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!

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium. 

Knitting 101 with Harps and Thistles

March 23, 2017, 6:30 pm

Before Olek could knit a car cozie or a full body suit she had to learn the basics such as making a slip knit and casting on and off. Here’s your chance to learn the fundamentals of knitting with local experts from Harps and Thistles Yarn Emporium.

$15 for members and $20 for non-members. 

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. 

Hi-Fructose Storytelling with Wandering Aesthetics

March 30, 2017, 6:30 pm

A picture is worth a thousand words and the work of artists like Mark Ryden and Wayne White can definitely inspire the quirkiest stories. Hone your storytelling skills in a workshop led by Wandering Aesthetics, inspired by the artwork in Turn the Page. You’ll leave the class ready to put pen to paper and further develop your finished story or spoken word piece.

FREE, but registration is requested. Register to attend using the button / link below.

Become a member to get discounted registration for this and other Akron Art Museum programs, and support art in your community.

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition. 

Hi-Fructose Inspired Drawing in the Galleries with Burrito Breath

April 6, 2017, 6:30 pm

Best known for his skate decks, stickers and tee-shirt designs, artist and illustrator Burrito Breath, aka Phil Guy, is inspired by Garbage Pail Kids, Bevis and Butthead and other elements of popular culture. Meet up with Burritto Breath and friends for an evening of sketching in the galleries inspired by the Hi-Fructose exhibition.

Free but registration is requested. Register online using the button / link below.

Creative Playdate: The Art of Rolling Dough

April 6, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home! 

Creative Playdate: The Art of Rolling Dough

April 6, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

The Art of Rolling Dough

Apron? (check!), Chef's hat? (check!), art concoctions in the kitchen? (check!). Roll up your sleeves for a rolling good time!

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the FREE member ticket option.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  

Lunchtime Tai Chi

April 12, 2017, 12:15 – 1:00 pm

Join NG Energy in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and use your lunch hour to de-stress and get moving.  

Lunchtime Tai Chi

April 12, 2017, 12:15 – 1:00 pm

Join NG Energy in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and use your lunch hour to de-stress and get moving. Dress in loose, comfortable clothes. Tennis shoes are recommended.

Each session is free, but registration is recommended.  

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Yoga in the Galleries

April 13, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits. 

Tots Create: Salt Dough Keepsakes

April 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Measure, mix and make tiny print keepsakes to take home! 

Tots Create: Salt Dough Keepsakes

April 15, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Salt Dough Keepsakes

Measure, mix and make tiny print keepsakes to take home!

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Kids Studio: Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

April 15, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Scratch out one-of-a-kind illustrations for your own creature manual using woodblock, linoleum and styrofoam printing surfaces. 

Kids Studio: Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

April 15, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Fantasy Creatures Fit For Print

Check out unique beings (some human, some not) in the show Gross Anatomies, then create a creature manual for living on Earth. Scratch out one-of-a-kind illustrations for your handbook using woodblock, linoleum and styrofoam printing surfaces.

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Lunchtime Tai Chi

April 19, 2017, 12:15 – 1:00 pm

Join NG Energy in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and use your lunch hour to de-stress and get moving.  

Lunchtime Tai Chi

April 19, 2017, 12:15 – 1:00 pm

Join NG Energy in the Bud and Susie Rogers Garden and use your lunch hour to de-stress and get moving. Dress in loose, comfortable clothes. Tennis shoes are recommended.

Each session is free, but registration is recommended.  

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration

April 29, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am

People of all ages are invited to “join the global wave of healing energy” during Akron’s participation in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017. 

World Tai Chi and Qigong Day Celebration

April 29, 2017, 9:30 – 11:30 am

People of all ages are invited to “join the global wave of healing energy” during Akron’s participation in World Tai Chi and Qigong Day 2017. The free community wellness 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. The event will be part of a global live-feed streaming video of Tai Chi and Qigong Day demonstrations around the world.

Now in its ninth year, this free event features demonstrations, audience participation and a special segment for kids. The core of this community wellness program is to introduce community members to breathing and movement techniques that will boost energy, improve balance and help reduce and manage stress. Akron’s two-hour program is suitable for adults of all ages and physical abilities, and children old enough to follow along.

Participants are asked to bring lawn chairs for this outdoor event. 

Creative Playdate: Garden Tea Party

May 4, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. 

Creative Playdate: Garden Tea Party

May 4, 2017, 11:15 am – 12:30 pm

For ages 0-5 and their grown-ups

Garden Tea Party: Sip Tea, Plant a Seed

It's tea time in the garden! Dress up for a spot of tea and paint some curious cookies with friends.

Little ones learn best through intuitive, open-ended play that feeds their senses. Follow your child’s natural instinct to wiggle, squeal and make a mess while exploring the creative process. Stretch your imagination, meet new friends and create a masterpiece to carry home!

Free for members. $10/non-member child. Click the button / link below to register online, or call 330.376.9186.

Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum to register for the FREE member ticket option.

Creative Playdates are made possible with support from the Robert O. & Annamae Orr Family Foundation.  

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. 

Yoga in the Galleries

May 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

The transformational power of yoga for individuals, relationships and communities comes alive in the Akron Art Museum galleries. Combine breath, flow and art in a beginner-friendly series taught by a certified Nirvana Yoga instructor. Bring your own mat. No water bottles allowed in the galleries.

$10 for non-members and free for members. Registration is required. Register online using the link below or call 330.376.9186.

Not a member? An individual membership is just $50 and pays for itself in a handful of visits. 

Tots Create: Garden Family Fort–Build

May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Join us in the Garden for a fort-building adventure using non-traditional building materials! 

Tots Create: Garden Family Fort–Build

May 13, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

For 2’s and 3’s, and their grown-ups

Garden Family Fort–Build

Join us in the Garden for a fort-building adventure using non-traditional building materials!

Little hands need to be creative, too! Toddlers explore different mediums, textures, colors and shapes, while making a beautiful mess. Dig in and discover a multi-sensory experience while fostering your tiny artist’s independence and imagination!

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Photo: Shane Wynn

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

Kids Studio: Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

May 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Everyone has that one drawer at home chock full of broken pencils, old yo-yo strings and random pieces and parts—so why not put that drawer of junk to the test! Dump it and get creating! 

Kids Studio: Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

May 13, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Recommended for ages 7 - 12

Junk Drawer Assemblage Art

Everyone has that one drawer at home chock full of broken pencils, old yo-yo strings and random pieces and parts—so why not put that drawer of junk to the test! Dump it and get creating!

Welcome to our studio—where students gain a fresh perspective in thinking creatively. Learn how to work like a professional artist by exploring unique materials, experimental processes and extraordinary works of art, while building skills and confidence along the way.

$10/members, $15/non-member child. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

Help support programs for children and families. Click here to become a member of the Akron Art Museum.

Kids Studio Classes are made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 12, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action-packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 12, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS I: Funky Flubber Sculptures and Pop Art Potions

June 12 – June 16 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 6-8* • Children age 5 welcome to attend with caregiver present

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 13, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small.  

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 13, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS I: Funky Flubber Sculptures and Pop Art Potions

June 12 – June 16 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 6-8* • Children age 5 welcome to attend with caregiver present

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 14, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 14, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS I: Funky Flubber Sculptures and Pop Art Potions

June 12 – June 16 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 6-8* • Children age 5 welcome to attend with caregiver present

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 15, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 15, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS I: Funky Flubber Sculptures and Pop Art Potions

June 12 – June 16 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 6-8* • Children age 5 welcome to attend with caregiver present

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 16, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 16, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS I: Funky Flubber Sculptures and Pop Art Potions

June 12 – June 16 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 6-8* • Children age 5 welcome to attend with caregiver present

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 26, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 26, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS II: Art Miner 101: Gem-Digging, Land Altering Excursions

June 26 – June 30 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 9 – 12* 

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 27, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small.  

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 27, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS II: Art Miner 101: Gem-Digging, Land Altering Excursions

June 26 – June 30 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 9 – 12* 

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 28, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 28, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS II: Art Miner 101: Gem-Digging, Land Altering Excursions

June 26 – June 30 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 9 – 12* 

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 29, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 29, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS II: Art Miner 101: Gem-Digging, Land Altering Excursions

June 26 – June 30 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 9 – 12* 

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 30, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. 

CAMPCREATE Summer Art Camp

June 30, 2017, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

ART EXPLORERS II: Art Miner 101: Gem-Digging, Land Altering Excursions

June 26 – June 30 • Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Suitable for campers ages 9 – 12* 

EXTREME ACTION! EXTREME ART!

Dock those devices and stretch that brain! We’re bending the rules of making art with a week of action packed, multi-sensory challenges for campers big and small. Take the experimental process to a new level with our first annual Splatter Games. Build with a team in Minute-to-Create-It. Hike the galleries with your art survival pack and tell tall art tales in the Garden. On the last day of each session, campers will host their family and friends at an artist's reception!

$75/week, member child; $112/week, non-member child. Parents are welcome but not required to stay.*

Registration required. Register online by clicking the button / link below, or call 330.376.9186.

CampCreative is made possible with support from the Charles E. and Mabel M. Ritchie Foundation.

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