London Brass Rubbing Workshops
Maryville University is pleased to bring the London Brass Rubbing Workshops directly to St. Louis area schools. This medieval art and history program helps students bring history to life through a fun, hands-on activity.
In medieval England it was fashionable for people of wealth or importance to have brass plaques engraved in their memory. The portraits were secured to the walls and floors of local churches, and often served as tombstones. These memorials were made between 1280 and 1650 A.D., and their pictures accurately depict more than 350 years of England’s history.
The London Brass Rubbing Workshops provides more than 30 replica “brasses” for a unique classroom experience. Students learn about the history of the plaques and view a short DVD on how to make a brass rubbing. Next, everyone completes their own rubbing, choosing from a selection of knights, lords, ladies, kings and animals of the time period. All materials are supplied, including the special cotton rag paper and metallic beeswax crayons.
The cost is only $5.50 per person for instruction and materials (minimum of 30 students); groups over 60 have a reduced cost of $5.00 per person.
“I have worked with Chris and the London Brass Rubbing Workshops for the past 15 years. My students are always impressed at how well their rubbings turn out and enjoy the process. I like the knowledge of the time period and the culture that Chris provides along with the hands-on activity.”
Jan Cavender – Social Studies Teacher, Fort Zumwalt North Middle School, O’Fallon, MO
For more information call Chris Hollenbeck at 314-529-6854 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. A service of Maryville University.