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Classes and Workshops

 

Summer 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!  

 

Do the Mu with Gary Spangler: Saturday, July 11, posted at 12:00pm

Paper Fish Ponds

Create an imaginative fish pond in connection with Cut Up/Cut Out in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery!

Gary's instructions for how to create a paper fish pond and origami fish will be posted to the Do the Mu page at noon on July 11.

What You'll Need:

- Construction paper
- Copy paper
- Coloring utensils
- Scissors
- Glue

 

Do the Mu with Diane Boslett: Saturday, August 1, posted at 12:00pm

Pop-Up Cards

Join Diane Boslett virtually as you create your own pop-up cards!

Diane's Do the Mu video is available here.

What You'll Need:

- Paper
- Coloring utensils
- Scissors
- Glue

 

Do the Mu with Alex Strader: Saturday, September 5, posted at 12:00pm

Three-Panel Comic Strips

What type of pens and inks do professional comic artists use? Is there a specific type of paper? Why a blue pencil? Work alongside Northeast Ohio artist Alex Strader to create a short, three-panel comic strip based on an event in your life, with some traditional comic knowledge and trivia in between!

This Do the Mu video is available here!

What you'll need:

- Paper
- Coloring utensils
- Eraser
- Ruler

 

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.

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!

 

SOLD OUT! Tots n Pots: Sunday, September 13, 2:30-4:00pm

Children ages 3-8 will make clay creations in the Ceramics Studio!

$15 ($10 member) per parent & child unit.

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

 

Yoga

Virtual Yoga: Posted at 8:00am each Saturday through the month of August

For the safety and well-being of our patrons, volunteers, and staff, the Massillon Museum has put in-person Lunchtime Yoga on hold through the month of August.

In the meantime, please enjoy virtual yoga! A new video will be posted each Saturday at 8:00am to our YouTube page.

Take a break with MassMu and join us for some beginner-friendly yoga! All ages and levels are welcome, with restorative poses, vinyasa, and savasana.

 

Outdoor Lunchtime Yoga: Beginning Fridays in September from 12:30-1:15pm

Lunchtime Yoga is currently slated to resume as an in-person class beginning on Friday, September 4. Join Leslie Schneider for a relaxing yoga session on the Massillon Museum lawn. Relax and refocus as Leslie guides you through your practice. Rain/cold weather location inside MassMu.

Students must bring their own mats. This class is beginner friendly. All ages and levels are welcome. The cost is $6 per class or $15 per 3-class bundle. To register, please call 330-833-4061 x104 or stop by the Museum!

 

Workshops and Events

2020 NEA Big Read Classes and Workshops

- Virtual Family Yoga with Kat Francis: MassMu's YouTube on Sundays, July 12, July 26, and August 9

Join Kat Francis for an intergenerational Vinyasa yoga session. This is a beginner-friendly class. Cost is $5 total for access to 3 pre-recorded 25-minute videos. One shared with registrants on July 12, one on July 26, and one on August 9. Call 330-833-4061 x104 to register. Register at any time during the Big Read and receive access to all 3 videos!

Family Yoga Video 1: "On the Farm" available now!

Family Yoga Video 2: "Nocturnal Animals" available now!

Family Yoga Video 3: "In the Jungle" available now!

- Boxed Out: An Autobiographical Comic Workshop with Alex Strader: MassMu Classroom on Sundays, July 19, July 26, and August 2, from 2:30-4:30pm

Everyone has a story worth telling. In this 3-week workshop, artist and educator Alex Strader will guide students as they work together to develop their own unique ways of creating autobiographical comics. Exploring traditional Sunday comic strips to abstract sequential imagery, students will leave with an understanding of how to tell their visual stories for print, the web, or personal reflection. Recommended age 15 & up. This workshop is $38 ($35 MassMu member) and includes all supplies. Please call 330-833-4061 x104 to register. This workshop may transition to a virtual format if deemed necessary.

- The Unique, Limitless, and Extraordinary World of Zines with Lindsey Bryan: Combination pre-recorded and live virtual workshop on Saturday, July 25, from 1:00-3:00pm via Zoom

Instructor Lindsey Bryan will introduce the concept of handmade bookmaking as a means to self publish artwork and ideas. She will instruct the class on three different ways of bookmaking (folded, stapled, and sewn), and leave each student to make their own content however they like in their handmade books. Registrants will receive videos and PDFs prior to the workshop, and will then participate in a live session with the instructor during which they will learn about zines, she will show them examples, and she will answer any questions they may have. Recommended age 8 & up. $18 ($15/MassMu member) includes all supplies. Call 330-833-4061 x104 to register.

A complete list of 2020 NEA Big Read programs is available at www.massillonmuseum.org/the-big-read.

 

New Classes and Workshops, Dates TBA

Information about new classes and workshops focused on such topics as drawing, papercutting, and pottery wheel throwing is forthcoming. Visit this page for updates.

 

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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