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NEW 2017 Classes Now Available!*

Check the Links Below for the Latest Offerings— Classes Continue through July 2017

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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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CHILDREN AND TEEN CLASSES

2D Media (Drawing and Painting) (Grades 1-4) (Grades 5-8)

C-220 – Begins 9/24/16, Ends 10/29/16 - Register

C-221 – Begins 12/3/16, Class will begin 12/10, Ends 2/04/17, No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/21 - Register

C-222 – Begins 2/18/17, Ends 4/1/17, No class 3/4 - Register

C-223 – Begins 4/22/17, Ends 6/10/17, No Class 4/29, 5/27 - Register

6 Sessions, 10:30 – 11:30, Room 101b

Instructor: Allison Uhl & Rosemary Stephen
 

Take your creativity to the next level and explore 2-D materials like never before. Learn to draw and paint from observation using a variety of materials. Students will study exemplary works in the museum for inspiration and create one-of-a-kind works that will impress and inspire.
 

Cost: $55 per child (Cost for Members: $44)

 

3D Media (Mixed Media, Sculpture) (Grades 1-4) (Grades 5-8)

C-225 – Begins 9/24/16, Ends 10/29/16 - Register

C-226 – Begins 12/3/16, Class will begin 12/10, Ends 2/04/17, No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/21 - Register

C-227 – Begins 2/18/17, Ends 4/1/17, No class 3/4 - Register

C-228 – Begins 4/22/17, Ends 6/10/17, No Class 4/29, 5/27 - Register

6 Sessions, 11:45 – 12:45, Room 101A

Instructor: Allison Uhl & Rosemary Stephen
 

Imagine, create, and grow as an emerging young artist while making original artworks inspired by gallery observations and innovative materials. Build exciting 3D sculptures using plaster, found objects, papier-maché, and more!


Cost: $55 per child (Cost for Members: $44)

 

My First Art Class (Pre-K – K)

C-230 – Begins 9/24/16, Ends 10/29/16 - Register

C-231 – Begins 12/3/16, Class will begin 12/10, Ends 2/04/17, No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/21 - Register

C-232 – Begins 2/18/17, Ends 4/1/17, No class 3/4 - Register

C-233 – Begins 4/22/17, Ends 6/10/17, No Class 4/29, 5/27 - Register

6 Classes, 1:15– 2:15, Room 101A

Instructor: Rosemary Stephen


Parents, come join your little artists in this exciting class! Each week, you and your child will be inspired by learning about a master artist, then create your own masterpieces by experimenting with a variety of art materials. Enjoy learning and playing together while helping your little artist get started in the world of art!


Cost: $55 per child (Cost for Members: $44)

 

Creative Clay (Grades 1-4) (Grades 5-8)

C-235 – Begins 9/24/16, CLASS WILL BEGIN 10/01 Ends 11/5/16 - Register

C-236 – Begins 12/3/16, Class will begin 12/10, Ends 2/04/17, No class 12/24, 12/31, 1/21 - Register

C-237 – Begins 2/18/17, Ends 4/1/17, No class 3/4 - Register

C-238 – Begins 4/22/17, Ends 6/10/17, No Class 4/29, 5/27 - Register

6 Saturdays, 1:15 – 2:30pm, Room 101b

Instructor: Allison Uhl

Come explore the endless creativity of clay in this fun and challenging class. Lean the basic techniques and make functional, decorative, and sculptural pieces that captivate the imagination.

Cost: $85 per child (Cost for Members: $68)

 

Comic Book Illustrations (Grades 5-8) (Grades 9-12)

C-250 – Begins 2/19/17, Ends 3/26/17 - (Grades 5-8) - Register

6 Sessions, 10:30 – 12:00, Room 101b

C-251 – Begins 2/19/17, Ends 3/26/17 - (Grades 9-12)- Register

6 Sessions, 12:30 – 2:00, Room 101b

Instructor: Elizabeth Stilley

Love comic books? Want to try your hand at creating your own comic book illustrations? Taking inspiration from the Museum's exhibit "Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism", students will explore the fantastical characters created by famous comic book illustrators from around the world and learn to create original characters that tell a story in a setting of their own design. Students will build illustration skills while using their imaginations in a relaxing, creative environment.

Cost: $76 per child (Cost for Members: $61)

 

NEW TODDLER PLAY DATE WORKSHOPS!

Art Play Date Workshops (Ages 1-4)

Parents, come join your little artists in these new exciting play date daytime workshops! Each workshop, you and your child will be immersed in multisensory art making activities for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Have fun learning and playing together while helping your little artist get started in the world of art!

 

Creative Clay Sculptures (Ages 1-4)- Register

C-120 – On 9/15/16 - Register

1 Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon, CMA Courtyard

Instructor: CMA Staff

Smoosh, roll, twist and pinch to create your very own sculpture out of colorful air dry clay.

Cost: $15 per child (Cost for Members: $12)

 

Everything but a Paint Brush (Ages 1-4)

C-121 – On 12/15/16 - Register

1 Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon, CMA Courtyard

Instructor: CMA Staff

Explore the whimsical ways to create a painting using everyday materials.

Cost: $15 per child (Cost for Members: $12)

 

Texture Printmaking Exploration (Ages 1-4)

C-122 – On 2/16/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon, CMA Courtyard

Instructor: Danielle Howe

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

Cost: $15 per child (Cost for Members: $12)

 

Edible Art Creations (Ages 1-4)

C-123 – On 5/11/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon, CMA Courtyard

Instructor: Danielle Howe

Immerse yourself in creating a masterpiece using art materials that you can eat

Cost: $15 per child (Cost for Members: $12)

 

New Collaboration with Canton Parks and Recreation!

Nature Art Creations: Canton Parks and Recreation Special (Ages 1-4)

C-125 – On 6/15/17 (rain date: 6/22/17) - Register

1 Thursday, 10:30 – 12:00 noon, (location off site at the Canton Garden Center)

Instructor: Amy Hope

Parents, come join your little artists in this exciting play date workshop! You and your child will be immersed in multisensory art making activities for toddlers and adults to enjoy together. Have fun learning about nature and art while playing together helping your little artist get started in the world of art!

Cost: $15 per child (Cost for Members: $12)

 

NEW CHILDREN WORKSHOPS!

Helpful Invention Sculptures (Grades 5-8)

C-240 – On 9/22/16 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Allison Uhl

Do you have a mind for inventing? Do you like to help people? Join us for this workshop where, finding inspiration from the Museum’s exhibit "Three Voices: Conversations on Life & Conflict", students will design & create an invention made specifically to help somebody in their life or in our community. Using paper, found objects, and a lot of imagination, students will build the most helpful contraptions of all time!

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Halloween Mask Making (Grades 1-4)

C-241 – On 10/6/16 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Allison Uhl

Have a Spooktackular time exploring fun techniques for creating 3D masks using paper folding and collage techniques. Adults are encouraged to stay to assist in helping their student create the perfect mask just in time for our Free First Friday Art Harvest and Trick or Treating Event on 10/7/16 from 5-8.

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Slimy, Ooey, Gooey (Grades 1-4)

C-242 – On 10/20/16 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Allison Uhl

In this tactile, squishy and slimy workshop, students will get their hands messy as they learn to make their own homemade art materials from workable dough to ooey gooey slime!

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Holidays Toys (Grades 1-4)

C-243 – On 12/8/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Allison Uhl

Learn to create art with a function! Students will build a number of useable, functional toys out of everyday materials.

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Superhero Self Portraits (Grades 5-8)

C-244 – On 1/12/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Allison Uhl

Shazaam! Bam! Kaboom! If you were a superhero, what would be your super power? What do you think needs some super saving? Taking inspiration from the Museum's exhibit "Dreamworlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism", students will re-create themselves as superheroes in large self-portrait paintings. Design all aspects of your super alter-ego, including your costume, catchphrase, and even a sidekick to help you along the way!

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Fanciful Fantasy Creatures (Grades 1-4)

C-245 – On 2/23/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Amy Brown

Inspired by the works by Gina Matarazoo, in the Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism exhibit on display in the galleries, students will explore illustration and how to tell stories through pictures. In the style of Matarazoo, students will create fantasy stories that they will tell through whimsical creature illustrations.

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Miniature Fantasy Lands (Grades 5-8)

C-246– On 3/9/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Danielle Howe

Inspired by the Dream Worlds: The Art of Imaginative Realism exhibit on display in the galleries, students will exercise their imaginations while building three-dimensional scenes and creatures from the fantasy worlds of their wildest dreams!

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Earth Day Aqua Art (Grades 1-4)

C-247 – On 4/20/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Amy Brown

Art and Science Collide! Join us for this unique opportunity to combine your critical thinking skills with your artistic prowess. In this exciting new eco-friendly workshop, students will explore the properties of art-making materials while learning about some alternative energy sources. Using everyday materials, students will design and build sculptural boats and harness the power of wind to help them sail, culminating in the chance to race their creations across the open seas of the classroom.

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

Mother’s Day Flower Wall Pocket (Grades 1-4)

C-342 - Begins 4/27/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Add something truly special to Mom's breakfast-in-bed this year and give her a handmade gift she will cherish always! Parents, join your little artists at this special workshopto make Mom a ceramic flower wall pocket; a one-of-a-kind, functional, handmade gift that Mom will always treasure. (Parents will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces.)

Cost: $25 per child (Cost for Members: $20)

 

Father’s Day Ceramics Fish (Grades 1-4)

C-341 – On 6/1/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 6:00 – 7:30 pm, Room 104

Instructor: Bill Shearrow

Forget the ties and give Dad something he’ll really treasure! Parents, join your little artists at this special workshop to make Dad a super cool, decorative, ceramic fish; a one-of-a-kind handmade gift that Dad will cherish always. (Parents will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces.)

Cost: $25 per child (Cost for Members: $20)

 

Chimeras: Mythical Clay Creatures (Grades 5-8)

C-248 – On 6/15/17 - Register

1 Thursday, 5:30-7:00pm, Room 101

Instructor: Allison Uhl

If you were any kind of animal, what would you be? Is it hard to choose just one? Taking inspiration from the Museum's Gary Spinosa exhibit "Avatars: Relics from the Future", students will reveal their favorite self-character traits in the form of their very own chimera; using imagination, creativity, and clay sculpting techniques to create mixed-up mythical creatures based on their own personalities. Students will leave with a truly unique, one-o f-a-kind piece of self-reflective artwork.

Cost: $19 per child (Cost for Members: $15)

 

CLASS & WORKSHOP POLICIES

ENROLLMENT Each class must meet a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment requirement is not met, class will be canceled. Registrants will be notified of cancellation 48 hours before the scheduled starting date and receive a full refund.

FEES are due at the time of registration. To enroll, log onto www.CantonArt.org or call 330.453.7666.

MATERIALS are included in class fees unless specified otherwise.

REGISTRATION ends one week before class begins.

WITHDRAWAL/REFUND POLICY To withdraw from a class and receive a full refund, you must contact the Museum by the registration deadline.

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