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Virtual Studio Programs for Teens and Adults

The Cleveland Museum of Art’s studio series for teens and adults has transitioned to a new virtual platform. Explore a diverse range of topics and materials under the guidance of experienced teaching artists while connecting with the CMA’s collection in new ways. Learn a new skill or revisit an old practice! Register with friends, family, and colleagues for a fun, collaborative virtual experience.

After registering, you will receive an email confirmation with additional instructions. You will not receive a Zoom meeting link in the email confirmation. For questions about registration, please call 216-421-7350.

  • One hour before the virtual class or workshop is scheduled to begin, a Zoom meeting link will be sent to your registered email.
  • If you experience technical difficulties during the virtual class or workshop, please email Maddie Armitage at marmitage [at] clevelandart.org or call 216-707-2643.
  • Adult virtual studio classes and workshops are recorded for educational purposes.
  • Participants are responsible for purchasing their own supplies for the virtual class or workshop.  

Interested in more virtual experiences at the CMA? Learn about the CMA’s virtual classes for children.

 

 


Behind the Masterworks: Re-creating CMA Collection Highlights (Ages 14 and up)

Wednesday, October 14, 2020, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Registration closes Wednesday, October 7.

During the process of copying museum highlights, participants begin to peel away some of the mystery behind a painting’s construction. These materials have historically been a substrate of some kind, be they in  the form of canvas, linen, panel or paper; brushes perhaps made of sable or hogs hair and pigment bound in a vehicle such as linseed oil or gum arabic. By copying a masterwork, participants expand our understanding of an artist’s craftsmanship. It can also deepen the appreciation for a work of art and its place in the art world.

By working inside-out, participants can begin to unpack how an artist successfully arranged elements such as shapes, values, colors and edges. Participants glean insight into methods and techniques.

Participants must provide their own supplies. See supply list. Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Adrian Eisenhower
Registration: $40, CMA members $30


Drawing the CMA Collection Online (Ages 14 and up)
Tuesdays, October 20–November 24, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Registration closes Tuesday, October 13.

This class uses the CMA’s Collection Online as a resource for applying different drawing techniques. Images of works from the ancient, African, Pre-Columbian, and Rodin glass box galleries serve as suggested references for the vine charcoal portion of the course, which introduces ways of recognizing tonal shapes created by light and blending technique to achieve three-dimensional form. Graphite pencil technique is explored using Collection Online images from the Chinese, Korean, and Italian galleries. Lastly, Collection Online images of paintings from the Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and modern art galleries inspire interpretations in hard and soft pastel colors. An interactive critique of chronologically created drawings follows as a final lesson.

Participants must provide their own supplies. See supply list. A new Zoom meeting link will be sent one hour before each class is scheduled to begin. The same link will not be active for all six classes. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Susan Gray Be
Registration: $120, CMA members $105


Textile Workshop: Painting with Natural Color (Ages 14 and up)
Friday, October 23, 2020, 5:30–8:00 p.m.
Registration closes Friday, October 16.

This workshop explores natural pigments and dyes with the application hand-painting on cloth . Participants look at objects from the CMA’s collection, with examples ranging from as far back as the sixth century  up to works by contemporary artists, to examine and explore naturally colored textile patterns from all over the world. Each participant is given the opportunity to create a design and paint it onto cloth using natural colors of their choice, coming away with a final personalized textile along with knowledge of the historical connections between art, color, and the natural world.

Participants must provide their own supplies. See supply list. Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Maggie Latham
Registration: $40, CMA members $30


“Face” the Collection: Makeup Inspired by Art (Ages 14 and up)
Friday, October 30, 2020, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
Registration closes Friday, October 23.

Have you ever seen a color or pattern in a work of art you loved so much you wanted to wear it? Join us in this workshop and learn how to re-create one of the CMA’s artworks, Paris: May–June by Mavis Pusey, using only makeup. Participants use makeup as a way to look closely at the details of this work of art while learning more about the artist. Open to all levels of experience. Men and women are encouraged to participate. All people are welcome. Please come prepared with a clean face.

Participants must provide their own supplies. See supply list. Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Arcelia Gandarilla
Registration: $30, CMA members $20


Drawing and Design Exploration Workshop (Ages 12 and up)
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 5:00-6:00 p.m.
Registration closes Wednesday, November 11. 

“I can’t draw. I can’t even draw a stick figure.” Why is drawing difficult and discouraging? In this virtual workshop, participants will explore that question while investigating different approaches to drawing and the ways in which we use lines to visually communicate ideas. All levels are encouraged to participate – from complete beginners to experienced professionals. This workshop is strongly conversational and idea-based with quick, fun drawing exercises/challenges throughout (i.e. draw your favorite logo).

Participants must provide their own supplies. See supply list. Class is conducted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a smart device (phone, tablet, desktop) with internet access.

Instructor: Jordan Wong
Registration: $30, CMA members $20

A limited number of scholarships are available. To apply, please submit the scholarship application form. If you have questions, please email familyyouthinfo [at] clevelandart.org for more information.

All education programs at the Cleveland Museum of Art are underwritten by the CMA Fund for Education. Generous annual funding is provided by Eva and Rudolf Linnebach and the Womens Council of the Cleveland Museum of Art.