Studio Classes for Children and Teens
Museum Art Classes
These studios for students ages 4–18 combine a visit to the CMA galleries and art making in the classroom. Children can learn about the museum’s treasures while discovering his or her creativity in the process. Each week, classes visit the galleries, then experiment with different techniques based on the masterpieces they’ve discovered. Students learn by looking, discussing, and creating.
The ABCs of Art (ages 4–5) The elements of art are the building blocks for every artist. Explore line, shape, color, and more through drawing, painting, collaging, and constructing mobiles. The session ends with making expressive portraits and textural masks.
What’s Your Story? (ages 6–7) Meet the characters of the CMA: kings, queens, heroes, and fantastic animals. Create your own characters, settings, and stories with paint, ink, and even found objects.
Wonder-Fall Creations (ages 8–10) Celebrate fall by creating colorful oil-pastel landscapes, nature-inspired mobiles, paper-pulp paintings, glowing lanterns, bold prints, elegant books, and warm, wearable scarves.
The Museum’s Your World (ages 11–13) Travel through space and time in the galleries before you land in the studio, inspired and ready to work on your own creations. Experiment with a variety of materials and techniques as you develop your ideas and creative voice.
Painting Boot Camp (ages 14–18) Pump up your technical skills and flex your creative muscles as you explore a range of media and dig into color theory.
Fees and Registration
$210, CMA members $180. Registration is first-come, first-served. Register through the ticket center at 216-421-7350. There is a $15 late fee per order beginning one week before class starts.
Classes with insufficient registration will be combined or canceled one week 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 is given on an individual basis.
Friday-Night Minis: Try something new in a four-week mini-session. Registration begins September 1, 2018.
Ceramics: Slump Molds and Textures (All Skill Levels) Four Fri/Oct 5–26 or Nov 2–16, and 30, 6:30–8:00. Instructor: Laura Ferrando. Make your mark in this multigenerational ceramics class that exposes you to traditional and experimental methods of applying imagery, patterns, and textures on hand-built clay forms. In addition to being a teaching artist, Laura is a licensed occupational therapist; all levels of physical ability are welcome. Children ages 8–13 must be accompanied by an adult. $140, CMA members $120.