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!

Connect with Dot

Meet Dot, your new AAM tour guide. She’ll lead you through the museum and give you a chance to connect with your family and friends while you explore the galleries. 

Connect with Dot

So, you're at the museum and you want to learn more about the art…

Connect with Dot, your new AAM digital tour guide.

Whether you're here solo or with friends or family, Dot will lead you through the galleries and give you fun opportunities to explore the art on display while you connect with friends or family, or learn something new about yourself. It all happens through your smartphone. Just connect with Dot on Facebook Messenger and she’ll lead the way:
  1. Connect to the museum's WiFi at Akron Art Guest (password is onehighst)
  2. Click on the Messenger app on your phone
  3. Type AAM Dot into the search field
  4. Tap Dot's picture and the Get Started button and you are on your way


"She's smart, she's sassy, and she uses artworks at the Akron Art Museum to get you talking with your friends about art and life and the connections between the two." Read Cleveland Plain Dealer art & architecture critic Steven Litt's take on Dot.

"The Akron Art Museum has a new employee: she never eats, she never sleeps, and she’s ready to give tours to every single person who walks into the building." Listen to Kabir Bhatia's report about Dot on WKSU.org


Dot is made possible by generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. 

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Logo

Morse Code Bracelet Workshop

March 21, 2019, 6:30 PM

Bring your bestie to this interactive tour and hands on workshop and create a morse code message bracelet while delving into the messaging and movement in Nick Cave’s work.

Morse Code Bracelet Workshop

March 21, 2019, 6:30 PM

Morse Code Bracelet Workshop

From plastic buttons and beads to sisal and feathers, Nick Cave takes everyday art supplies and configures them in new and fantastic ways. Bring your bestie to this interactive tour and hands on workshop, led by Margo from Pink Velvet Studio, and create a morse code message bracelet while delving into the messaging and movement in Nick Cave’s work.

$10/members, $15/nonmembers. Registration required.

Not a member? Join here!

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

March 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries aimed to create and improve coverage on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. 

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

March 23, 2019, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

The Akron Art Museum will participate in the 2019 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon on March 23 from 11 am – 4 pm. Join us for an all-day communal updating of Wikipedia entries aimed to create and improve coverage on subjects related to gender, art, and feminism. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary!

Tutorials for beginner Wikipedians, reference materials and refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Please bring your laptop, power cord and ideas for entries that need updating or creation.

At 2 pm, join Director of Education Alison Caplan for Girls to the Front: Women Artists in the Akron Art Museum, an hour long tour of work by female identifying artists in the museum collection. 

People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome and encouraged to attend. This event is free*, but please register to attend!

*Does not include admission to museum galleries (regular admission prices apply)

What should I work on?

  • If you have one hour or less, attend a training session and learn more about editing Wikipedia.
  • If you have 90 minutes, attend a training session and add citations to an article.
  • If you have two hours, attend a training session and add a well-cited paragraph to an article.
  • If you are spending the day with us, draft a new article, gathering reliable sources and checking in with staff or volunteers to ensure that your article meets Wikipedia’s notability guidelines.

The editing-averse are welcome to stop by to show their support.

Learn more about Art + Feminism and their 2019 campaign, Gender + The Non-Binary, at artandfeminism.org 

Cave In: A Mask & Movement Workshop

April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM

Recycle your creativity in this unique introduction to theatre techniques using found objects as masks in a relaxed and playful environment.

Cave In: A Mask & Movement Workshop

April 25, 2019, 6:30 PM

Cave In: A Mask & Movement Workshop

Join Kyle Jozsa, Director of Education for theater troupe Wandering Aesthetics, for this expressive mask and movement workshop inspired by the creations and ideas of artist Nick Cave. Like Nick Cave’s soundsuits, masks can camouflage, creating a second skin that conceals race, gender and class, forcing the viewer to look without judgment. Recycle your creativity in this unique introduction to theatre techniques using found objects as masks in a relaxed and playful environment.

$10/members, $15/nonmember

Registration required. Register using the link / button below.

2019 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 27, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30 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 2019 event. 

2019 World Tai Chi & Qigong Day

April 27, 2019, 9:30 – 11:30 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. Demonstrations, audience participation and a special segment for kids will be featured in this two-hour program, which is suitable for adults of all ages and physical abilities, and children old enough to follow along.

The interactive program will be led by NG Energy Founder and Certified Tai Chi and Qigong Instructor Nancy Gardner, and will tie in with those being held in all 50 U.S. states and in hundreds of cities spanning more than 80 nations.

The event will take place in the museum's Bud and Susie Rogers Garden. 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
 

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