Youth and Family Programs

For Families and All Ages

Visit the center calendar for upcoming family programs and more.

Zoom: Family Film Festival

Parents with their children enjoy films at Zoom: Family Film Festival

Zoom:  Family Film and Book Festival features  films, books, and artist talks selected  specifically for family audiences. Enjoy fresh and fascinating works that focus on kids’ unique interests and perspectives as well as resources and activities like coloring pages, arts and craft activities, book recommendations, and more.

See upcoming programs on the Zoom calendar.


YogArts is a series of yoga, art, and meditation workshops for children and families led by our partners at The Yoga Carriage @ replenish. These sessions encourage us to get to know the power of our own internal voice and find beauty, strength, and inner peace in a world that can feel overstimulating and full of stress. Replenish creates safe and enjoyable half-hour experiences streamed from their Columbus carriage house or held in person in the Wex galleries or select community locations.

Find out more about YogArts on the Education calendar.

Open House

Wex Open House events invite audiences of all ages to engage with our dynamic, multidisciplinary arts center. Every Open House offers a different experience, including hands-on workshops, art-making studios, gallery tours, film offerings, and live performances.

For Youth

Film Education Programs

In partnership with the Wex Film/Video Studio Residency program and Department of Film/Video, we offer programs and experiences to participants interested in learning from professionals about all aspects of film and filmmaking. Youth are invited to participate in short workshops, work-in-progress screenings, artist talks, and more. They may also submit their films to Ohio Shorts, our annual showcase of short films made by Ohio filmmakers of all ages working in all genres—from documentary to animation.

Short Studios: Artists Teaching, Teaching Artists

In this interactive video series, artists and creatives open their "studios" to demonstrate new and innovative practices with a focus on craft, skill, creative choices, and making connections. We like to think of these sessions as intimate conversations between artist and participants where the creative process is explored from start to finish. Studios are inclusive, and everyone is welcome regardless of skill level. The videos encourage viewers to make something out of whatever is available to them.

Check out our Short Studios Playlist.

For more information about our programs for youth and families, email the Department of Learning & Public Practice at or call (614) 292-3535 and ask to be transferred to the department.