We’re excited to offer All-Ages workshops for adults and children accompanied by their favorite grown-up.
Please note: Children under 14 must take the class with a registered adult.
Linoleum Block Printing (all levels) Wednesday, November 20, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Design, cut, and print! Explore color and shape as we carve our own linoleum blocks for printing. Participants can choose to make multicolor prints using a reductive technique or add additional colors for printing on various substrates, from fabric to patterned paper. Instructor: Michaelle Marschall.
Ceramics: Stamps, Sprigs, and Celadon Wednesday, January 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m. Hand-form your own functional bowl or cup, then decorate it with stamped and raised designs. Your piece will be glazed and fired for you. Instructor: Laura Ferrando.
Screen Printing Wednesday, January 29, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Learn the basics of screen printing, along with some simple layering techniques. The flow will focus on the process of screen printing and developing a project inspired by the museum collection. Instructor: Julie Schabel.
Ceramic Animal Dish Wednesday, February 12, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Make a small covered dish in the shape of your favorite animal. Learn the techniques, from forming the basic shape to adding dimensional details to painting with underglaze. Pieces will be clear glazed and fired for you. Instructor: Laura Ferrando.
Junk Shop Jewelry Wednesday, February 26, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Learn how to turn anything into jewelry, from toys to leftover costume jewelry. Mix and match objects to create one-of-a-kind earrings or necklaces. Instructor: Susie Underwood.
Clay and Printmaking Wednesday, March 11, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Use stamps and other found objects to draw and make impressions in clay, then ink the designs and print them onto paper. Students should expect to experiment and play to find unique and interesting results. Instructor: Laura Ferrando.
PLEASE NOTE: All-Ages Workshops are an in-depth studio experience. Children under 14 must take the class with a registered adult to help translate instructions and offer guidance with the use of adult tools. All children must be at least 8 years old. Adults without children are welcome to attend!
Exploring Natural Pigments and Dyes (all levels) Wednesday, November 13, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Investigate the CMA’s textile collection through an examination of pigments and dyes. Learn traditional hand-painting and block-printing techniques. Instructor: Maggie Latham.
All-Day Workshop: Ikebana Flower Arranging (all skill levels) Saturday, December 7, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Create modern abstract floral designs by using traditional Japanese principles of flower arranging. This art emphasizes shape, line, and form. Supply list provided in advance. Instructor: Isa Ranganathan. $100, CMA members $85.
Feel the Pose! Gesture Drawing & Yoga (all levels) Wednesday, December 11, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Use the human form as inspiration for relaxed gesture-drawing exercises to hone your observation skills in a unique way—through the study of yoga poses. Instructor: Susan Grey Bé.
Conté Pastel Drawing (all levels) Wednesday, January 22, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Compare European and Asian art techniques in the galleries and interpret Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, using colored conté pastel on sanded paper, and mimic rhythmic Asian brushwork, using graphite. Instructor: Susan Gray Bé.
Feel the Pose! Gesture Drawing & Yoga (all levels) Wednesday, February 19, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Use the human form as inspiration for relaxed gesture-drawing exercises to hone your observation skills in a unique way—through the study of yoga poses. Instructor: Susan Grey Bé.
Drag Queen Life Drawing (all levels) Wednesday, March 4, 6:00–8:30 p.m. Enjoy a twist on a classic. Practice your drawing muscles with drag queens as your muse. Enjoy the challenge of recreating dramatic makeup looks, larger-than-life hairstyles, and shiny or sequined costumes. It won’t be easy, but it will be fun! Instructor: Susie Underwood.
See Adult Studios for more studio classes.
Fees and Registration
WORKSHOP WEDNESDAYS: $50, CMA Members $40 // ADULT CLASSES: Fees vary; prices listed in each class description. Register online at cma.org/learn or call 216-421-7350. Scholarships available; email FamilyYouthInfo [at] clevelandart.org for more information.
Registration is first-come, first-served. Most classes are limited to 16 participants. If minimum enrollment is not met one week before the first session, the class will be canceled and all enrolled participants will be notified; no further registrations will be accepted to reinstate the class. Supply lists and class syllabi are provided within one week of the first class date unless otherwise noted. High schoolers may enroll in adult classes with guardian permission. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact adultstudios [at] clevelandart.org for more information.