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Classes and Workshops

 

Fall 2020 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 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!  

 

October 3 Do the Mu: Jack-o'-Lanterns with Douglas Laubacher

Join cartoonist and educator Douglas Laubacher as he walks you through a Halloween-inspired art project during Do the Mu on Saturday, October 3! Use the power of contour lines to turn anything into a jack-o'-lantern. This all-ages, cartooning-inspired activity is sure to get you in the autumn spirit. Grab your pencil and paper and follow along! Watch the video here.

What you'll need:

- Paper
- Pencil

 

November 7 Do the Mu: Construction Paper Turkeys with Dawn Rohrer

Instructor Dawn Rohrer will guide you through a construction paper project where you will create your own turkey! Watch the video here.

What you'll need:

- Construction paper
- Coloring utensils
- Glue, tape, or a stapler
- Googly eyes

 

December 5 Do the Mu: Gingerbread-Themed Activity with Dawn Rohrer

Join instructor Dawn Rohrer as she takes you through a gingerbread-themed art activity! This Do the Mu will be shared to MassMu's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages at noon on Saturday, December 5. 

What you'll need:

- Empty toilet paper roll
- Black marker
- Brown construction paper + two other colors of construction paper
- Glue

- Optional: Gingerbread person cookie cutter; buttons

 

Ceramics

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

Ceramics Open Studio has resumed. Please call 330-833-4061 x104 to register!

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 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!

 

Build a Bowl Workshop: Saturday, October 31, 11:00am-12:15pm

Autumn has arrived, and so has soup weather! Cozy up with a bowl hand built by you during this MassMu Member Workshop led by Ceramics Studio Co-Manager Alex Myers. This workshop is open and free to MassMu members ages 8 and up. The workshop will take place in the MassMu Classrooms. Masks will be required. Please register by calling 330-833-4061 x104. 

 

Information about pottery classes and workshops is forthcoming. Stay tuned for further updates!

 

Yoga

Virtual Yoga

Enjoy Virtual Yoga led by instructors Leslie Schneider and Kat Francis! Videos from April through August, 2020, are available on MassMu's YouTube page and 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 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

Member Workshops

The Massillon Museum is pleased to offer a series of workshops free of charge to new and renewing members during the 2020 Membership Campaign. These workshops will take place during the months of October, November, and December. Visit this page for updates about new workshop offerings! Find membership information and join MassMu here.

Saturday, October 17, from 10:00am-12:00pm or 2:00pm-4:00pm:  Paul Brown Painting Party

Participants, ages eight and older, will paint an 8x10 portrait of Massillon’s favorite football icon, Paul Brown, in this workshop for members. All supplies are included. The workshop will be offered twice on October 17: 10:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Each session will be limited to six students to allow for social distancing. All levels are welcome, and no previous painting experience is required. Masks will be required. Call the Museum at 330-833-4061 to register by Friday, October 16.

Saturday, October 31, from 11:00am-12:15pm:  Build a Bowl Workshop

Autumn has arrived, and so has soup weather! Cozy up with a bowl hand built by you during this MassMu Member Workshop led by Ceramics Studio Co-Manager Alex Myers. This workshop is open and free to MassMu members ages 8 and up. The workshop will take place in the MassMu Classrooms. Masks will be required. Please register by calling 330-833-4061 x104 or emailing sltoole@massillonmuseum.org

Saturday, November 14, from 10:00am-3:00pm, Pet Member Portrait Photo Sessions with Mandy and Anna

Join us on Saturday, November 14 from 10:00am—3:00pm for a photoshoot that highlights your pet! This portrait session will take place in the Massillon Museum's Gessner Hall. All sessions are by appointment only. Time slots are 30 minutes in length to ensure safe social distancing and sanitization between each appointment. This event is free and open to all Pet Membership holders. Masks are required. To register click here.

Saturday, November 14, at 7:00pm, Art Is a Frequency: A Conversation with Cyrus Ausar, moderated by Helen Severovich

Art has the ability to help us navigate the most challenging of times, like those we are universally experiencing in this moment of the pandemic. Have you ever considered the ways in which the choices you make each day are reflections of your creative and artistic inclinations? From the way you dress, to how you decorate your living space, and even how you load your dishwasher, each action is an artistic expression of you. The word "art" conjures different images and concepts for different people. Whether our musical preferences are more Dolly Parton or Def Leopard, or taste in artists more Botticelli or Basquiat, the art we're drawn to, whatever form it assumes, makes us feel something. Just as all forms of self-expression are valid, so are our artistic preferences. Join us for a conversation in which we consider the ways in which we seek validation as artists of our own canvases. Featuring Cyrus Ausar, suicide prevention expert and former musician, and facilitated by Helen Severovich, art therapist, the dialogue will address how we relate to one another along frequencies, oftentimes artistic frequencies. The conversation will be hosted via Zoom for Massillon Museum members beginning at 7:00pm EST. To register click here.

Saturday, November 21, from 1:00-3:00pm: Group Mural Project

Join local artist Tim Carmany for a group mural project on Saturday, November 21, from 1:00-3:00! Attendees at this workshop, which will take place at the Massillon Museum, will work together to complete a mural with the artist. This workshop is open and free to MassMu members ages 8 and up. Masks will be required, social distancing will be implemented, and registration is limited. Please register by calling 330-833-4061 x104 or emailing sltoole@massillonmuseum.org.

Saturday, November 28, at 11:00am (and available thereafter): Paper Quilling Workshop

Lauren Byrne will guide you through a creative paper quilling workshop on Saturday, November 28, from 11:00-12:00. This art form dates back more than six centuries! This workshop will be prerecorded and shared with registrants. It will remain available from November 28 on. This workshop is free to members of all ages, and open to nonmembers at the cost of $5 per registrant. Please register by calling 330-833-4061 x104 or emailing sltoole@massillonmuseum.org.

Saturday, December 5, from 2:00-3:00: Material Culture Workshop

Do you have old family recipes or antiques at your home? Would you like to learn about how such items were created or used? Join Curator of Football Heritage Bailey Yoder for this Material Culture Workshop! A portion of this workshop will be prerecorded, followed by a live question and answer session. This workshop is free to members of all ages, and open to nonmembers at the cost of $5 per registrant. Please register by calling 330-833-4061 x104 or emailing sltoole@massillonmuseum.org.

Saturday, December 12, from 11:00-12:00: Succulent from Home

Don’t have a green thumb? No need to worry! Artist and educator Kat Francis will guide registrants through a live virtual Succulent from Home workshop on Saturday, December 12, from 11:00-12:00. Each student will make their own succulent out of Sculpey—no water needed! This polymer clay can be baked in your home oven. This workshop is free to members. Kits will be available for registrants to pick up at MassMu. Please register by calling 330-833-4061 x104 or emailing sltoole@massillonmuseum.org.

Saturday, December 19, at 11:00am, Painting Demonstration with Heather Bullach

Join the Massillon Museum's Traveling Exhibits Coordinator and local artist Heather Bullach in a painting demonstration held via Zoom. This workshop is free to MassMu members! This workshop will be prerecorded and available to view starting at 11:00am via the link provided after registration. To register click here.

Tuesday, December 22, at 11:00am, Virtual Tour of the Immel Circus with Bobbie Muhlbach

The Immel Circus is one of the most interesting “pieces” in the collection of the Massillon Museum. The 100-square foot miniature hand-carved circus contains 2,620 pieces. Surrounding the Immel Circus are rotating displays of a selection of circus-related artifacts from Dr. Robert Immel's collection. Join Bobbie Muhlbach at 11:00am for a virtual tour of this amazing collection, free for MassMu members! To register click here.
 

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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