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2022 Do the Mu Activities

UPCOMING DO THE MU:

June 4, 2022: Marbled Stationary with Kat Francis from 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, June 4, 2022, led by Kat Francis! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and create colorful marbled stationary using shaving cream. All supplies will be provided. This activity is accessible and fun for all ages!

Kat Francis, a graduate of Columbus College of Art, MFA, and The Ohio State University, BFA, is a contemporary mixed media artist from the Midwest. In her work, she illustrates American history and daily life. Moving frequently and learning to adapt to new places, she has a deep appreciation for unique surroundings and storytelling. She observes and creates playful and honest reflections on modern life.

*Please note that masks are optional for class, workshop, open studio, and program attendees.*

 

 

 

 


 

Previous 2022 Do the Mu Activities

January 8, 2022: New Year Hats with Diane Boslett

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, January 8, 2022! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and decorate a fancy hat to celebrate the new year, including some resolutions to improve your life. All supplies will be provided. Masks are required for all participants age three and older.

Diane Boslett is a licensed visual arts teacher with a bachelor of arts degree from Ashland College and a master of education in integrated arts from the University of Rio Grande. A member of the Ohio Art Education Association, she teaches private lessons and workshops at Massillon Museum and Massillon Public Library, and she works as an activities assistant at the Canton Christian Home. 

 

 


February 5 Do the Mu: Beginner Embroidery with Sam Lilenfield from 12:00 to 2:00pm at MassMu!

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, February 5, 2022! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and join Sam Lilenfield for a beginner friendly embroidery project where you will be given step-by-step instructions on how to finish your own project. Sam will walk you through making your first stitches, adding texture, and finishing off your piece. All supplies will be provided. 

Sam Lilenfield is a fiber and illustration artist from Canton, OH. Her contemporary embroidery work is centered around vibrant color palettes and layers of texture.

 

 


March 5, 2022, Do the Mu: Introduction to Zentangle-Inspired Art with Sue Scheetz, 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, March 5, 2022! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and join Sue Scheetz for an introduction to Zentangle-inspired art. Participants will be introduced to several basic tangle patterns and use them to create a unique work of art.

Susan Scheetz is a retired educator who taught 35 years at Fairless Local Schools, the last 22 in fourth grade. She attended a Zentangle® workshop in 2012 to learn a new skill to share with her students. She received her bachelor’s and master's degrees from Kent State University. 

Zentangle® is a form of drawing developed by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. It takes doodling to a new level, resulting in intricate patterns that create beautiful works of art. Engaging in this process has been shown to provide cognitive benefits and also calms the mind.


April 2, Do the Mu: Designing Your Own Cartoon Characters with Pareidolia with Doug Laubacher

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, April 2, 2022! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and join Doug Laubacher for a workshop in designing your own cartoon characters with pareidolia. 

Take inspiration from the world around you! Learn to draw fun and interesting cartoon characters by observing everyday objects. Use the power of your own brain and harness the phenomena of pareidolia to create your very own original cartoon characters! All ages are welcome. All materials will be provided, but people are encouraged to bring their favorite sketchbook and supplies.

Instructor Douglas Laubacher is a Northeast Ohio cartoonist and art educator.  A National Cartoonist Society member, his comic strip, Unbound, can be read in various weekly Bargain Hunter newspapers as well as in the Wooster Weekly News. When Laubacher isn’t drawing, he can be found traversing the land, teaching cartooning in art centers and libraries throughout the region.  He teaches regularly at the Canton Museum of Art, The Tuscarawas County Art Center, and the Beck Center for the Arts.


May 7, Do the Mu: Abstract Painting Using Recycled Stamp Art with Erika Reynolds

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, May 7, 2022! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and create colorful stamped artwork using found objects from around the house to make abstract art acrylic paintings. All supplies will be provided. Premade stamps created by artist Erika Reynolds will be available for guests to try, and attendees will receive a worksheet listing objects they can find at home to make their own unique stamps following this workshop.

Erika Katherine is a local Canton multi-media visual artist. Inspired by her love for fantasy, dark art, and surrealism, Erika has created a whimsical aesthetic in her work—featuring the cute, the creepy, and the strange. In her creative process, she starts with a colorful illustration that is later transformed into a 3D piece of art. She creates character sculptures and surreal worlds from found objects that were once considered trash, polymer/paper clays, and epoxy resin. Other mediums she has experience with include acrylic paints, watercolor, colored pencils, and body and face paint. She has created mural art, digital designs, photography, interior designs, and set designs.

Erika graduated in 2014 with an associate's degree in applied sciences and graphic design. In 2016, she landed a studio spot at The Hub Art Factory and has been there ever since. In her first years at the Hub, Erika explored a variety of mixed mediums. Eventually, this led her to her true passion—sculpture. Erika hasn’t stopped sculpting ever since she boldly reawakened her zeal for sculpting that was ever-present during her childhood.

 

 

 

 

       

 

Previous 2021 Do the Mu Activities

January 2 Do the Mu: Pinhole Cameras with Aja Joi Grant

Aja Joi is a photographer working in Cleveland, highlighting some integral pieces and parts of life's journey on earth as a black woman. She studied Psychology and Art at CSU as well as photography and printmaking at CIA. Aja is currently teaching art and photography at the Cleveland Print Room and making work in her studio on Waterloo in Cleveland, Ohio. Join Aja for a pinhole camera Do the Mu!

Supply List:

  • 16 oz can (a larger can is fine, too—wide canned pineapple cans are ideal) 
  • Drill (to be used with adult supervision)
  • 3/8" drill bit
  • Small wooden block (to put inside the can to brace it for drilling) 
  • Matte black spray paint 
  • 2"x1.5" piece of aluminum foil (can be from a can for more sturdiness, or layered foil sheet)
  • Sewing needle 
  • Sandpaper 
  • Electric tape or black duct tape 
  • Scissors 
  • 120 film roll (for exposing)—This will not be part of the video because it needs to be loaded in complete darkness. 120 film rolls will be available for purchase at MassMu. Please inquire at the front desk or call 330-833-4061.

Develop your film locally:

Van's Camera
4920 Whipple Ave NW
Canton, Ohio, 44718
(330) 493-3534
vanscamera@neo.rr.com
http://vanscamera.com/film-developing.html
Van's Camera on Facebook

Dodd Camera, several Northeast Ohio locations
(216) 361-6800
britneys@doddcamera.com
http://www.doddcamera.com
Dodd Camera on Facebook

How a Pinhole Camera Works

Kids National Geographic basics of pinhole camera.


 

February 6 Do the Mu: Iris Paper Folding Hearts with Michele Waalkes

Learn how to create iris paper folded hearts during February's Do the Mu and "Share the Love"! These dimensional hearts are easy to make and can be made into a card or framed. Join instructor Michele Waalkes for this all-ages art activity, which will be shared on the Massillon Museum's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages on Saturday, February 6, at noon.

What You'll Need:

-Scissors
-Ruler
-Pencil
-Masking tape
-One printed copy of pattern (printed copies will also be available at the MassMu front desk the week prior to this Do the Mu)
-One sheet of heavy paper (cardstock works well) to create a 4” x 6” card or paper sized to fit into a desired frame
-Three different colors of paper, or all the same color for a monochromatic heart (can be grocery bags, copy paper, book pages, or old scrapbook papers, whatever you have on hand!)

 


 

March 6 Do the Mu: Simple Embroidery with Sam Lilenfield

Join Canton-based artist and instructor Sam Lilenfield as she takes you through a simple embroidery project! This video will be shared at noon on Saturday, March 6, to MassMu's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages.

What You'll Need:

-Fabric (like cotton, muslin, or linen)
-6+ skeins of embroidery thread
-5-inch embroidery hoop
-Embroidery needle
-Fabric or tacky glue
-Pen or pencil
-Scissors
-One printed copy of pattern (copies will also available at the MassMu front desk in the week prior to this Do the Mu)

 

 


 

April 3 Do the Mu: Greek Drama Masks with Brayden Frascone

Join local actor and director Brayden Frascone as you create your own Greek drama mask during Do the Mu on Saturday, April 3! This Do the Mu is held in conjunction with the 2021 NEA Big Read in Massillon. The video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and this page at noon on April 3.

What You'll Need:

-Paper plates or cardboard
-Markers, crayons, or colored pencils
-Dowel rods or craft sticks
-Glue or tape
-Scissors

 

 


May 1 Do the Mu: Mini Amphoras with Kat Francis

Learn how to create your own miniature amphora (or Greek jar) during Do the Mu on Saturday, May 1! These amphoras will make great Mother's Day gifts. This Do the Mu is held in conjunction with the 2021 NEA Big Read in Massillon. The video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and this page at noon on May 1.

What You'll Need:

-A mason, baby food, or other small jar
-Two small packs of terra cotta-colored Sculpey
-Black paint markers


 

June 5 Do the Mu: Colorful Portraits with Diane Boslett

Join Stark County artist and instructor Diane Boslett as she guides you through a colorful portrait activity! This Do the Mu is held in connection with A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony Eterovich (1916-2011), on view in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery from June 12 through September 26, 2021. This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and this page at noon on June 5.

What You'll Need:

-Paper
-Pencil
-Coloring utensils

The video is now available on YouTube.

 


July 3 Do the Mu: Wind Chimes with Kat Francis

Learn how to create your own wind chimes for summer with instructor Kat Francis! This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and this page at noon on July 3.

Supplies: Different size hoops (embroidery/jar lids/etc.), contact paper, flowers or plants, markers, yarn, scissors, and tape. Additional optional supplies include beads, shells, bells, or other trinkets.

The video is now available on YouTube.

 


August 7 Do the Mu: Mini Comics and Zines with Douglas Laubacher

Join cartoonist Douglas Laubacher as he walks you through the ins and outs of creating your very own mini comic. Draw, fold and cut your way to making a comic of your very own. Then, photocopy it and share your creation with family and friends! This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on August 7.

Supplies: Pencils, paper (regular photocopy paper), coloring utensils, scissors, and a photocopy machine (optional)

The video is now available on YouTube.


September 4 Do the Mu: Drawing the Human Body for Kids with Alex Strader

 

"How do I draw a body? It’s way too hard!" Not so fast! It may be easier than you think. Discover the basics of drawing the human figure (and a few fun approaches as well) with artist and educator Alex Strader and you will be drawing full bodies in no time. Whether sketching a family portrait or your own original character, you’ll be impressing friends with your new skill set! This Do the Mu video will be shared to MassMu's Facebook, YouTube, and website at noon on September 4.

Supplies: Pencils, pens, marker, tape, paper (regular photocopy paper), coloring utensils, blue pencil (if available)

The video is now available on YouTube.



October 2 Do the Mu: Felting with Stephen Tornero, 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly felting activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, October 2! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and enjoy learning about felting. All supplies will be provided.

Participants will turn fleece into colorful sheets of handmade felt! Using just soap, water, and friction the fleece will combine into a durable and artistic fiber piece that has many uses from functional to decorative.  

Stephen Tornero is an artist and educator and lives in Canton, Ohio.  His journey in textiles began in 2011 when he took a weaving class at Kent State University as part of his Masters in Art Education.  Since then, weaving and textiles have been central to his artistic practice, which focuses on the intersection of color, structure and pattern.

 

 


November 6 Do the Mu: Fall Painting with Erika Reynolds, 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly painting activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, November 6! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm. All supplies will be provided. Attendees will work with acrylic paints and apples, celery, mushrooms, okra, radish, potato, broccoli, and squash to create an owl in an apple tree, or a fall-inspired scene of their choosing, with instructor Erika Katherine! Guests are encouraged to wear clothing they don't mind getting a little messy for this activity.

Erika Katherine is a local Canton multi-media visual artist. Inspired by her love for fantasy, dark art, and surrealism, Erika has created a whimsical aesthetic in her work—featuring the cute, the creepy, and the strange. In her creative process, she starts with a colorful illustration that is later transformed into a 3D piece of art. She creates character sculptures and surreal worlds from found objects that were once considered trash, polymer/paper clays, and epoxy resin. Other mediums she has experience with include acrylic paints, watercolor, colored pencils, and body and face paint. She has created mural art, digital designs, photography, interior designs, and set designs. 

Erika graduated in 2014 with an associate's degree in applied sciences and graphic design. In 2016, she landed a studio spot at The Hub Art Factory and has been there ever since. In her first couple of years at the Hub, Erika explored a variety of mixed mediums. Eventually, this led her to her true passion—sculpture. Erika hasn’t stopped sculpting ever since she boldly reawakened her zeal for sculpting that was ever-present during her childhood.

 

 


December 4 Do the Mu: Paper Snowflakes with Diane Belfiglio from 12:00 to 2:00pm at MassMu!

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, December 4! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm to make a large hanging paper snowflake with instructor Diane Belfiglio. Attendees will work with paper bags, glitter glue, and other supplies. All supplies will be provided. Please note that masks are required for all attendees age three and older.

Belfiglio earned her BFA in drawing, painting, and graphics from the Ohio State University in 1978 and her MFA in painting from Syracuse University in 1980. She has received numerous professional awards and grants and exhibited in more than 225 group and solo shows regionally, nationally, and internationally. Her artwork is included in the permanent collections of art museums; corporate, hospital, library, and university art collections; and private collections—including that of singer Patti LaBelle. In 2018, she was the Featured Spotlight Artist at the Governor’s Residence in Columbus, selected by the Office of the First Lady of Ohio.

Belfiglio teaches at Walsh University in North Canton, where she has also designed and directed large-scale community art projects on campus and with community partners. She has received two outstanding faculty awards: 2018 for scholarship and 2021 for teaching. In 2021, she was named Advisor of the Year for her service to Art Club, which was selected as the 2021 Student Organization of the Year.

 

 

 

 
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