Classes and Workshops


2016 Fall Class Schedule

September to December


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.


October 1:  Zombie Makeup with Chris Muller 
Get ready to spook and scare with this popular annual Do the Mu. Practice your makeup skills in advance of the Zombie Walk on October 8.

November 5:  Folk Art with Art 360° artist Levent Isik
Remake found objects into a colorful, whimsical work of art. 

December  3:  Origami with Ariana Parry
Learn the art of origami and create a star or snowflake.



Open Studio Pottery
Wednesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
October 5 to December 31
Prerequisite: MassMu Pottery I or equivalent
Bring your own clay or purchase a 25-pound bag for $20.
$40 per month for Members / $50 per month for Non-Members
Space is limited.
*Participants must register for either Wednesday or Saturday.

Sweetest Day Couples’ Clay with Kaitlyn Gutshall
1-day workshop
Saturday, October 15
Level: Beginner and up
$30 per couple for Members / $35 for Non-Members
Registration includes cost of clay.
Bring in a loved one to celebrate Sweetest Day.

Fiber Art


Felting with Gary Spangler
1-day workshop
Saturday, November 12
Adults and grades 9 and up
Level: Beginner and up
$45 Members / $50 Non-Members
*Felting kit included in the price.
Transform wool into a colorful, felted fiber artwork.



Acrylic Painting with Emily Vigil


4-week class
Sundays, 2:30-4:30 pm
September 25; October 2, 9, 16
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Adults and Teens, ages 15 and older
$50 Member/ $55 Non-Member


Learn about color mixing to create brilliant highlights and vibrant shadows as you paint one canvas from life and another from your chosen photographic source.





Create a Personal Icon with Readapt exhibit artist Kristen Cliffel
1-day workshop
Saturday, September 10
1:00-4:00 pm
Adults and Teens, ages 13 and older
$40 Member/ $45 Non-Member*
*Cost covers most supplies. Participants should bring their own mementos to be included in the work. All other materials provided.


You know those little mementos and objects that accumulate in junk drawers and shoe boxes? Have you kept ticket stubs, baby teeth, and the like because they trigger a memory or an emotion? Join Cleveland-based artist Kristin Cliffel, who is featured in MassMu's Readapt exhibit, to create a three-dimensional work of art that tells your story! Students will also delve into the history of collage/assemblage and learn about Kristen and Martha Cliffel's art.


Art 360°


Kids’ Art 360° Workshop with Artist Levent Isik
1-day Workshop
Sunday, November 20
Grades 1-6
$20 Members / $22 Non-Members
Tour the Art 360°: Contemporary Art Hatching Across Ohio exhibit and make your own version of an Art 360° egg.  Completed artworks will be exhibited at the museum!




Enameling Fall Leaves with Gary Spangler
2-week workshop
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:30pm
November 1, 8
Adults and grades 9 and up
Level: Beginner and up
$45 Members / $50 Non-Members
Learn the basics of enameling while creating an autumn artwork.



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 Education and Outreach Manager April Olsen at the Massillon Museum at (330) 833-4061 ext. 104 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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