Virtual Studio Programs for Children

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s studio series for children has transitioned to a new virtual platform. Explore a diverse range of topics and materials under the guidance of experienced teaching artists while connecting with the CMA’s collection in new ways—virtually! Provide your kids the opportunity to practice their critical- and creative-thinking skills in a collaborative virtual environment.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions. You will not receive a Zoom meeting link in the email confirmation. For questions about registration, please call 216-421-7350.

    • All virtual classes and workshops include a supply kit that will be delivered to your preferred home address.
    • One hour before the virtual class or workshop is scheduled to begin, a Zoom meeting link will be sent to your registered email.
    • If you experience technical difficulties during the virtual class or workshop, please email familyyouthinfo [at] clevelandart.org or call 216-707-2643.

Children’s Six-Week Virtual Class Series (Ages 7-9)
Expressionism: Showing Feelings through Art
Mondays, May 10 - June 12, 2021 (No class Monday, May 31), 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Registration closed.

How can we discover feelings in artworks? How can we show our own feelings through art? Join us for a six-week course that will practice recognizing feelings and emotions in others, developing empathy, and expressing emotion through mark-making. Students will participate in a variety of engaging activities, exercises, and studio work to create art that shows color, pattern, and feeling!

All supplies and delivery included in registration fee. Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Christine Pace
Registration: $90, CMA members $80

Children’s Virtual Workshop (Ages 10–13)
Beginner Block Printing
Monday, May 24, 2021, 5:00–6:00 p.m.
Registration closes, Monday, May 17.   

In this live virtual workshop inspired by the CMA’s special exhibition, Ashcan School Prints and the American City, 1900-1940, participants will learn the basics of block printing using linoleum blocks and printing ink. Participants will examine works of art that use similar and different printing techniques such as Reading in the Subway, The People Work: Evening, and Femmes et oiseau devent la lune. Participants will discuss the variety of printing techniques and then experiment with the provided supplies to create their own print. Using imagination and critical thinking, participants will brainstorm, refine, and reflect upon their ideas to gain new understanding of the block printing process.      

All supplies and delivery included in registration fee. (NOTE: This supply kit contains a linoleum cutter with a sharp attachment.) Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Maddie Armitage
Registration: $35, CMA members $25

A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply, please submit the scholarship application form. If you have questions, please email familyyouthinfo [at] clevelandart.org for more information.

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Generous annual funding is provided by an anonymous supporter, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, Florence Kahane Goodman, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus and Dr. Roland S. Philip, the Veale Foundation, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.