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NEW 2018-2019 Classes Now Available!

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The CMA offers Artists Studio Classes with courses available in a wide range of media, scheduled for weekdays and weekends throughout the day and evening, there's a class to fit every schedule, budget, and interest! Courses are available for adults plus children and teens, (including a Summer Art Camp).
 

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Art For Health & Healing - Finding Mindfulness Through The Art of Journaling

All Skill Levels

Begins 05/02/2019, Ends 05/02/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/30/2019

1 Thursday, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Room 103

Instructor: Amy Hope

In conjunction with the Art for Health & Healing Program, the Canton Museum of Art welcomes you to a special mindfulness art series at the Canton Museum of Art that focuses on slowing down, relieving stress, and learning to use creativity to increase awareness of self and be present in the moment. Art journaling doesn't have to be complicated. Join us in breaking down art journaling and incorporating it in your everyday life through making mini journals. Join our registered art therapist, Amy Hope, as she helps your ability to de-stress and find mindfulness through the power of art.

*All class materials provided

Cost: $15.00 per person (Cost for Members: $12.00)

 

Luminous Luminary Workshop

All Skill Levels

Begins 05/15/2019, Ends 05/15/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/13/2019

1 Wednesday, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Room 101A

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

You will use white porcelain clay and basic hand building techniques to make a beautiful ceramic luminary. Decorate it with stars, hearts, flowers or whatever shapes you prefer. Receive a free LED tea light to illuminate your creation when you pick up your fired piece! All experience levels are welcome.

*Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.

*Cost includes all supplies

Cost: $38.00 per person (Cost for Members: $31.00)

 

Mud Masters

All Skill Levels

Begins 05/18/2019, Ends 05/18/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/15/2019

1 Saturday, 09:00 AM-03:30 PM

Courtyard, Room 101A, Room 101B, Room 102, Room 103

Instructor:

Tickets:$35 (includes catered lunch)

Mud Masters is a one-day intensive arts program put on by the Canton Museum of Art designed to share the unique expertise of 3 nationally recognized artists who work with clay. This event will consist of morning and afternoon interactive sessions with several presenters also having artwork on display in the exhibition; Drafting Dimensions: Contemporary Midwest Ceramics. Open to all, this exposition provides the opportunity to discover various clay working techniques, learn from professional working artists in the field, networking, time to visit the museum galleries to see amazing contemporary ceramics and more! Artists presenting will be John Balistreri, Peter Christian Johnson and Lesley Baker as well as a keynote speaker during catered lunch, Anderson Turner who curated the exhibit as well as achieving success as a professor, curator, writer, art critic and current Director of Galleries School of Art at Kent State University. Push beyond the traditional thought process for clay and learn a variety of modern approaches of using clay in new ways.


***Catered lunch will be provided with a choice between a build your own assorted sandwich spread with your choice of toppings including smoked turkey, roast beef, honey baked ham, roasted turkey, cheddar, Swiss, lettuce, tomatoes, condiments, and assorted breads or a vegan garden salad with assorted dressings all served with your choice of potato salad or chips and cookies for desert.
 


John Balistreri
Watch Balistreri demonstrate strategies for building his large-scale ceramic sculptures constructing thrown and coiled forms. Learn logistics, firing approaches and engineering techniques he utilizes to create his sizable pieces that challenge perceptions and capabilities of clay.

Bio: John Balistreri is a Professor of Art at Bowling Green State University, where he has been the head of the Ceramic program since 1996. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1986, his MFA from Kent State University in 1988, and received the Emerging Talent Award at the 1995 National Council on Education for Ceramic Arts (NCECA) Conference. Balistreri also served on the Board of Directors of the Archie Bray Foundation. His articles have been published in Ceramics: Art and Perception, Ceramics Monthly, and American Craft and his work has appeared in many books on ceramic art.

He has conducted over fifty workshops and lectures throughout the United States and China, has had nine solo exhibitions of large-scale ceramic work, and has participated in many national and international group exhibitions. Balistreri’s work is also included in numerous corporate, private and museum collections, including the Fredrick R. Weisman Art Museum (Minneapolis, MN), The American Museum of Ceramic Art (Pomona, CA), The Canton Museum of Art (Canton, OH), The Daum Museum (Sedalia, MO), The American Ceramic Society (Columbus, OH), The Shiwan Treasure Pottery Museum (China) and the Foshan Ancient Kiln Museum (China).

Balistreri is best known for his large-scale ceramic sculpture as well as his innovations using digital technology to create ceramic objects using ceramic 3D printing techniques and has been awarded two patents.


Peter Christian Johnson
Delve into Johnson’s methods of creating simple computer generated blueprints that are used to aid in the construction process of his sculptures. Over the course of the conference discover how he utilizes these blueprints to build stoneware structure armatures on which he builds a more elaborate porcelain sculptures. 

Bio: Peter Christian Johnson is currently Assistant professor of Art at Kent State University after serving more than decade as the head of the ceramics department at Eastern Oregon University. He earned his MFA from Penn State University and a BS in Environmental Science at Wheaton College. Peter has been a Visiting Artist at Alberta College of Art and Design, Australian National University, the University of Florida, Harvard and numerous other institutions. He received the Oregon Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Fellowship, the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Fellowship, and was a Matsutani Fellow at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts.  He was awarded first place in the 2018 Zanesville Prize for Contemporary Ceramics and an Honorable mention at the 9th Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale.  His work has been exhibited in Canada, Australia, China, Korea, and throughout the United States.


Lesley Baker
Join Baker as she demonstrates her unique processes of how to transfer screen printed underglaze to wet and leather hard ceramic forms. Learn how to prepare underglazes, printing techniques, and the various ways she transfers her prints from newsprint to ceramic surfaces to create her rich pattern and nature inspired pieces.

Bio: Lesley Baker is an Associate Professor at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, having recently moved from Indianapolis where she was an Associate Professor at the Herron School of Art and Design for 11 years. She has also taught at UC Berkeley and the California College of the Arts. She earned her MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000. She received the Emerging Artist award from the National Council for Education in the Ceramic Arts in 2005. She has participated in numerous artist residencies, including the Archie Bray Foundation, the John Michael Kohler Arts/Industry Residency, the Guldagergaard International Ceramic Research Center in Denmark, and the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been published in numerous books including The Yixing Effect and The Best of 500 Ceramics, the newest edition of Ceramics and Print by Paul Scott, and most recently in Cast: Art and Objects Using Humanity’s Most Transformational Process.


 

Cost: $35.00 per person (Cost for Members: $35.00)

 

Classic Oil Portrait

Intermediate

Begins 06/04/2019, Ends 06/13/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/02/2019

6 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 05:00 PM-08:00 PM

Room 103

Instructor: Frank Dale

Paint a Vermeer, Bouguereau or better yet someone you know! Using the Flemish painting technique learn to paint with the brilliant luminosity of the Flemish Masters. Photo references of 'The Girl with a Pearl Earring' by Johannes Vermeer or 'Irene' by William-Adolphe Bouguereau will be supplied. If you choose to paint your own portrait please bring a high resolution 8 by 10 color photograph to work from. No matter what painting you decide to do, you are sure to end up with a fine portrait painted in the classic style of the Dutch Masters. This class is designed for Intermediate to Advanced oil painting students that have taken at least one class of Beginner Oil Painting at the Canton Museum of Art.

*Prerequisite (Classic Oil Painting- Intermediate)

*Please bring your kits to class on the first day

*Class price includes $80 worth of materials

*For 18 hours of class instruction: Cost: $86 (Cost for Members $69) +$80 for materials = $166 / $149 for members

Cost: $166.00 per person (Cost for Members: $149.00)

 

Alternative Jewelry

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/05/2019, Ends 07/17/2019, no class 7/3/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/03/2019

6 Wednesdays, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Create unique and custom pieces unlike any other! In this 6 week class explore traditional designs while giving them a different twist. Course covers hot & cold connections, piercing, stone setting and other metalsmithing techniques. All levels welcome.

*Cost includes all supplies

Cost: $120.00 per person (Cost for Members: $96.00)

 

Classic Drawing

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/06/2019, Ends 07/18/2019, no class 7/4/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/04/2019

6 Thursdays, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Come and enjoy the creative processes of drawing. In this exciting, hands-on class students will view demonstrations, learn how to use a variety of techniques and work with a teacher who will tailor instruction to your needs and interests.

*All class materials provided

Cost: $110.00 per person (Cost for Members: $88.00)

 

Classic Oil Painting

Beginner

Begins 06/08/2019, Ends 07/29/2019, no class 7/6/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

6 Saturdays, 11:00 AM-02:00 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Frank Dale

Learn introductory classical oil painting using the Flemish technique in this unique class. Whether you are an experienced oil painter wanting to learn a new style of painting, or wanting to learn a new medium by an acclaimed artist this class is for you. Class participants will share in the experience of painting any image emphasizing Flemish painting techniques. The finished painting will have a finely rendered classical appearance and be ready for framing. Don't have oil paint materials, no problem! Each participant is required to use Frank Dale's personally picked materials for this class.

Classic Oil Painting - Beginner

*For first time students taking the class

*Class price includes class materials and kit worth over $136 which you keep when the class is finished

*For 18 hours of class instruction: Cost: $86 (Cost for Members $69) +$136 for materials = $222 / $205 for members

Cost: $222.00 per person (Cost for Members: $205.00)

 

Classic Oil Painting

Intermediate

Begins 06/08/2019, Ends 07/29/2019, no class 7/6/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

6 Saturdays, 11:00 AM-02:00 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Frank Dale

Learn introductory classical oil painting using the Flemish technique in this unique class. Whether you are an experienced oil painter wanting to learn a new style of painting, or wanting to learn a new medium by an acclaimed artist this class is for you. Class participants will share in the experience of painting any image emphasizing Flemish painting techniques. The finished painting will have a finely rendered classical appearance and be ready for framing. Don't have oil paint materials, no problem! Each participant is required to use Frank Dale's personally picked materials for this class.

Classic Oil Painting - Intermediate

*Prerequisite (Beginning Oil Painting)

*Please bring your kits to class on the first day

*Class price includes $80 worth of materials

*For 18 hours of class instruction: Cost: $86 (Cost for Members $69) +$80 for materials = $166 / $149 for members

Cost: $166.00 per person (Cost for Members: $149.00)

 

Miniature Felt Fruit

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/23/2019, Ends 06/23/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/21/2019

1 Sunday, 01:30 PM-04:00 PM

Room 101B

Instructor: KIm Anderson

Join us for fruity fun as you learn to create a variety of needle felted miniature fruits for an adorable tiny fruit bowl only inches tall! Inspired by a collaboration with the William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum's Project EAT and the Canton Museum of Art's permanent collection exhibit Food for Thought. Once you have had your fill, explore the tasty looking artwork on display in the galleries for an awesome evening of fruity fun!
*$20 worth of materials included in class cost

Cost: $36.00 per person (Cost for Members: $29.00)