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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).
 

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

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Character Illustration

01/10/2019 to 02/14/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4

*deadline to register: 01/08/2019

Room 101A

Instructor:

Begins 1/10/2019, Ends 2/14/2019

6 Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Room 101a

Instructor: Douglas Laubacher

Delve into the mind of an illustrator! Explore what it takes to design unique characters through fundamental drawing, illustration and cartooning techniques. Analyze commercial, cartoon, and fine art to build your understanding of visual language and then put that knowledge to work keeping your own personalized sketchbook. Explore the principles behind style and effectively communicating a message in your art. No prior experience required!

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art FUNdamentals

01/12/2019 to 02/23/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 01/10/2019

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 1/12/2019, Ends 2/23/2019, no class 2/16/2019

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

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

 

Sculpt It!

01/12/2019 to 02/23/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 01/10/2019

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 1/12/2019, Ends 2/23/2019, no class 2/16/2019

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 modeling techniques, found objects, wire, paper-mache‚ and more!

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Creative Clay

01/12/2019 to 02/23/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 01/10/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 1/12/2019, Ends 2/23/2019, no class 2/16/2019

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

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

 

My First Art Class

01/12/2019 to 02/23/2019
- Register

Designed for grades Pre-K or Kindergarten

*deadline to register: 01/10/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 1/12/2019, Ends 2/23/2019, no class 2/16/2019

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 person (Cost for Members: $44.00)

 

Art with Me

01/12/2019 to 02/23/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-6 & Adult

*deadline to register: 01/10/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 1/12/2019, Ends 2/23/2019, no class 2/16/2019

6 Saturdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Looking for a fun activity to do together with your little artist? Kids and adults explore the museum's collection or art history and create fun art projects together. A different themed project each class means there's always something new to discover with any family member that wants to join in one of the class sessions. Course is designed for one adult and one child per class session in this six week class. 

*Cost includes supplies

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

 

Duct Tape Designs

01/16/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 5-8

*deadline to register: 01/14/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 1/16/2019, Ends 1/16/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Become a duct tape designer in this fun workshop. Measure, cut and fold different duct tape colors and patterns to create crazy flower pencil toppers, bow ties, bow rings, and more!
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art Play Date: Doodle Snip & Glue

01/17/2019 - Register

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4

*deadline to register: 01/15/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 1/17/2019, Ends 1/17/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Doodle, snip and glue while exploring the whimsical ways to create art and collage exploring texture, shape and patterns to paste together a variety of imaginative projects.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

I Heart Clay

02/05/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 5-8

*deadline to register: 02/03/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 2/5/2019, Ends 2/5/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Just in time for Valentine's day! Create colorful, creative clay creations inspired by famous artists who use hearts in their artwork: Jim Dine, Romero Britto, and Chris Uphues. Using modeling clay, Model Magic, and air-dry clay, explore hand building techniques such as pinch, coil, sculpting, and adding attachments. Take home your creations the same day.
*Cost includes all supplies

Cost: $19.00 per person (Cost for Members: $15.00)

 

Art Play Date: Art in the Dark

02/14/2019 - Register

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4

*deadline to register: 02/12/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 2/14/2019, Ends 2/14/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

We are turning off the lights for this special sensory glow in the dark Art Play Date! Experience art in whole new ways as we create projects that glow when we turn the lights down low.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Doll Making Workshop

02/19/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 1-4

*deadline to register: 02/17/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 2/19/2019, Ends 2/19/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Visit the galleries to see the amazing dolls on display in Marty Young's exhibit Eclectic Threads. Then design and create your own eclectic and joyful friends to take home with wooden beads, pipe cleaners, fabric and more.
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art Play Date: Storybook Fantasy

03/14/2019 - Register

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4

*deadline to register: 03/12/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 3/14/2019, Ends 3/14/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Lets tell stories, create characters and explore fantasy in this creative Art Play Date! Read stories and use your imagination to create fanciful one of a kind pieces of art.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Warhol Prints

03/19/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 1-5 and Adults

*deadline to register: 03/17/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 3/19/2019, Ends 3/19/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Families and students join together to learn about printmaking techniques using ink and brayer. Each guest will work together and also create their own print inspired by Pop Artist, Andy Warhol's Flowers prints. Did you know the museum owns two Flowers original prints by Warhol; see them on display while you're here!
*Adults are free with child
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Character Illustration

03/28/2019 to 05/02/2019
- Register

All Skill Levels

*deadline to register: 03/26/2019

Room 101A

Instructor:

Begins 3/28/2019, Ends 5/2/2019

6 Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm

Room 101a

Instructor: Douglas Laubacher

Delve into the mind of an illustrator! Explore what it takes to design unique characters through fundamental drawing, illustration and cartooning techniques. Analyze commercial, cartoon, and fine art to build your understanding of visual language and then put that knowledge to work keeping your own personalized sketchbook. Explore the principles behind style and effectively communicating a message in your art. No prior experience required!

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art FUNdamentals

03/30/2019 to 05/04/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 3/30/2019, Ends 5/4/2019

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

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

 

Art Masters

03/30/2019 to 05/04/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 3/30/2019, Ends 5/4/2019

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

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Get inspired by the great master artists through out history as you put our own spin on the masters' style and subject matter. Looking through the lens of today's world with the masters in mind, we will manipulate and design 2-D and 3-D art that captures modern perspectives.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Creative Clay

03/30/2019 to 05/04/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 3/30/2019, Ends 5/4/2019

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

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

 

My First Art Class

03/30/2019 to 05/04/2019
- Register

Designed for grades Pre-K or Kindergarten

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 3/30/2019, Ends 5/4/2019

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 person (Cost for Members: $44.00)

 

Art with Me

03/30/2019 to 05/04/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-6 & Adult

*deadline to register: 03/28/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 3/30/2019, Ends 5/4/2019, no class 2/16/2019

6 Saturdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Looking for a fun activity to do together with your little artist? Kids and adults explore the Museum's collection or Art History and create fun art projects together. A different themed project each class means there's always something new to discover with any family member that wants to join in one of the class sessions. Course is designed for one adult and one child per class session in this six week class.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Slime Making Workshop

04/09/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 5-8

*deadline to register: 04/07/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 4/9/2019, Ends 4/9/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Science and art collide at the museum oozing with fun! Experiment and learn how to make your own unique recipe of slime using a variety of your favorite materials to create glitter, neon, metallic slime and more!
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art Play Date: Paint, Rattle & Roll

04/18/2019 - Register

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4

*deadline to register: 04/16/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 4/18/2019, Ends 4/18/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Groove to your favorite Beatles songs on your imaginary yellow submarine as you create visual melodies playing with color, shape, and texture and let the music set the mood for your artwork.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Mother's and Father's Day Ceramic Memory Boxes

04/25/2019 - Register

Open to any grade level

*deadline to register: 04/23/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Begins 4/25/2019, Ends 4/25/2019

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

Room 101b

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

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

 

3D Trick Art

05/07/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 5-8

*deadline to register: 05/05/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 5/7/2019, Ends 5/7/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Discover the art of Anamorphic illusions which are visible from certain angles that will boggle the minds of your friends and family! Using ordinary materials you have at home, draw a hole to fall into and other cool tricks. Inspired by the optical art and exhibit, Organized Ambiguity: Recent Grids of David Kuntzman.
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art Play Date: Modern Art Mash up

05/16/2019 - Register

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4

*deadline to register: 05/14/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 5/16/2019, Ends 5/16/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Explore modern art in the museum galleries and create art inspired by your big adventure! Become a master artist as you mash up and create abstract art with math, paint, string, printmaking and more!

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Op Art Illusions

05/21/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 5-8

*deadline to register: 05/19/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 5/21/2019, Ends 5/21/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Learn to create abstract optical illusions with math, rulers and eye for engineering and design to create Op Art spheres. Inspired by the father of the 1960s Op Art movement - Victor Vasarely. Also, while your here tour the gallery exhibit, Organized Ambiguity: Recent Grids of David Kuntzman.
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Abstract Architecture

06/04/2019 - Register

Designed for grades 1-4

*deadline to register: 06/09/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 6/4/2019, Ends 6/4/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Engineer fantastical abstract sculptures using a little bit of ingenuity and a lot of creativity. Combine science, engineering and even a little bit of math to create these awesome sculptures. Inspired by the exhibit The Matrix Series: Glass Art of Brent Kee Young.
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Art FUNdamentals

06/08/2019 to 07/29/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 6/8/2019, Ends 7/29/2019, no class 7/6/2019

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

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

 

Modern Art Magic

06/08/2019 to 07/29/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 6/8/2019, Ends 7/20/2019, no class 7/6/2019

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

Room 101a, Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Explore the amazing world of modern art through the eyes of artist David Kuntzman and his Op Art exhibit Organized Ambiguity: Recent Grids. Students will learn about the expressive qualities of modern art while creating art projects that focus on learning a variety of modern art techniques utilizing math, science, art and a little bit of magic!

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Creative Clay

06/08/2019 to 07/29/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 6/8/2019, Ends 7/29/2019, no class 7/6/2019

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

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

 

My First Art Class

06/08/2019 to 07/29/2019
- Register

Designed for grades Pre-K or Kindergarten

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 6/8/2019, Ends 7/29/2019, no class 7/6/2019

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 person (Cost for Members: $44.00)

 

Art with Me

06/08/2019 to 07/29/2019
- Register

Designed for grades 1-6 & Adult

*deadline to register: 06/06/2019

Room 101B

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Begins 6/8/2019, Ends 7/29/2019, no class 7/6/2019

6 Saturdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm

Room 101b

Instructor: Morgan Choffin and Amy Brown

Looking for a fun activity to do together with your little artist? Kids and adults explore the Museum's collection or Art History and create fun art projects together. A different themed project each class means there's always something new to discover with any family member that wants to join in one of the class sessions. Course is designed for one adult and one child per class session in this six week class.

*Cost includes all supplies

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

 

Edible Art Creations

07/18/2019 - Register

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4

*deadline to register: 07/16/2019

Room 101A

Instructor: Amy Brown

Begins 7/18/2019, Ends 7/18/2019

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

Room 101a

Instructor: Amy Brown

Parents, come join your little artists in this exciting play date workshop joining food and art! 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. 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. Once you have had your fill explore the tasty looking artwork on display for free in the galleries for an awesome morning of fun!
*Cost includes all supplies

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

 
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