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CMA From Home: Curator's Couch, Museum To Go Take Out, and Art Therapy Relaxation Sessions

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Go virtual with your CMA throughout this temporary closure! Look for us on Facebook every Wednesday at 12 noon for Live events, and throughout the week as we post additional content from art in our past exhibitions, our Collection, and from museums around the world.  You can also Explore the Museum’s Collection in our online collection and learn more about our art and artists. Plus, Museum To Go virtual tours, art-making activities, art therapy relaxation, and other content is regularly posted right here on our CMA From Home.

Jump to your CMA From Home Content:  School of Art  /  Curator's Couch  /  Museum To Go: Take Out  /  Art Therapy Relaxation  /  Explore the CMA Collection


CMA's School of Art is so excited to be offering VIRTUAL Camps, Classes and Workshops that students of all ages/ability levels will be able to enjoy from home! Scroll down to see all of our Adults Classes/Workshops, Kids Workshops plus Kids VIRTUAL Summer Art Camp. Registration is now open and filling up - sign up today!You can also visit our School of Art page cantonart.org/learn  for more information. 


Kids Virtual Workshops:

Designed for Students: GRADES 1st - 6th

Clay Animal Sculptures at Home - 6/23 from 1pm-2pm


Designed for Students: GRADE 7th - up to Adults

3-D Character Design at Home - 6/28 from 1pm-3pm



Kids Virtual Summer Camps:

Camp at Home, Passport Art  

Designed for Campers: Ages 6-8

Monday-Friday (6/22-6/26/20 from 9:30am-10:30am) 

Campers will travel the world virtually as they explore mediums such as drawing, painting and printmaking!

Camp at Home, Passport Art

Designed for Campers: Ages 9-11

Monday-Friday (6/22-6/26/20 from 11:00am-12:00pm)

Campers will travel the world virtually as they explore mediums such as drawing, painting and printmaking!


Camp at Home, Passport Art

Designed for Campers: Ages 12-14

Monday-Friday (6/22-6/26/20 from 12:30pm-1:30pm)

Campers will travel the world virtually as they explore mediums such as drawing, painting and printmaking!



Adult Virtual Classes:

Classic Watercolor at Home

Sundays (6/14-8/02/20 from 1:30pm-2:30pm)


Portraiture Drawing at Home

Thursdays (6/15-7/23/20 from 6:00pm-7:00pm)



Adult Virtual Workshops:

Alcohol Ink and Adult Milkshakes at Home

6/25/20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

*Partnership with Pav's Creamery!


3-D Character Design at Home

6/28/20 from 1:00pm-3:00pm


Terrazzo Planter at Home

7/07/20 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

*Partnership with Rohr & Sons Nursery!




We invite you to enjoy our CMA's Curator's Couch! Kaleigh, our Curator of Collections and Registrar, has reached out to several artists from CMA's Permanent Collection and will be sharing interviews and behind the scenes looks into their processes. Christy, our Curator of Exhibitions, will be guiding us through exciting sneak-peeks of our upcoming exhibits.  Click on links below to access videos and more! Jump to your other CMA From Home content: School of Art  /  Museum To Go: Take Out  / Art Therapy Relaxation 



Artist Profile: Kristen Cliffel

Where she's from: Cleveland
Medium: Ceramics

Watch this video https://vimeo.com/68772840 to see Kristen Cliffel’s studio and hear more about her work.


Link to her work in our collection gallery:



Artist Profile: Merv Corning

Where he’s from: Solvang, California

His medium: primarily watercolor but also worked in acrylic, oil, graphite, lithograph


Link to his upcoming exhibit: 



Link to his work in our collection gallery: 




Artist Profile: Thomas Roese

Where he’s from: Cleveland

His medium: A combination of graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic paint.


Behind the Scenes Video - Tour the Artist's Studio:



Back story on pieces:

Thomas Roese grew up in Brooklyn, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland overlooking the industrial Flats. His father was a factory worker, which exposed him to the lifestyle of the working class. All five of Roese’s pieces in our collection depict the industrial side of various places in Cleveland. “Cle Series: Escape with Ghost,” (click here for image: https://www.cantonartcollection.com/itemdetail.php?work_id=2617) for example, shows us an old warehouse in the Flats. Roese rightly sees these places as part of the very being of Cleveland. He wrote: “The grit of the city has permeated into the fabric of the warehouse; into every brick, mortar joint, crevice, and crack. The grit is within, along with the sweat, toil, and perseverance of the workers responsible for the construction of this building.”


Why we added his work to our collection:

Roese’s work is important to our collection because it captures the history of Ohio’s industrial side and strengthens our connection to that part of Ohio.


Link to his works in our collection gallery:




Artist Profile: Judith Brandon

Where she’s from: Cleveland
Her medium: A combination of ink, charcoal, and pastel

Behind the Scenes Video - Tour the Artist's Studio:


Why we added her work to our collection:
The Canton Museum of Art strives to collect work by innovative Ohio artists such as Judith Brandon. Her process is a unique combination of spontaneity and control, a balance that is reflected in the depictions of weather in her pieces. Weather is uncontrollable, and amidst the storm we look for things that we can control until the storm calms, the sun comes out, and balance is restored. “Golden Rule” is full of hope with what comes after the storm. Brandon’s work is monumental and expressive, with content and stories behind her pieces that everyone can relate to. There is something eye-opening and extremely relatable about Judith’s message in “Golden Rule” for us to take care of ourselves. This message might be important now more than ever. “Golden Rule” has been used in our Art for Health & Healing Program as well as our Museum to Go Program, as a medium to make connections with people.


Link to her work in our collection gallery:


Link to her website:


Link to her Facebook:



Artist Profile: Todd Leech

Where he’s from: Cleveland
Medium: Ceramics


Link to his video:



Artist Profile: Taylor Robenalt

Where she’s from: Florida
Medium: Ceramics


Link to her current exhibition:


Link to her studio tour video:


Watch Robenalt make ceramic strawberries:



Artisit Profile: J.D. Titzel

Where he’s from: Pennsylvania
Medium: Watercolor


Link to his current exhibition:


Listen to Titzel explain his process:






The Canton Museum of Art presents Museum To Go: Take Out. This program, based on projects from CMA's 4th grade outreach program - Museum To Go, aims to connect students and families to the museum by featuring work from our permanent collection with corresponding art projects you can do at home.  Join Nyki, our Museum To Go and Education Outreach Coordinator, as she guides you though art activities - perfect for everyone!  Click on the links below for Nyki's video tutorials, and on the Virtual 360 degree links with corresponding lessons.  Jump to your other CMA From Home Content:  School of Art  /  Curator's Couch  /  Art Therapy Relaxation


Creative Roots Art Activity:


Creative Roots 360:




Spirit of Clay Art Activity:


Spirit of Clay 360:




Geometry (Everyday People) Art Activity:


Everyday People 360:




What's Your Angle Art Activity:


What's Your Angle 360:




Great Migration Art Activity:


Great Migration 360:




Parisian Salon Art Activity:


Parisian Salon 360:




Food for Thought Art Activity:


Food for Thought 360:




Op Art Activity:


Op Art 360:




Fire and Water Art Activity:


Fire and Water 360:




Merv Corning Art Activity:


Merv Corning 360:




Americana Art Activity:


Americana Virtual Gallery Tour:




Windows Into The Past Art Activity:


Windows Into The Past 360:







Please enjoy the following audio Art Therapy Relaxation Sessions with our on-staff art therapist, Amy Hope, who coordinates our Art for Health and Healing outreach program. Remember to take some time for yourself and be mindful of your mental health. Click on the links below to begin your audio "Relaxation Sessions". Jump to your other CMA From Home Content:  School of Art  /  Curator's Couch  /  Museum To Go: Take Out


Art for Health and Healing:

In response to the growing need for expressive art therapy services in Stark County, Canton Museum of Art began the Art for Health and Healing Program. This unique hands-on program was conceived and developed by the CMA staff and local art therapy consultant, Gail Wetherell-Sack.


Group leaders and therapists from local service organizations use the museum’s exhibitions and art therapist-led experience in conjunction with existing therapeutic efforts as a way for their patients to visually express themselves and focus on positive life experiences. This program would not be possible without the lead sponsor, Stark County Mental Health & Addiction Recovery.


Amy Hope is CMA’s Program Coordinator for the Art for Health and Healing Program. She grew up in Stark County and received her undergraduate degree in Studio Art at Ursuline College. Hope is an art therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor for the state of Ohio. She holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy from Ursuline College.


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Explore Virtual 360 degree Tours of Current and Past Exhibits:



Explore our Full Art Collection:



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