Our Galleries are now temporarily closed as we prepare for our Fall Exhibits, and for upcoming Hall of Fame Festivities.
During this time you can still shop at our Artisan Boutique located in the CMA lobby.
 
We will observe the following hours from now until the end of August:  Tuesdays - Fridays: 10AM - 5PM;  Closed Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays 
 
Any questions please call the CMA at 330-453-7666.

 

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Adult & Teen Workshops & Classes

NEW 2019-2020 Classes Now Available!

Check the Links Below for the Latest Offerings
 

The CMA offers 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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Advanced Ceramics

Advanced

Begins 09/03/2019, Ends 12/10/2019, no class 11/5/2019, 11/12/2019, 11/26/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/01/2019

12 Tuesdays, 06:30 PM-08:30 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Students with a firm foundation in basic technical skills will enjoy this class. Form, surface design, glazing, and firing will be explored in greater depth. Advanced students with five sessions or the equivalent, or working at a level determined to be advanced by the instructor) will be required to do their own firing in cooperation with the Canton Ceramic Artists Guild in order to deepen their understanding of the total process.

Cost: $165.00 per person (Cost for Members: $132.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 10:00am Wednesdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/04/2019, Ends 12/11/2019, no class 11/6/2019, 11/13/2019, 11/27/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/02/2019

12 Wednesdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed, and demonstrations will be given.

 

*Additional costs, not included with class cost:
*All CMA ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Beginning students may also purchase a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the CMA
*Both clay and ceramics tools can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

 

 

Cost: $165.00 per person (Cost for Members: $132.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm Wednesdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/04/2019, Ends 12/11/2019, no class 11/6/2019, 11/13/2019, 11/27/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/02/2019

12 Wednesdays, 06:30 PM-08:30 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed, and demonstrations will be given.

*Additional costs, not included with class cost:
*All CMA ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Beginning students may also purchase a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the CMA
*Both clay and ceramics tools can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $165.00 per person (Cost for Members: $132.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 10:00am Thursdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/05/2019, Ends 12/12/2019, no class 11/7/2019, 11/14/2019, 11/28/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/03/2019

12 Thursdays, 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed, and demonstrations will be given.

 

*Additional costs, not included with class cost:
*All CMA ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Beginning students may also purchase a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the CMA
*Both clay and ceramics tools can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $165.00 per person (Cost for Members: $132.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 12:30pm Thursdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/05/2019, Ends 12/12/2019, no class 11/7/2019, 11/14/2019, 11/28/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/03/2019

12 Thursdays, 12:30 PM-02:30 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed, and demonstrations will be given.

 

*Additional costs, not included with class cost:
*All CMA ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Beginning students may also purchase a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the CMA
*Both clay and ceramics tools can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $165.00 per person (Cost for Members: $132.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm Thursdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/05/2019, Ends 12/12/2019, no class 11/7/2019, 11/14/2019, 11/28/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/03/2019

12 Thursdays, 06:30 PM-08:30 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Kim Eggleston-Kraus

Beginning students will be taught the basics of hand-building and wheel-work while intermediate students will refine their skills. Individual projects will include functional pottery and decorative work. Glazing techniques will be taught, finished ware will be discussed, and demonstrations will be given.

 

*Additional costs, not included with class cost:
*All CMA ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $40.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Beginning students may also purchase a pottery tool kit ($13.50) from the CMA
*Both clay and ceramics tools can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $165.00 per person (Cost for Members: $132.00)

 

Classic Watercolor Painting

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/15/2019, Ends 10/20/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/13/2019

6 Sundays, 01:30 PM-03:30 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Ted Lawson

Explore the versatility of watercolor painting at the CMA! Beginners will be learn basic painting techniques. More experienced students will be able to work independently with feedback from the instructor.

 

*Supply list available the first day of class. cost not included (approximately $55 or less depending on supplies already owned)

Cost: $108.00 per person (Cost for Members: $86.00)

 

Screen Printing

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/15/2019, Ends 10/20/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/13/2019

6 Sundays, 01:30 PM-03:30 PM

102

Instructor: Zachary Lee Clifford

Now introducing a brand new silk screen printmaking class at the CMA! Have fun exploring this fun stencil process utilizing reduction printing, resist techniques, and the use of photo emulsion. Learn the basic techniques to make your own limited edition prints while experienced students will be able to work building skills to create zines, posters, t-shirts and more!

*Cost includes most supplies, supply list available the first day of class. (Approximately $40 or less depending on supplies already owned)

Cost: $159.00 per person (Cost for Members: $127.00)

 

Digital Photography

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/17/2019, Ends 10/22/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/15/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Instuctor: Michael Barath

Learn to see like a photographer and go from taking snapshots to purposeful, well-composed images that reflect your personal vision. Master the buttons and dials on your camera and shoot in modes other than Auto. This course introduces participants to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography. Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, and composition. New and experienced photographers are welcome.

 

*Please bring a digital camera that has a manual mode – DSLR, mirror less, some point-and-shoots and a card reader.

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

 

Classic Drawing

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/18/2019, Ends 10/23/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/16/2019

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

Room 101

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Join us as we explore 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 teacher, Kit Palencar, who will tailor instruction to your needs and interests.

 

*All class materials provided

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

 

Classic Jewelry

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/18/2019, Ends 10/23/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/16/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Create a custom piece of your own design! In this 6 week class you will learn how to design and then create a piece of jewelry to treasure always. Course covers hot & cold connections, piercing, stone setting and other metalsmithing techniques. No experience needed, all levels welcome.

 

*All class materials provided

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

 

Classic Oil Painting Beginner

Beginner

Begins 09/21/2019, Ends 10/26/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/19/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Frank Dale

Classic Oil Painting for Beginners will teach the Flemish technique in this unique class. Whether you are an experienced oil painter wanting to learn a new style of painting, or are wanting to learn a new medium by an acclaimed artist --this class is for you! Class participants will experience painting while emphasizing the Flemish painting techniques. Your finished piece will have a finely rendered classical appearance & be ready to frame! *Each participant is required to use Frank Dale’s personally picked materials for this class.
Classic Oil Painting - Beginner

 

*First time students-The class price includes all materials a kit worth over $136 (which you keep when the class is finished)
* 18 hours of class instruction pricing: $86 (Cost for Members $69) +$136 for materials. 

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

 

Classic Oil Painting Intermediate

Intermediate

Begins 09/21/2019, Ends 10/26/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/19/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Frank Dale

Classic Oil Painting-Intermediate will teach the Flemish technique in this unique class. Whether you are an experienced oil painter wanting to learn a new style of painting, or are wanting to learn a new medium by an acclaimed artist --this class is for you! Class participants will experience painting while emphasizing the Flemish painting techniques. Your finished piece will have a finely rendered classical appearance & be ready to frame! *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
*18 hours of class instruction: $86 (Cost for Members $69) +$80 for materials

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

 

Palette Knife Painting

All Skill Levels

Begins 09/21/2019, Ends 10/26/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 09/19/2019

6 Saturdays, 02:30 PM-04:30 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Drop your brushes and forget about over-blending by utilizing an overlooked piece of painting equipment – the Palette Knife. Create a finished painting by working from a still-life, using only a palette knife. If you love texture, thick paint, and expressive mark-making, then sign-up today! Hone existing skills by practicing a different style or learn something completely new.

 

*Cost includes most supplies, supply list available the first day of class. (Approximately $25 or less depending on supplies already owned)

Cost: $128.00 per person (Cost for Members: $103.00)

 

Jack ‘O Lantern Luminaries

All Skill Levels

Begins 10/09/2019, Ends 10/09/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 10/07/2019

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

Room 101A

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Use porcelain clay and basic hand building techniques to make a beautiful pumpkin-shaped ceramic luminary. Make it silly, happy, elegant or spooky – whatever you would enjoy the most! We will bisque fire it for you and when it is ready, you can take it home to paint. 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-three weeks after workshop).

 

*All class materials provided

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

 

Needle Felted Pumpkins

All Skill Levels

Begins 10/13/2019, Ends 10/13/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 10/11/2019

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

Room 101B

Instructor: KIm Anderson

Have fun & relieve stress while you learn a new way to create art! Intro to needle felting class will allow you to make decorative felt pumpkins for the fall. Use orange, white, black or your imagination! Each person will complete 3 pumpkins in a variety of sizes.

 

*All class materials provided

Cost: $46.00 per person (Cost for Members: $37.00)

 

Pumpkin Painting & Cider

All Skill Levels

Begins 10/16/2019, Ends 10/16/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 10/14/2019

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

Courtyard

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Get creative & choose from a variety of techniques to create a spooky or modern (painted and/or stenciled) pumpkins. Students will enjoy festive music and apple cider! Lots of supplies are available so that everyone can choose their designs at their leisure and explore several techniques. We will have stencils, paint, decals, cider and more. And of course, a pumpkin for everyone! Sizes will range around 5-15 pounds per pumpkin, limit one per person. Bring a friend or the whole family, adult & kid friendly!

 

*Registration is required for each person attending
*All class materials provided

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

 

Twilight Photography & Walking Tour

All Skill Levels

Begins 10/23/2019, Ends 10/23/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 10/21/2019

1 Wednesday, 05:30 PM-07:30 PM

Offsite

Instructor: Mandy Altimus Stahl

Inspired by the atmospheric twilight photographs of historic buildings in the exhibit, Through Darkness to Light: Photographs Along The Underground Railroad, join us for this special offsite photography workshop and walking tour in downtown Massillon. Meet in the Massillon Museum's Gessner Hall as photographer, historian, and Massillon Museum Archivist Mandy Altimus Stahl introduces nighttime photography tips, and walks you around buildings that existed during the time period of the underground railroad, before the Civil War. Learn about some of the history and stories behind these locations while also learning techniques on how to take dynamic photos of these buildings during sunset and night time. Whether you're an experienced photographer or just starting to learn, you will be sure to leave with photos full of interesting lighting, mood, and character! (Rain date scheduled for 10/30)

*Please bring a digital camera that has a manual mode or nighttime mode - DSLR, mirror less, some point-and-shoots, and a tripod.

Cost: $25.00 per person (Cost for Members: $20.00)

 

Fluid Art Paint & Sip

All Skill Levels

Begins 11/19/2019, Ends 11/19/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 11/17/2019

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

101

Instructor: Erica Emerson

Relax and enjoy friends, wine and fun while creating a personal abstract masterpiece! Now introducing a brand new workshop at CMA creating fluid art using acrylic paint pouring techniques. There is nothing more satisfying than watching the paint spill across the surface. Choose your own colors and enjoy the endless creative and spontaneous possibilities as the paint interacts to produce different effects. Our artist will guide you step-by-step through the process all while you enjoy wine, music and a great time!

*One 12"x 12" canvas, materials, wine, and refreshments are included in the cost of the class.
*Please feel free to bring your own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
*Must be 21 or older to register.
*Fluid art takes a minimum of 72 hours to dry. Students will need to make arrangements to pick up artwork during museum hours.

Cost: $48.00 per person (Cost for Members: $39.00)