Classes and Workshops

 

Class & Workshop Schedule

*Please note that masks are currently optional for class, workshop, open studio, and program attendees.*


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!  

 

Do the Mu on June 4, 2022: Marbled Stationary with Kat Francis

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, June 4, 2022! Join instructor Kat Francis between 12:00 and 2:00pm and learn how to create marbled stationary using shaving cream. This activity is accessible and fun for all ages!

Kat Francis, a graduate of Columbus College of Art, MFA, and The Ohio State University, BFA, is a contemporary mixed media artist from the Midwest. In her work, she illustrates American history and daily life. Moving frequently and learning to adapt to new places, she has a deep appreciation for unique surroundings and storytelling. She observes and creates playful and honest reflections on modern life.

 

 

 

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!

 

Family Clay - Sunday, May 15, 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, $20 ($15 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 - Sunday, May 29, 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, $20 ($15 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies. Registration is separate for each Tots n Pots workshop date.

Note: The May Tots n' Pots Workshop is currently sold out. Please contact 330-833-4061 to be added to the waitlist. 

 

Pinch Pot Animal Heads Workshop - Sundays, June 12 and 26, 2:30-3:30pm

Children ages five through twelve are invited to a two-part workshop to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Pinch Pot Animal Heads Workshop on June 12 and 26 from 2:30-3:30p.m. This workshop will be led by ceramicist Susan Mentrak. The fee, $35 ($25 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes both dates and all supplies.

For tickets, visit MassMu's Eventbrite page: MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061. 

 

Introduction to Handbuilding for Youth - Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 10:00am-12:00pm

Children ages eight through twelve are invited to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Introduction to Handbuilding Class. This is a four-part class taking place on June 7, 14, 21, and 28. The class will be led by ceramicist Susan Mentrak. The cost is $130/MassMu member or $145/nonmember. The class fee is inclusive of all four class dates, supplies, and firing.

For tickets, visit MassMu's Eventbrite page: MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061. 

 

Introduction to Handbuilding for Teens and Adults - Tuesdays, June 7, 14, 21, and 28, 4:30-7:30pm

Teens and adults age thirteen and older are invited to make their own clay masterpieces in the Massillon Museum’s Introduction to Handbuilding Class. This is a four-part class taking place on June 7, 14, 21, and 28. The class will be led by ceramicist Susan Mentrak. The cost is $160/MassMu member or $175/nonmember. The class fee is inclusive of all four class dates, supplies, and firing.

For tickets, visit MassMu's Eventbrite page: MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061. 

 

Classes, Workshops, & Other Programs

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!

 

 

 

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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