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NEW Classes and Workshops available!

Check the Links Below for the Latest Offerings
 

The CMA offers courses available in a wide range of media, scheduled for weekdays and weekends throughout the day and evening, there's a class to fit every schedule, budget, and interest! Courses are available for adults plus children and teens, (including a Summer Art Camp).
 

*Teens ages 14 and older are also welcome to enroll in any of our Classes for Adults and Teens.

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Scholarships are also available for students (ages 6-18) through generous support from The Hoover Foundation. Click here for more Scholarship Info

 

Art Play Date: Water Marbling Painted Landscape

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4 and an Adult

Begins 03/19/2024, Ends 03/19/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/17/2024

1 Tuesday, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Room 101

Instructor: Amanda Crowe

Now offering this NEW Art Play Date in person! Parents, come join your little artists in multisensory art-making activities for both of you to enjoy together. Instead of painting on paper or canvas, try painting on... water! Paint a fantasy landscape and learn the traditional technique of marbling paint. Our sensory play dates are developed to stimulate your toddler's sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing, and balance while encouraging creativity and exploration in a safe environment. Ok-to-get-messy attire is suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies for both one child and one adult to do together.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Air Dry Clay Mosaic

Designed for ages 10-13

Begins 03/19/2024, Ends 03/19/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 03/17/2024

1 Tuesday, 05:30 PM-06:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Haylee Wagner

Now offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Dive into the captivating world of mosaics with the tactile experience of Model Magic, a colorful air-dry clay. Students will mold, shape, and create their very own mosaic-style artworks, expertly guided by our skilled instructor.

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

2D Studio Media

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

Begins 04/20/2024, Ends 06/08/2024, no class 5/11/2024,5/25/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/18/2024

6 Saturdays, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Room 101

Instructor: Alyssa Reed & Lindsey Wenck

Offering this 6 week course at CMA! Designed for kids with an interest or passion for visual art. In our classroom studios and museum, young artists will develop foundational techniques to explore various 2D media, including drawing, painting, and illustration. Lessons change every session taught by skilled experienced instructors who work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $75.00 per person (Cost for Members: $60.00)

 

My First Art Class

Designed for grades Pre-K or Kindergarten with an Adult

Begins 04/20/2024, Ends 06/08/2024, no class 5/11/2024,5/25/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/18/2024

6 Saturdays, 11:45 AM-12:45 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Alyssa Reed & Lindsey Wenck

Offering this 6 week course at CMA! Parents, come play with your little artists as we draw, paint, sculpt, and create. Each week, students will gain inspiration while learning about a master artist and then create their very own masterpieces! Enjoy learning and playing with your little ones as we introduce them to the exciting world of art. Lessons change every session taught by experienced instructors who work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies for both one child and one adult to do together.

Cost: $75.00 per person (Cost for Members: $60.00)

 

Creative Clay

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

Begins 04/20/2024, Ends 06/08/2024, no class 5/11/2024,5/25/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/18/2024

6 Saturdays, 01:00 PM-02:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Alyssa Reed & Lindsey Wenck

Offering this 6 week course at CMA! Come explore the endless creativity of clay in this fun and challenging class. Visit the galleries to see famous ceramic pieces firsthand, tour the ceramics lab, and learn the process that clay goes through from beginning to end. Create functional, decorative, and sculptural pieces to cherish always. Lessons change every session taught by experienced instructors who work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Students will need to make arrangements to pick up fired pieces three-six weeks after workshop and will be emailed when ready.

Cost: $94.00 per person (Cost for Members: $75.00)

 

Mythical Creatures & Fantasy Realms

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

Begins 04/20/2024, Ends 06/08/2024, no class 5/11/2024,5/25/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/18/2024

6 Saturdays, 03:00 PM-04:00 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Alyssa Reed & Lindsey Wenck

Offering this NEW 6 week course at CMA! Join us for this captivating class inspired by the enchanting exhibition "Beyond Worlds: Paintings by Laine Bachman." Explore the magical realms of folklore and fantasy as you embark on a creative journey through a variety of mediums. From painting to sculpture, and beyond, immerse yourself in the rich imagery and fantastical creatures depicted in Bachman's artwork. Our experienced instructors will lead students through numerous art activities using a variety of materials and mediums.

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $75.00 per person (Cost for Members: $60.00)

 

Abstract Squeegee Painting

Designed for ages 6-9

Begins 04/21/2024, Ends 04/21/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/19/2024

1 Sunday, 01:30 PM-03:00 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Haylee Wagner

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Discover the exhilarating world of abstract art with our hands-on workshop focusing on squeegee painting techniques on a 16"x 20" canvas. Unleash your creativity as you explore the interplay of color, texture, and movement using this unique and exciting method. Under the guidance of our experienced instructor, learn to manipulate and experiment with paint to create stunning abstract compositions ready to hang. Ok-to-get-messy attire is suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Paintings may still be wet at the end of the workshop. Please make space in your vehicle to lay the canvas flat and bring something to set your canvas on like an old towel or box to protect your vehicle and prevent sliding. Families may also leave to dry and pickup on a future date.

Cost: $25.00 per person (Cost for Members: $20.00)

 

Art Play Date: Giant Shadow Play & Draw

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4 and an Adult

Begins 04/23/2024, Ends 04/23/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/21/2024

1 Tuesday, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Room 101

Instructor: Amanda Crowe

Offering this NEW Art Play Date in person! Parents, come join your little artists in multisensory art-making activities for both of you to enjoy together. Shake up your art routine with this whole-body light and shadow exploration. Learn about three of the elements of art: color, shape, and texture while manipulating various art materials that react to light. Our sensory play dates are developed to stimulate your toddler's sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing, and balance while encouraging creativity and exploration in a safe environment. Ok-to-get-messy attire is suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies for both one child and one adult to do together.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Character Illustration

Designed for ages 9-12

Begins 04/23/2024, Ends 06/04/2024, no class 5/7/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/21/2024

6 Tuesdays, 05:30 PM-07:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Haylee Wagner

Offering this 6 week course at CMA! Delve into the mind of an illustrator. Explore what it takes to design unique characters through fundamental drawing, illustration, and cartooning techniques. Analyze commercial, cartoon, and fine art to build your understanding of visual language, and then put that knowledge to work. Explore the principles behind style and effectively communicate a message in your art. All experience levels welcome. Taken the class before? Haylee works with each individual student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $85.00 per person (Cost for Members: $64.00)

 

Artful Birdhouses

Designed for ages 10-13

Begins 05/05/2024, Ends 05/05/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/30/2024

1 Sunday, 01:30 PM-03:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Haylee Wagner

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Blend craftsmanship with creativity and provide a cozy haven for our feathered friends. Students will assemble wooden pieces to construct their very own birdhouse, and then unleash their artistic flair with acrylic paint to decorate them. From whimsical designs to intricate patterns, participants will have the freedom to personalize their birdhouse, creating unique and eye-catching pieces of functional art. Ok-to-get-messy attire is suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Birdhouses may still be wet at the end of the workshop. Please make space in your vehicle to lay flat and bring something to set your artwork on like an old towel or box to protect your vehicle and prevent sliding. Families may also leave to dry and pickup on a future date.

Cost: $35.00 per person (Cost for Members: $23.00)

 

Cut Paper Pop-Up Books

Designed for ages 10-13

Begins 05/15/2024, Ends 05/15/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/12/2024

1 Wednesday, 05:30 PM-07:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Nyki Fetterman

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Inspired by the mesmerizing ceramic sculptures in the exhibit "A Material World: Janice Jakielski's Impossible Objects." Jakieliski casts and manipulates ultra-thin porcelain sheets mimicking the look of paper. Through hands-on instruction, discover various paper-cutting and layering techniques inspired by Jakielski's unique forms to bring your own designs to life. Finish by binding your creations into pop-up books using needle and thread. Unleash your creativity and craft unique, three-dimensional masterpieces in this immersive workshop experience.

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Traditional to Digital AR Workshop (Ages 10-13)

Designed for ages 10-13

Begins 05/19/2024, Ends 05/19/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/17/2024

1 Sunday, 01:30 PM-04:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Tracy Dawn Brewer

Offering this NEW one-time workshop in person! Inspired by the augmented reality on display in the exhibit, "Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination." Explore the exciting intersection between traditional art and augmented reality creation using your iPad, Procreate, and Artivive. In this immersive 3-hour experience, we'll start by creating a physical 8”X10” piece of canvas art using acrylic paint. Then, delve into the world of augmented reality as we bring your masterpiece to life. Learn fundamental techniques like layering and digital elements to breathe life into a digital canvas. Master the art of animating your creations and crafting stunning 3D pieces, unlocking limitless creative possibilities. Gain valuable insights into sharing your art online using a Bridge account, empowering your digital presence. Unleash your creativity in this immersive and empowering experience. Space is limited to ten students, sign up today!

*All students are required to bring an Apple iPad Pro (Operating System 15.4.1 or newer), an Apple Pencil, and the current version of Procreate (Available on the App Store for a one-time purchase of $9.99).

Cost: $47.00 per person (Cost for Members: $37.00)

 

Art Play Date: Storytelling through Watercolor

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4 and an Adult

Begins 05/21/2024, Ends 05/21/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/19/2024

1 Tuesday, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Room 101

Instructor: Amanda Crowe

Offering this NEW Art Play Date in person! Parents, come join your little artists in multisensory art-making activities for both of you to enjoy together. Collaborate with friends and explore wet-on-wet techniques, while painting an oversized story mural. Our sensory play dates are developed to stimulate your toddler's sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing, and balance while encouraging creativity and exploration in a safe environment. Ok-to-get-messy attire suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies for both one child and one adult to do together.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Immersive Art and Acting

Designed for ages 10-13

Begins 05/29/2024, Ends 05/29/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/27/2024

1 Wednesday, 05:30 PM-07:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Nyki Fetterman

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Inspired by the exhibit "Immersive Spaces from the CMA Collection." This experience-based workshop invites participants to embark on a journey of creativity and collaboration. Immerse yourself in an interactive art experience as you join together with fellow participants to craft a short 3-act play inspired by a chosen artwork. Through observation and imagination, explore the depths of your selected artwork to uncover its narrative potential. With guidance, focus on the essential elements of storytelling as you weave together a plot that brings the artwork to life. Finally, take the stage to enact your interpretation of the artwork, blending art and performance into a memorable and immersive experience. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with art in a whole new way!

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Printmaking with Nature

Designed for ages 6-9

Begins 06/09/2024, Ends 06/09/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/07/2024

1 Sunday, 01:30 PM-03:00 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Haylee Wagner

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Get back to nature and explore the art of printmaking using found objects from the great outdoors as your inspiration. From leaves and flowers to twigs and stones, students will learn how to create stunning prints using traditional printmaking techniques. This unique workshop is a perfect blend of art and nature where participants will be able to bring the beauty of the outdoors into their artwork. Ok-to-get-messy attire is suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Art Play Date: Luna Moths and Moonlight Painting

Designed for toddlers ages 1-4 and an Adult

Begins 06/18/2024, Ends 06/18/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/16/2024

1 Tuesday, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

Room 101

Instructor: Amanda Crowe

Offering this NEW Art Play Date in person! Parents, come join your little artists in multisensory art-making activities for both of you to enjoy together. Spread your painting wings by learning about mark-making that mimics the nighttime sky and the beautifully patterned Luna moth who inhabits it. Our sensory play dates are developed to stimulate your toddler's sense of touch, smell, sight, hearing, and balance while encouraging creativity and exploration in a safe environment. Ok-to-get-messy attire is suggested; aprons provided.

*Cost includes all supplies for both one child and one adult to do together.

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)

 

Dyed Paper Collage

Designed for ages 6-9

Begins 06/19/2024, Ends 06/19/2024 - Register

*deadline to register: 06/17/2024

1 Wednesday, 05:30 PM-07:30 PM

Room 101

Instructor: Nyki Fetterman

Offering this NEW one-time workshop at CMA! Workshop participants will learn the magical process of dyeing paper using tissue paper and water, discovering the vibrant hues and textures that emerge. Guided by our experienced instructor, participants will utilize their dyed paper to create stunning collages, incorporating shapes and patterns inspired by Ethel Magafan's painting "Meadows." Through close observation of the painting, students will draw inspiration from its organic forms and colors to infuse their collages with artistic depth. Additionally, we'll delve into the world of collage art further by reading Eric Carle's beloved book, "The Tiny Seed," offering additional insight and inspiration. Join us for a creative exploration of color, texture, and composition in this immersive workshop experience.

*Cost includes all supplies.

 

Pictured above:
Meadows, 1973. Ethel Magafan. Tempera on board.

 

 

Cost: $20.00 per person (Cost for Members: $16.00)