Classes for Children and Teens

Class Type: 

Museum Art Classes 

Spring 2017
6 Saturdays, March 11-April 22, 2017 (No class April 15th) 
10:00-11:30, OR 1:00-2:30

Your child can discover the wonders of the collection and unearth his or her creativity in the process. Each class visits the galleries every week, then experiments with different techniques based on the masterpieces they’ve discovered. Students learn by looking, discussing, and creating. 

Art for Parent and Child (age 3) 
Mornings ONLY. Four hands are better than two! Parents and children learn together while creating all kinds of art inspired by gallery visits. Limit 12 pairs.

Mini-Masters: Pattern (ages 4-5)
Almost every gallery is overflowing with examples of patterns. Look for patterns in paintings, ceramics, textiles, and maybe even a mummy case. Children practice making patterns to hang up, wear, and play with. 

Line Around (ages 5-6)
Young artists search for lines in our galleries and experiment producing their own lines using paintbrushes, pastel chalks, and other implements—even sticks and wheels!

Colorific (ages 6-8)   
The focus is on COLOR! What is your favorite color? Children mix colors in paint, oil pastels, and more to create landscapes, portraits, and other images. They also experiment with translucent and opaque papers to make colorful collages.

Vivid Visions (ages 8-10) 
Inspired by art in our galleries, students create colorful prints, collages, 3-D constructions, and paintings in a variety of media.

Start with the Basics 3 (ages 10-12)
Learn new skills and perfect the ones you already know. In this class we practice our drawing, shading, and contrasting skills through our compositions. Everyone is welcome! Different projects every week or so.

Teen Drawing Workshop (ages 13-17)
Afternoons only. Use perspective, contour, and shading to create expressive drawings and linear designs. Students learn from observation in the galleries as well as exercises in the classroom. 


Fees and Registration

Fees and Registration Most classes $108, CMA members $90. Art for Parent and Child $120/$108. Registration for all studios is on a first-come, first-served basis. Member registration begins February 1; nonmembers February 16. Register through the ticket center at 216-421-7350. There is a $10 late fee per order beginning one week before class starts. 

Cancellation Policy
Classes with insufficient registration will be combined or canceled three days before class begins. Enrollees will be notified and fully refunded. Refunds are issued any time before the beginning of the session. After the first class, consideration will be given on an individual basis. 

Save the Dates! Summer Classes: July and early August; details to come. Also, watch for news about collaborative summer camps with Laurel School: Painting June 19–23, grades 2–5;

Mixed Media June 26–30, grades 5–8; Printmaking July 10–14, grades 9–12.


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