Classes and Workshops

 

Spring 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.

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!  

 

April 3 Do the Mu: Greek Drama Masks with Brayden Frascone

Join local actor and director Brayden Frascone as you create your own Greek drama mask during Do the Mu on Saturday, April 3! This Do the Mu is held in conjunction with the 2021 NEA Big Read in Massillon. The video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on April 3.

The video and supply list are available here.

 

May 1 Do the Mu: Mini Amphoras with Kat Francis

Learn how to create your own miniature amphora (or Greek jar) during Do the Mu on Saturday, May 1! These amphoras will make great Mother's Day gifts. This Do the Mu is held in conjunction with the 2021 NEA Big Read in Massillon. The video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on May 1.

A supply list is available here.

 

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 25, 2021. This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on June 5.

A supply list will be shared soon!

 

Ceramics

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

Ceramics Open Studio has resumed effective Saturday, January 23, 2021. Please call 330-833-4061 or email ceramics@massillonmuseum.org for updates. 

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.

 

Creating a Greek Amphora Workshop & Raku Firing Demonstration: Sunday, March 28, 1:00-5:00pm

Ceramics Studio at the Massillon Museum

Join the Massillon Museum in creating your own Greek amphora. Learn and experience traditional clay and firing techniques through the MassMu Ceramics Studio, and find out more about its open public studio use from the studio co-managers. This workshop will include a raku firing demonstration.

$15/MassMu member. $20/non-member. Click here to register or call 330-833-4061. This program is held in conjunction with the 2021 NEA Big Read in Massillon. For more information about the NEA Big Read and programs in Massillon and throughout Stark County, click here.

 

 

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 will resume in person beginning Friday, April 2, 2021!

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

2021 NEA Big Read Classes & Workshops

For more information about the NEA Big Read and a complete list of 2021 NEA Big Read programming in Massillon and throughout Stark County, click here.

Sunday, March 28, 1:00-5:00pm

Creating a Greek Amphora Workshop & Raku Firing Demonstration

Ceramics Studio at the Massillon Museum

Join the Massillon Museum in creating your own Greek amphora. Learn and experience traditional clay and firing techniques through the MassMu Ceramics Studio, and find out more about its open public studio use from the studio co-managers. This workshop will include a raku firing demonstration.

$15/MassMu member. $20/non-member. Click here to register or call 330-833-4061.

Sunday, April 18, 1:00-3:00pm

Weaving Workshop with Allison Smith

Massillon Museum Zoom

Join instructor Allison Smith for an all-ages weaving workshop inspired by Circe’s weaving prowess! A supply kit will be available for pickup at the MassMu front desk the week prior to the workshop.

Free for MassMu members. $5/non-member. Click here to register or call 330-833-4061.

Saturday, April 24, link shared at 11:00am

Soapmaking Workshop with Dawn Rohrer

Massillon Museum YouTube

Join Dawn Rohrer for a pre-recorded workshop as you take natural ingredients that are nourishing for your skin and make soap inspired by Circe’s work with herbs and magic! Pick up a supply kit at the MassMu front desk the week prior to this workshop.

$15/MassMu member. $20/non-member. Click here to register or call 330-833-4061. The video will remain available to participants after the workshop date.

 

Women of Resilience Workshop

Sunday, May 2, 2:00-4:00pm

Here I Go by Gail Wetherell-Sack. Featured in Women of Resilience.

Collage of Resilience Workshop with Adrianne N. Snyder and Gail Wetherell-Sack

Massillon Museum - Gessner Hall

Join instructors and Registered Art Therapists Adrianne Nichol Snyder, MA, ATR-BC, LPCC, and Gail Wetherell-Sack, ATR-BC, ATCS, LPCC-S, on Sunday, May 2, 2021, from 2:00-4:00pm to create an inspirational, mixed media “Collage of Resilience.” I am woman! See me: create; dance, write, sing, laugh, love, lead, and roar! Explore the Women of Resilience exhibition in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery following the workshop. This workshop is open to adults age 18 and up.

The cost is $18 per MassMu member or $22 per non-member and includes all supplies.

Register by clicking here 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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