Cultural Enrichment at the Butler

As a cultural icon, the Butler possesses one of America’s truly great collections of art from the Colonial Period to today. Its collection inspires scholarship and a general pride in America’s visual arts heritage. The Butler’s overall programming further serves to enrich cultural life locally and throughout Ohio and the nation.

Butler Programs

02 June 2024

Sensory SundayRepeating Event

The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502

06 June 2024

Stroller ArtRepeating Event

The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave, Youngstown, OH 44502

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Calendar

May 2024

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Introduction to Photography & Composition 1 Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participants will be introduced to photographic compositions and ways to achieve them with a camera or cell phone. Dress for both the indoors and outdoors as we will walk around to take photographs.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); ca , ...
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Youth Simply Drawing (Homeschool) Class
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Students will learn the basics of drawing.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Stroller Art
10:00 am - 11:00 am
First Thursday of every month (excluding December)function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } FREE Join us for an interactive gallery tour followed by an art activity!  For infants up to 24 mon , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals (Homeschool) Class
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, different shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Ages 11-15 yearsfunction calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Color on Copper Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this class, you will use your creativity to create colorful images with colored pencil on copper shapes. The result will be beautiful metal jewelry that will compliment any style.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttrib , ...
Colored Pencil Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Explore the world of colored pencil drawing. Students will learn the use of colored pencils techniques including form, line, gradation of color, and shading to create vibrant and colorful pieces of artwork. The subject matter is of their own choosing. Bring at least five 8″x10″ photo references of subject m , ...
Photography & Composition 2 Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participants will use the knowledge learned in the previous Photography and Composition class.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Beginning Portrait Painting Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
In this class we will take a look at portrait painting from a photographic source. The course is aimed at beginner and intermediate artists with a goal of providing some of the basics on how to approach painting a portrait. Any painting medium you have experience with can be used– oil, acrylic paint, or pastels a , ...
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Sensory Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Experience the Butler in a quieter and less crowded setting – those on the autism spectrum, as well as other conditions, can now experience art in a friendly and welcoming environment without crowds, bright lights, or overstimulation. The Butler will open 1 hour prior to typical hours, and will provide options for indi , ...
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Introduction to Photoshop Class
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants learn the basics of Photoshop, how to use and navigate the menu bar, the tools bar, and the layers of panels. Original photographic works of art will be created. Participants must supply their own laptop and Photoshop software. Both Windows and Mac will be covered.function calendar() { let cal , ...
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Film on Art: Spring 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Each Tuesday at noon in the Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. The Film on Art series is presented free of charge. Learn more about the world of art and artists through this wonderful program. Each film usually is at least an hour to an hour and a half long.function calendar() { , ...
Youth Basic Ceramics Class
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Learn basic pinch, coil and slab methods of building with self -hardening clay. Ceramic pieces will be painted upon completion.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Introduction to Photography & Composition 1 Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participants will be introduced to photographic compositions and ways to achieve them with a camera or cell phone. Dress for both the indoors and outdoors as we will walk around to take photographs.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); ca , ...
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Youth Simply Drawing (Homeschool) Class
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Students will learn the basics of drawing.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Young Friends Adventure
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Second Thursday of every month (excluding December)function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } FREE Join us for an interactive gallery tour with illustrated books followed by an art activity! F , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals (Homeschool) Class
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, different shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Ages 11-15 yearsfunction calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Color on Copper Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this class, you will use your creativity to create colorful images with colored pencil on copper shapes. The result will be beautiful metal jewelry that will compliment any style.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttrib , ...
Colored Pencil Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Explore the world of colored pencil drawing. Students will learn the use of colored pencils techniques including form, line, gradation of color, and shading to create vibrant and colorful pieces of artwork. The subject matter is of their own choosing. Bring at least five 8″x10″ photo references of subject m , ...
Photography & Composition 2 Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participants will use the knowledge learned in the previous Photography and Composition class.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Beginning Portrait Painting Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
In this class we will take a look at portrait painting from a photographic source. The course is aimed at beginner and intermediate artists with a goal of providing some of the basics on how to approach painting a portrait. Any painting medium you have experience with can be used– oil, acrylic paint, or pastels a , ...
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Introduction to Photoshop Class
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Participants learn the basics of Photoshop, how to use and navigate the menu bar, the tools bar, and the layers of panels. Original photographic works of art will be created. Participants must supply their own laptop and Photoshop software. Both Windows and Mac will be covered.function calendar() { let cal , ...
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Film on Art: Spring 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Each Tuesday at noon in the Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. The Film on Art series is presented free of charge. Learn more about the world of art and artists through this wonderful program. Each film usually is at least an hour to an hour and a half long.function calendar() { , ...
Youth Basic Ceramics Class
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Learn basic pinch, coil and slab methods of building with self -hardening clay. Ceramic pieces will be painted upon completion.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Introduction to Photography & Composition 1 Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participants will be introduced to photographic compositions and ways to achieve them with a camera or cell phone. Dress for both the indoors and outdoors as we will walk around to take photographs.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); ca , ...
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Youth Simply Drawing (Homeschool) Class
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Students will learn the basics of drawing.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Senior Art And Learn
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Third Thursday of every month (excluding December) FREE For adults 55+ who are interested in learning more about the art in our museum. Seniors will be led on a docent-guided tour of a featured exhibition that encourages “slow looking” and engagement. Seating available. The program ends with a light breakfast at the mu , ...
Youth Drawing Fundamentals (Homeschool) Class
10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Students will learn the basics of drawing, different shading techniques, and ways to create shapes into forms – Ages 11-15 yearsfunction calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
Color on Copper Jewelry Class
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
In this class, you will use your creativity to create colorful images with colored pencil on copper shapes. The result will be beautiful metal jewelry that will compliment any style.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttrib , ...
Colored Pencil Drawing Class
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Explore the world of colored pencil drawing. Students will learn the use of colored pencils techniques including form, line, gradation of color, and shading to create vibrant and colorful pieces of artwork. The subject matter is of their own choosing. Bring at least five 8″x10″ photo references of subject m , ...
Photography & Composition 2 Class
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Participants will use the knowledge learned in the previous Photography and Composition class.function calendar() { let calendar = document.getElementsByClassName(".mec-calendar-header"); calendar.setAttribute('tabindex', '0'); } , ...
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Beginning Portrait Painting Class
9:00 am - 11:30 am
In this class we will take a look at portrait painting from a photographic source. The course is aimed at beginner and intermediate artists with a goal of providing some of the basics on how to approach painting a portrait. Any painting medium you have experience with can be used– oil, acrylic paint, or pastels a , ...
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Film on Art: Spring 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Each Tuesday at noon in the Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. The Film on Art series is presented free of charge. Learn more about the world of art and artists through this wonderful program. Each film usually is at least an hour to an hour and a half long.function calendar() { , ...
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Film on Art: Spring 2024
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Each Tuesday at noon in the Zona Auditorium located in the Butler’s Beecher Center. The Film on Art series is presented free of charge. Learn more about the world of art and artists through this wonderful program. Each film usually is at least an hour to an hour and a half long.function calendar() { , ...
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