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.
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).
Two choices for more Summer fun!
8 Weekdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 7- 30, 10:00- 11:30. Or 4 Saturdays, July 11- August 1, 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.
Mini Masters: Color (ages 4-5)
Exploration and discovery are encouraged as younger students learn about color, how it’s used in artworks, and make their own colorful renditions.
Summer Breeze (ages 5-6)
Paint, draw and construct with the energy of summer making kinetic forms from kites and waving flags to things on the wing.
Inside Out (ages 6-8)
Examine what is on the inside as well as the outside. Study interiors to landscapes, what’s inside a mechanical device , how our skeletons are constructed to what we wear outside to protect ourselves.
Made in America ( ages 8-10)
Explore the art of Native Americans, settlers and explorers, turn of the century decorative arts, and modern day artists. What will you make?
Nature Study ( ages 10-12)
Young artists study and recreate both the beautiful and unusual in nature using paint, colored pencils and other media.
Printmaking for Teens (ages 12-17)
Weekday mornings ONLY. Create one-of –a –kind monotypes, and multiplelinoleum cut prints and a silk-screened image. Study various types of prints in our collection and learn how to print with or without a press.
Teen Drawing Workshop ( ages 13- 17)
Saturday afternoons ONLY. Teens use perspective, contour, and shading to create expressive drawings and linear experiments. The class will learn from observation in the galleries as well as exercises in the classroom.
Fees and Registration:
8 Weekdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, most classes $96, CMA members $80. Art for parent and Child $120/$96.
4 Saturdays, most classes $48, CMA Family members $40. Art for parent and Child $60/ $48.
Memebers may register begining May 1. Non-members may register beginning May 16. Register in person or call the Ticket Center at 216-421-7350.
Cancellations: Classes with insufficient registration will be combined or canceled three days before class begins with enrollees notified a nd fully refunded. Refunds are issued any time before the beginning of the session. After the first class, consideration is given to refunds on an individual basis.
Save the Dates! Fall Museum Art Classes!
6 Saturdays, October 17-November 21. Mornings and afternoons.