Classes for Children and Teens
The Cleveland Museum of Art offers an opportunity for children ages 3 to 17 to learn about the museum’s treasures while developing their own creativity. We learn by looking at real art in the galleries and then making art in the studio. Each class visits our galleries every week then experiments with different techniques based on the masterpieces they’ve discovered. Students learn by looking, discussing, and creating.
6 Saturdays, March 12–April 23, 2016 (no class March 26, 2016), 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 our 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’ll 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 paint brushes, 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 our galleries, students create colorful prints, collages, 3-D constructions, and paintings in a variety of media.
Start with the Basics #3 (ages 10–12) We have been learning about the basic fundamentals of art. In this class we will practice our skills of drawing, shading, and using darks and lights in the composition. Everyone is welcome! Different projects every week or so.
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 REGISTRTAION Most classes $84, CMA members $72. Art for Parent and Child $96/$84. Claymation $150/$125. Registration for all studios is on a first-come, first-served basis. Member registration begins on February 1, 2016, general registration February 16, 2016. Register through the ticket center, 216-421-7350.There is a $10 late fee per order beginning one week before class starts.
Cancellations Classes with insufficient registration will be combined or cancelled 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. $10 late fee per order beginning one week prior to the start of the session.
Save the dates! Summer Classes at the Museum
July and early August. Details to come. Also, watch for news about summer camps!