About the A&H
The Art & History Museums – Maitland is home to five museums that foster an appreciation for art and history through immersive experiences, including exhibitions, events, artist residencies and education programs.
The A&H’s Maitland Art Center campus was founded as an artist colony in 1937 by visionary American artist and architect, Jules André Smith, and is the only National Historic Landmark in the four-county area of Central Florida. The Landmark status was awarded due to the Mayan Revival architecture — including 200+ murals & sculptures throughout the campus — and significance as a retreat for notable American artists.
Our five museums include: Maitland Art Center, Maitland Historical Museum and Telephone Museum on our main campus, and the Waterhouse Residence Museum and Carpentry Shop Museum on our Lake Lily campus.
The A&H’s educational opportunities for schools include:
1. Student visits to the main campus museums, along with activities related to what they learn at these museums.
2. Outreach visits to schools, where A&H education staff teaches printmaking history and students are guided to make their own prints.
About the museums:
The A&H’s Maitland Art Center galleries offer a more immersive experience than a static museum, and encourages visitors to take a closer look at the artists and the artistic process. Exhibitions change 3-4 times per year, and features works by André Smith, other notable resident artists from his time, as well as contemporary American artists examining a range of modern issues.
The Telephone Museum collection includes equipment and archives representing the story of the Galloway family who started telephone service in this area, and the Winter Park Telephone Company of 1913-1979. The collection, one of the most extensive in the Southeast, includes a working switching station, military field equipment, and much more.
The A&H’s Maitland Historical Museum examines the history of Maitland’s founding families, featuring archival photographs, artifacts and documents that exhibit their stories as they relate to the economic, technological and social aspects of the American experience. The Museum also examines the broader history of Central Florida along with Maitland and surrounding towns.
231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, FL 32751
407.539.2181 x 266
This program is designed for one class period, so that students can participate fully and complete a project to take home. We provide special equipment, materials and tools.
Students learn examples of well-known printmakers of the past and gain opportunities to create their own piece of artwork using a relief printing technique.
What is Printmaking?
Artists have used printmaking to create some of their most profound and compelling works of art, but the basic printmaking techniques remain unfamiliar to most people. A print is a work of art made up of ink on paper and can be easily reproduced. It is created not by drawing directly on paper, but through an indirect transfer process. The artist begins by creating a composition on another surface and the transfer occurs when a sheet of paper, or other absorbent surface, is placed in contact with this surface with pressure, typically of a printing press. Each transfer is considered an original artwork.
407-539-2181 ext. 266
Monday through Fridays
Access to water necessary.
All Central Florida schools
$10 per person