 photo.  (Reverse the image, if a mirror image is not desired) Bring a lunch or order from the cafe in our building.

Fee: $50 includes all materials.

For more information and to register visit http://phoenixrisingprintmaking.org/index.php/programing-2/workshop/event/56-watercolor-monprint-workshop

The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists


Presented by Elaine Grogan Luttrull 

March 14 & 15, 10-4:30

Millworks Studios, 2020 Leonard Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219

Join us as we host Elaine Grogan Luttrull for The Business of Art: Financial Literacy & Career Planning for Artists on March 14 & 15.  In this multi-day workshop participants will discuss common challenges faced by visual, performing and literary artists.

Elaine will lead discussions and activities to empower creative entrepreneurs and freelancers to follow their passions and build sustainable careers.  Topics covered will include goal setting and the art of budgeting for projects both personal and professional.  She will also share the best ways to manage irregular cash flow, including how to determine the “right” amount of cash to have on hand.  Tax and healthcare questions common to creative entrepreneurs will be covered on Day 2.

Elaine is the author of Arts & Numbers: A Financial Guide for Artists, Writers, Performers, and Other Members of the Creative Class.  She’s also a CPA and founder of Minerva Financial Arts, a company devoted to bridging the gap between business and the arts.  She is head of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at CCAD, and her presentations have been featured nationally by Americans for the Arts, the Foundation Center, and the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the Kennedy Center.

Registration fee for this two day workshop is $20.  This fee covers your lunch, snack and workshop materials for both days. Pre-registration is required, space is limited.  To reserve your spot visit http://gcac.formstack.com/forms/?1931978-PYYqfibjBc

The Business of Art: Financial Literacy and Career Planning for Artists–Seeking Proposals!


March 14 & 15

Seeking Session Proposals! We want to hear from you!

As GCAC continues to evolve the OPPArt series, we are continuing the monthly roundtable discussion sessions on the third Thursday of every month.  The sessions are open to be led by local artists on any topic of interest.  Submissions are being accepted on an ongoing basis. 

Please include your contact information, topic heading and description, speaker(s) or activity outline and 2 choices of month for scheduling.

For month information or questions, call or e-mail Ruby Harper at rharper@gcac.org or 614-221-8406

Professionalism as an Artist

Saturday, October 11th

1 – 3 pm

 E.A.S.E Gallery (30 w woodruff ave)

Admission $15

This workshop will be presented by Amy Leibrand and Walter Herrmann, of the Art and Artist Network, will be discussing how to present yourself professionally as an artist.

Don’t forget to register.

Hope to see you there!

Get to know the fine-print at our Artist Contract Workshop!

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This Saturday, August 9th, from 1- 3 pm the Ohio Art League invites you to better discover the ins and outs of exhibition and gallery representation at our Artist Contract Workshop. Know what to look for in contracts so that you, as an artist, may better protect yourself and your rights from bad legal jargon. Be tricked no more!

Join professionals Annie Hancock, Andrew Holford, and Julie Abijanac at Strongwater this Saturday afternoon for the fifth installment of our Symposium Workshop Series.

Click here to pre-register and get a glimpse of our upcoming workshops!

*Please be reminded that although free WiFi is available, parking in the Strongwater lot is not. Additional street parking is ample in the surrounding blocks. 

Contract Writing Workshop!

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It’s that time again! Contracts can be a tricky beast and intimidating for artists and curators, but our lectures will break down the finer details that are important to protecting the artist and their rights. The ‘Best Practices for Professional Development Workshop’ Contract Writing will cover what artists should look for in contracts for exhibitions and gallery representation.

Join OAL experienced artist Julie Abijanac and Legal Advisor Ann Hancock Saturday August 9th from 1- 3 pm at Strongwater (401 W Town St, Columbus, OH 43215) to get some insight on more of the legal aspects  and how to read the fine print of exhibition paperwork.

Sign up via the Ohio Art League Professional Workshop page, and check out other Symposium Workshops we have to offer!

“Ready to Hang/Framing” Workshop this Saturday!

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You can still sign up for the “Ready to Hang/Framing” Professional Workshop! Visit the Ohio Art League Professional Workshop page to pre-register for this or any of our other upcoming workshops!

It’s nearly just as important to properly display and hang your piece of art as the work itself, so discover what it means when submissions ask for ‘ready to hang.’ During this hands on workshop with presenter David Burghy, attendees will learn how to build and make their own frames. Together, the class will learn how different frames can alter artwork, so be sure to bring a piece of your own to be framed!

*Additional fees may occur dependent on presenter’s materials.


The “Ready to Hang/Framing” Workshop takes place this Saturday, June 14, from 1- 4 pm in the CCAD Grant Labs. 

Don’t miss the rest of the workshops offered in our Symposium Series, such as CV/Resume / Submissions on July 12th or Artist Contracts on August 9th!

“Ready to Hang/Framing” Professional Workshop


How an artist presents his or her work is as important as the piece itself. Sign up for the “Ready to Hang/Framing” Symposium Workshop to learn how to build and make your own frame! Attendees of the workshop will learn how different frames can alter artwork and what it means when submissions ask for ‘ready to hang’.

This hands-on workshop, presented by David Burghy, takes place Saturday June14 from 1- 4 pm at CCAD Grant Labs


*Be sure to bring one piece of artwork to frame.

*Additional fees may occur, depending on presenter’s materials. 


Fore more information or to pre-register, visit the Ohio Art League website!