Staff Reports

The Columbus Area Arts Council has announced its 2018 schedule of artist-led workshops.

These events showcase the unique skills of regional artists in a hands-on environment.

Whether you’re a seasoned artist or exploring your creativity for the first time, you’ll find something new and exciting to learn, according to organizers.

Artist-led workshops offer opportunities to work with artists in an immersive studio experience. Each artist’s practice is different, so each of the workshops will be tailored to the techniques being taught.

Some will last a few hours, others will unfold over two days. Artists will also participate in receptions and public talks during their visit, so there will be plenty of chances to meet and get to know these individuals and their work:

Laurie Wright: Archival Framing, April 21. Wright’s work has been well-known locally since the late 1980s.

PRINTtEXT: Zine-making for Young Creatives, June 5 to 7. PRINTtEXT is an Indianapolis-based studio, store and publisher.

Casey Roberts: Printmaking, June 21 and 23. Roberts is an Indianapolis-based painter of landscapes and more.

Renata Graw: Making Books, Sept. 20 to 22. Graw is a Chicago-based graphic artist.

Lisa Pelo: Glassblowing, Oct. 20 and 21. Pelo has led sold-out glass-blowing workshops in Columbus several times over the past few years.

This project was funded by a grant from the Efroymson Family Fund, which provided key financial support for Exhibit Columbus in the fall. The grant covers program costs, allowing the arts council to charge participants only for the materials they will use.

Because of the support of the Efroymson Family Fund, the workshop with PRINtEXT, designed for young creatives ages 15 to 20, will be free. Studio space is limited, so registration is required.

Workshop details and registration for each program will become available the Arts Council’s website at

Information: 812-376-2539