Classes & Workshops

Class & Workshop Schedule

Do the Mu Workshops

FREE workshops for all ages! Do the Mu is the first Saturday of every month. Attendees are welcome to stay as short or long as they would like. Join us for a different art or history museum workshop taught by local artists or Museum staff. Try something new! 

Upcoming Do the Mu: Saturday, July 6, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Douglas Laubacher. Learn about pen and ink drawing!

Ceramics Open Studio

Ceramics Open Studio takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. When you register, select your preferred day, and stay for as short or as long as you would like during the 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 $25. Any outside clay must be approved by the Ceramics Studio Manager. All Open Studio registrants must have taken a pottery class previously, whether at MassMu or another institution, and must complete a screening survey to show they are comfortable working independently because Open Studio is not led by an instructor. The MassMu LL kilns fire at 04/06 for bisque firing and 6 for glaze firing. Please note the Massillon Museum Ceramics Studio is an educational space operated by a nonprofit organization and therefore cannot accommodate production potters.

Space is limited, so please email Education and Outreach Manager Stephanie Toole at sltoole@massillonmuseum.org or call 330-833-4061 x104 with any questions or to register.

Virtual Yoga Museum Workshop with Leslie Schneider
Virtual Yoga

Enjoy relaxing Virtual Yoga sessions led by instructor Leslie Schneider! Videos can be accessed via MassMu's Facebook and YouTube pages free of charge.

Lunchtime Yoga

Lunchtime Yoga takes place at MassMu each Friday from 12:30 to 1:15 p.m. 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. The cost is $6 per class or $15 per 3-class bundle. Register upon arrival at the Museum!

Poetry Open Mic with Expanding Circles Collective, LLC

Come celebrate poetry in the Fred F. Silk Community Room at the Massillon Museum on Saturday, June 22, at 3:30 p.m.! Read your original poems or writing from your favorite poet. All ages are welcome to participate or attend! Hosted by Expanding Circles Collective, LLC.

Registration is requested but not required. Register for this free event at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

Painting Pots Workshop with Lepley & Co.

Adults and children ages 8 and older are invited to join the Lepley & Co. team at MassMu on Sunday, June 23, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by Thursday, June 20, to reserve your spot! A parent or guardian must purchase a ticket and remain for the duration of the workshop with any minor registrant.

$35/member per person

$38/nonmember per person

Lepley & Co. is a small business in Massillon, Ohio, offering a wide plant selection, local art, and handmade goods from other Ohio small businesses. Lepley & Co. carries thousands of plants, from rare houseplants to cacti and common succulents; they also have a full-service florist shop. Their new location opened in downtown Massillon above Erie Street Vinyl in October. Come visit the shop and enjoy the safe space offered to all!

Drawing from Life with Nick Lee

Adults and youths ages 15 and older are invited to join instructor Nick Lee for a Drawing from Life Workshop Series at the Massillon Museum on Saturday, June 29, from noon to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 30, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Students will work in graphite, colored pencil, and art crayon to create works inspired by garments featured in Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870–1900. Students will draw mannequins wearing antique clothing from life on drawing paper. Students will be sent a supply list with items to bring or purchase prior to the first class date. The Museum will provide drawing paper and drawing clip boards to all students. 

$50/member and $55/nonmember. Supplies to be purchased separately by each student total approximately $50. Students are able to provide supplies they already own. Dry media must be approved by the Museum for use in gallery.

Register at www.MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. 

Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870-1900, is organized by the Massillon Museum (Massillon, Ohio). The exhibition, guest-curated by Brian Centrone, is funded by a Major Arts Enhancements & Exhibit Grant through ArtsinStark and Visit Canton.

Tots 'n' Pots

Children ages three through eight are invited to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Tots 'n' Pots class on Sunday, June 30, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! Registration can be completed at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $25 ($20 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies.

The Massillon Museum’s ceramics studio is located in the former Chamber of Commerce office at the corner of Lincoln Way East and City Hall Street. It is accessed through the Museum’s main entrance. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.

Clay Animals Workshop Series

Children in kindergarten through eighth grade will create their own clay animals in the Ceramics Studio on Thursdays, July 18 and July 25, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. each date! Students will hand-build their animals out of clay during the July 18 workshop, and will glaze their animals during the July 25 workshop.

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 300-833-4061. $55 ($45 member) per child; includes all supplies

Wheel Throwing with CJ Ritenour

Join CJ Ritenour for a wheel throwing class series! Introductory and intermediate levels welcome. Ages 18 and older. The fee, $215/member and $245/nonmember, includes all eight dates, tools, and firing. Clay purchased separately: $25/25 pounds. The class will take place on Thursdays, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, August 15, August 22, August 29, and September 5, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. each date.

Registration is limited and can be completed at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. 

Art & Conversation: Expressing Myself through Fashion with BeYoutiful Weirdo

Children in second grade or older are invited to join Ke'Aunte Harris from BeYoutiful Weirdo, LLC, on Saturday, July 20, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. as she leads an Art and Conversation workshop focused on building self-confidence! This workshop will connect with the themes of Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870–1900. Students will make printed shirts on cardstock using various art media. 

Free. Register at www.MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870-1900, is organized by the Massillon Museum (Massillon, Ohio). The exhibition, guest-curated by Brian Centrone, is funded by a Major Arts Enhancements & Exhibit Grant through ArtsinStark and Visit Canton.

Tots 'n' Pots

Children ages three through eight are invited to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Tots 'n' Pots class on Sunday, July 21, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! Registration can be completed at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $25 ($20 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies.

The Massillon Museum’s ceramics studio is located in the former Chamber of Commerce office at the corner of Lincoln Way East and City Hall Street. It is accessed through the Museum’s main entrance. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.

Cartoon Clothing Workshop with Douglas Laubacher

Join Douglas Laubacher at MassMu on Saturday, July 27, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.! Students will learn to illustrate more accurate clothing. Explore drawing all seven types of folds. While this is a cartooning workshop, anyone interested in rendering more accurate illustration work is encouraged to join.

Adults and children ages 8 and older. $18/member. $22/nonmember. Includes all supplies. Attendees are encouraged to bring a favorite sketchbook.

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

Pressed Flower Frames Workshop with Lepley & Co.

Adults and children ages 8 and older are invited to join Lepley & Co. at MassMu on Sunday, July 28, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! A Lepley team member will guide you through arranging pre-pressed florals in a beautiful glass frame, creating a unique arrangement you'll cherish for a lifetime. Participants are welcome to bring a small wallet-sized photo to include in the frame.

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by Thursday, July 25, to reserve your spot! A parent or guardian must purchase a ticket and remain for the duration of the workshop with any minor registrant. All supplies included. 

$50/member per person

$53/nonmember per person

Everyone Can Be an Artist with Angelina Verginis

Students in preschool through grade three are invited to join Angelina Verginis at MassMu on Tuesday, August 6, and Thursday, August 8, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each date. Learn about elements of art through various media, taking inspiration from famous artists!

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. $25/member and $30/nonmember per series. Includes all supplies.

A parent must stay with any preschool-aged registrant.

Everyone Can Be an Artist with Angelina Verginis

Students in grades four through eight are invited to join Angelina Verginis at MassMu on Tuesday, August 6, and Thursday, August 8, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. each date. Learn about elements of art through various media, taking inspiration from famous artists!

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. $25/member and $30/nonmember per series. Includes all supplies.

Tots 'n' Pots

Children ages three through eight are invited to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Tots 'n' Pots class on Sunday, August 11, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! Registration can be completed at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $25 ($20 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies.

The Massillon Museum’s ceramics studio is located in the former Chamber of Commerce office at the corner of Lincoln Way East and City Hall Street. It is accessed through the Museum’s main entrance. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.

Moss Pole and Potted Plant Workshop with Lepley & Co.

Adults and children ages 8 and older are invited to join the Lepley & Co. team at MassMu on Sunday, August 18, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! Learn to create a custom-sized moss pole perfect for any vining tropical plant! A Lepley & Co. team member will guide you through the ins and outs of how to create a moss pole, semi-repotting a plant to incorporate a moss pole, and how to create a happy living space for your plant to thrive and climb! In addition to your moss pole, attendees will also go home with a Lepley & Co. vining plant and a spray bottle. 

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by Thursday, August 15, to reserve your spot! A parent or guardian must purchase a ticket and remain for the duration of the workshop with any minor registrant. All supplies included. 

$50/member per person

$53/nonmember per person

Pen and Ink Cartooning Workshop with Douglas Laubacher

Join Douglas Laubacher at MassMu on Saturday, August 24, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.! Students will experiment with the analog tools cartoonists use to finalize their work. Play with India ink, dip pens, and brushes.

Adults and children ages 8 and older. $20/member. $25/nonmember. Includes all supplies.

Register at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

Tots 'n' Pots

Children ages three through eight are invited to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Tots 'n' Pots class on Sunday, September 15, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.! Registration can be completed at MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $25 ($20 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies.

The Massillon Museum’s ceramics studio is located in the former Chamber of Commerce office at the corner of Lincoln Way East and City Hall Street. It is accessed through the Museum’s main entrance. The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon. A visit to the Massillon Museum is always free and everyone is welcome. Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in nearby city lots.

Drawing from Life with Nick Lee

Adults and youths ages 15 and older are invited to join instructor Nick Lee for a Drawing from Life Workshop Series at the Massillon Museum on Saturday, June 29, from noon to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday, June 30, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Students will work in graphite, colored pencil, and art crayon to create works inspired by garments featured in Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870–1900. Students will draw mannequins wearing antique clothing from life on drawing paper. Students will be sent a supply list with items to bring or purchase prior to the first class date. The Museum will provide drawing paper and drawing clip boards to all students. 

$50/member and $55/nonmember. Supplies to be purchased separately by each student total approximately $50. Students are able to provide supplies they already own. Dry media must be approved by the Museum for use in gallery.

Register at www.MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. 

Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870-1900, is organized by the Massillon Museum (Massillon, Ohio). The exhibition, guest-curated by Brian Centrone, is funded by a Major Arts Enhancements & Exhibit Grant through ArtsinStark and Visit Canton.

Art & Conversation: Expressing Myself through Fashion with BeYoutiful Weirdo

Children in second grade or older are invited to join Ke'Aunte Harris from BeYoutiful Weirdo, LLC, on Saturday, July 20, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. as she leads an Art and Conversation workshop focused on building self-confidence! This workshop will connect with the themes of Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870–1900. Students will make printed shirts on cardstock using various art media. 

Free. Register at www.MassMu.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870-1900, is organized by the Massillon Museum (Massillon, Ohio). The exhibition, guest-curated by Brian Centrone, is funded by a Major Arts Enhancements & Exhibit Grant through ArtsinStark and Visit Canton.

Do the Mu—Paper Dolls with Kat Francis

Join the Massillon Museum on Saturday, August 3, for Do the Mu. Instructor Kat Francis will teach program participants how to make paper dolls in connection with Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870–1900. All ages and ability levels are welcome and all supplies will be provided. Guests can drop in anytime between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m.

Free. No registration. 

Gilding Northeast Ohio: Fashion and Fortune 1870-1900, is organized by the Massillon Museum (Massillon, Ohio). The exhibition, guest-curated by Brian Centrone, is funded by a Major Arts Enhancements & Exhibit Grant through ArtsinStark and Visit Canton.

Cancellation Policy

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

The Massillon Museum respectfully requests at least 48 hours' notice for cancellations. This will allow us to offer your spot to another student. Refund requests received from students will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Cancellations made 48 hours or more in advance of the program date will receive a 100% refund. Cancellations made within 36 hours of the program date will receive a 50% refund. Missed programs or cancellations made within 24 hours of the program date will not receive a refund. 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 museum workshop.

Program Discounts

through Museums for All and Blue Star Museums

The Massillon Museum first became a Blue Star Museum in 2014. As a Blue Star Museum, the Massillon Museum offers a discount on museum workshop 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.