Classes for Children and Teens
Museum Art Classes
These studios for students ages 3 to 17, combine a visit to our CMA galleries and art making in the classroom. Your child can learn about the treasures of The Cleveland Museum of Art while discovering his or her own creativity. Most classes will create a different project each week in various media.
Spring Session Six Sat/Mar 17–Apr 28 (no class Mar 31), 10:00–11:30 or 1:00–2:30. Your child can discover the wonders of the CMA collection and unearth his or her creativity in the process. Each class visits the galleries every week, then experiments with different techniques based on the masterpieces they’ve discovered. Students learn by looking, discussing, and creating.
Art for Parent and Child (age 3) Mornings ONLY. Four hands are better than two! Parents and children learn together while creating all kinds of art inspired by gallery visits. Limit 12 pairs.
Mini-Masters: Pattern (ages 4–5) Almost every gallery is overflowing with examples of patterns. We look for patterns in paintings, ceramics, textiles, and maybe even a mummy case. Children practice making patterns to hang up, wear, and play with.
Line Around (ages 5–6) Young artists search for lines in our galleries and experiment producing their own lines using paintbrushes, pastel chalks, and other implements—even sticks and wheels!
Colorific (ages 6–8) The focus is on COLOR! What is your favorite color? Children mix colors in paint, oil pastels, and more to create landscapes, portraits, and other images. They will also experiment with translucent and opaque papers to make colorful collages.
Vivid Visions (ages 8–10) Inspired by art in the galleries, students create colorful prints, collages, 3-D constructions, and paintings in a variety of media.
Back to the Basics 2 (ages 10–12) Learn new skills and perfect the ones you already know. We do some drawing and try out shading and contrast. While painting, we learn how to mix colors, make tints and shades, and use different brush strokes. No previous experience needed.
Teen Drawing Workshop (ages 13–17) Afternoons ONLY. Teens use perspective, contour, and shading to create expressive drawings and linear designs. Students learn from observation in our galleries as well as exercises in the classroom.
Fees and Registration
Most classes $108, CMA members $90. Art for Parent and Child $120/$108. Registration for all studios is on a first-come, first-served basis. Member registration begins February 1; nonmembers February 15. Register through the ticket center at 216-421-7350. $10 late fee per order beginning one week before class starts.
Classes with insufficient registration will be combined or canceled three days before class begins, with enrollees notified and fully refunded. Refunds are issued any time before the beginning of the session. After the first class, consideration will be given on an individual basis.
Save the Dates! Watch for details about July classes and for news about our collaborative summer camps with Laurel School.