Demos, Workshops & Classes

The Akron Art Museum is a place for growing, learning and interaction; a place to observe, discuss and create! Get your hands messy or organize your thoughts and register for a class today!

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques.

Akron Coffee Roasters: Brewing Basics

April 19, 2018, 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Akron Coffee Roasters bring their coffee amazingness back to the Akron Art Museum.

In Brewing Basics: We'll discuss the four main variables involved in producing a good cup (coffee, water, ratio, time) and how to use them in various brewing techniques.

Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below. 
$10/Members • $15/Non Member admission

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Photo: Shane Wynn

2018 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 28, 2018, 9:30 – 11:00 am

All ages are invited to learn how to use breathing and movement techniques to boost energy, improve balance and manage stress during Akron's World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018 event. 

2018 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 28, 2018, 9:30 – 11:00 am

Free World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Wellness Event • No Registration required

People of all ages are invited to learn how to use breathing and movement techniques to boost energy, improve balance and manage stress during Akron's World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2018 event. This free community wellness program is being coordinated in real time with World Tai Chi and Qigong Day celebrations around the world. Our program includes demonstrations, audience participation and a special segment for kids. The two-hour program is suitable for adults of all ages and physical abilities, and children old enough to follow along.

Now in the tenth year of NG Energy sponsored gatherings, the core of this program is to raise awareness of the health benefits of Tai Chi and Qigong, both integrative health approaches recognized by the National Institutes of Health.

The event will take place in the museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and will be led by NG Energy Founder and Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Nancy Gardner. Participants are asked to bring a lawn chair for this outdoor event.

In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the lobby.

Photo: S.H. Grant
 

VR Ceramics Experience with New Territory VR Arcade

May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

Curious about how technology is impacting art? Stop by the museum for a demonstration of virtual art making. 

VR Ceramics Experience with New Territory VR Arcade

May 3, 2018, 6:30 pm

Have you always wanted to work with clay but worry about the mess? Curious about how technology is impacting art? Stop by the museum for a demonstration of virtual art making. See an artist create a virtual artwork and get a chance to experiment with modeling a virtual sculpture yourself.

Free and open to all. Registration is required. Register online using the link / button below.

Energize for Educators Day

May 5, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

If you’re always “teacher tired” and feeling run down, it is time to learn some strategies to keep you fresh, healthy and cared for. 

Energize for Educators Day

May 5, 2018, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Taking care of students, doing paperwork, attending events and prepping for lessons can leave very little time for YOU. If you’re always “teacher tired” and feeling run down, it is time to learn some strategies to keep you fresh, healthy and cared for. Head down to the museum to learn that it is possible (and IMPORTANT) to take care of you, too.

Keynote Speaker • 11:30 am
Seema Rao of Brilliant Ideas studio will lead you through mindfulness techniques and exercises that will help you be more thoughtful and focused in your work and in your life. Rao is the author of Self-Care for Museum Workers, among several other (and future) books. Rao has over fifteen years of museum experience working on projects as diverse as interactive media installations and studio classes for toddlers.

EVENT WILL INCLUDE:
Yoga • Chair Massage • Art Therapy • Nutrition • Organization/Time Management

Energize for Educators is made possible by the presenting sponsor FirstEnergy Foundation with additional
support from The Sandra L. and Dennis B. Haslinger Family Foundation, The Sisler McFawn Foundation,
Joseph G. and Sally A. Miller Family Foundation, and the Laura R. & Lucian Q. Moffitt Foundation. 

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Sculpture Workshop with Kristen Cliffel

May 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

Explore color, pattern and surface in the artwork of Jun Kaneko with sculptor and Akron Art Museum collection artist Kristen Cliffel. 

Sculpture Workshop with Kristen Cliffel

May 24, 2018, 6:30 pm

Explore color, pattern and surface in the artwork of Jun Kaneko with sculptor and Akron Art Museum collection artist Kristen Cliffel. Tour the galleries and create a patterned paper sculpture of your own, experimenting with surface.

$5 members/$10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 14, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind. 

Art, Yoga and Meditation

June 14, 2018, 6:30 – 7:45 pm

Enhance your health, wellness and experience the current exhibitions at the Akron Art Museum. Each month an all levels yoga class will be presented in conjunction with a specific exhibition, providing an opportunity to stretch and strengthen your body and your mind.

Led by certified and local Akron yoga instructors, this enriching experience is not to be missed. Bring a yoga mat and an open, creative mind. 

FREE to members. $10 non-member. Register online using the link / button below.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Yoga in the Galleries is made possible with support from The Henry V. and Frances W. Christenson Foundation and the Samuel Reese Willis Foundation.

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