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Classes and Workshops

 

2017 Class Schedule

June to September

 

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.

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

July 1:             CD Wind Spinners with Diane Boslett
                        Design colorful outdoor wind sculptures.

August 5:        WWI Airplanes with Gary Spangler
                    Learn about WWI airplane markings, and assemble and paint your own functional toy aircraft.

September 2: Papermaking with Diane Boslett
                    Learn the art of papermaking.

Early Childhood

Storytelling through Art
1-day workshop
Saturday, June 24
10:30-11:15am
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
Register 5 days in advance

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

June 7        Under the Big Top – The Immel Circus

 

Ceramics

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.

Adult Hand Building with Kaitlyn Gutshall
6-Week Course
Thursdays, 6:00-7:30pm
July 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17, 24
Ages 17 and up
$90 ($80 MassMu Member)
This 6-week course will introduce and utilize traditional hand-building ceramic techniques. Students will create a variety of functional or decorative objects in addition to practicing glazing techniques and surface design. Any skill level is welcome and encouraged.  
Register by July 15.

Youth Hand Building with Kaitlyn Gutshall
6-Week Course
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15, 22
Ages 8-16
$80 ($70 MassMu Member)
This 6-week course will introduce and utilize traditional hand-building ceramic techniques. Students will create a variety of projects with the focus on implementing the techniques learned during demos and practice. Additionally, students will practice glazing techniques and surface decoration. Any skill level is welcome and encouraged.
Register by July 13.

Adult Pottery Wheel with Kaitlyn Gutshall
5-Week Course
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30pm
August 29, September 5, 12, 19, 26
Ages 17 and up
$120.00 ($110.00 MassMu Member)
This 5-week course will introduce students to basic pottery wheel techniques and best practices. Students will have the ability to create a variety of functional or decorative objects in addition to practicing glazing techniques and surface design. Any skill level is welcome, but some experience working with clay is recommended.
Register by August 24.

Drawing

Nature Drawing with Diane Boslett
One-Day Workshop
Saturday, July 8
10:00am-12:00pm
Ages 16 and up
$22 ($20 MassMu Member)
Enjoy the outdoors while learning drawing techniques.  Meet at the Museum and draw in the city plaza. *In case of inclement weather, an indoor space at the Museum will be provided.
Register by July 2.

Nature Drawing with Gary Spangler
One-Day Workshop
Saturday, July 22
10am-12:00pm
Ages 10-15
$22 ($20 MassMu Member)
Enjoy the outdoors while learning drawing techniques.  Meet at the Museum and draw in the city plaza.  *In case of inclement weather, an indoor space at the Museum will be provided.
Register by July 16.

Cartooning Workshop with Alex Strader
1-Day Workshop
Sunday, July 9
2:30-4:30pm
Ages 8-14
$18 ($15 MassMu Member)
Learn a variety of approaches to cartooning while creating your own dynamic character filled with personality!
Register by July 3.

Painting

Painting: Artist for the Day with Gary Spangler
3-Week Course
Saturdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
September 16, 23, 30
Ages 10-15
$50 ($45 MassMu Member)
Learn about famous artists and their painting styles, while making art to take home.  
Register by September 10.

Graphic Design

 Graphic Design with Alex Strader
Sundays, June 4, 11
2:30-4:30pm
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.

Fiber Arts

Intro to Knitting with Rochelle Kramer
3-Week Course
Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm
September 10, 17, 24
Ages 16 and up
$45 ($40 MassMu member)
Cost includes a set of knitting needles and additional supplies.
Learn the basics of knitting—from casting on, perling, and binding off—and make a scarf to take home! This class connects to the exhibit Stark County in the Great War, and the history of people on the home front knitting for soldiers at war.
Register by September 5.

Summer Camp

Art Exploration Camp with Gary Spangler
Tuesday, June 20- Friday, June 23
10am-12pm
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.

Multimedia

Color: Vibrant Vibrations with Alex Strader
2-Week Course
Saturdays, 11:00-11:45am
August 19, 26
Ages 4-6 with adult; no cost for adults
$18 ($15 MassMu member)
Explore color in multiple ways!  Mix, match and layer colors in a variety of media, such as paint, oil pastels, and more to create unique works of art to take home.
Register by August 13.

Color: Vibrant Vibrations with Alex Strader
2-Week Course
Sundays, 2:30-4:00pm
August 20, 27
Ages 6-10
$28 ($25 MassMu Member)
Explore color in multiple ways!  Mix, match and layer colors in a variety of media, such as paint, oil pastels, and more to create unique works of art to take home.
Register by August 15.

 


Registration 

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 the Massillon Museum at (330) 833-4061 x111 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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