Classes and Workshops


2017 Winter Class Schedule

January to March


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.


January 7:    Macrame with Gary Spangler
Learn the intricate art of knot-making.

February 4:    Chinese New Year Kites with Diane Gibson
Happy New Year!  It’s the year of the Rooster. Celebrate the Chinese New Year (January 28) by making animal zodiac kites.

March 4:    Tactile Sculptures with David McDowell
Celebrate the Blind Spot: A Matter of Perception exhibit by creating your own tactile sculptures based on MassMu’s abstract painting collection.

NEA Big Read


Western-Inspired Candles with Dawn Groves
1-day workshop
Sunday, 3-4:00pm
March 19
Adults and grades 9 and up
Cost: $23 ($20 MassMu Member)
Celebrate the book True Grit with the scents of the West. Learn to make candles with scents like coffee and campfire smoke.

Wild West Terrariums with Manda’s Plant Farm (at the Massillon Museum)
1-day Workshop
Saturday, March 25
Adults and Grades 9 and up
Cost: $30 ($27 MassMu Member)
* Cost includes all supplies, like plants and Western-themed miniatures
Description: Take the Wild West home with you.  Participants will make a desert terrarium, including succulents, to take home and enjoy year-round.


Early Childhood


Mia Meow’s Art Adventures with BZTAT
3-week class
Sundays, 2:30-3:15pm
Feb. 5, 12, 19
Cost: $25 ($20 MassMu Member)
*An adult must accompany child.
Follow Mia Meow’s adventures as she tells stories for children and explores her world through art and other creative activities. Mia makes learning fun! Visit 



Open Studio Pottery
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Dates: Wednesdays and Saturdays, January 4 to March 29
$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.

Valentine’s Couples’ Clay with Kaitlyn Gutshall
1-day workshop
Sunday, Feb. 12
Level: Beginner and up
Cost: $35 ($30 MassMu Member)
Registration includes cost of clay.
Bring in a loved one to celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Kids’ Clay with Kaitlyn Gutshall
4-week class
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
January 18, 25, February 1, 8
Grades 1-5
Cost: $60 ($50 MassMu Member)
Learn hand-building and pottery basics.



Kids’ Acrylic Painting with Diane Gibson 
1-day workshop
Saturday, January 28
Grades 1-5 
Cost: $18 ($15 MassMu Member)
Registration fee includes cost of supplies.
Students will learn how to paint a winter scene step-by-step, and create a beautiful artwork.

Pop Art Pet Paintings with BZTAT
3-week workshop
Sundays, 3:00-4:00pm
January 15, 22, 29
Grades 4-8
Cost: $35 ($30 MassMu Member) 
Learn to paint animals in artist BZTAT’s world famous style. Create a colorful animal artwork in a pop art style.




Zentangle® 101 with Estelle Goodnight
1-day workshop
Saturday, January 21
Adults and grades 7 and up
Level: Beginner and up
Cost: $25 ($22 MassMu Member) 
Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is an intuitive art form that increases creativity and focus.  



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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