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Register for Free Riffe Gallery Workshops!


Whenever an exhibition is up in the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery, be sure to check out concurrent events. The OAC's Arts Learning Office and Riffe Gallery present engaging and fun opportunities for families and adults seeking unique learning experiences. Each workshop is taught by a professional Ohio artist or educator. The workshop leader develops a unique theme pertaining to their own professional work, and often ties into the current exhibition. Check out what's next, and we'll see you soon!


Writing Real: Create Compelling Characters in Theatre Thursday, December 10, 5:30–8:30 p.m. In order for a character to come alive on the stage, a character must have a driving need. Playwright, theatre director, and OAC Artist in Residence Tony Dallas will help writers explore the forces that compel a character through monologues and dialogue. It is suggested to read Oedipus the King by Sophocles in preparation for the workshop. 

Reduce, Reuse, RECREATE! Saturday, December 12, 2-4 p.m. OAC Artist in Residence Eric Marlow will lead a family workshop based on re-purposing functional objects such as plastic bottles into works of art, handmade games, and wearable fashion. The workshop is geared toward children ages 6 and up. All children must be accompanied by a registered adult.


Check out what we've done in the past, and get inspired for what's yet to come! Leah Wong's collaborative family workshop installation created in October in conjunction with: Flashback to Now: OAC Support for Individual Artists. 

The Ohio Arts Council’s Riffe Gallery showcases the work of Ohio's artists and the collections of the state's museums and galleries. The Riffe Gallery is located in the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts, across from the Statehouse on High Street in Downtown Columbus. Like the Riffe Gallery on Facebook and follow us on Instagram.

The Ohio Arts Council is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically. Connect with the OAC on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or visit our website at


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