Mission Statement

To nurture confidence and desire in our students to continue to create and appreciate the creations, so that they may reach their own full potential. We want to help children remain artists when they grow up. At the school, students will develop:
Strong drawing & painting skills

  • Observational ability
  • Planning skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Creativity & artistic expression


The school was founded in year 2000 to teach drawing and painting classes for children and adults. It is located in central Ohio. Students are from Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, Powell, Westerville, New Albany, etc.

John Cai (蔡東江) is the founder and main instructor of drawing and painting classes at JC Visual Arts School. He was born in Beijing, and graduate of the Central Academy of Art & Design (中央工藝美術學院), Beijing, China. He worked as an architect at Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (北京市建筑设计研究院) for 8 years. He taught AP studio art, drawing, painting, photography, etc classes at VA for 6 years. And also, he has been doing art and design consultant work for years. 

Art classes

The school provides individualized and age appropriate instructions, student age is 4 & up. Art class size is small.  

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” - Pablo Picasso 

When children explore ways to create and express themselves through art, they explore on their own, or with guidance. We believe that, with guidance, children can develop their abilities and continue to benefit from their creative experiences. Every student can attain the same level of artistic talent, but rather that each student can benefit from developing his/her artistic abilities to reach his/her maximum potential.

Congratulations to our students won Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of year 2019-20

  • Yunjun W - Silver Key
  • Kaidong W - Silver Key
  • Isabel L - Honorable Mention
  • Rachel Z - Honorable Mention
  • Yuan  H - Honorable Mention