Workshop to let Tempe residents find their roots

July 30, 2012 by  

On Saturday, August 11, a ‘Family Tree’ workshop will take place at the Tempe Center for the Arts (TCA) located at 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway in Tempe, arizona. This event runs from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

During this day, Michelle Dock, the TCA Co-ordinator, will guide children and their parent through a hands-on art project to create a family memory. This project includes a free Polaroid stick-on photo that will be taken inside the Gallery. While that project is taking place, Rolf Brown, Tempe Librarian, will work with adults to teach them how to do basic genealogy research on their family history. Adults will discover various methods to track down their descendants and a free demonstration, using internet ancestry resources, will be presented as well.

The TCA is one of the finest and most respected art centers in Arizona. There is plenty of parking available. The TCA is situated at the SW end of Tempe Town Lake on beautifully landscaped grounds that include 17 acres of art park. The building on the grounds houses a gallery and theater and is available for special occasion events, meetings, and banquets.

Poster printing and banner printing may have been used to advertise and promote this event to the family in this community and the surrounding areas, as genealogy is always a popular interest within local communities. Admission to this workshop is free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please visit the Tempe Center for the Arts’ website.