Classes for Children and Teens

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6 Saturdays, October 17–November 21, 2015. Mornings, 10:00–11:30 a.m. OR Afternoons, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

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. 

Classes meet for six Saturdays during the school year in fall, winter, and spring. Summer classes meet for four or five Saturdays in July, or children can take classes on both Tuesdays and Thursdays during that month. Most classes are held both in the morning (from 10:00–11:30 a.m.) or in the afternoon (from 1:00–2:30 p.m.). 

Also note that we offer the following special classes for preschoolers: My Very First Art Class Littlest Learners (ages 1½–2½ ), and My Very First Art Class Siblings (ages 2–4½). These classes are for children and their favorite grown-up, and they meet for four Fridays per session (dates vary).

Fall Classes! 6 Saturdays, October 17–November 21. Mornings: 10:00–11:30 OR afternoons, 1:00–2:30

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. 

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: Line (ages 4-5) Discovery and imagination are encouraged as children hunt through our galleries to find lines. Back in the studio, they’ll use all kinds of materials to make art with lines.

Imagine That! (ages 5-6) Griffins, unicorns, and other creatures are hiding in the museum! Using fantasy, reality, and images from our galleries, children activate their imaginations and work with paper, paint, clay, and fabric. 

Art Adventures (ages 6-8) Students will draw inspiration from around the world: Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas,  then interpret and create images and designs of their own.

Super Size It! (ages 8-10) Design and construct sculptures, mixed media pieces, and paintings on a huge scale! (Objects must fit through the door.)

Start with the Basics (ages 10-12) Learn the basic fundamentals of art by experimenting with line, shape, color, and pattern to create amazing drawings, paintings, and images. 

Teen Drawing Workshop (ages 13-17) Afternoons only. Teens use perspective, contour, and shading to create expressive drawings and linear experiments. The class learns from observation in the galleries as well as drawing exercises in the classroom. 


Most classes $84, CMA family members $72. Art for Parent and Child $96/$84. Claymation $120/ $100. Member registration begins September 1. General registration begins on September 16. REGISTER THROUGH THE TICKET CENTER: 216-421-7350.

SAVE THE DATES FOR WINTER! 6 Saturdays, January 16–February 21, 2016. 10:00–11:30 or 1:00–2:30.



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