Classes for Children and Teens
Museum Art Classes
Summer Session Two choices for twice the fun! 5 Sat/Jul 1–29, 10:00–11:30 or 1:00–2:30; 7 weekdays, Tue & Thu, Jul 6–27, 10:00–11:30. These studios for students ages 3-17 combine a visit to the CMA galleries and art making in the classroom. Your child can learn about the museum’s treasures while discovering his or her creativity in the process. Each week, classes visit the galleries, then experiment with different techniques based on the masterpieces they’ve discovered. Students learn by looking, discussing, and creating.
Art for Parent and Child (age 3) Saturday 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: Color (ages 4–5) Saturdays only. Exploration and discovery are encouraged as younger students learn about color in artworks, then make their own colorful renditions.
Summer Breeze (ages 5–6) Paint, draw, and construct with the energy of summer to make kinetic forms—from kites and waving flags to things on the wing.
Celebrate! (ages 7–8) Explore different kinds of celebrations around the world and be inspired to create your own.
Made in America (ages 8–10) Explore the art of Native Americans, settlers and explorers, turn-of-the-century decorative arts, and contemporary artists. Create using a variety of media.
Clay for Kids (ages 8–12) Weekdays only. Students learn various hand-building methods to create their own unique sculptural and utilitarian pieces that will be fired. Learn glazing techniques, decorate a preformed item, and be introduced to polymer clay. Limit 12.
Art in the Park (ages 10–12) Students draw and paint outdoors, weather permitting, in the park-like setting surrounding the museum. Classes held in the studio as needed.
Teen Drawing Workshop (ages 13–17) Saturday afternoons only. Teens use perspective, contour, and shading to create expressive drawings and linear experiments. The class learns from observation in the galleries as well as exercises in the classroom.
Printmaking for Teens (ages 12–17) Weekdays only. Create one-of-a-kind monotypes, multiple linoleum prints, and a silkscreen. Study various types of prints in our collection, and learn how to print with or without a press.
Fees and Registration Saturday classes: $90, CMA members $75. Parent and Child: $100, CMA members $90. Weekday classes: $126, CMA members $105. Clay for Kids: $140, CMA members $125. Registration for all studios is on a first-come, first-served basis. Member registration begins May 10, nonmembers May 20. Register through the ticket center at 216-421-7350. There is a $10 late fee per order beginning one week before class starts.
Cancelation 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.