Massillon Museum to Offer “Artist for a Day” Class



The Massillon Museum will offer a three-week Painting: Artist for a Day class for students ages 10 through 15 on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to noon, September 16, 23, and 30. Registration is required by September 10.


Students will learn about famous artists and their painting styles while making art to take home.


Instructor Gary Spangler holds bachelor’s degrees in visual art: fibers and art education: K through 12 from Kent State University and a master’s degree in education from The University of Akron. He has taught art at Massillon City Schools, The University of Akron, Malone University, and the Massillon Museum. His teaching spans all ages and innumerable art forms including handcrafted books, photography, fibers, jewelry, enameling, origami, and ceramics.


The class fee—$50 ($45 per Museum member)—includes all materials, tools, and instruction. Massillon Museum classes are open to the public. Students may register by phone, by mail, or in person using cash (exact change), checks, or credit cards. The Massillon Museum, as a Blue Star Museum, offers a 10% discount on classes for active military personnel and their families. For a detailed class schedule, call the Massillon Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit


The Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark.


The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  Free parking is available on adjacent streets and in the nearby city lots and parking deck.