Classes and Workshops

 

Class & Workshop Schedule

*Please note that masks are required for class, workshop, open studio, and program attendees aged three and older.*


The Massillon Museum first became a Blue Star Museum in 2014. As a Blue Star Museum, the Massillon Museum offers a 10% discount on classes, event tickets, and Museum shop purchases to the nation's active duty military personnel currently serving in the United States Military—Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard (including Reservists, National Guardsman regardless of status, US Public Health Commissioned Corps, and NOAA Commissioned Corps)—and up to five family members. The Blue Star Museums program runs from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day each year, but active duty military personnel are able to receive these discounts at MassMu year-round upon request. Please call 330-833-4061 or stop by the Museum to register for programs or make purchases at the Museum shop using this discount.

To learn more or find other participating museums, visit arts.gov/BlueStarMuseums.

Through Museums for All, those receiving food assistance (SNAP benefits) can gain free or reduced admission to more than 600 museums throughout the United States simply by presenting their EBT card. The Massillon Museum will extend annual member benefits to those with EBT cards for just half the price of regular membership rates, so you and your family can enjoy all the magic and wonder here.  If you receive food assistance, simply present your EBT card when you arrive or give us a call at 330-833-4061 to receive this specially priced membership rate.

To learn more or find other participating museums, visit www.Museums4All.org.

 

Do the Mu

 

FREE workshops for all ages! Do the Mu is the first Saturday of every month.  Join us for a different art or history workshop taught by local artists or Museum staff. Try something new!  

 

November 6 Do the Mu: Painting with Fruits and Veggies with Erika Reynolds, 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly painting activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, November 6! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm. All supplies will be provided. Attendees will work with acrylic paints and apples, celery, mushrooms, okra, radish, potato, broccoli, and squash to create an owl in an apple tree, or a fall-inspired scene of their choosing, with instructor Erika Katherine! Guests are encouraged to wear clothing they don't mind getting a little messy for this activity.

Erika Katherine is a local Canton multi-media visual artist. Inspired by her love for fantasy, dark art, and surrealism, Erika has created a whimsical aesthetic in her work—featuring the cute, the creepy, and the strange. In her creative process, she starts with a colorful illustration that is later transformed into a 3D piece of art. She creates character sculptures and surreal worlds from found objects that were once considered trash, polymer/paper clays, and epoxy resin. Other mediums she has experience with include acrylic paints, watercolor, colored pencils, and body and face paint. She has created mural art, digital designs, photography, interior designs, and set designs. 

Erika graduated in 2014 with an associate's degree in applied sciences and graphic design. In 2016, she landed a studio spot at The Hub Art Factory and has been there ever since. In her first couple of years at the Hub, Erika explored a variety of mixed mediums. Eventually, this led her to her true passion—sculpture. Erika hasn’t stopped sculpting ever since she boldly reawakened her zeal for sculpting that was ever-present during her childhood.

 

 

 

Ceramics

Ceramics Open Studio: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00am to 4:00pm

When you register, select your preferred day, and stay for as short or as long as you would like during the 10:00am-4:00pm time frame!

The cost for Open Studio is $50 per nonmember per month, or $40 per member per month. Attendees may bring their own clay or purchase a 25-pound bag of clay from MassMu for $20. 

All Open Studio registrants must have taken a pottery class previously, whether at MassMu or another institution, so they are comfortable working independently because Open Studio is not led by an instructor. Masks are required to be worn at all times during Ceramics Open Studio.

Please note that the MassMu LL kilns fire at 04/06 for bisque firing and 6 for glaze firing.

Space is limited, so please call 330-833-4061 x104 with any questions or to register!

2021 Ceramics Open Studio will run through Saturday, December 18. The cost to attend on either Wednesdays or Saturdays during the month of December 2021 is $25 per nonmember or $20 per member.

 

Firing Fee

Are you interested in firing your pieces but don't have access to a kiln? Ceramicists working elsewhere may now pay a fee to fire their pieces at the Massillon Museum. The fee is $40 per nonmember per month, or $30 per member per month. The fee covers one month from the date of payment and guarantees a minimum of one firing per month. Pieces will be fired with work created during MassMu's Open Studio and ceramics workshops.

Please note that the MassMu ceramics studio LL kilns fire at 04/06 for bisque firing and 6 for glaze firing.

For more information about firings and number and size of pieces that ceramicists are able to bring to the Museum, please email ceramics studio co-managers Ben and Alex Myers at ceramics@massillonmuseum.org. Call 330-833-4061 or stop by the Museum to pay the firing fee.

 

Introduction to Ceramics

Youth (Ages 8-12): Tuesdays, October 5, October 12, and October 19, from 4:30 to 6:30pm each date

Adult (Age 13 and up): Thursdays, October 7, October 14, and October 21, from 4:30 to 7:30pm each date

Youth will learn the basics of hand building and working with clay. Teens and adults will also learn the basics of wheel throwing. Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Youth: $100/MassMu member or $115/nonmember. Adult: $115/MassMu member or $130/nonmember. The class fee is inclusive of all three class dates, supplies, and firing. 

 

Intermediate Ceramics

Youth (Ages 8-12): Tuesdays, November 2, November 9, and November 16, from 4:30 to 6:30pm each date

Adult (Age 13 and up): Thursdays, November 4, November 11, and November 18, from 4:30 to 7:30pm each date

Ready to take your ceramics skills to the next level? Register for Intermediate Ceramics! Registration for youth (ages 8-12) is $100 per MassMu member and $115 per nonmember. Registration for adults (ages 13 and up) is $115 per MassMu member and $130 per nonmember. The fee includes all three dates, supplies, and firing. Completion of Intro to Ceramics or a comparable course at another institution required. Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

Family Clay - Sundays, November 14 and December 12, from 3:00 to 4:00pm each date

Families are invited to these all-ages workshops to make clay masterpieces in the Ceramics Studio. The fee, $15 ($10 for MassMu members) per person, includes all supplies. Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Registration is separate for each Family Clay date.

 

Tots n' Pots - Sundays, October 24, November 28, and December 19, from 3:00 to 4:00pm each date

Children ages three through eight are invited to make their own clay masterpieces during the Massillon Museum’s Tots n’ Pots workshops. Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $15 ($10 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies. Registration is separate for each Tots n Pots workshop date.

 

Couples' Clay - Saturday, November 13, from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Couples are invited to enjoy a fun date at MassMu's Ceramics Studio on Saturday, November 13, from 4:30 to 5:30pm! Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The workshop cost is $35/MassMu member couple or $40/nonmember couple. Registration includes all supplies.

 

Ornament Workshop Series - Saturdays, December 11 and 18, from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Make and glaze your own ornament for the holidays during this two-part ceramics workshop in MassMu's Ceramics Studio on Saturdays, December 11 and December 18, from 4:30 to 5:30pm each date! Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The workshop cost is $35/MassMu member or $40/nonmember. Registration includes both workshop dates and all supplies.

 

Yoga

Virtual Yoga

Enjoy relaxing Virtual Yoga sessions led by instructor Leslie Schneider! New videos were shared to MassMu's Facebook and YouTube pages each Friday in January through March 2021 and remain available. These videos can be accessed free of charge.

 

Lunchtime Yoga: Fridays from 12:30 to 1:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga takes place at MassMu each Friday from 12:30-1:15pm. Join certified yoga instructors for a relaxing yoga session on the MassMu lawn. Rain/cold location is inside the Museum. Relax and refocus as you are guided through your practice. 

Students must bring their own mats and it is recommended that they bring their own props. This class is beginner friendly. All ages and levels are welcome. Masks are required to be worn at all times during Lunchtime Yoga. The cost is $6 per class or $15 per 3-class bundle. To register, please call 330-833-4061 x104, or register upon arrival at the Museum!

Please note that Lunchtime Yoga will not be held on Friday, November 26, December 24, or December 31, 2021.

 

Classes, Workshops, & Other Programs

 

Terrarium Workshop - Saturday, October 30, from 5:30 to 6:30pm

Create your very own terrarium with Brianna Marshall from the Lepley & Co. team at MassMu on Saturday, October 30, from 5:30-6:30pm! This workshop will take place during Last Saturday at the Massillon Museum. Enjoy extended hours with the Museum open until 7:00pm and tour the galleries before or after this workshop! Please note that masks are required for all program attendees aged three and older.

The workshop cost is $32/MassMu member or $35/nonmember and includes all supplies. To register for this workshop, visit www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or call 330-833-4061. Please register by 4:00pm on Friday, October 29.

 

 

 

Cancellation Policy

If the Massillon Museum cancels a class or workshop, the Museum will issue a refund to all registered individuals.

Refund requests received from students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

  


Please call Stephanie Toole, Education and Outreach Manager, at 330-833-4061 ext. 104 or email sltoole@massillonmuseum.org if you have questions about Education Department programming, or if you are interested in teaching a class or workshop.

 
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