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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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Make Your Own Mug and Carpe Diem Coffee Shop Coffee Tasting Workshop

All Skill Levels

Begins 02/20/2019, Ends 02/20/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 02/18/2019

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

Room 101

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Create your own fun and functional ceramic mug while learning about the fantastic flavors of coffee and all it has to offer! A professional barista from Canton's own Carpe Diem Coffee Shop will guide you through a taste testing of different coffees. While sipping on your favorite flavors learn how to make a personalized drinking mug of your very own using stoneware clay and basic hand building techniques. All levels of experience are welcome. (Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.)
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Wet Felted Purse or Bowl

All Skill Levels

Begins 02/24/2019, Ends 02/24/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 02/22/2019

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

Room 101B

Instructor: KIm Anderson

Use a resist, wool fibers, water, soap and friction to create a beautiful 3-D vessel of your choice! Choose to create a bowl or small purse. No sewing, knitting or crocheting and no seams!

*Please bring an old bath towel, hand towel and plastic bag to take your artwork home in.

*$25 worth of materials included in class cost

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

 

Eternal Journal Workshop

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/10/2019, Ends 03/10/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/08/2019

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

Room 101A

Instructor: Betsy Begue

In this book making class, students will use book board, book cloth and decorative papers to construct a beautiful hard cover journal with pages that you add and remove. Students will leave class with a finished journal measuring 9" tall x 6" wide x 1.75" thick, with basic instructions to repeat the project at home!

*Cost includes all supplies

Cost: $35.00 per person (Cost for Members: $28.00)

 

Classic Watercolor Painting

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/10/2019, Ends 04/14/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/08/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Ted Lawson

Let's explore the versatility of watercolor! Beginners will be guided through lessons that teach basic techniques. More experienced students will have the opportunity to work independently with feedback from the instructor.

*Supply list available the first day of class. (Approximately $55 or less depending on supplies already owned)

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

 

Art For Health & Healing - Finding Mindfulness Through The Art of Soul Collage

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/21/2019, Ends 03/21/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/19/2019

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. 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)

 

Felted Soap

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/24/2019, Ends 03/24/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/22/2019

1 Sunday, 01:30 PM-03:30 PM

Room 101B

Instructor: KIm Anderson

Good clean fun! Enjoy them yourself or these make unique handmade gifts for a special someone. The wool covering on the soap cleans and gently exfoliates your skin. Design the soap in your favorite sports team colors, home decor or stay with all natural colors. Make 3 scented soaps.

*Please bring an old bath towel, hand towel and plastic bag to take your artwork home in.

*$10 worth of materials included in class cost

Cost: $28.00 per person (Cost for Members: $22.00)

 

Digital Photography

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/26/2019, Ends 04/30/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/24/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: 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. Both new and experienced photographers are welcome.

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

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

 

Make Your Own Mug and Carpe Diem Coffee Shop Coffee Tasting Workshop

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/27/2019, Ends 03/27/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/25/2019

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

Room 101

Instructor: Laura Kolinski-Schultz

Create your own fun and functional ceramic mug while learning about the fantastic flavors of coffee and all it has to offer! A professional barista from Canton's own Carpe Diem Coffee Shop will guide you through a taste testing of different coffees. While sipping on your favorite flavors learn how to make a personalized drinking mug of your very own using stoneware clay and basic hand building techniques. All levels of experience are welcome. (Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.)
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Silver Ring Making

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/27/2019, Ends 05/01/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/25/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Alex Draven

Create and wear your own hand wrought jewelry! In this 6 week class take a piece of silver from scratch and design and fabricate your very own ring with a cabochon (rounded stone) setting. Watch it all come together while learning soldering, bezel forming, and pierce and cut techniques, manipulating all those items into a beautiful piece of jewelry to treasure forever.

Beginner and advanced students welcome.

*Cost includes all supplies

Cost: $122.00 per person (Cost for Members: $98.00)

 

Classic Drawing

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/28/2019, Ends 05/02/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/26/2019

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 03/30/2019, Ends 05/04/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

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 03/30/2019, Ends 05/04/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

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)

 

Classic Acrylic Painting

All Skill Levels

Begins 03/30/2019, Ends 05/04/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

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

Room 102

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Whether you are an experienced painter or beginner wanting to dabble in something more than a CMA Uncorked or Wine and Canvas class, this class is for you! Learn a variety of acrylic painting techniques through learning how to paint subjects from real life observation. Some drawing experience preferred but not required.

*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)

 

Advanced Ceramics

Advanced

Begins 04/16/2019, Ends 07/09/2019, no class 7/2/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/14/2019

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: $155.00 per person (Cost for Members: $125.00)

 

Watercolor and Bloom

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/17/2019, Ends 04/17/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/15/2019

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

Room 101B

Instructor: Kit Palencar

Learn creative techniques for painting flowers, leaves and background colors from watercolor artist Kit Palencar. Kit will walk you step by step through how to design and create a gorgeous floral watercolor painting. This class has something for everyone and is great for beginners and experienced painters alike.

*All class materials provided

Cost: $31.00 per person (Cost for Members: $25.00)

 

Classic Ceramics

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/17/2019, Ends 07/10/2019, no class 7/3/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/15/2019

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.

*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.

Cost: $155.00 per person (Cost for Members: $125.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 10:00 am

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/18/2019, Ends 07/11/2019, no class 7/4/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/16/2019

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.

*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.

Cost: $155.00 per person (Cost for Members: $125.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 12:30pm

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/18/2019, Ends 07/11/2019, no class 7/4/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/16/2019

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.

*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.

Cost: $155.00 per person (Cost for Members: $125.00)

 

Classic Ceramics 6:30pm

All Skill Levels

Begins 04/18/2019, Ends 07/11/2019, no class 7/4/2019 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/16/2019

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.

*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.

Cost: $155.00 per person (Cost for Members: $125.00)

 

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)

 

French Cartonnage Workshop

All Skill Levels

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

*deadline to register: 05/03/2019

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

Room 101A

Instructor: Betsy Begue

Learn beautiful French Cartonnage techniques as you build a 4x4x4" desk caddy and cover it with your choice of provided book cloth and papers. Ooh-la-la! Techniques are simple enough for beginners, yet interesting enough for those more familiar with paper arts.

*Cost includes all supplies

Cost: $35.00 per person (Cost for Members: $28.00)

 

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)

 

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

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)

 

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)

 

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)