The Museum Center At 5ive Points Hosts Family Printmaking Workshop

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

At the Museum Center at 5ive Points’ Family Printmaking Workshop on Saturday, 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 five 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 jwhite@museumcenter.org. Space is limited. 

The Museum Center at 5ive Points tells the story of the Ocoee region through exhibitions and educational programming that promotes history, culture, and preservation. The Museum Store features arts, crafts, and books from select artists, craftsman, and authors from within a 200-mile radius. Hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.-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 five. 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 further information call 339-5745, or visit www.museumcenter.org.

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