Classes and Workshops

 

Summer 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.

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. We’ll extend our member benefits to those with EBT 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 receive food assistance, simply present your EBT card when you arrive or give us a call at 330-833-4061 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 most affordable prices. To 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!  

 

June 5 Do the Mu: Colorful Portraits with Diane Boslett

Join Stark County artist and instructor Diane Boslett as she guides you through a colorful portrait activity! This Do the Mu is held in connection with A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011), on view in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery from June 12 through September 26, 2021. Click here to view the video.

Grab paper, a pencil, and coloring utensils and follow along!

 

July 3 Do the Mu: Wind Chimes with Kat Francis

Join instructor Kat Francis as you learn how to make wind chimes for summer! This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on July 3.

Supplies: Different size hoops (embroidery/jar lid/etc.), contact paper, flowers or plants, markers, yarn, scissors, and tape. Additional optional supplies include beads, shells, bells, or other trinkets.

 

August 7 Do the Mu: Mini-Comics with Douglas Laubacher

Join cartoonist Douglas Laubacher as he walks you through the ins and outs of creating your very own mini-comic. Draw, fold and cut your way to making a comic of your very own. Then, photocopy it and share your creation with family and friends! This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on August 7.

Supplies: Pencils, paper (regular photocopy paper), scissors, and a photocopy machine (optional)

 

Ceramics

Ceramics Open Studio: Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10:00am-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 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 ceramics@massillonmuseum.org. Call 330-833-4061 or stop by the Museum to pay the firing fee.

 

Introduction to Ceramics

Youth (Ages 8-12): Thursdays, July 1, 8, and 15, from 10:00am-12:00pm each date

Adult (Age 13 and up): Tuesdays, July 6, 13, and 20, from 1:00-4:00pm 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/non-member. Adult: $115/MassMu member or $130/non-member. The class fee is inclusive of all three class dates, supplies, and firing. 

 

Intermediate Ceramics

Youth (Ages 8-12): Thursdays, July 22, July 29, and August 5, from 10:00am-12:00pm each date

Adult (Age 13 and up): Tuesdays, July 27, August 3, and August 10, from 1:00-4:00pm 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 non-member. Registration for adults (ages 13 and up) is $115 per MassMu member and $130 per non-member. 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, July 11, August 15, and September 12, from 2:30 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, June 27, July 25, August 29, and September 26, from 2:30 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 the last Sunday of each month from June through September. 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.

 

Pet Member Water Bowl Workshop - Friday, July 23, from 6:00 to 7:00pm

MassMu Pet Members are invited to create a ceramic water bowl on Friday, July 23, from 6:00 to 7:00pm! The fee $10 per Pet Member and includes all supplies. Registration is limited and can be completed at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

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 12:30-1:15pm

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!

 

Classes, Workshops, & Events

Build-a-Bouquet with Lepley & Co. - Saturday, June 26, from 5:30 to 6:30pm

Create your very own floral bouquet with the Lepley & Co. florist team at MassMu on Saturday, June 26, from 5:30-6:30pm! You'll receive expert guidance on the basics of floristry and learn about flowers with our 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 evening! 

Register at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. This workshop costs $32/MassMu member and $35/non-member and includes all supplies. The event 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 the workshop!

Shibori Pattern & Design Workshop - Sunday, August 29, from 2:30 to 4:30pm

Textile artist and instructor Kiran Badola will teach students how to use Indigo dye to make their own scarves using tie-dye resist techniques in this Shibori Pattern and Design Workshop on Sunday, August 29, 2021, from 2:30-4:30pm. This workshop is recommended for age 7 and up. Adult supervision is required for children under the age of 14.

$50/MassMu member. $60/non-member. 

To register for this workshop, visit www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or call 330-833-4061. 

 

A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich Workshops

These workshops are held in conjunction with A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich, on view in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery from June 12 through September 26, 2021. All workshops will take place in person at the Massillon Museum.

Youth Portrait Workshop Series - Wednesdays, July 7, 14, and 21, from 5:30 to 7:30pm

Children in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join Canton-based artist and instructor Tim Carmany during this three-part Youth Portrait Workshop Series on Wednesdays, July 7, July 14, and July 21, 2021, from 5:30 to 7:30pm each week. Students will work with acrylic paint and will learn the basics of portraiture, with each week focusing on a different topic. Subjects will include self-portraits, portraits of famous figures, and animal portraits. 

The cost is $45 per MassMu member or $55 per non-member and includes all supplies.

Register by visiting www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

The Art of Estate Archiving - Saturday, July 10, from 1:00 to 3:00pm

Are you an artist, collector, or family member or friend of one who has received an art collection? Join Karen Eterovich, daughter of artist Anthony Eterovich, on Saturday, July 10, 2021, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, for The Art of Estate Archiving. Attendees, age 16 and up, will learn about how to begin personal and estate archiving, what resources exist to help you, and how to maintain and use your archive. 

This workshop is free for MassMu members and $8 per non-member.

Register by visiting www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

Life Drawing Workshop - Saturday, July 17, from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Join internationally acclaimed artist George Kozmon for a Life Drawing Workshop on Saturday, July 17, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Students will learn the basics of life and figure drawing with a nude model. This workshop is open to ages 18 and older. Registrants should bring a lunch.

The cost is $40/MassMu member or $50/non-member. Students will be provided with paper, charcoal, pencils, and an eraser, and are encouraged to bring any additional materials they would like. It is recommended to bring a drawing board. All media are welcome. 

Register by visiting www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

Abstract Art for Kids - Saturday, September 18, from 11:00 to 11:30am

Artist and instructor Emily Vigil will lead an Abstract Art Workshop for children in kindergarten through grade 5 on Saturday, September 18, from 11:00 to 11:30am. Students will learn how to make their own abstract painting. Artwork will be available for pickup beginning on Tuesday, September 21.

The cost is $10/MassMu member or $15/non-member and includes all supplies. 

Register by visiting www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

 

 

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

 
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