In an age of digital communication, it may be hard to imagine that manual printmaking was once considered “high tech.” At the Museum Center at Five Points’ Family Printmaking Workshop on Aug. 31, at 10 a.m., participants will step back in time to discover the cutting-edge communication style of yesteryear — the movable-type printing press.
The family-friendly event is a part of the Cleveland Works exhibit, sponsored by Bank of Cleveland. Admission to the workshop is $4 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.
Adults and children over the age of 5 will explore early newspaper typesetting methods as participants take a closer look at the linotype machine. Participants will make their own “type” which will be used to create a poster and a reusable stamp.
“Learning is more fun when it’s hands-on,” said Curator of Education Jennifer White. “This workshop is a great way to spend time together as a family, having fun and discovering our local history.”
“In the mid-1900s, many area industries began using movable type to develop their own marketing pieces, instead of relying on pieces created on their behalf by someone else,” said Curator of Collections Lisa Chastain. “These businesses essentially cut out the middle man and began advertising directly to consumers. Workshop participants will want to check out several of these early advertising posters we have on display in the Cleveland Works exhibit.”
To register for the workshop, call 339-5745, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited.
The Museum Center at Five Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through compelling exhibitions and dynamic educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsmen, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The museum is closed Sunday, Monday and on select holidays. Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and students, and free for children under 5. Members of the Museum receive free admission. Group rates are available and the museum’s facilities can be rented year-round for weddings and special events.
For more information call 339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.