My Very First Art Class at Home


Class Type: Mailed Art Kits

Modeled after the My Very First Art Class on-site program, this at-home experience is designed to introduce young children (ages 2–4) and their favorite grown-ups to art, artworks from the museum, and verbal and visual literacy through creative play and discovery. 

Each kit embodies a different theme and will roll out seasonally.  Because kits will only be released every three months, they will be packed with even more materials and fun activities than ever!  Boxes will include a creative warm-up, close looking prompts with works of art from the CMA’s collection, high quality artwork reproductions, games, art-making activities, and a storybook you can read together at home. 

Note, all activities are designed to be completed by an adult and child (ages 2–4) together.  The art kits do not include direct instruction from CMA staff. 

Upcoming themes include the following:

  • Fall 2021: Celebrations
  • Winter 2022: Stories
  • Spring 2022: Experiment
  • Summer 2022: Adventure

Fees and Registration

Kits will be available for purchase individually or you can purchase all four seasonal kits as a package for a discounted rate.  The registration deadlines and mail-out dates are as follows:

Month  Registration Opens Registration Deadline Kits Mailed Out
Four-Season Package 10/25/2021  11/15/2021  (see below for each kit’s mail date)
November 10/25/2021  11/15/2021  11/22/2021 
February 1/17/2022  2/14/2022  2/22/2022 
May 4/18/2022  5/16/2022  5/23/2022 
August 7/19/2022  8/16/2022  8/23/2022 

You will NOT be able to purchase kits outside their designated registration window.

The pricing for individual kits is $50 per kit, $40 per kit for CMA members.

The pricing for the Four-Season Package is $180 per package, $140 for CMA members.

Email familyyouthinfo [at] clevelandart.org for more information.

Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis.