Classes and Workshops


Class & Workshop Schedule

*Please note that masks are required for class, workshop, open studio, and program attendees aged three and older.*

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.

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. We’ll extend our member benefits to those with EBT 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 receive food assistance, simply present your EBT card when you arrive or give us a call at 330-833-4061 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 most affordable prices. To find other participating museums, visit


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!  


September 4 Do the Mu: Drawing the Human Body for Kids with Alex Strader

"How do I draw a body? It’s way too hard!" Not so fast! It may be easier than you think. Discover the basics of drawing the human figure (and a few fun approaches as well) with artist and educator Alex Strader and you will be drawing full bodies in no time. Whether sketching a family portrait or your own original character, you’ll be impressing friends with your new skill set! This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on September 4.

Supplies: Pencils, pens, marker, tape, paper (regular photocopy paper), coloring utensils, blue pencil (if available)

October 2 Do the Mu: Felting with Stephen Tornero, 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly felting activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, October 2! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and enjoy learning more about felting. All supplies will be provided. 

Participants will turn fleece into colorful sheets of handmade felt! Using just soap, water, and friction the fleece will combine into a durable and artistic fiber piece that has many uses from functional to decorative.  

Stephen Tornero is an artist and educator and lives in Canton, Ohio.  His journey in textiles began in 2011 when he took a weaving class at Kent State University as part of his Masters in Art Education.  Since then, weaving and textiles have been central to his artistic practice, which focuses on the intersection of color, structure and pattern.


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!


Firing Fee

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 nonmember 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 LL kilns fire 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 Call 330-833-4061 or stop by the Museum to pay the firing fee.


Introduction to Ceramics

Youth (Ages 8-12): Tuesdays, October 5, October 12, and October 19, from 4:30 to 6:30pm each date

Adult (Age 13 and up): Thursdays, October 7, October 14, and October 21, from 4:30 to 7:30pm each date

Youth will learn the basics of hand building and working with clay. Teens and adults will also learn the basics of wheel throwing. Registration is limited and can be completed at or by calling 330-833-4061. Youth: $100/MassMu member or $115/nonmember. Adult: $115/MassMu member or $130/nonmember. The class fee is inclusive of all three class dates, supplies, and firing. 


Intermediate Ceramics

Youth (Ages 8-12): Tuesdays, November 2, November 9, and November 16, from 4:30 to 6:30pm each date

Adult (Age 13 and up): Thursdays, November 4, November 11, and November 18, from 4:30 to 7:30pm each date

Ready to take your ceramics skills to the next level? Register for Intermediate Ceramics! Registration for youth (ages 8-12) is $100 per MassMu member and $115 per nonmember. Registration for adults (ages 13 and up) is $115 per MassMu member and $130 per nonmember. The fee includes all three dates, supplies, and firing. Completion of Intro to Ceramics or a comparable course at another institution required. Registration is limited and can be completed at or by calling 330-833-4061.


Family Clay - Sundays, October 3, November 14, and December 12, from 3:00 to 4:00pm each date

Families are invited to these all-ages workshops to make clay masterpieces in the Ceramics Studio. The fee, $15 ($10 for MassMu members) per person, includes all supplies. Registration is limited and can be completed at or by calling 330-833-4061. Registration is separate for each Family Clay date.


Tots n' Pots - Sunday, September 26, from 2:30 to 4:00pm

Sundays, October 24, November 28, and December 19, from 3:00 to 4:00pm 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 or by calling 330-833-4061. The fee, $15 ($10 for MassMu members) per adult/child pair, includes all supplies. Registration is separate for each Tots n Pots workshop date.


Couples' Clay - Saturday, November 13, from 4:30 to 5:30pm

Couples are invited to enjoy a fun date at MassMu's Ceramics Studio on Saturday, November 13, from 4:30 to 5:30pm! Registration is limited and can be completed at or by calling 330-833-4061. The workshop cost is $35/MassMu member couple or $40/nonmember couple. Registration includes all supplies.



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. To register, please call 330-833-4061 x104, or register upon arrival at the Museum!


Classes, Workshops, & Other Programs


Open Studio with Models - Tuesdays, September 7 through September 28, from 11:30am to 2:30pm

Visit the Massillon Museum on Tuesdays beginning in September for Open Studio with Models! Open Studio will be held from 11:30am to 2:30pm with a model each week. All artists, skill levels, and media are welcome. Please contact Facilitator Judy Huber at 330-896-4623 or for more information about Open Studio with Models and fees.

Interested in modeling during an Open Studio session? Models are paid for their time. Call or email Judy to learn more!



Macrame Plant Holder Workshop - Saturday, September 25, from 5:30 to 6:30pm

Create your very own macramé plant holder with Megan Keen and the Lepley & Co. team at MassMu on Saturday, September 25, from 5:30-6:30pm! This workshop is $32/MassMu member and $35/nonmember. Register at or by calling 330-833-4061. Please register by 4:00pm on Friday, September 24.

This workshop will take place during Last Saturday at the Massillon Museum. Enjoy extended hours with the Museum open until 7:00pm and tour the galleries before or after this workshop!


Obie Cartooning Workshop - Saturday, October 9, from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Go Tigers! Show your Massillon pride and get ready for the big game by learning how to draw Tigers mascot Obie with artist and instructor Doug Laubacher on Saturday, October 9, from 11:00am to 12:00pm. This workshop is recommended for students age 7 and up.

The workshop cost is $10/MassMu member or $15/nonmember and includes all supplies. To register for this workshop, visit or call 330-833-4061. Please register by 5:00pm on Thursday, October 7.




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 if you have questions about Education Department programming, or if you are interested in teaching a class or workshop.

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