Do the Mu

2021 Do the Mu Activities

UPCOMING DO THE MU:

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

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.

*Please note that masks are required for class, workshop, open studio, and program attendees aged three and older.*

 

 


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.

 

 


Previous 2020 Do the Mu Activities

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 in the coming days.

What you'll need:

- Toilet paper roll, paper towel roll, or other cardboard tube
- Brown construction paper or felt and two other colors of construction paper or felt
- Markers, glue, and scissors

- Optional: gingerbread person cookie cutter; googly eyes; puffy paint

 

 
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