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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 familyyouthinfo [at] clevelandart.org or call 216-707-2643.
 
 

Children’s Six-Week Virtual Class Series (Ages 7–9)
Visual Storytelling
Saturdays, January 9–February 13, 2021, 10:00–11:00 a.m.

Registration closed.

In this engaging six-week virtual class, participants learn foundation skills and concepts to create their own visual story. This includes close looking at artworks in the CMA’s Collection Online, making connections between artworks and personal experiences, and learning different methods of storytelling such as painting, sculpture, performance. Participants learn how visual concepts such as line, shape, space, movement, and color can help express emotions and convey meaning in their stories.  

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: Paula Jackson     
Registration: $90, CMA members $80


Children’s Six-Week Virtual Class Series (Ages 10–13)
Color Camp
Saturdays, January 9–February 13, 2021, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Registration closed.

Learn about a different color of the rainbow every week with fun prompts in a variety of mediums! Participants will delve into the history of colors as well the intent and theory behind why certain colors are used in artwork. Looking at examples from the CMA collection, participants will explore drawing, printmaking, sculpture, and fabric design.  Emphasis on close looking at colors and their importance in art. Practicing “flow” with the color of the day.  Variety of cultures, styles, times and places represented through color. Color as a stepping off point to discuss our similarities and differences.  Discussing open-ended examples of thematic color while encouraging experimentation and imagination within these parameters.  Comfort with the idea that colors mean something different to everyone and having empathy for the ideas of different artists.   

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: Maggie Latham      
Registration: $90, CMA members $80


Children’s Virtual Workshop (Ages 10–13)
Recycle Arts: Trash to Masterpiece
Tuesay, February 2, 2021, 6:00–7:00 p.m.

Registration closes, Tuesday, January 26. 

This live virtual workshop focuses on the impacts of plastics upon the systems of our shared plants and the ways in which contemporary artists use plastics as material in their creative endeavors. Participants use primarily plastic waste to create a statement project and look closely at two works of art from the CMA's collection for inspiration: Lagniappe 1 and Sauveteur 3. The goal of this art-making experience is to encourage dialogue, problem-solving, and critical thinking around the environmental effects of plastic disposal on our planet.  

Some supplies and delivery included in registration fee. Since this workshop focuses on using recyclable materials, participants will be asked to provide some supplies (plastic bags, small cardboard boxes, cans, milk cartons, egg cartons, etc.). Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Nikole Robinson Brooks    
Registration: $40, CMA members $30


Children’s Virtual Workshop (Ages 7–9)
Draw Your Portrait like a CMA Artist
Thursday, February 25, 2021, 4:30–7:00 p.m.

Registration closes, Thursday, February 18.  

In this live virtual workshop, participants learn the basics of portraiture and create a self-portrait in the style of a CMA artist of their choice. After a hands-on drawing demonstration, participants explore a variety of portraits featured within the CMA’s Collection Online. After choosing their favorite CMA portrait, participants draw their self-portrait in the style of that work. In doing so, they consider the following: color, form, mark-making, mood, imagery, lighting, and other characteristics. This workshop offers multiple forms of engagement, including a hands-on demonstration, presentation of works in the CMA’s collection, independent “studio time,” and group dialogue.

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: Leila Khoury   
Registration: $50, CMA members $40


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, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., the Sam J. Frankino Foundation, the Lloyd D. Hunter Memorial Fund, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, Dr. Linda M. Sandhaus and Dr. Roland S. Philip, and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.