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 September 3, 2022: Sculpt a Snail with Erika Reynolds

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, September 3, led by local artist Erika Reynolds. Visit the Massillon Museum between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. to sculpt a snail out of air-dry clay, create its shell from found objects, and paint it to give your own unique twist! All supplies will be provided.

Reynolds is a local Canton multimedia visual artist. Inspired by her love for fantasy, dark art, and surrealism, Reynolds has created a whimsical aesthetic in her work—featuring the cute, the creepy, and the strange. Reynolds graduated in 2014 with an associate's degree in applied sciences and graphic design. In 2016, she landed a studio spot at the Hub Art Factory and has been there ever since. In her first years at the Hub, Reynolds explored a variety of mixed mediums. Eventually, this led her to her true passion—sculpture. Erika hasn’t stopped sculpting ever since she boldly reawakened her zeal for sculpting that was ever-present during her childhood.

 

 

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, September 11, from 2:30 to 3:30pm 

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 MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Registration is separate for each Family Clay date.

 

Tots n' Pots - Sunday, September 25, from 2:30 to 3:30pm

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 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.

 

Clay Earring Class - Saturday, September 17, from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Adults and children age 14 and older are invited to make their own clay stud earrings in the Massillon Museum’s Clay Earring Class on  Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This program will be led by ceramicist Susan Mentrak. Register at MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061. Tickets are $40/member and $45/nonmember.

 

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!

 

Build-a-Bouquet Workshop with Lepley & Co. - Saturday, August 20, from 12:00 to 1:00pm

Create your very own floral bouquet with the Lepley & Co. florist team at MassMu on Saturday, August 20, from 12:00-1:00pm! Adults and children age 8 and older will receive guidance on the basics of floristry and learn about flowers with Lepley & Co.’s experts. This event is perfect for all experience levels, and you’ll get to take home a beautiful, custom bouquet!

Lepley & Co. is a small business in Massillon, Ohio, offering a wide plant selection, local art, and handmade goods from other Ohio small businesses. Lepley & Co. carries thousands of plants, from rare houseplants to cacti and common succulents; they also have a full-service florist shop. They are located in the former Train Depot on Penn Avenue in downtown Massillon. Come visit the shop and enjoy the safe space offered to all!

The cost is $32/MassMu member and $35/nonmember. Please register by Thursday, August 18, to reserve your spot! Register at www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets or by calling 330-833-4061.

 

 

 

 

Join the Massillon Museum for these programs in conjunction with Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories, on view in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery from June 11 through November 9, 2022!

 

Oral History Workshop with Mandy Altimus Stahl - Tuesday, August 9, at 6:00pm

Join MassMu's Archivist, Mandy Altimus Stahl, for a free Oral History Workshop in the Massillon Museum's Gessner Hall. She will discuss why oral histories are important and general information about conducting oral histories, and will provide resources for broader context.

Reserve your free ticket via MassMu's Eventbrite page, www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets, or call 330-833-4061.

 

Online Artist Talk with Amber Ford - Wednesday, September 14, from 6:30-7:30pm

Join MassMu via Zoom for a free Artist Talk featuring photographer Amber N. Ford.

Amber N. Ford is an artist and freelance photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She holds a BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Her work explores Blackness, identity and culture while questioning the accepted idealized conceptualization of “truth."

Ford's images are featured in Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories.

Reserve your free ticket via MassMu's Eventbrite page, www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets, or call 330-833-4061.

 

Sunday Community Dinner - Sunday, September 18, from 4:00-6:00pm

Join MassMu for a free meal reminiscent of after-church dinners, followed by a panel discussion with community members. 

Reserve your free ticket via MassMu's Eventbrite page, www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets, or call 330-833-4061.

 

Love and Solidarity Film Screening - Saturday, September 24, from 6:30-7:15pm

Enjoy a free screening of the Bullfrog Films documentary Love and Solidarity, which is an exploration of nonviolence protesting and organizing through the life and teachings of Rev. James Lawson. 

Reserve your free ticket via MassMu's Eventbrite page, www.MassillonMuseum.org/Tickets, or call 330-833-4061.

 

 

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. Refunded students will be responsible for paying any payment processing fees.

  


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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