Description: A fascinating program that conjures up knights in armor, grand ladies, dragons…and more, the Center is an outreach to schools and the community with lessons in historical art. It is a fundraiser to augment the general fund of the church, and to support our community outreach programs. Each year, mid-October to mid-November, the Brass Rubbing Medieval Arts Center resides in the Great Hall of Cassidy Castle at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Long Beach. The Center provides an atmosphere of medieval times where learning and making art flourish. The program describes the historic background and importance of monumental brasses as well as the colorful people they commemorate. We provide an interesting combination of history, folklore, and art, using one of the largest collections of monumental brass facsimiles in North America. During a visit, you may choose from more than 100 reproduction-engraved plates of brass to do a rubbing. A trained instructor will provide rag paper, metallic waxes, and instructions for you to create your rubbing masterpiece. Hangers are provided for the finished artwork. Picture frame matting is also available at a minimal cost.
For Groups: Hands-on workshops are offered for groups of 10 or more, Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00-3:00. The workshop includes a docent talk, instruction for brass rubbing, and all materials. The cost is $8 for each participant. Reservations are required for groups.
Tea in our Tea Room is available to groups at $16 per child, $26 per adult. Tea price includes docent talk, instruction and all materials. Reservations are required for Tea.
General Public: All materials provided. Price is $8-$15 depending on size of rubbing. Saturdays – 11:00 to 3:00 – no reservations needed Weekdays – by appointment, due to group scheduling – 562-439-9496
Tea Time: Three Tea dates are available to the public with no group minimum. Cost is $16 per child, $26 per adult. This includes a docent talk about medieval women, brass rubbing instruction and all materials. Reservations are required for Tea Saturday, October 19, Saturday October 26 at 11:30am, and Sunday, November 3 at 1:00
Address: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 525 E. 7th St. (enter on Atlantic Ave.) Long Beach, CA 90813
Parking: Parking is available in our lot just north of the church on Atlantic Ave.
Contact Us: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – reservations or questions Phone: Gail Mutke – 562-439-9496 – reservations or questions / Church – 562-436-4047