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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 Maddie Armitage at marmitage [at] clevelandart.org or call 216-707-2643.
 
 

Childrens Workshop (Ages 1013)
Creative Monoprinting Workshop
Monday, November 9, 2020, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Registration closes Monday, November 2.

This workshop is inspired by select works from A Graphic Revolution: Prints and Drawings in Latin America. Participants discuss texture, line, and imagery while looking closely at artworks from this exhibition. Together, participants also discuss the history of printmaking within political revolutions and culturally important moments in time. Using jelly plates, participants create a print that reflects an experience in their life at present. The printmaking process includes the use of stencils, textures such as leaves or feathers, line work, and some optional photo transfer techniques.

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: Rebekah Wilhelm
Registration: $35, CMA members $25


Children’s Virtual Mini Camp (Ages 7–9)
Painting Nature  
Monday, November 23–Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Registration opens Monday, November 2, for CMA members; Monday, November 9, for the public. Registration closes, Tuesday, November 17.    

Delve into watercolor paintings while exploring themes from nature! Participants in this three-day virtual mini camp will have fun looking closely at the elements of landscape paintings from the CMA’s collection that are filled with all kinds of creatures and life. Through watercolor basics, layering, and drawing, participants complete a watercolor painting over the course of three days inspired by nature, imagination, and close looking.  

All supplies and delivery included in registration fee. Class is conducted via Zoom. A new Zoom meeting link will be sent via email each day. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Maggie Latham 
Registration: $55, CMA members $45


Children’s Virtual Mini Camp (Ages 10–13)
Pen & Ink Techniques  
Monday, November 23–Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Registration opens Monday, November 2, for CMA members; Monday, November 9, for the public. Registration closes, Tuesday, November 17.   

In this three-day virtual mini camp, participants learn various techniques to re-create light, shadow, form, and line using ink, as well as experimental techniques. Participants explore works in the CMA’s collection that utilize ink across various cultures and histories for inspiration and discussion. Participants gain an understanding about the pen and ink process—from planning an artwork to executing a final drawing. 

All supplies and delivery included in registration fee. Class is conducted via Zoom. A new Zoom meeting link will be sent via email each day. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Paula Jackson    
Registration: $55, CMA members $45


Children’s Virtual Workshop (Ages 7-9)
Tie-Dye Pattern and Design  
Monday, December 7, 2020, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Registration opens Monday, November 2, for CMA members; Monday, November 9, for the public. Registration closes, Monday, November 30.   

Participants in this fun virtual workshop will explore shibori (tie-dye) and indigo dye at home. Participants will learn how to manipulate and dye fabric to create patterns and designs. Two tea towels and two bandanas are included in the supply kit. This is a skill and technique that could inspire many holiday or celebratory gifts for friends or family.  

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: Kiran Badola   
Registration: $40, CMA members $30


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 Eva and Rudolf Linnebach and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.