Flying Trapeze Paper Dolls Workshop | Massillon Museum

Participants will enjoy a free, family-friendly Immel Circus-inspired workshop during the next in-person Do the Mu on Saturday, August 6, 2022. Anyone—toddlers to adults—may stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. when Kat Francis will teach participants how to make their own flying trapeze artists.

These paper dolls will be kinetic and able to move on their own straw swings.  All supplies will be provided.  A visit the Immel Circus gallery before the workshop may help generate ideas for the art project.

Kat Francis, a graduate of Columbus College of Art 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.

Do the Mu is a monthly drop-in, hands-on intergenerational outlet for creativity. The Massillon Museum receives operating support from the Ohio Arts Council and ArtsinStark. This project is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
In addition to seeing the Immel Circus, guests on August 6 can view Missing History of Massillon: Unheard African American Stories in the Aultman Health Foundation Gallery; Artist to Artist in the Fred F. Silk Community Room Gallery; Daric M. Gill: The Absolutes in Studio M; “Carry On”: A Century of Swing in the Paul Brown Museum; and Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business in the Photography Gallery. The Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline, the American Indian Gallery, the Massillon History Gallery, and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery are always on display.  A 1916 Massillon-manufactured Russell steam engine can be seen in the garden on the east side of the building.

The Massillon Museum is located at 121 Lincoln Way East (Ohio Route 172) in downtown Massillon.  It is now open during regular hours Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A visit is always free. For more information, call the Museum at 330-833-4061 or visit

Media Contacts:
Alexandra Nicholis Coon, Massillon Museum Executive Director – 330-833-4061 x111
Stephanie Toole, Massillon Museum Education and Outreach Manager – 330-833-4061 x104
Margy Vogt, Massillon Museum Public Relations Coordinator – 330-844-1525

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