Museum of Creative Human Art x moCa present Inspiring Creativity: IN-PERSON WORKSHOP

May 15, 2021 / 1:00pm

Free. Registration required.

This program will take place offsite at: 

Toby's Plaza next to moCa Cleveland

For ages 6-17 years old

The Museum of Creative Human Art invites children of all ages to participate in a free, in-person course that will focus on drawing, painting, and inspiring creativity. Local artists Antwoine Washington and Michael Russell (the artists featured in Imagine Otherwise) will lead this workshop.

All art-making materials needed for the workshop will be provided to participants at no cost.

This session will be held outdoors on Toby’s Plaza, located at 11440 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106, next to moCa Cleveland.

Advance registration is required. Registration is limited and on a first come, first served basis.

Participants must wear a CDC-compliant mask and maintain six feet of distance from participants outside of their affinity group. Upon arrival, participants will go through an indoor health screening.

Please note: Participants must be present at least five minutes prior to the beginning of the workshop. At this time, any available slots will open up to additional attendees. Latecomers risk losing their spots.

For those living in Cuyahoga County who would prefer to participate in Inspiring Creativity from the comfort of home, a virtual workshop will take place on Tuesday, April 13 at 6PM. Details can be found here.

Meet the artists:

Michael C. Russell II

Michael C. Russell II began his professional career as a youth advisor and advocate with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, where he spent ten years mentoring young African American men. He is a two-time honoree in Who’s Who in Black Cleveland, a noted publication that recognizes and spotlights those who make significant contributions to the development of Cleveland. He was recognized as “Youth Leader of the Year” for two consecutive years for his work in advocacy and education. As co-founder of the Museum of Creative Human Art (MOCHA), Michael continues to expand upon his community enrichment work. At MOCHA, he inspires and engages others through his love for the arts, while operating in the creative space he uses to incubate ideas and strategies. Michael has a B.A. in Organizational Communication – Marketing and Management from Cleveland State University, where he is currently pursuing his master’s in non-profit leadership.


Antwoine Washington

Antwoine Washington, originally from Pontiac, MI, lives and works in Cleveland, OH. With his wife Carlise Washington, he has two children, Grayson and Luca. He earned his BA in Studio Art from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, LA. His studies of black history and art at Southern inspired Washington to continue the legacy of Harlem Renaissance artists such as Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, and Jacob Lawrence. Following a stroke he suffered in 2018, Washington found healing in his art. He has exhibited widely at the Cleveland Print Room, Worthington Yards, The Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Rooms to Let and Artist Archives of the Western Reserve. His public art commission with Land Studios includes his 154 years mural located in Cleveland Public Square. In 2020, Washington co-founded Museum of Creative Human Art, a non-profit organization centered on teaching art.