My Very First Art Class: Winter 2023

Young children and their favorite grown-up are introduced to art, the museum, and verbal and visual literacy in this playful program. Each class features exploration in the classroom, a gallery visit, and art making. Wear your paint clothes! New topics each class.

Age group: Two to four years old, accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Location: CMA classrooms B and C. 

Fees and registration*: Cost per session (four Fridays per session) for adult/child pair is $100, CMA members $85. 



Fridays, 10:00–11:00 a.m.


My City

  • March 3, 10, 17, 24
  • Deadline: February 24

Animal Friends

  • April 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Deadline: March 31

Sound and Music

  • May 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Deadline: April 28


*Registration is first come, first served. If minimum enrollment is not met one week before the first class, the session for that class will be canceled and all enrolled participants will be notified and issued refunds; no further registrations will be accepted to reinstate the class.


A limited number of scholarships are available. Email FamilyYouthInfo [at] clevelandart.org for more information, or complete and submit the form below.


All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Major annual support is provided by the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Generous annual support is provided by Brenda and Marshall Brown, Florence Kahane Goodman, Eva and Rudolf Linnebach, and the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. Additional annual support is provided by Gail Bowen in memory of Richard L. Bowen, the M. E. and F. J. Callahan Foundation, Mr. and Mrs. Walter R. Chapman Jr., Char and Chuck Fowler, the Giant Eagle Foundation, the Logsdon Family Fund for Education, Roy Smith, and the Trilling Family Foundation. 

The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Education programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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