Studio Workshops

Class Type: 
Museum Classrooms


Papermaking and Pulp-Paper Printing (all skill levels) Wednesday, June 26, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Take papermaking to the next level. Begin with a handmade paper base, then paint with various colors of paper pulp, with inspiration from the vibrant and textural pieces in Color and Comfort: Swedish Modern Design. Instructor: Michaelle Marschall. $50, CMA members $40.

Pinhole Photography (all skill levels) Saturday, June 29, 1:30–4:00 p.m. Learn how to make a pinhole camera to create abstract compositions with old-school film exposure and developing techniques and use the summer sun as your light source. Instructor: Ben Hauser. $50, CMA members $40.

See Adult Studios for more studio classes.

Cartooning (ages 6–12) Wednesday, June 26, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of cartooning with beloved Cleveland cartoonist John G! Find your own style and leave with an illustrated story to share. Instructor: John G. $50, CMA members $40.

Check out our new CMA Creativity Camps for ages 4 to 18.
Saturday Studios for children and teens will return in the fall.

We’re excited to offer All Ages workshops for adults and children accompanied by their favorite grown-up.
Please note: Children under 14 must take the class with a registered adult.

Screen Printing (all levels) Wednesday, July 10, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Draw inspiration from the exhibition Color and Comfort: Swedish Modern Design and explore a variety of screen-printing techniques, including color layering and patterns, to create dynamic images from simple stencils. Instructor: Julie Schabel. $50, CMA members $40.

Mandala Making (all levels) Saturday, July 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m. Join us for a day of meditative art making while we learn about the history and creation of mandalas. During this outdoor workshop (weather permitting), craft a unique wall-hung mandala from air-dry clay and natural materials. Instructor: Jessica Wascak. $50, CMA members $40.

Build Your Own Graphic Novel (all levels) Wednesday, July 17, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Learn how to fold and bind a small book, then fill the pages with painted and drawn stories based on your life. You’ll go home with a finished, illustrated comic book. Instructor: Kate Atherton. $50, CMA members $40.

Ceramics (all levels) Wednesday, July 24, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Stamps, sprigs, and celadon, oh my! Hand-form your own functional ceramic bowl or cup, then decorate it with stamped and raised designs. Your piece will be glazed and fired for you. Instructor: Laura Ferrando. $50, CMA members $40.

Linoleum Block Printing (all levels) Wednesday, July 31, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Design, cut, and print! Explore color and shape as we make our own linoleum blocks for printing. Participants can choose to make multicolor prints using a reductive technique or add additional colors by printing on various substrates, from fabric to patterned paper. Instructor: Michaelle Marschall. $50, CMA members $40.

Junk-Shop Jewelry (all levels) Wednesday, October 9, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Learn how to turn anything into jewelry. From toys to leftover costume jewelry to laser-cut shapes, mix and match objects to create one-of-a-kind earrings or necklaces. Instructor: Susie Underwood. $50, CMA members $40.

Register online or call 216-421-7350. Email FamilyYouthInfo [at] clevelandart.org for scholarship information.


Age group: 
All Ages