Maritime Museum hosts children’s printmaking

MARQUETTE — Local kids got a chance to get creative while learning a little about the history of Lake Superior.

The Marquette Maritime Museum hosted a free pop–up art project called Life on the Lake: Shipwrecks of Superior. Kids from the Marquette area stopped by to create artworks of shipwrecks through printmaking. In collaboration with the Liberty Children’s Art Project, the event was designed to give kids a neat theme for their project.

“We had a brand–new exhibit on the inside on a shipwreck, so it seemed like that would be a theme that they would be interested in, and we thought we could get some very nice art out of it, like really cool scenes of underwater shipwrecks is kind of what we were thinking would be fun,” said Museum Director Hilary Billman

Kids started with a sketch of their shipwreck before rolling paint over it to create the print.