Classes for Children and Teens

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Six Saturdays: Oct 15–Nov 19, 10:00–11:30 or 1:00–2:30. These studios for students ages 3 to 17 combine a visit to the CMA galleries and art making in the classroom. Your child can learn about the museum’s treasures while discovering his or her own creativity. Most classes create a different project each week in various media. 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: Line (ages 4–5) Discovery and imagination are encouraged as children hunt for lines in the galleries. Back in the studio, they create art with lines using various materials.


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


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


Supersize 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. 


Fees and Registration

Most classes $108, CMA members $90. Art for Parent and Child $120/$108. Member registration begins September 1; nonmembers September 16. Register through the ticket center at 216-421-7350. 


Save the dates for winter classes!

Six Sat/Jan 14–Feb 18, 10:00–11:30 or 1:00–2:30.


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