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Do the Mu

April 4 Do the Mu: Pointillism with Stephanie Toole

Join Education and Outreach Manager Stephanie Toole as you learn how to create your own pointillist piece. This Do the Mu is available for free on MassMu's Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

What You'll Need:
- Paper of whatever size and thickness on which you would like to work
- Markers, colored pencils, paint, or whatever supplies you have at home
- Q-tips or paintbrushes if you will be using paint

*Note: The paper quilting Do the Mu activity with Barbara Grosvenor originally scheduled for April 4 will take place as part of the NEA Big Read kickoff. Please visit the NEA Big Read page for updates. 

 

May 2 Do the Mu: Family Trees with Gary Spangler

Create your own decorative family tree as part of the 2020 NEA Big Read.

Enjoy this online Do the Mu! Gary's instructions for how to complete your own family tree, family portrait, or self portrait can be found here.

    

 

June 6 Do the Mu: Paper Dolls with Kat Francis

Make your very own paper doll in conjunction with Cut Up/Cut Out in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery!

An instructional video is available here featuring artist Kat Francis. Kits including instructions, a doll template, and brass fasteners are available for pickup from the Museum. Please call 330-833-4061 x104 to schedule pickup. Guests will need to provide their own scissors and coloring utensils!

Paper Doll Templates for Download: Boy Doll and Girl Doll

 

July 11 Do the Mu: Paper Fish Ponds with Gary Spangler

Create an imaginative fish pond in connection with Cut Up/Cut Out in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery!

Click here for Gary's instructions for how to create a paper fish pond. You can also learn how to make an origami fish and an origami talking fish.

What You'll Need:

- Construction paper
- Copy paper
- Coloring utensils
- Scissors
- Glue

  

 

August 1 Do the Mu: Pop-Up Cards with Diane Boslett

Make pop-up cards in conjunction with Cut Up/Cut Out in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery!

Watch this Do the Mu by clicking on the video below!

What You'll Need:

- Paper
- Coloring utensils
- Scissors
- Glue

 

September 5 Do the Mu: Three-Panel Comic Strips with Alex Strader

What type of pens and inks do professional comic artists use? Is there a specific type of paper? Why a blue pencil? Work alongside Northeast Ohio artist Alex Strader to create a short, three-panel comic strip based on an event in your life, with some traditional comic knowledge and trivia in between!

Watch this Do the Mu by clicking on the video below!

What you'll need:

- Paper
- Coloring utensils
- Eraser
- Ruler

 

October 3 Do the Mu: Jack-o'-Lanterns with Douglas Laubacher

Join cartoonist and educator Douglas Laubacher as he walks you through a Halloween-inspired art project during Do the Mu on Saturday, October 3! Use the power of contour lines to turn anything into a jack-o'-lantern. This all-ages, cartooning-inspired activity is sure to get you in the autumn spirit. Grab your pencil and paper and follow along! Click below to watch the video!

What you'll need:
- Paper
- Pencil

 

November 7 Do the Mu: Construction Paper Turkeys with Dawn Rohrer

Instructor Dawn Rohrer will guide you through a construction paper project where you will create your own turkey! Click below to watch the video.

What you'll need:

- Construction paper
- Coloring utensils
- Glue, tape, or a stapler
- Googly eyes

 

December 5 Do the Mu: Gingerbread-Themed Activity with Dawn Rohrer

Join instructor Dawn Rohrer as she takes you through a gingerbread-themed art activity! This Do the Mu will be shared to MassMu's website, Facebook, and YouTube pages at noon on Saturday, December 5.

What you'll need:

- Empty toilet paper roll
- Brown construction paper + two other colors of construction paper
- Black marker
- Glue

- Optional: gingerbread person cookie cutter; buttons

 

 

 
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