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Kids Classes & Workshops

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

 

Anime and Character Illustration From Home

Designed for grades 5-8

Begins 04/15/2021, Ends 05/20/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/13/2021

6 Thursdays, 06:00 PM-08:00 PM

Online

Instructor: Katy Frick

Now offering this six week course online! Interact with artist Katy Frick and fellow students through this fun hands on class. Learn basic techniques on how to draw Japanese Anime character stylization and create your own original characters. Time will be allotted to work during class offering one on one attention with real time instructor help and feedback. Students will study the basics of human anatomy and how to adjust the proportions to create illustrations with this unique art form using a variety of basic art materials.

*Supply list available the first day of class. Cost NOT included (approximately $30 or less depending on supplies already owned).

Cost: $117.00 per person (Cost for Members: $94.00)

 

Art FUNdamentals From Home

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

Begins 04/17/2021, Ends 05/22/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/09/2021

6 Saturdays, 10:00 AM-11:00 AM

Online

Instructor: Haylee Hawk

Now offering this six week course online! Interact with our teaching artist Haylee Hawk and fellow students through this fun hands on class. Build your artistic skills and be inspired by the world around you through virtual visits to the Museum galleries. Students will develop their fundamental artistic skills essential to any artist creating unique art projects using a variety of drawing, painting, and mixed media art materials. Lessons change every session with experienced instructors that work with each student to see them grow, sign up for multiple classes!

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Materials and tools provided for pickup 4 days prior to class. Tools are to be returned to the museum within one week after class.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $59.00 per person (Cost for Members: $47.00)

 

Drawing 101 From Home

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

Begins 04/17/2021, Ends 05/22/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/09/2021

6 Saturdays, 11:15 AM-12:15 PM

Online

Instructor: Haylee Hawk

Now offering this six week course online! Do you love to draw and want to improve your skills? This class is for you! Students enrolled in this course will learn fundamental drawing techniques from observation and other sources, using a variety of materials such as charcoal, pencil, graphite, and pastels. Learn how to use value, perspective, shading, line, texture and more!

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Materials and tools provided for pickup 4 days prior to class. Tools are to be returned to the museum within one week after class.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $59.00 per person (Cost for Members: $47.00)

 

Action Adventure Art From Home

Designed for grades 1-4 or 5-8

Begins 04/17/2021, Ends 05/22/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/09/2021

6 Saturdays, 12:30 PM-01:30 PM

Online

Instructor: Haylee Hawk

Now offering this six week course online! Action, adventure, and intrigue, oh my! Inspired by the exhibit, "Mort Knstler: "The Godfather" of Pulp Fiction Illustrators", learn about classic pulp fiction adventure art and explore a different genres each week including science fiction, fantasy, adventure, and more. Then create art projects that focus on learning a variety of art techniques including drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture.

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Materials and tools provided for pickup 4 days prior to class. Tools are to be returned to the museum within one week after class.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $59.00 per person (Cost for Members: $47.00)

 

Earth Day Monsters

Designed for grades K-2

Begins 04/22/2021, Ends 04/22/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/15/2021

1 Thursday, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM

Online

Instructor: Nyki Fetterman

Now offering this NEW one time workshop online! Inspired by Earth Day and the exhibit, "Mort Knstler: "The Godfather" of Pulp Fiction Illustrators", learn about monsters in classic pulp fiction art. Then create your own pulp fiction inspired monster and story using provided recycled materials, the only limit being your imagination!

*Cost includes all supplies.
*Materials and tools provided for pickup 4 days prior to class. Tools are to be returned to the museum within one week after class.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $15.00 per person (Cost for Members: $12.00)

 

Stop Action Animation

Designed for grades 1 to Adult

Begins 05/01/2021, Ends 05/08/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/23/2021

2 Saturdays, 03:00 PM-04:30 PM

Online

Instructor: Haylee Hawk

Now offering this NEW two day workshop online! Join us for this family friendly workshop creating your own stop action animation inspired by the exhibit, "Mort Knstler: "The Godfather" of Pulp Fiction Illustrators". Get creative together creating pulp fiction inspired characters and story line from the comfort of home using modeling clay and your phone or tablet camera. Then learn amazing stop action animation techniques and how to use free app technology to create your own animated video!

*Cost includes all supplies to create one video except a phone or tablet that you are able to download a free stop action animation app.
*Adult supervision is required, multiple family members are encouraged to work together! 
*Materials kit available for pickup 4 days prior to workshop.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $45.00 per person (Cost for Members: $36.00)

 

When Toys Come Alive: Story Telling Dioramas

Designed for grades 1-5

Begins 05/06/2021, Ends 05/06/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 04/29/2021

1 Thursday, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM

Online

Instructor: Haylee Hawk

Now offering this NEW one time workshop online! Inspired by the exhibit, "We've Got Issues: Myra Schuetter Watercolors", visit the gallery virtually and learn how Schuetter uses action figures and toys to tell a story. Then using your own toys and creativity, create a diorama and pose your toys to tell a story of your very own!

*Cost includes some supplies, you will need a box (approximately 12"- 24" wide x 12"- 24" tall), scissors, and a variety of toys and creative props which will not be harmed in the making process.
*Materials kit available for pickup 4 days prior to workshop.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $15.00 per person (Cost for Members: $12.00)

 

STEAM: Aviation Airplanes

Designed for grades 3-6

Begins 05/20/2021, Ends 05/20/2021 - Register

*deadline to register: 05/13/2021

1 Thursday, 06:00 PM-07:30 PM

Online

Instructor: Nyki Fetterman

Now offering this NEW one time workshop online! Inspired by the exhibit, "Tomorrow...An Unknown Quantity: The Work of Lee Kessler", learn about how WWII became the golden age of aircraft artistry as well as Kessler's artwork including aircraft art. Then learn about aerodynamics and paper folding techniques to make the perfect aircraft, test out your hypothesis, and compete with other class mates to see who's plane can fly the furthest!

*Cost includes all supplies except tape measure.
*Materials provided for pickup 4 days prior to class.
*Make sure to register before deadline to ensure materials are available.

Cost: $15.00 per person (Cost for Members: $12.00)