Classes and Workshops

 

NEW! 2015 Summer Class Schedule

July-August

 

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.

 

**Due to the Independence Day Holiday and Fun Fest, summer Do the Mu's will be held on Second Saturday in July and August.

July 11 – Civil War Clothespin Dolls 
Learn the history of this favorite Civil War Era children’s toy. You can even use it as a miniature mannequin to begin designing an outfit for the Steampunk Civil War-era Soirée on August 15!

August 8 – Steamscapes
Create invented worlds in the palm of your hand! Explore and craft a miniature steampunk realm of your very own. 

 

Ceramics

 

Open Studio Pottery
Wednesdays, 10:00am – 4:00pm
July 1 to August 26
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
July 11 to August 29
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.

**Students must register for either Wednesday or Saturday open studio sessions.

Kids’ Clay with Kaitlyn Gutshall
5-week Class
Grades 1-8
Level: Beginner
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
July 21, 28 / August 4, 11, 18
Registration includes cost for clay.
$50 for Members / $60 for Non-members
Learn hand-building and pottery basics.

 

Drawing

 

Figure Drawing for Adults with Alex Strader
3-week Class
Ages 18 and up
Level: Beginner
Saturdays, 1:00-3:00pm
July 11, 18, 25
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members
This class will teach you to build a figure drawing from a rough sketch to final shading.

Basics of Perspective and Foreshortening with Bili Kribbs
1-day Workshop
All Ages
Level: Beginner
Sunday, July 12
2:30-4:30pm
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$15 for Members / $18 for Non-Members
How do you draw what you see from different angles? Learn tips and tricks in this useful drawing basics class.

Variations of Myself: Self-Portrait Workshop with Alex Strader
1-day Workshop
All ages
Level: Beginner and up
Sunday, July 19
2:30-4:30pm
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$15 for Members / $18 for Non-Members
Explore different styles of creating self-portraits in this art + history workshop.

Optical Drawing with Gary Spangler
4-week Workshop
All ages
Level: Beginner
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
July 21, 28 / August 4, 11
$40 for Members / $45 for Non-Members
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
Who invented the silhouette technique? Did you know that major artists like Caravaggio did not draw freehand but used instruments to assist in their drawing? Learn sketching techniques using the camera lucida, camera obscura, pinhole camera, and photogram in this engaging and informative drawing class.

Drama

 

Kids’ Drama Camp with Brayden Frascone
1-Day Camp
Ages 8-12
Tuesday, July 7
10:00am-5:00pm
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members
Learn the basics of playwriting and performing.

Intro to Playwriting for Adults with Brayden Frascone
1-Day Workshop
Ages 16 and up
Sunday, August 2
3:00-4:30pm
$15 for Members / $18 for Non-Members
Learn the basics of character and plot development, and how to structure a play.

 


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 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 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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