An open-air, hands-on exploration of several historical art techniques highlights the August 25 Saugatuck-Douglas History Center's Back-In-Time Garden” behind the Old School House, 130 Center Street, Douglas. The one-hour program begins when the school bell rings at 11 a.m. Public attendance is invited and admission is free. Respecting COVID safety protocols, seating will be
socially distanced and limited to 20 guests. To aid program setup, guests are asked to preregister
online at tinyurl.com/SDHC-TT-8-25 as early as possible. Questions regarding online registration may
be e-mailed to email@example.com.
Attendees will be required to bring and wear masks when entering and leaving the area and during
direct interactions with participants and presenters (masks may be taken off while guests are seated
Maryjo Lemanski, artist and former owner of Water Street Gallery in Douglas, will present “Back In The
Old Days: Historical Art Techniques”, explaining and demonstrating how early Michigan artists made
creative use of photography, quill pen and ink drawing, letterpress printing, tea bag painting and
rubbings. She then will guide participants who want to try the techniques discussed, at four separated
stations equipped with the appropriate materials. No prior art training or experience is required.
“When I view art work completed in the early 1900s,” Lemanski says, “I am amazed at the level of skill
and high quality of work that was created. These early Michigan artists were challenged with the few
materials available. Their ingenuity and perseverance as well as their artistic talents are still admired
by artists today.”
This Talk is sponsored by SDHC members Bill and Nancy Woods. For more information about the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center, its Museum in Saugatuck and Old School House in Douglas, or its activities planned for the months ahead, visit www.MySDHistory.org.
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