Classes and Workshops


Winter 2021 Class & Workshop Schedule

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.

We’ll extend our member benefits to those with EBT or SNAP cards for just half the price of our membership rates, so you and your family can enjoy all the magic and wonder here.  If you have an EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) or SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) card, simply present it when you arrive to receive our specially priced membership rate.

Through Museums for All, Massillon Museum is partnering with museums across the country to make sure everyone can experience the best museums have to offer, all for the lowest most-affordable prices ever. To find other participating museums, visit


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!  


January 2 Do the Mu: Pinhole Cameras with Aja Grant

Join artist and educator Aja Grant as she walks you through a pinhole camera project during Do the Mu on Saturday, January 2! This Do the Mu is held in conjunction with MassMu's All You Need Is Light exhibition, on view in the Museum's Flex Gallery space on the second floor through May 9, 2021. Watch the video here.

Click here for a supplies list and more information about this project!


February 6 Do the Mu: Iris Paper Folding Hearts with Michele Waalkes

Learn how to create iris paper folded hearts during February's Do the Mu and "Share the Love"! These dimensional hearts are easy to make and can be made into a card or framed. Follow along with instructor Michele Waalkes here.

What You'll Need:

-Masking tape
-One printed copy of pattern (printed copies will also be available at the MassMu front desk the week prior to this Do the Mu)
-One sheet of heavy paper (cardstock works well) to create a 4” x 6” card or paper sized to fit into a desired frame
-Three different colors of paper, or all the same color for a monochromatic heart (can be grocery bags, copy paper, book pages, or old scrapbook papers, whatever you have on hand!)


March 6 Do the Mu: Simple Embroidery with Sam Lilenfield

Join Canton-based artist and instructor Sam Lilenfield as she takes you through a simple embroidery project! This video will be shared at noon on Saturday, March 6, to MassMu's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages.

What You'll Need:

-Fabric (like cotton, muslin, or linen)
-6+ skeins of embroidery thread
-5-inch embroidery hoop
-Embroidery needle
-Fabric or tacky glue
-Pen or pencil
-One printed copy of pattern (copies will also available at the MassMu front desk in the week prior to this Do the Mu)



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

Ceramics Open Studio has resumed effective Saturday, January 23, 2021. Please call 330-833-4061 or email for updates. 

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 non-member 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 kiln fires 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 - NEW!

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 non-member 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 has an LL kiln that fires 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 Call 330-833-4061 or stop by the Museum to pay the firing fee.




Virtual Yoga

Enjoy relaxing Virtual Yoga sessions led by instructor Leslie Schneider! A new video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook and YouTube pages each Friday in January beginning January 8. These videos can be accessed free of charge.


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

Lunchtime Yoga is currently on hold until further notice as of December 2020. Virtual yoga will be shared to on Fridays in January, February, and March.

Lunchtime Yoga takes place at MassMu each Friday from 12:30-1:15pm. Join Leslie Schneider for a relaxing yoga session in the Massillon Museum classrooms. Relax and refocus as Leslie guides you 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!


Classes, Workshops, & Events

Workshops will be announced soon! Stay tuned for details!

Please call Stephanie Toole, Education and Outreach Manager, at 330-833-4061 ext. 104 or email to register for classes or workshops, or if you are interested in teaching a class or workshop.

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