MassMu’s January Do the Mu!—Cartooning with Character

Enjoy a free, family-friendly cartooning workshop during an in-person Do the Mu at the Massillon Museum on Saturday, January 7.  Stop by the Museum between 12:00 and 2:00 p.m. 
 
Instructor Douglas Laubacher will present powerful prompts to help participants conjure original ideas for cartoon characters. “Learn from a pro and have fun with others as you use an assortment of specially designed suggestions to spur your creativity while you draw cartoon characters from your own imagination,” said Stephanie Toole, MassMu’s education and outreach manager. 
 
Laubacher is a cartoonist and art educator from Northeast Ohio. His comic strip, Unbound, can be read in the Tuscarawas County Bargain Hunter. He teaches cartooning in art centers and libraries throughout the region. He is a member of the National Cartoonist Society. 
 
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, ArtsinStark, and the citizens of Massillon. This workshop is funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.
 
Guests on January 7 can view the Stark County Artists Exhibition; “Carry On”: A Century of SwingDays with Delsie; and Collection Snapshot: Faces of Massillon Business. The Paul Brown/Massillon Tiger Football History Timeline, the American Indian Gallery, the Massillon History Gallery, the Immel Circus, Innovators of Massillon, and the Albert E. Hise Fine and Decorative Arts Gallery are always on display.
 
MassMu 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 massillonmuseum.org.
 
 
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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