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NEW 2017 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).

*Teens ages 14 and older are also welcome to enroll in any of our Classes for Adults and Teens.

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Art Play Date: Slimey, Ooey, Gooey Workshop

12/07/2017 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Danielle Howl

Begins 12/07/2017, Ends 12/07/2017

1 Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a

Instructor: Danielle Howe

In this tactile, squishy and slimy workshop, students will get their hands messy with a variety of art materials from workable dough to ooey gooey slime!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Dedline to register: 12/05/2017

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

 

Rustic Folk Art Holiday Cards

12/13/2017 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 12/13/2017, Ends 12/13/2017

1 Wednesday, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Tis the snowy season of the year when everyone is spreading some cheer. Parents, join your student for a cozy evening at the museum creating some beautiful holiday cards with a rustic feel for the ones you love the most using traditional folk art materials like found objects and buttons.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register 12/11/2017

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

 

Edible Art Creations: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market

12/14/2017 - Register

Instructor: Danielle Howe

On 12/14/17
1 Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30am
Instructor: Danielle Howe


Location: Fresh Thyme Farmers Market- Belden Park Crossings
Address: 5509 Dressler Rd NW, Canton, OH 44720


Parents, come join your little artists in this exciting new play date workshop joining food and art! The Canton Museum of Art is bringing our popular art play date to Fresh Thyme Farmers Market.   You and your child will be immersed in multisensory art making activities for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Have fun learning about food and art while playing and creating with edible art materials!

*Registration required for each toddler
*Free and open to the public
*Deadline to register: 12/12/2017

Cost: $0.00 per child (Cost for Members: $0.00)

 

CMA Pottery Badge Program for Girl Scouts

01/06/2018 - Register

Room 101b, Room 102, Room 104, Galleries

Instructor: CMA Staff

Begins 01/06/2018, Ends 01/06/2018

1 Saturday, 10:00am-3:30pm

Room 101b, Room 102, Room 104, Galleries

Instructor: CMA Staff

Come to the Canton Museum of Art and enjoy a fun filled day of ceramics and art! During this exciting event you will meet with other Brownies from around the area and participate in taking the steps to earning a potter badge. Enjoy making art with clay, painting with glaze, watching pottery wheel demonstrations and visiting the galleries to see our famous ceramics collection! Each participant will receive their own Brownie Potter Badge at the end of the workshop!

*Troop leaders and parent helpers are free!
*Please bring a packed lunch
*Families will need to make arrangements to pick up the fired pieces approximately 3 weeks later. An email will be sent out to registrants when fired pieces are ready to be picked up.
*Please read badge requirements and prerequisites before event.
*Click here for a full schedule of events and badge requirements.
*Deadline to register: 01/03/18

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

 

Printmaking Story Telling Fun

01/07/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 01/07/2018, Ends 01/07/2018

1 Sunday, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

Learn to be a collagraphic printmaker while drawing inspiration from folk artist and wood carver, Elijah Pierce and his artwork on display in the galleries. Work in the same low-relief style of Pierce as you learn to illustrate your own stories through collage, and then print them using printmaking techniques.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/05/2018

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

 

Art Play Date: Color, Light, and Shadow

01/11/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Museum Staff

Begins 01/11/2018, Ends 01/11/2018

1 Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a

Instructor: Museum Staff

Explore the whimsical ways to create art exploring color, light and shadows.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/09/2018

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

 

Art FUNdamentals

01/13/2018 - Register

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 01/13/2018, Ends 02/24/2018, no class 02/10/2018

6 Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Be inspired by the world around you! Through visits to the Museum galleries and learning about famous artwork, students will learn to build their fundamental artistic skills essential to any artist. Create unique art projects using a variety of drawing and painting art materials. Lessons change every session with experienced certified instructors that work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/11/2018

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

 

Art Around the World

01/13/2018 - Register

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 01/13/2018, Ends 02/24/2018, no class 02/10/2018

6 Saturdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Journey around the world exploring artists' stories from different cultures. Inspired by our free family day "World Fair" on February 10th (students are encouraged to attend) and the museum exhibit Elijah Pierce: An American Journey. Students will discover how artists use traditional art techniques from around the world to tell their stories and learn how to tell their own stories through these same materials and techniques!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/11/2018

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

 

My First Art Class

01/13/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 01/13/2018, Ends 02/24/2018, no class 02/10/2018

6 Saturdays, 1:15pm-2:15pm

Room 101a

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Parents, come play with your little artists as we draw, paint, sculpt, and create! Each week, students will gain inspiration while learning about a master artist-- and create their very own masterpieces! Enjoy learning and playing with your little ones as we introduce them to the exciting world of art.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/11/2018

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

 

Creative Clay

01/13/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 01/13/2018, Ends 02/24/2018, no class 02/10/2018

6 Saturdays, 1:15pm-2:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Come explore the endless creativity of clay in this fun and challenging class. Visit the galleries to see famous ceramic pieces first hand, tour the ceramics lab and learn the process that clay goes through from beginning to end, and create functional, decorative, and sculptural pieces to cherish always! (Families will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.)

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/11/2018

Cost: $85.00 per child (Cost for Members: $68.00)

 

Scholastic Portfolio Building

01/13/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 01/13/2018, Ends 02/24/2018, no class 02/10/2018

6 Saturdays, 2:45pm-4:45pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

This class is designed to develop and stregthen technical art skills to continue to grow as an artist or to add to an exisiting portfolio of work. Experiment and learn to see in new and different ways. Class is geared toward specific student interests and includes extensive one-on-one instruction.

*Most supplies included in the cost of class, advanced art materials and larger projects may be the responsibility of the student to purchase.
*Deadline to register: 01/11/2018

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

 

Slime Video Gooey Creations

01/23/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 01/23/2018, Ends 01/23/2018

1 Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

Join the latest craze and the millions of viewers that have watched celebrity slimers in action and create your own slime video at CMA! Make your own unique recipe of slime and add your favorite materials to create the coolest looking and noisiest slime. Work together with the class using a tripod and your cell phone to record your creations in action with all of the satisfying, gooey goodness and sounds to upload to social media to share with your friends, family, and followers!

* Please bring a cellphone to record your videos, if one is not available the museum will provide one and upload video for student to share.
*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 01/21/2018

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

 

Creative Wood Sculptures

02/06/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 02/06/2018, Ends 02/06/2018

1 Tuesday, 5:00pm-6:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

Ever wonder what it would be like to be a sculptor or architect and construct amazing structures out of building materials like wood, hammer and nails? Join us for an evening exploring the museum's exhibit Elijah Pierce: The American Narrative and learn to build and paint a free-form wood sculpture while drawing inspiration from the wood pieces of Elijah Pierce's artwork.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 02/04/2018

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

 

Art Play Date: Texture Printmaking Fun

02/08/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Museum Staff

Begins 02/08/2018, Ends 02/08/2018

1 Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a

Instructor: Museum Staff

Touch, squeeze, and feel many types of textures and use them to create your own unique prints.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 02/06/2018 

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

 

American Folk Art Paper Quilts

02/25/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 02/25/2018, Ends 02/25/2018

1 Sunday, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

Folk art techniques are often traditional, passed for down generations and can be self-taught. Parents, join your students and learn about traditional quilt designs and then create your own beautiful pattern with decorative designed paper and fun paper cutting techniques.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 02/23/2018

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

 

CMA Pottery Badge Program for Boy Scouts

03/24/2018 - Register

Room 101b, Room 102, Room 104, Galleries

Instructor: CMA Staff

Begins 03/24/2018, Ends 03/24/2018

1 Saturday, 10:00am-3:30pm

Room 101b, Room 102, Room 104, Galleries

Instructor: CMA Staff

Come to the Canton Museum of Art and enjoy a fun filled day of ceramics and art! During this exciting event you will meet with other scouts from around the area and participate in taking the steps to earning a potter badge. Enjoy making art with clay, watching pottery wheel demonstrations and visiting the galleries to see some of our famous ceramics collection!

*Troop leaders and parent helpers are free!
*Please bring a packed lunch
*Families will need to make arrangements to pick up the fired pieces approximately 3 weeks later. An email will be sent out to registrants when fired pieces are ready to be picked up.
*Please read badge requirements and prerequisites before your visit.
*Click here for a full schedule of events and badge requirements.
*Deadline to register: 03/24/2018

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

 

Art FUNdamentals

04/07/2018 - Register

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 04/07/2018, Ends 05/12/2018

6 Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Be inspired by the world around you! Through visits to the Museum galleries and learning about famous artwork, students will learn to build their fundamental artistic skills essential to any artist. Create unique art projects using a variety of drawing and painting art materials. Lessons change every session with experienced certified instructors that work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 04/05/2018

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

 

Sculpt It!

04/07/2018 - Register

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 04/07/2018, Ends 05/12/2018

6 Saturdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Explore mixed media like never before! Imagine, create, and grow as an emerging young artist while making original artworks inspired by gallery observations and using innovative materials. Through this fun and hands on class students will use their imaginations to build exciting 3D sculptures using plaster, found objects, papier-mâché and more!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 04/05/2018

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

 

My First Art Class

04/07/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 04/07/2018, Ends 05/12/2018

6 Saturdays, 1:15pm-2:15pm

Room 101a

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Parents, come play with your little artists as we draw, paint, sculpt, and create! Each week, students will gain inspiration while learning about a master artist – and create their very own masterpieces! Enjoy learning and playing with your little ones as we introduce them to the exciting world of art. *Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Creative Clay

04/07/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 04/07/2018, Ends 05/12/2018

6 Saturdays, 1:15pm-2:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Come explore the endless creativity of clay in this fun and challenging class. Visit the galleries to see famous ceramic pieces first hand, tour the ceramics lab and learn the process that clay goes through from beginning to end, and create functional, decorative, and sculptural pieces to cherish always! (Families will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.)

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 04/05/2018

Cost: $85.00 per child (Cost for Members: $68.00)

 

Scholastic Portfolio Building

04/07/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 04/07/2018, Ends 05/12/2018

6 Saturdays, 2:45pm-4:45pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

This class is designed to develop and stregthen technical art skills to continue to grow as an artist or to add to an exisiting portfolio of work. Experiment and learn to see in new and different ways. Class is geared toward specific student interests and includes extensive one-on-one instruction.

*Most supplies included in the cost of class, advanced art materials and larger projects may be the responsibility of the student to purchase.
*Deadling to register: 04/05/2018

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

 

Homeschool Ceramics Day

04/11/2018 - Register

Room 101b, Room 102, Room 104, Galleries

Instructor: CMA Staff

Begins 04/11/2018, Ends 04/11/2018

1 Wednesday, 10:00am-3:30pm

Room 101b, Room 102, Room 104, Galleries

Instructor: CMA Staff

Come to the Canton Museum of Art and enjoy a fun filled day of ceramics and art! During this exciting event students will meet with other homeschool students and groups from around the area and participate in a fun filled day all about ceramics. Enjoy making art with clay, painting with glaze, watching pottery wheel demonstrations, visiting our professional ceramics studio and tour the museum galleries to see our famous ceramics collection! Students will join groups of students throughout the day based on age.

*Adult family member helpers are free!
*Students will be divided into similar age groups
*Please bring a packed lunch
*Families will need to make arrangements to pick up the fired pieces approximately 3 weeks later. An email will be sent out to registrants when fired pieces are ready to be picked up. *Click here for a full list of activities and events throughout the day.
*Deadling to register:  04/11/2018

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

 

Art Play Date: Science and Art

04/12/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Museum Staff

Begins 04/12/2018, Ends 04/12/2018

1 Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a

Instructor: Museum Staff

Art and Science Collide! Join us for this unique opportunity to combine art-making materials and science using everyday materials.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 04/10/2018

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

 

Mother's and Father's Day Ceramic Memory Boxes

04/26/2018 - Register

Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Begins 04/26/2018, Ends 04/26/2018

1 Thursday, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Parents, join your little artists at this special workshop to make Mom or Dad a one-of-a-kind handmade gift that they will cherish always. Work together to make and decorate a memory box to hold those special keepsakes. Fill with trinkets, photos and other goodies to make it even more special! (Families will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.)

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 04/24/2018

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

 

Wild Animals Diorama

05/08/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 05/08/2018, Ends 05/08/2018

1 Tuesday, 4:00pm-5:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

After taking a wild safari adventure through the museum's exhibition, African Menagerie-- The Inquisition, build your very own three-dimensional diorama where you can protect and feed your favorite wildlife animals.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 05/06/2018 

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

 

Art Play Date: Wild Animal Safari

05/10/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Museum Staff

Begins 05/10/2018, Ends 05/10/2018

1 Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a

Instructor: Museum Staff

Go on an African Safari through the museum galleries and create animal art inspired by your big adventure!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 05/08/2018

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

 

Upcycled Animal Collages

05/20/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 05/20/2018, Ends 05/20/2018

1 Sunday, 1:30pm-3:00pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

Do you like to recycle and help save the environment? Are you a conservationist? Using old magazines and newspapers, create silhouettes of animals from around the world or even your pet! Explore the museum's exhibition to gather inspiration for what animal collage you want to create.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 05/18/2018

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

 

Art FUNdamentals

06/02/2018 - Register

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 06/02/2018, Ends 07/07/2018

6 Saturdays, 10:30am-11:30am

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Be inspired by the world around you! Through visits to the Museum galleries and learning about famous artwork, students will learn to build their fundamental artistic skills essential to any artist. Create unique art projects using a variety of drawing and painting art materials. Lessons change every session with experienced certified instructors that work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 05/31/2018

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

 

Animal Art Safari

06/02/2018 - Register

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 06/02/2018, Ends 07/07/2018

6 Saturdays, 11:45am-12:45pm

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Go on a wild animal art safari through visits to the Museum exhibit African Menagerie: The Inquisition. Students will learn about African animal species and animal conservation while creating art projects that focus on learning a variety of art techniques including drawing, printmaking, and sculpture.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadlineto register: 05/31/2018

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

 

My First Art Class

06/02/2018 - Register

Room 101A

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 06/02/2018, Ends 07/07/2018

6 Saturdays, 1:15pm-2:15pm

Room 101a

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Parents, come play with your little artists as we draw, paint, sculpt, and create! Each week, students will gain inspiration while learning about a master artist --and create their very own masterpieces! Enjoy learning and playing with your little ones as we introduce them to the exciting world of art.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 05/31/2018

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

 

Creative Clay

06/02/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 06/02/2018, Ends 07/07/2018

6 Saturdays, 1:15pm-2:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Come explore the endless creativity of clay in this fun and challenging class. Visit the galleries to see famous ceramic pieces first hand, tour the ceramics lab and learn the process that clay goes through from beginning to end, and create functional, decorative, and sculptural pieces to cherish always! (Families will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces two weeks after workshop.)

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 05/31/2018

Cost: $85.00 per child (Cost for Members: $68.00)

 

Scholastic Portfolio Building

06/02/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 06/02/2018, Ends 07/07/2018

6 Saturdays, 2:45pm-4:45pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

This class is designed to develop and stregthen technical art skills to continue to grow as an artist or to add to an exisiting portfolio of work. Experiment and learn to see in new and different ways. Class is geared toward specific student interests and includes extensive one-on-one instruction.

*Most supplies included in the cost of class, advanced art materials and larger projects may be the responsibility of the student to purchase.
*Deadline to register: 05/31/2018

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

 

Four Views Animal Paintings

06/14/2018 - Register

Room 101B

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 06/14/2018, Ends 06/14/2018

1 Thursday, 10:30am-12:00pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Amy Brown

Brian Jarvi's exhibit, African Menagerie -- The Inquisition invites the viewer into the painting. You are invited into the gallery to draw from observation sitting right in front of the painting! After drawing four views of the animal of your choice, head back to the classroom to learn watercolor techniques to paint the final project.

*Cost includes all supplies
*Deadline to register: 06/12/2018

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

 
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