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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 monthly. The activities include a creative warm-up, close looking with a work of art from the CMA’s collection, an art-making activity, and a storybook you can read together at home.  

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

Upcoming 2021 themes include the following:

  • April: Color
  • May: Food
  • June: Seasons
  • July: Family
  • August: Shapes

 
Fees and Registration  

Kits will be available for purchase individually each month.  There will be a two-week window for registration; the dates are as follows:

Month  Registration Open for CMA Members Registration Open for the Public Registration Deadline Kits Mailed Out
April 
4/5/2021  4/9/2021  4/19/2021  4/26/2021 
May  5/3/2021  5/7/2021  5/17/2021  5/24/2021 
June  5/31/2021  6/4/2021  6/21/2021  6/28/2021 
July  7/5/2021  7/9/2021  7/19/2021  7/26/2021 
August  8/2/2021  8/6/2021  8/16/2021  8/23/2021 

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


Kits are also available for purchase as spring and summer 3-month packages. The mail-out dates will remain the same for each month, but the registration deadlines are as follows: 

Package  Registration Open for CMA Members Registration Open for the Public Registration Deadline
Spring 
(March–May)
 
3/1/2021  3/5/2021  3/15/2021 
Summer  
(June–August)
3/1/2021  3/5/2021  6/21/2021 

The pricing for individual kits is $30 per kit, $25 per kit for CMA members.

The pricing for the spring and summer packages is $75 per package, $60 for CMA members.

 
Register online or call (216) 421-7350. Email familyyouthinfo [at] clevelandart.org for more information.

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