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2022 Do the Mu Activities

UPCOMING DO THE MU:

September 3: Sculpt a Snail with Erika Reynolds from 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, September 3, led by local artist Erika Reynolds. Visit the Massillon Museum between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. to sculpt a snail out of air-dry clay, create its shell from found objects, and paint it to give your own unique twist! All supplies will be provided.

Reynolds is a local Canton multimedia visual artist. Inspired by her love for fantasy, dark art, and surrealism, Reynolds has created a whimsical aesthetic in her work—featuring the cute, the creepy, and the strange. Reynolds 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, Reynolds 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 2022 Do the Mu Activities

January 8: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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.

 

 

 

 

       

 


June 4: 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.

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.

 

 


July 2: Chimera Cartoon Drawing with Douglas Labaucher from 12:00 to 2:00pm

Enjoy a free, family-friendly activity during this in-person Do the Mu at MassMu on Saturday, July 2, 2022, led by Douglas Labaucher! Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and create fun and wacky animals of your own! All supplies will be provided. This activity is accessible and fun for all ages!

Douglas Laubacher is a cartoonist and art educator from Northeast Ohio. His comic strip, Unbound, can be read in the Tuscarawas County Bargain Hunter. When Doug isn’t drawing, he can be found traversing the land, teaching the mysterious craft of cartooning in art centers and libraries throughout the region. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society.

         

 

August 6: Flying Trapeze Artists 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, August 6, 2022, led by local artist Kat Francis! Drop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00pm and make your own flying trapeze artists inspired by the Immel Circus. All supplies will be provided. These paper dolls with be kinetic and move on their own straw swings. 

Kat Francis, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design with a master of fine arts and the Ohio State University with a bachelor of fine arts, 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.

             

 

 

 

 
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