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!

The Art of Monoprinting

July 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

Interested in trying your hand at the most painterly method of printmaking techniques? 

The Art of Monoprinting

July 26, 2018, 6:00 pm

* * * This program will be held at Rubber City Prints * * *
467 West Market Street, Akron, OH

Erin Guido and Erik Neff are printmakers from the Akron Art Library collection who create monoprints—a one of a kind printed painting.

Interested in trying your hand at the most painterly method of printmaking techniques? The Rubber City Prints team will lead demonstrations on creating line, texture and colors for printing with intaglio and block printing ink. Participants will then create large-scale prints using methods learned with intaglio inks and an etching press to transfer the image to paper. Everyone will get a chance to turn the wheel and leave with a beautiful 18 x 24 in. monoprint. 

$35 per person or $65 per group of two
Registration required. Click the link / button below to register. Space is limited, only 16 spots available.

This program is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Find out more about the Akron Art Library here.

Image: Erin Guido, Some Times Things Work Out, 2017, monoprint, 18 x 14 in. Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron-Summit County Public Library

The Care and Handling of Treasures at Home

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

Join us for this informative discussion on how to handle, care for, and eventually pass on your family treasures.

The Care and Handling of Treasures at Home

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

* * * This program will be held in Meeting Room 1 at Akron-Summit County Public Library, Main Library, located near the High Street Entrance * * *

Heirlooms such as photographs, film and art objects can pass on our families’ stories for generations to come—but only if they’re carefully preserved.

Join Holly Witchey, Director of Education & Outreach for ICA, the Intermuseum Conservation Association, for an evening of discussion on how to handle, care for, and eventually pass on your family treasures.

Bring a few small art objects and photographs from your collection to exhibit in a Pop Up Museum of Family Treasures. The Art Library Program Coordinator will help you document and share the stories behind these objects from one generation to the next.

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

This program is part of the Akron Art Library, an art lending program in partnership with the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Find out more about the Akron Art Library here.

ICA is the oldest nonprofit regional conservation center in the United States, dedicated to the preservation of artistic & cultural heritage materials. Learn more about ICA here.

Michelle Martin, Crypsis, 2017, polymer plate photogravure, 11 3/4 x 13 1/8 in., All works Collection of the Akron Art Museum Art Library at the Akron-Summit County Library

 

Connect with Dot Launch Party

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

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 Launch Party

August 2, 2018, 6:00 pm

Free and Open to All

Problem: You are at the museum with family or friends and you want to, you know, learn more about the art. But, you’d also like to actually spend time with your crew.

Problem solved: 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. It all happens through your smartphone. Just connect with Dot on Facebook Messenger and she’ll lead the way. Be the first to check out the new tour and celebrate the addition of Dot to the AAM squad during this special event. Free. Light refreshments, cash bar.

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

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

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Logo

Record Cover Redesign Workshop

August 2, 2018, 6:30 pm

Create your own fictional band, write their story and rework a vintage record cover to reflect their sound in this hands on workshop geared towards adults and teens. 

Record Cover Redesign Workshop

August 2, 2018, 6:30 pm

Create your own fictional band, write their story and rework a vintage record cover to reflect their sound in this hands on workshop geared towards adults and teens.

$5 members. $10 nonmember. Register online using the button / link below.

Not a member? Join today!

image: Jamal Cyrus, Pride Record findings—Tokyo, 2005–2016, collage on paper, wood paneling, wood shelving, plastic bags, 24 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 1/4 in. Courtesy Inman Gallery, Houston, Texas. Photo credit Thomas DuBrock 

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