The Museum is not hosting the Zombie Walk on Saturday, October 10, but you read more about it by below. Join us for a FREE Do the Mu: Zombie Makeup Workshop on Saturday, October 3 from 12-2pm.
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Classes and Workshops


NEW! 2015 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.


September 5 - Years of the Tiger with Alex Strader
Celebrate the exhibit, Tiger Legacy: Our Tiger Football Family, by 
exploring how the tiger has been used in various art forms.  Create a tiger icon of your very own.

October 3 - 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 10!

November 7 - Origami Puppets with Gary Spangler
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Learn how to create animal characters from folded paper and put on a show.

December 5 - Tesselations with Gary Spangler
Tesselations, famously used by artist M. C. Escher, are repeated patterns that create artforms.  See how science and art collide! Create a make-and-take image that can be framed or used as 
wrapping paper. 




Couples’ Clay with Kaitlyn Gutshall
Bring a loved one to celebrate Sweetest Day!
1-day Workshop
Saturday, October 17
Registration includes cost for clay.
$15 per couple for Members / $20 per couple for Non-Members

Kids’ Clay with Kaitlyn Gutshall
4-week Class 
Grades 1-8
Level: Beginner
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
October 6, 13, 20, 27
Registration includes cost for clay.
$50 for Members / $60 for Non-members
Learn hand-building and pottery basics.

Detailed Monster Sculpture 
with Bili Kribbs

3-week Class
All ages
Level: Beginner
Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm
October 4, 11, 18
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members

Open Studio Pottery*
Wednesdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
September 2 to December 16
Saturdays, 10:00am-4:00pm
September 5 to December 19
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.



Community Storytelling with Gary Harwood, co-producer of Tiger Legacy: 
Our Tiger Football Family

4-session Class on alternate Saturdays
Ages 15 and up
Level: Beginner
Saturdays, 2:00-3:30pm
September 26 / October 10, 24, November 7
$60 for Members /  $70 for Non-Members
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
This series of community storytelling classes are designed to offer a step-by-step breakdown of the process required to capture natural and compelling images. It also provides insight as to why our everyday lives offer compelling storytelling opportunities.

Intro to Photography with Gary Spangler
4-week Workshop
All ages
Level: Beginner
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
October 6, 13, 20, 27
$40 for Members / $45 for Non-Members
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
Many artists today work in the photographic medium or use photographs as reference materials in their artmaking process.  Did you know that the first camera was called the “Graphic Mirror”?  In this class, you will learn about some of the earliest methods of capturing images, including the camera obscura, camera lucida, pinhole camera, and photograms.



Introduction to American Automotive History with David Schultz
3-week Class
Ages 18 and up
Tuesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
October 27 / November 3, 10
$25 for Members / $30 for Non-Members
Participants will learn automotive history from the invention of the automobile until 
1942. This class is for new and seasoned automotive historians, alike!




Acrylic Painting with Alex Strader
3-week Class
Ages 8-12
Level: Beginner and up
Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm
November 1, 8, 15
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$30 for Members / 
$35 for Non-Members
This class will ofer a unique twist on the traditional form of painting.


Hands-on: Shifting through the Art World with Alex Strader
3-week Class
Ages 12 and up
Sundays, 2:30-4:30pm
September 13, 20, 27
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$30 for Members / $35 for Non-Members
Explore different art movements from 
the 20th century to the present day. 
Try the styles out for yourself with integrated, hands-on artmaking activities.


Sculptural Books with Gary Spangler
3-week Workshop
All ages
Level: Beginner
Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
November 3, 10, 17
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
$40 for Members / $45 for Non-Members
Learn how to create books with visual depth in this engaging class. Gary will teach students to craft free-standing, hinged, and folded works of three-dimensional literary art.


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 Coordinator 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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