Classes and Workshops

 

Class & Workshop Schedule


The Massillon Museum first became a Blue Star Museum in 2014. As a Blue Star Museum, the Massillon Museum offers a 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!  

 

Do the Mu on November 5, 2022: Create Your Own Zentangled Turkey with Susan Sheetz

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, November 5, led by instructor Susan Scheetz. Stop by the museum between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. to learn about the art of Zentangling. Participants will use Zentangle-inspired designs to create a Thanksgiving turkey to decorate their holiday table! All supplies will be provided.

Instructor Susan Scheetz, a retired educator, taught 35 years at Fairless Local Schools, the last 22 in fourth grade. Scheetz received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Kent State University. She attended a Zentangle® workshop in 2012 to learn a new skill to share with her students.

Zentangle® is a form of drawing developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. It takes doodling to a new level, resulting in intricate patterns that create beautiful works of art. Engaging in this process has been shown to provide cognitive benefits and calm the mind.

 

 

Ceramics

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

Open Studio will conclude for the year on December 17, 2022

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!

 

Family Clay - Sunday, November 6, from 2:30 to 3:30pm 

Families are invited to these all-ages workshops to make clay masterpieces in the Ceramics Studio. The fee, $20 ($15 for MassMu members) per person, includes all supplies. Registration is limited and can be completed at MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Registration is separate for each Family Clay date.

 

Tots n' Pots - Sundays,  October 16, November 13, and December 4, from 2:30 to 3:30pm

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 MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $20 ($15 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies. Registration is separate for each Tots n Pots workshop date.

 

Holiday Tray Workshop with Susan Mentrak - Tuesday, November 29, from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Adults and children age 10 and older are invited to make their own holiday inspired tray in the Massillon Museum’s Holiday Tray Workshop on Tuesday, November 29. This program will be led by ceramicist Susan Mentrak. Register at MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Tickets are $45/member and $50/nonmember per adult/child pair. One tray will be made per pair.

 

Sgraffito Ornament Workshop - Sunday, December 4, from 2:30 to 4:30pm

Adults and children ages 12 and up are invited to learn the fundamentals of sgraffito. The class will consist of a demonstration on making the ornament itself, wet work, a sgraffito demonstration, a planning period while the ornaments dry, and then finally, decoration.

Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The cost is $25/member or $32/nonmember.

 

Classes, Workshops, & Other Programs

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. Register upon arrival at the Museum!

Yoga will not be held on November 25, December 23, or December 30, 2022. 

 

Fall Succulent Planter Workshop with Lepley & Co. - Saturday, October 15, from 2:00 to 3:00pm

Adults and children ages 8 and older are invited to join Lepley & Co. to create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind succulent planter! By registering, you will receive all of the materials for a succulent planter including fall-inspired materials, a care sheet, and an overview of succulents from our plant experts at Lepley & Co. 

Register at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by Thursday, October 13, to reserve your spot! The cost is $32/member or $35/nonmember.

 

Drawing I for Teens and Adults with Joshua Bruner - Tuesdays, November 1, November 8, November 15, and November 22, from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Teens and adults ages thirteen and older are invited to the Massillon Museum’s Drawing I Class. This is a four-part class taking place Tuesdays, November 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each date. The class will be led by artist Joshua Bruner.

Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The cost is $90/MassMu member or $100/nonmember. The class fee is inclusive of all dates and supplies.

 

Fall Terrarium-Building Workshop with Lepley & Co. - Sunday, November 13, from 2:30 to 3:30pm

Adults and children ages 8 and older are invited to learn how to build and care for your own terrarium! The team from Lepley and Co. will guide you through the process of creating your own terrarium in a way that can allow for it to become self-sustaining, with care tips to keep it looking lush and happy. This event is perfect for all experience levels, and you’ll get to take home a beautiful handmade terrarium at the end of the program!

Register at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by Thursday, November 10, to reserve your spot! The cost is $32/member or $35/nonmember.

 

Fiber Arts Workshop for Youth - Tuesday, November 15, from 5:30 to 7:00pm

Children ages 6 to 18 are invited to join MassMu and Liberty Lutes for a Fiber Arts Workshop for Youth. This workshop is a perfect first loom-building and weaving experience for young children who are ready to be introduced to handwork, and for older children or teens who are new to weaving.

Register at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The cost is $10/member or $15/nonmember.

 

Winter Build-a-Bouquet Workshop with Lepley & Co. - Saturday, December 10, from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Adults and children age 8 and older will receive guidance on the basics of floristry and learn about flowers with Lepley & Co.’s experts. This event is perfect for all experience levels, and you’ll get to take home a beautiful, custom bouquet at the end of the program!

Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by Thursday, December 8, to reserve your spot! The cost is $32/MassMu member and $35/nonmember.

 

 

 

 

Join the Massillon Museum for these programs in conjunction with Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories, on view in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery from June 11 through November 9, 2022!

 

Online Artist Talk with Amber Ford - Wednesday, September 14, from 6:30-7:30pm

This Artist Talk took place on September 14 via Zoom. Amber N. Ford is an artist and freelance photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work explores Blackness, identity and culture while questioning the accepted idealized conceptualization of “truth." Ford's images are featured in Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories.

A recording of the program is available at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Videos

 

 

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. Refunded students will be responsible for paying any payment processing fees.

  


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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