Classes for Children and Teens

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The CMA offers three choices for summer fun!

Four Sat/July 9, 16, 30 and Aug 6, 10:00–11:30 or 1:00–2:30. Most classes $56, CMA members $48. Art for Parent and Child $64/$56.

Four weekdays, July 5–8, 10:00–11:30. $56, CMA members $48. No Art for Parent and Child class this session.

Five weekdays, July 25–29, 10:00–11:30. $70, CMA members $60. All different projects than the early July session. Sign up for both weeks! No Art for Parent and Child class this session.

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 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) Sat 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: Color (ages 4–5) Exploration and discovery are encouraged as younger students learn about color and how it’s used in artworks, and then 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.

Celebrate! (ages 7–8) The CMA celebrates its 100th anniversary this summer. We will explore different kinds of celebrations around the world and be inspired to create our own.

Made in America (ages 8–10) Explore the art of Native Americans, settlers, and explorers, turn-of-the-century decorative arts, and contemporary artists. We’ll create using a variety of media.

Nature Study (ages 10–12) Young artists study and re-create both the beautiful and unusual in nature using paint, colored pencils, and other media.

Teen Drawing Workshop (ages 13–17) Sat/July 9, 16, 30 and Aug 6, 1:00–2:30, and Tue–Fri/July 5–8, 10:00–11:30. 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.

Printmaking for Teens (ages 12–17) Mon–Fri/July 25–29 only. Create one-of-a-kind monotypes, multiple linoleum-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.

Member registration begins May 1; general registration begins May 16. Register in person or call 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.


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