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Toledo Museum of Art plans virtual and in-person art classes in August

Virtual art classes for youth and adults and in-person workshops for adult students will be offered by the Toledo Museum of Art beginning Aug. 10. Courses will be offered in a variety of media, with materials included and no experience necessary. Class topics include glass, jewelry, drawing, comic book design (ages 12-18) and a colorful Japanese marbling technique for children (ages 5-7). Registration for August classes opens July 16 and closes Aug. 6.

Instruction will be provided for virtual classes using a combination of prerecorded videos and live-stream sessions from the instructor. Select adult workshops will take place in-person at the Museum with small class sizes and enforced guidelines for physical distancing.

Each registration includes a kit of materials for the class. Glass participants will pick up class supplies on Friday, Aug. 7, and youth will pick up supplies on Monday, Aug. 10. Live sessions for select virtual classes will take place on Monday, Aug. 10, and Wednesday, Aug. 12.

“Toledo Museum of Art looks forward to continuing our tradition of quality art instruction this summer,” said Mike Deetsch, the Museum’s Emma Leah Buppus director of education and engagement. “These classes can be a fun way to explore a new medium or an opportunity to increase skill and hone technique in an artist’s area of interest.”

Due to the nature of the class format, scholarships are not available, and the teen work-study program has been put on hold temporarily.

To register for an August art class, visit tickets.toledomuseum.org or call 419-254-5080 beginning Friday, July 17.

Aug. 10-14: Virtual Adult Classes

Glass Fusing  
Class Capacity: 15 
Instructor: Misha Nalepa
Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers 

In this virtual course participants will cover glass fusing, the process of melting multiple pieces of glass into one fused sheet in an electric kiln. The class will cover how to set up and adhere glass color and scraps to a clear pane and the process of fusing to create a design. 

This virtual class is scheduled for the week of August 10-14. All instructional videos will be emailed to students on Monday, Aug. 10. Students will be invited to virtually attend an optional, live session with the instructor on Monday, Aug. 10 at 6 p.m. 

Note: All fusing will need to be completed at the Museum by the instructor. Students will drop off their finished glued pane on Wednesday, Aug. 12, and can elect to pick up their completed piece or have it shipped for a nominal fee. 

Glass Mosaic 

Class Capacity: 15 
Instructor: Misha Nalepa
Cost: $45 members, $55 nonmembers

In this virtual course participants will create their own glass mosaic at home! Mosaic work is made by inlaying various materials onto a base to create imagery or patterns. Pictures or patterns are created by arranging these different materials such as stone, glass or ceramic and sealing them together with an adhesive.  

This virtual class is scheduled for the week of Aug. 10-14. All instructional videos will be emailed to students on Monday, Aug. 10. Students will be invited to virtually attend an optional, live session with the instructor on Monday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. 

Aug. 14-16: In-Person Adult Workshops

Cuff Bracelets 
Class Capacity: 4 
Instructor: Hans Rubel 
Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers

Create your own unique cuff bracelet in brass or copper using hammers, stamps and mallets. 

This workshop is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.  

Draw from Nature 

Class Capacity: 8 
Instructor: Michael Clink  
Cost: $30 members, $40 nonmembers

Be inspired by the outdoor world around you! In this one-day workshop participants will explore the Museum grounds and learn how to use observational skills to draw what they see. Supplies will be provided and no experience is necessary.  

This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m.-noon and will be located outdoors. If this class is impacted by inclement weather, it will take place in the galleries and classroom. 

Hammered Earrings 
Class Capacity: 6 
Instructor: Hans Rubel 
Cost: $50 members, $60 nonmembers

Participants in this class will explore how to make their own earrings with a hammered texture. 

This workshop is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 3 p.m. and will be located outdoors. If this class is impacted by inclement weather, it will take place in the galleries and classroom. 

Aug. 10-14: Virtual Youth Classes 

Family Art Club (Ages 5-7 with adult partner) 
Class Capacity: 20 
Instructor: Regina Jankowski 
Cost: $15 members, $25 nonmembers

In this virtual class, discover suminagashi, a Japanese marbling technique used to create a vibrant and colorful work of art using water and ink. 

This virtual workshop is scheduled for the week of Aug. 10-14. All instructional video will be emailed to students on Monday, Aug. 10. This class does not include a virtual live session 

Comic Book Design (Ages 12-18) 
Class Capacity: 15 
Instructor: Imani Lateef 
Cost: $55 members, $65 nonmembers

Students in this virtual class will learn the basics of comic book storytelling, page building and character design. 

This virtual workshop is scheduled for the week of Aug. 10-14. All instructional videos will be emailed to students on Monday, Aug. 10. Students will be invited to virtually attend an optional, live session with the instructor on Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to noon.