Classes for Children and Teens

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Clay Class for Kids. 3 Saturdays, December 10, 17, 2016 and January 7, 2017, 10:00- 11:30. Ages 10 and up. Instructor: Christie Klubnik. $85, CMA members $75.
Students will learn various hand-building methods to create their own unique sculptural & utilitarian pieces. They will also learn glazing techniques and decorate a pre-formed item. All supplies included.


Museum Art Classes 
Winter 2017 
6 Saturdays, January 14- February 18
10:00-11:30, OR 1:00-2:30

Your child can discover the wonders of the CMA collection and unearth his or her creativity in the process. Each class visits our 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: Shapes (ages 4-5)
Children discover geometric and organic shapes in artwork in our galleries. Back in the classroom, they’ll make creative shapes from a variety of materials. 


Buzz, Flutter, Slither and Crawl (ages 5-6) Can you find animals, birds, and bugs in our galleries? Come and explore with us and then create them out of all kinds of art materials. 


Then and Now (ages 6-8)   
Travel the world through the galleries and learn about cultures from today and back through the Middle Ages  to ancient Egypt and the Near East. What was different? What’s the same? Recreate art out of various media. 


2-D to 3-D (ages 8-10) Students learn about two-dimensional paintings and prints in the collection and then reinvent their own interpretations. Then they’ll experiment with construction techniques to build 3-D sculptures from cardboard, wire, plaster and found objects.


Back to the Basics 2 (ages 10-12)
Learn new skills and perfect the ones you already know. We’ll do some drawing and try out shading and contrast. While painting, we’ll learn how to mix colors and make tints and shades and experiment with different brush strokes. No previous experience needed. 


Teen Painting Studio (ages 13-17)
Teens will experiment with several types of paint: watercolor, tempera and acrylic. Techniques in color mixing, washes, and composition will be taught. Sign up for the entire day, (lunch on your own), or attend the afternoon only. 


Fees and Registration
Most classes $108, CMA Family-level members $90. Parent and Child $120/$108. Teen painting Studio $150/$120 all day or $108/$90 afternoon only. Registration for all studios is on a first- come, first-served basis. Museum members have priority registration starting December 1. Non-members may register starting December 16. Register in person or call our box office 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 anytime before the beginning of the session. After the first class, consideration will be given to refunds on an individual basis.


Save the Dates! Spring session: March 11- April 22, (no class April 15), 10:00- 11:30 or 1:00- 2:30.


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