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 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!  

 

February 5, 2022, Do the Mu: Beginner Embroidery with Sam Lilenfield, 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, February 5, 2022! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and join Sam Lilenfield for a beginner friendly embroidery project where you will be given step-by-step instructions on how to finish your own project. Sam will walk you through making your first stitches, adding texture, and finishing off your piece. All supplies will be provided. Masks are required for all participants age three and older.

Sam Lilenfield is a fiber and illustration artist from Canton, OH. Her contemporary embroidery work is centered around vibrant color palettes and layers of texture. 

 

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!

 

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

Additional dates available in 2022Stay tuned!

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

Additional dates available in 2022Stay tuned!

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, January 16, February 13, and March 13, from 2:30 to 3:30pm 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, January 30, February 27, and March 27, from 2:30 to 3:30pm 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.

 

Valentine's Clay Date - Saturday, February 5, from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Couples are invited to enjoy a fun Valentine's date at MassMu's Ceramics Studio on Saturday, February 5, 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.

 

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. Register upon arrival at the Museum!

 

Classes, Workshops, & Other Programs

 

The Classic Automobile Era (1916–1942): The Cars and the People

Tuesdays, February 1, February 8, and February 15, 2022, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. each date

Learn about the history of automotives during this three-part class titled "The Classic Automobile Era (1916–1942): The Cars and the People" with automobile historian David Schultz. 

David Schultz became interested in vintage cars as a youngster. Although he has owned a variety of automobiles over the years, Schultz considers himself more of a historian than a car collector. He is currently chairman of the Lincoln Motor Car Foundation, which built the Lincoln Motor Car Heritage Museum in 2014, and president of the Lincoln Owners Club. He is a past president of the Classic Car Club of America, chief judge at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, and a columnist for Hemmings Classic Cars.

The cost is $30/MassMu member or $45/nonmember and includes all three dates. This class is recommended for age 18 and older. To register, visit www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or call 330-833-4061. Please register by 5:00pm on January 28.

 

 

 

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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