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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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Classic Drawing

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/20/2024, Ends 06/08/2024, no class 5/11/2024,5/25/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/18/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: CMA Staff

Offering this 6 week course in person! Enjoy the creative processes of drawing from life. In this hands-on class, students will view demonstrations and learn to use various techniques. Time will be allotted to work during class, offering one on one attention with instructor help and feedback. Your instructor will tailor instruction to your individual needs and interests. All experience levels welcome. Taken the class before? We work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes some supplies, supply list available the first day of class. (Approximately $20 or less depending on supplies already owned)

Cost: $119.00 per person (Cost for Members: $95.00)

 

Classic Watercolor

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/20/2024, Ends 06/08/2024, no class 5/11/2024,5/25/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/18/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: CMA Staff

Offering this 6 week course in person! Whether you are a beginner just starting out or have been painting for years there is something for everyone in this course. Discover the versatility of watercolor through demonstrations, discussions and more! Ted Lawson will tailor instruction to your individual needs and interests. All experience levels welcome. Taken the class before? Ted works with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes some supplies, supply list available the first day of class. (Approximately $45 or less depending on supplies already owned)

Cost: $119.00 per person (Cost for Members: $95.00)

 

Classic Glass Fusing

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/23/2024, Ends 06/04/2024, no class 5/7/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/21/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: Amy Pepperney

Offering this 6 week course in person! Throughout this class, learn different techniques to design, cut, and assemble glass and how to use the kiln to fuse and slump your own original designs or ideas supplied by the instructor. Explore glass plates, bowls, and jewelry throughout this session. Time will be allotted to work during class, offering one on one attention with instructor help and feedback. All skill levels welcome. Taken the class before? Amy works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies.
*$75 worth of materials included in class cost.

Cost: $255.00 per person (Cost for Members: $204.00)

 

Silver Earring Jewelry

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/24/2024, Ends 06/05/2024, no class 5/8/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/22/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Offering this 6 week course in person! Create and wear your own handmade pair of earrings. In this class, you will design either a dangle or post pair of sterling silver earrings set with cabochon stones of your choosing. Learn metalsmithing techniques, such as soldering, cutting, and bezel setting to create a one of a kind piece of your very own. Taken a jewelry class before? Make a companion piece to match! All skill levels welcome as instructor, Alex Draven, works with each individual student to see them grow. Sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all art supplies for one person except for stone for place setting.

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

 

Digital Photography

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/25/2024, Ends 06/06/2024, no class 5/9/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/23/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: Mallory McCrea

Offering this 6 week course in person! 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! Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance, lighting, and composition. New and experienced photographers are welcome. Taken the class before? Mallory 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, or some point-and-shoots and a card reader.

Cost: $145.00 per person (Cost for Members: $116.00)

 

Intro to Digital Art & Augmented Reality

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/25/2024, Ends 06/06/2024, no class 5/9/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/23/2024

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

Room 101

Instructor: Tracy Dawn Brewer

Offering this NEW 6 week course in person! Inspired by the augmented reality on display in the exhibit "Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination." Explore the exciting intersection of digital art and augmented reality creation using your iPad, Procreate, and Artivive. Learn essential techniques such as layering and digital elements to bring your artistic vision to life on a digital canvas. Delve into augmented reality in the final two classes, discovering how your digital art can evolve into immersive experience. Learn to animate your creations and transform them into stunning 3D pieces, unlocking endless creative possibilities. Each participant will receive a print of their final piece to share with family and friends. Gain valuable insights into sharing your art online using a Bridge account, empowering your digital presence. Unleash your creativity in this immersive and empowering experience. Space is limited to ten students, sign up today!

*All students are required to bring an Apple iPad Pro (Operating System 15.4.1 or newer), an Apple Pencil, and the current version of Procreate (Available on the App Store for a one-time purchase of $9.99).

Cost: $167.00 per person (Cost for Members: $134.00)

 

Stained Glass Tulip

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/28/2024, Ends 04/28/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/26/2024

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

Room 101

Instructor: Laurie Turner

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Join instructor and glass artist, Laurie Turner, for a fun day learning the basics of stained glass using lead came, assembly, and soldering techniques to create this beautiful stained glass tulip perfect to hang and display. Glass will be pre-cut. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited to eight students, sign up today!

*Cost includes all art supplies.
*$23 worth of materials included in class cost.

Cost: $82.00 per person (Cost for Members: $66.00)

 

Fused Glass Sunflower

All Skill Levels

Begins 05/05/2024, Ends 05/05/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/02/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: Amy Pepperney

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! This glass sunflower will bring color and sparkle into your home. Can be hung in your window or displayed on an easel. Our experienced instructor, Amy Pepperney, will guide you through the fundamentals of glass fusing, cutting, and various forming techniques to help you create a truly unique piece. Finished work will be fired and ready for pick up in 2-3 weeks. Students will be emailed when ready. All skill levels welcome.

*Cost includes all art supplies.
*$10 worth of materials included in class cost.

Cost: $68.00 per person (Cost for Members: $54.00)

 

Ceramic Flower Brick

All Skill Levels

Begins 05/22/2024, Ends 05/22/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/20/2024

1 Wednesday, 05:30 PM-08:00 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Shultz

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Spring is on its way and now is a great time to make a flower brick vase. This enclosed form has multiple openings in the top to place individual stems. It is the perfect small vase to beautifully display the season’s flowers. You may embellish your vase with textures and additional eye-catching features to make it uniquely your own. All skill levels welcome. Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces three-six weeks after workshop and will be emailed when ready.

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

Cost: $54.00 per person (Cost for Members: $43.00)

 

Traditional to Digital AR Workshop (Adult)

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/02/2024, Ends 06/02/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/31/2024

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

Room 101

Instructor: Tracy Dawn Brewer

Offering this NEW one-time workshop in person! Inspired by the augmented reality on display in the exhibit, "Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination." Explore the exciting intersection between traditional art and augmented reality creation using your iPad, Procreate, and Artivive. In this immersive 3-hour experience, we'll start by creating a physical 8" X 10" piece of canvas art using acrylic paint. Then, delve into the world of augmented reality as we bring your masterpiece to life. Learn fundamental techniques like layering and digital elements to breathe life into a digital canvas. Master the art of animating your creations and crafting stunning 3D pieces, unlocking limitless creative possibilities. Gain valuable insights into sharing your art online using a Bridge account, empowering your digital presence. Unleash your creativity in this immersive and empowering experience. Space is limited to ten students, sign up today!

*All students are required to bring an Apple iPad Pro (Operating System 15.4.1 or newer), an Apple Pencil, and the current version of Procreate (Available on the App Store for a one-time purchase of $9.99).

Cost: $47.00 per person (Cost for Members: $37.00)

 

Ceramic Leaf Dish

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/05/2024, Ends 06/05/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/03/2024

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

Room 101

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Shultz

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Discover the beauty of nature-inspired ceramic art. In this class, students will use real leaves to impress into earthy stoneware clay while exploring hand-building techniques to create a beautiful small dish. These dishes are perfect for holding small items or displayed as a decorative piece in your home. All skill levels welcome. Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces three-six weeks after workshop and will be emailed when ready.

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

Cost: $49.00 per person (Cost for Members: $39.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm Tuesdays (Summer)

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/11/2024, Ends 08/20/2024, no class 8/6/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/09/2024

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

Room 104

Instructor: CJ Ritenour

Offering this 10 week class in our ceramics studios with instructor CJ Ritenour! 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? CJ 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 $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
*Students may also purchase a clay tool kit ($15.00) from the CMA.
*Both clay and tool kits can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $215.00 per person (Cost for Members: $172.00)

 

Ceramic Plant Markers

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/12/2024, Ends 06/12/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/10/2024

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

Room 101

Instructor: CJ Ritenour

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Delve into the world of ceramics as you craft your very own personalized plant markers. Learn essential techniques for shaping, carving, and adorning clay to create functional and beautiful markers for your garden or indoor plants. Drawing inspiration from nature, infuse your markers with botanical motifs or design elements with your own unique style and flare. All skill levels welcome. Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces three-six weeks after workshop and will be emailed when ready.

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

Cost: $42.00 per person (Cost for Members: $34.00)

 

Fused Glass Jewelry Pendants

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/12/2024, Ends 06/12/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/10/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: Amy Pepperney

Offering this one-time workshop at CMA! Discover the beauty of glass fusing and create your own one-of-a-kind fused glass jewelry pendant/s in this exciting workshop. Our experienced instructor, Amy Pepperney, will guide you through the fundamentals of glass fusing and various forming techniques to help you create a truly unique piece/s that are perfect for gifting or wearing with pride! Each student will receive a variety of glass and silver wire to work with, allowing you to create one large pendant or two medium-sized pendants. All skill levels welcome. Finished work will be fired and ready to pick up in 2 weeks. Students will be emailed when ready.

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

Cost: $55.00 per person (Cost for Members: $44.00)

 

Advanced Ceramics 6:30pm Wednesdays (Summer) (Prerequisite: 4 or more CMA Ceramics Classes or Instructor Approval)

Advanced

Begins 06/12/2024, Ends 08/21/2024, no class 8/7/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/10/2024

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

Room 104

Instructor: Sarah DeBaun

Offering this 10 week class in our ceramics studios with instructor Sarah DeBaun! This class is available for advanced students that have taken at least four ceramics classes at CMA or have received instructor approval to take the class. Form, surface design, glazing, and firing will be explored in greater depth during this class. Advanced students who have taken five or more CMA ceramics classes 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 $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
*Students may also purchase a clay tool kit ($15.00) from the CMA.
*Both clay and tool kits can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $215.00 per person (Cost for Members: $172.00)

 

Silver Stamped Ring

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/19/2024, Ends 06/19/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/17/2024

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

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Relax, have fun, and leave with a silver ring you will cherish always. With the guidance of our experienced instructor, Alex Draven, you will learn metalworking and solder techniques. Make it your own by adding texture and letter stamping. This class is perfect for both beginners and those who have taken jewelry classes before. All skill levels are welcome.

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $40.00 per person (Cost for Members: $32.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm Thursdays (Summer)

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/20/2024, Ends 09/05/2024, no class 7/4/2024,8/8/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/18/2024

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

Room 104

Instructor: Sarah DeBaun

Offering this 10 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? Sarah 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 $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
*Students may also purchase a clay tool kit ($15.00) from the CMA.
*Both clay and tool kits can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $215.00 per person (Cost for Members: $172.00)

 

Stained Glass Patriotic Ring

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/23/2024, Ends 06/23/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/21/2024

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

Room 101

Instructor: Laurie Turner

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Join instructor and glass artist, Laurie Turner, for a fun day learning the basics of stained glass using lead came, assembly, and soldering techniques to create this beautiful stained glass patriotic ring perfect to hang and display. Glass will be pre-cut. All skill levels welcome. Space is limited to eight students, sign up today!

*Cost includes all art supplies.
*$37 worth of materials included in class cost.

Cost: $96.00 per person (Cost for Members: $80.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 10:00am Thursdays (Summer)

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/27/2024, Ends 09/12/2024, no class 7/4/2024,8/8/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/25/2024

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

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Offering this 10 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? Laura 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 $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
*Students may also purchase a clay tool kit ($15.00) from the CMA.
*Both clay and tool kits can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $215.00 per person (Cost for Members: $172.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 1:00pm Thursdays (Summer)

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/27/2024, Ends 09/12/2024, no class 7/4/2024,8/8/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/25/2024

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

Room 104

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Offering this 10 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? Laura 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 $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
*Students may also purchase a clay tool kit ($15.00) from the CMA.
*Both clay and tool kits can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $215.00 per person (Cost for Members: $172.00)

 

Ceramics Independent Study (Summer) (Prerequisite: 3 CMA Ceramics classes or more)

Advanced

Begins 06/30/2024, Ends 09/15/2024, no class 8/11/2024,9/1/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/28/2024

10 Sundays, 01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Room 104

Instructor: Sarah DeBaun

Advanced ceramics students are now eligible for independent study at CMA! This option is available for a limited number of students that have taken at least three ceramics classes at CMA. Your registration fee provides access to the studio during all open studio hours, a locker for storage, access to studio tools and equipment, and a professional teaching artist mentor available to get you set up and answer any questions you may have through email. Studio hours run for 10 weeks (Minus adjusted studio hours due to the museum closures) from 6/30/24 - 9/15/24 which coincides with our ceramics class schedule. Students with ceramics experience outside of CMA are not eligible for registration as students will need a strong working knowledge of CMA studio safety and procedures.

Additional costs, not included with cost:
*All CMA ceramics students are required to purchase their clay from the CMA; the cost is $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
* PLEASE NOTE: The date and time "Sundays 1:00-2:00pm" is not the actual meeting time of independent study. Independent study is for access to ALL open ceramics studio hours.

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

 

Classic Ceramics 1:30pm Sundays (Summer)

All Skill Levels

Begins 06/30/2024, Ends 09/15/2024, no class 8/11/2024,9/1/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/28/2024

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

Room 104

Instructor: CJ Ritenour

Offering this 10 week class in our ceramics studios with instructor CJ Ritenour! 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? CJ 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 $45.00 for 25 pounds of clay and includes cost of glazes and firing.
*Students are capped at 50 lbs. of clay per session. As an educational ceramics studio maintained by our Canton Ceramics Artists Guild volunteers who fire students' work, we are unable to accommodate production potters.
*Students may also purchase a clay tool kit ($15.00) from the CMA.
*Both clay and tool kits can be purchased during the first day of class and throughout the session as needed.

Cost: $215.00 per person (Cost for Members: $172.00)