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Please note we will be closed on 11/25/21, 12/25/21 and 1/1/22.

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Adult & Teen Workshops & Classes

NEW Classes and Workshops 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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Metal Holiday Ornament Workshop

All Skill Levels

Begins 12/14/2021, Ends 12/14/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 12/12/2021

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

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Now offering this new one-time workshop in-person! Create an ornament to cherish year after year in this introductory metalsmithing workshop. Artist Alexander Draven will walk you through simple sawing, stamping and the coloring of copper all in this one night workshop. No experience needed, all skill levels welcome.

*Cost includes all art supplies.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors WILL be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance, and sanitize workstation after each use.

Cost: $23.00 per person (Cost for Members: $18.00)

 

Advanced Ceramics 6:30pm Tuesdays

Advanced

Begins 01/04/2022, Ends 03/29/2022, no class 3/8/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/02/2022

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

Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Now offering this 12 week class in our ceramics studios! 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 during this class. 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 to deepen their understanding of the process.

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.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $175.00 per person (Cost for Members: $140.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm Wednesdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/05/2022, Ends 03/30/2022, no class 3/9/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/03/2022

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

Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Now offering this 12 week class in our ceramics studios! 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. Discover the ceramic process from start to finish, learn glazing techniques, watch demonstrations and receive one-on-one attention with instructor help and feedback. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

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 clay and 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.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $175.00 per person (Cost for Members: $140.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 10:00am Thursdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/06/2022, Ends 03/31/2022, no class 3/10/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/04/2022

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

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Now offering this 12 week class in our ceramics studios! 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. Discover the ceramic process from start to finish, learn glazing techniques, watch demonstrations and receive one-on-one attention with instructor help and feedback. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

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 clay and 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.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $175.00 per person (Cost for Members: $140.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 1:00pm Thursdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/06/2022, Ends 03/31/2022, no class 3/10/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/04/2022

12 Thursdays, 01:00 PM-03:00 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Now offering this 12 week class in our ceramics studios! 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. Discover the ceramic process from start to finish, learn glazing techniques, watch demonstrations and receive one-on-one attention with instructor help and feedback. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

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 clay and 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.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $175.00 per person (Cost for Members: $140.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm Thursdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/06/2022, Ends 03/31/2022, no class 3/10/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/04/2022

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

Room 104

Instructor: Sarah DeBaun

Now offering this 12 week class in our ceramics studios! 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. Discover the ceramic process from start to finish, learn glazing techniques, watch demonstrations and receive one-on-one attention with instructor help and feedback. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

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 clay and 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.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $175.00 per person (Cost for Members: $140.00)

 

Fused Glass Nightlights

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/11/2022, Ends 01/11/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/07/2022

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

Room 103

Instructor: Carol Comer

Now offering this NEW one-time workshop in person! Create a beautiful glass nightlight you will cherish always! Professional glass artist, Carol Comer, will walk you step-by-step through the process of glass fusing. Get creative as you want and design a unique piece only limited by your imagination. After you create your design, pieces will be fired in our kiln so the glass can fuse together into a finished piece of art. Then your instructor will construct your nightlight ready to plug in and enjoy! All skill levels welcome. (Students will need to make arrangements to pick up pieces two-four weeks after class.)

*Cost includes all art supplies.
*$15 worth of materials included in class cost.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

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

 

Digital Photography 1:30 pm Sundays

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/16/2022, Ends 02/20/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/14/2022

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

Room 103

Instructor: Mallory McCrea

Now offering this 6 week course in-person with instructor, Mallory McCrea! 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. Some off site subject mater near the museum and within walking distance downtown will be used for class projects and inspiration including visiting a professional photography studio downtown! Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, lighting, and composition. New and experienced photographers are welcome. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

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

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $132.00 per person (Cost for Members: $106.00)

 

Glass Fusing

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/18/2022, Ends 03/01/2022, no class 1/25/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/16/2022

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

Room 103

Instructor: Carol Comer

Now offering this 6 week course in-person! Throughout this class, you will learn about the heating cycle of glass, how to use a kiln, plus the techniques to design unique pieces of your own design. You can make jewelry, coasters, and bowls using slumping techniques to name a few projects. Time will be allotted to work during class, offering one on one attention with instructor help and feedback. All experience levels welcome. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $175.00 per person (Cost for Members: $140.00)

 

Approach the Brooch: Jewelry Making

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/19/2022, Ends 02/23/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/17/2022

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

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Now offering this NEW 6 week course in-person! Create a unique and custom brooch unlike any other! Explore classic designs while giving them a different twist. Using traditional jewelry and metalsmithing techniques such as hot & cold connections, piercing, stone setting, soldering, riveting, and cutting. Professional jewelry artist, Alex Draven, will walk you through the process of creating a piece of wearable art you will cherish always! All skill levels welcome.

*Cost includes all supplies

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $132.00 per person (Cost for Members: $106.00)

 

Digital Photography 6:00 pm Wednesdays

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/19/2022, Ends 02/23/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/17/2022

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

Room 103

Instructor: Mallory McCrea

Now offering this 6 week course in-person with instructor, Mallory McCrea! 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. Some off site subject matter near the museum and within walking distance downtown will be used for class projects and inspiration including visiting a professional photography studio downtown! Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, lighting, and composition. New and experienced photographers are welcome. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

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

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $132.00 per person (Cost for Members: $106.00)

 

El Wire Neon Signs

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/19/2022, Ends 01/19/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/16/2022

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

Room 101

Instructor: Andy Combs

Now offering this NEW one-time workshop in person! Inspired by the neon lights in the exhibit, "Unsound: Hannah Pierce Ceramics." See the artwork on display and create you own unique neon sign sculpture of your own design limited only by your imagination. Students will learn wire bending techniques and utilize the exciting medium of El Wire that lights up and glows! All skill levels welcome.

*Cost includes all art supplies.
*$15 worth of materials included in class cost.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $32.00 per person (Cost for Members: $26.00)

 

Screen Printing

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/20/2022, Ends 02/24/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/18/2022

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

Room 102

Instructor: Zachary Clifford

Now offering this 6 week course in-person! Have fun exploring this stencil process while 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! All skill levels welcome. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes most supplies, supply list available the first day of class. (Approximately $35 or less depending on supplies already owned)

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $149.00 per person (Cost for Members: $119.00)

 

Figure Drawing

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/22/2022, Ends 02/26/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/20/2022

6 Saturdays, 12:00 PM-02:00 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Now offering this 6 week course in-person! Enjoy the creative processes of drawing the human figure in this exciting class mixing both classic and modern figure drawing. Students will learn to use various life drawing techniques utilizing a variety of references including a live model, photo images, and projected videos of the human figure (some references will include nude models). Time will be allotted to work during class, offering one on one attention with instructor help and feedback. Kit Palencar will tailor instruction to your individual needs and interests. All experience levels welcome. Taken the class before? Instructor works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Supply list available the first day of class. Cost NOT included (Approximately $20 or less depending on supplies already owned).

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

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

 

Watercolor Landscape Painting

All Skill Levels

Begins 01/22/2022, Ends 02/26/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/20/2022

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

Room 102

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Now offering this NEW 6 week course in-person! Whether you are an experienced painter or beginner wanting to dabble in something more, this class is for you! Learn a variety of watercolor painting techniques through learning how to paint landscapes utilizing photos for reference. Time will be allotted to work during class, offering one on one attention with instructor help and feedback. Some drawing experience preferred but not required, all experience levels welcome.

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

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

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

 

Pop Art Portraits

All Skill Levels

Begins 02/02/2022, Ends 02/02/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 01/26/2022

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

Room 101

Instructor: Andy Combs

Now offering this NEW one-time workshop in person! Inspired by the artwork created by Andy Warhol in the exhibit, "POP!." See the artwork for yourself and then create a unique four panel, 12" x 16", Pop Art inspired artwork using your own photo! About a week before the workshop, students will be sent an email asking for a photo that you would like to use of yourself, friend, family member, or even your pet! Then our talented teaching artist will make photo copy prints on a variety of colored paper and provide all the materials you need to make a masterpiece ready to frame! All skill levels welcome.

*Cost includes all art supplies.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $34.00 per person (Cost for Members: $27.00)

 

Metal Stamping Bracelets: Date Night

All Skill Levels

Begins 02/15/2022, Ends 02/15/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 02/13/2022

1 Tuesday, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Now offering this NEW one-time workshop in-person! Celebrate Valentine's Day with a friend or that special someone. Make memories, have fun, and leave with a bracelet you both will cherish always! Equipped with a hammer, a little anvil, and metal stamping tools, you can easily make your own fashionable stamped bracelet using any designs or letters you would like! All skill levels welcome.

*Cost includes all art supplies for one person.

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

Cost: $22.00 per person (Cost for Members: $18.00)

 

Flower Wall Pockets

All Skill Levels

Begins 02/16/2022, Ends 02/16/2022 - Register

*deadline to register: 02/14/2022

1 Wednesday, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Now offering this NEW one-time workshop in-person! Adorn your walls with a clay flower wall pocket vase created by your own hands! This is a fun and easy project that anyone can do. These water tight pockets are wonderful for flower cuttings, dried flowers, herbs, incense sticks, or just left plain. All skill levels welcome. (Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two-four weeks after class.)

*Cost includes all art supplies including firing and glazing of your pieces!

COVID UPDATE:
*Students and instructors will be required to wear a mask even if fully vaccinated or under the age of 18, please maintain courteous social distance.
*If the Ohio Public Health Advisory System makes recommendations that is unsafe to hold class in person, this class will be rescheduled or canceled.

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