Classes and Workshops

 

NEW! 2015 Spring Class Schedule

April-June

 

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.

 

April 4 – Decorated Pet Nametags
Decorate a make-and-take nametag for your furry friend! Did you know that the Massillon Museum now offers Pet Memberships?

May 2 – Typewriter Art
To celebrate The Big Read, turn “old school” pictures of typewriter keys into marble magnets to spell out your name!

June 6 – Steam Punk’d
To “gear” up for the Massillon Museum’s Steam Punk Civil War Soirée, visit the Museum to learn what steampunk is and create your own make-and-take steampunk jewelry. 

Ceramics

 

Open Studio Pottery
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm
April 1 to May 27
Prerequisite: MassMu Pottery I or equivalent
Bring your own clay or purchase 25lb bag for $15.
$40 per month for Members / $50 per month for Non-Members
Space is limited.

NEW! Weekend Open Studio Pottery
Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
April 4 to June 27
Prerequisite: MassMu Pottery I or equivalent
Bring your own clay or purchase 25lb bag for $15.
$40 per month for Members / $50 per month for Non-Members
Space is limited.

Space is limited. Students must register for either Wednesday or Saturday open studio sessions.

Mini-Monster Workshop with Bili Kribbs
1-day Workshop
Ages 10 and up
Level: Beginner
Sunday, June 14
2:30-4:30pm
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$20 for Members / $25 for Non-Members
Participants will learn how to create a unique custom miniature using sculpture techniques.

Kids’ Clay - 8-week class with Kaitlyn Gutshall
Learn hand-building and pottery basics.
Grades 1-8
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
March 31 / April 7, 14, 21, 28 / May 5, 12, 19
$70 for Members / $80 for Non-Members
Registration includes cost for clay.

Drawing

 

Still Life Drawing with licensed art teacher Diane Gibson
2-week Class
Ages 18 and up
Level: Intermediate
Saturdays, 11:00-12:30pm
April 11, 18
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members
Open to beginners on up, this 2-week class will teach you how to draw a still life.  We start with the basics in the first class and build on it in the second.  Don't be intimidated if you have never drawn before! 

Old School Drawing Workshop with licensed art teacher Diane Gibson
1-day Workshop
All ages
Level: Beginner and up
Saturday, May 9
11:00am-1:00pm
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
Bring a chair; feel free to pack a lunch.
$20 for Members / $25 for Non-Members
In conjunction with the Old School Big Read, join us for a drawing workshop at Whittier Elementary.  We will meet on 10th street, across the street from the front door of Whittier.

Landscape Drawing with licensed art teacher Diane Gibson
2-week Workshop
All ages
Level: Beginner
Saturdays, 11:00am-1:00pm
June 20, 27
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
Bring a chair; feel free to pack a lunch.
Open to beginners and up, this 2-week class will teach you how to draw a landscape. We meet at Oak Knoll Park.

Cartoon Character Creation with Bili Kribbs
1-day Workshop
Ages 10 and up
Level: Beginner
Sunday, June 28
2:30-4:30pm
$20 for Members / $25 for Non-Members
Participants will be taught techniques for developing their own unique two-dimensional character that can be rendered repeatedly for comic or animation purposes.
 

The Big Read

 

Self-Publishing with JoAnn Shade
1-day Workshop
Ages 18 and up
Sunday, May 3
2:30-4:30pm
$15 for Members / $18 for Non-Members

Handmade Books with Gary Spangler
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
April 28 / May 5, 12, 19
All ages
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
À la carte: $25 each for Members / $30 each for Non-Members
“Book Deal”: $75 for Members / $90 for Non-Members
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.

Paper Making
Tuesday, April 28
5:30-7:00pm

Book Binding
Tuesday, May 5
5:30-7:00pm

Calligraphy
Tuesday, May 12
5:30-7:00pm

Story Writing
Tuesday, May 19
5:30-7:00pm
 

Art Explorers

 

The Massillon Museum’s open house originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 21, for young people interested in exploring a career in the arts has been postponed until fall. [The open house was promoted on media calendars, the Museum’s Quarterly Calendar, and the Museum’s printed class schedule.] 
 

Stark County Artists Exhibition Workshops

 

Stark County Artists Exhibition Informational Workshop
Open to the public
Saturday, May 30
3:00-4:00pm
FREE
Curious about how artwork is selected for the Stark County Artists Exhibitions?  Do you wonder how the award winners are selected?  Find out the answer to these questions and more, including a brief history of the Stark County Artists Exhibition at the Massillon Museum.  This lecture will include Frequently Asked Questions and will include time for a Q&A.

Artist’s How-To: Submission Procedures for the Stark County Artists Exhibition
Open to interested artists
Tuesday, May 26
6:00-7:00pm
FREE
Are you a new artist and want to find out how to submit an entry to the Stark County Artists Exhibition?  Not sure how to properly photograph your artwork?  Find out the answer to these questions and more, including a brief history of the Stark County Artists Exhibition at the Massillon Museum.  This workshop will include a slideshow with examples of properly photographed and improperly photographed artwork, examples of “ready to hang” hardware, how to fill out the entry form, and more.  Q&A will be included at the end of the workshop. 

 


 

Download the Registration Form here.

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

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Rules for Registration:

  • To register for classes, complete the registration form, downloadable here, or contact Education and Outreach Coordinator Heather Haden 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 is due 5 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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