The Ann Arbor Art Center has been offering virtual programs and hands-on activities you can do from home this year, in lieu of the in-person art classes that would be offered in a more normal time. This month, the Art Center is offering a copper embossing kit, no prior experience required, with all materials needed included in the kit. Copper embossing is a very tactile form of visual art that involves using tools to imprint shapes and grooves in a sheet of copper. It’s a great opportunity to try out a less common visual art form and to have something engaging and creative to do while we’re unable to attend as many arts events in person.
U of M students can get a free kit with the current Passport to the Arts! You do need a physical copy of the Passport voucher to redeem the free kit. Due to COVID precautions, Passport vouchers are available in less locations on campus this fall, but you can find them at Info Desks in the Michigan Union, League or Pierpont Commons (I picked mine up in the Union)! Once you’ve gotten your voucher, head over to the Ann Arbor Art Center 10am-6pm Tuesday-Saturday to exchange your voucher for a kit and get embossing!