Classes and Workshops


2017 Class Schedule

March to June


The Massillon Museum first became a Blue Star Museum in 2014.  We are proud to offer a 10% discount on classes, event tickets, and Museum shop purchases year-round to the nation's active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families.


Do the Mu


FREE Workshops, all ages! Do the Mu! is the first Saturday of every month.  Drop in
anytime between 12:00-2:00pm for a different art + history workshop taught by local artists or Museum staff. Try something new!  No registration required; free for all ages.


March 4:         Tactile Sculptures with David McDowell
Celebrate the Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception exhibit by creating your own tactile sculptures based on MassMu’s abstract painting collection.

April 1:            Handmade Books with Gary Spangler

May 6:             Mother’s Day Pop-Up Cards with Gary Spangler           

June 3:            Father’s Day Photo Frames with Diane Gibson

NEA Big Read

Western-Inspired Candles with Dawn Groves
1-day workshop
Sunday, 3-4:00pm
March 19
Adults and grades 9 and up
Cost: $23 ($20 MassMu Member)
Celebrate the book True Grit with the scents of the West. Learn to make candles with scents like coffee and campfire smoke. Register by March 12.

Wild West Terrariums with Manda’s Plant Farm (at the Massillon Museum)
1-day Workshop
Saturday, March 25
Adults and Grades 9 and up
Cost: $30 ($27 MassMu Member)
* Cost includes all supplies, like plants and Western-themed miniatures
Description: Take the Wild West home with you.  Participants will make a desert terrarium, including succulents, to take home and enjoy year-round. Register by March 18.

Self-Publishing Workshop with JoAnn Shade
1-day Workshop
Sunday, April 23
2:30-4:00 pm
Ages 18 and up
$18 ($15 MassMu Member)
Do you ever dream of holding your own book in your hands?  Author JoAnn Shade will walk you through the process of creating your own book through internet-based print-on-demand opportunities.  This instructional session will review self-publishing options, manuscript preparation, cover design, uploading to self-publishing websites, and the development of a simple marketing plan. Register by April 18.

Early Childhood

Storytelling through Art
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 24
Ages 4-6; an adult must accompany child.
$8 a child ($7 a MassMu member child); no charge for adults
Come listen to a story and make an artwork! Register  by June 20.

Tiny Artists
For children 18 months to 3 years old with an adult, this class meets the first Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:15am.  Come listen to a story, visit the galleries, and make an artwork!
$8 a child ($7 a MassMu member child); no charge for adults.

May 3        Playing with Abstraction – Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception

June 7        Under the Big Top – The Immel Circus


Open Studio Pottery
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays
$50 a month ($40 a month Member)
Prerequisite: MassMu Pottery I or equivalent
Bring your own clay or purchase a 25-pound bag for $20.
Space is limited. To reserve your space, call Education and Outreach Manager, April Olsen, at 330-833-4061 ext. 104 or email her.

Graphic Design

 Graphic Design with Alex Strader
Sundays, June 4, 11
Grades 7-12
$35 ($32 MassMu Member)
Come explore the ins and outs of basic graphic design techniques used in everyday visual culture. From propaganda posters to video game advertisements, you will leave knowing what makes these attractive to the eye. Register by May 30.


Spring Scene Kids’ Acrylic Painting with Diane Gibson
1-day workshop
Saturday, April 22
Grades 1-5
Cost: $18 ($15 MassMu Member)
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
Students will learn how to paint a spring scene step-by-step, and create a beautiful artwork. Register by April 18.

Summer Camp

Art Exploration Camp with Gary Spangler
Tuesday, June 20- Friday, June 23
Grades 3-6
$65 ($60 MassMu Member)
Explore the various ways to make art, like drawing and painting, and then exhibit your artwork in the Museum on Friday! Register by June 13.

Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception

Fundamentals of Reading Braille with Erin Byrne  
4-week Class
Saturdays, April 22 & 29, May 6 & 13
3:00-4:00 pm
Ages 16 and up
The class–sponsored by the Philomatheon Society of the Blind–is free, but pre-registration is required.  Space is limited. Register by April 12.

“Painting with Light” with Mark Andres
1-day Workshop
Saturday, May 20
10-3pm (with a lunch break)
$50 ($45 MassMu Member)
Ages 16 and up
With the founder of New York City collective, Seeing with Photography, participants will “paint” their photographic subjects with flashlight beams. Register by May 10.


Download the Registration Form here.

Be sure to attend our FREE Do the Mu! the first Saturday of every month!


Rules for Registration:

  • To register for classes, complete the registration form, downloadable here, or contact the Massillon Museum at (330) 833-4061 or by email.
  • Spaces are limited! Please note the class size and register early.
  • Registration by phone or in person is due 5 days before class begins.
  • Registration by mail must be postmarked 7 business days before class begins.
  • Full payment must be made when registering:
  1. In person (cash—exact change only—credit card or check)
  2. By mail (credit card or check)
  3. Over the phone (credit card)
  • Refunds for cancelled classes will be processed in 3-6 weeks and returned by check in the mail.
  • ALL art projects must be removed from the classroom or ceramics room 7 days after the last day of class or they become property of the Massillon Museum and used at staff discretion.


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