The OSU Urban Arts Space Education Department is dedicated to fostering substantial interactions between the greater Columbus community and our diverse performing and visual arts. Through a variety of programming we strive to promote equal access to quality arts education. By means of an interactive approach we nurture critical, creative thinking and instill a foundation for enduring art expression and appreciation.

Learning Partnerships

Focus Learning Academy partnership on a tour of the Rooftop Garden

In addition to our tours, the Space has learning partnerships with various private and public academic institutions. These partnerships produce interdisciplinary projects and educational experiences as well as opportunities for community engagement. Over the course of multiple visits, students tour the gallery, participate in a hands-on activity, and practice critical analysis of artworks.




Art Explorations

Art Explorations with MFA Dancers

Art Explorations is an interactive art education series that provides an opportunity for children ages 4 to 11 and their families to create art in a gallery setting, with a goal of instilling a sense of art appreciation.  Held on the second Saturday of every month, Art Explorations encourages an interest in the arts and aims to develop participants’ cognitive skills, self-esteem and self-expression.  This free family programming provides opportunities to develop a range of artistic techniques with visiting artists and explore current exhibits at Urban Arts Space. Please check our programs calendar for current Art Explorations offerings.



CarryOut Art

Carry out art image

For those who cannot make it to the Space, our exhibitions go mobile to provide accessible art experiences for everyone.  Our education team will work with you to create a lesson plan that fits around the needs and wants of your demographic.

To schedule, or for more information, please contact our Education Coordinator at




University Courses

Stage/Studio performance

We welcome and encourage faculty to teach classes at or in conjunction with the OSU Urban Arts Space.  We offer two methods for interested faculty members to submit class ideas, depending on the type and the commitment of the class.  If the class is a one-time event we suggest submitting a Space Request/Event Rental Form.  If professors would like to propose an ongoing program, for example: a semester-long interactive theatre class, please submit a Preliminary Project Proposal as part of our yearly call for entries.

For examples of courses taught in the Space in the past, please click here.



For more information or to suggest ideas about Urban Arts Space education programming, please contact our Education Coordinator at