Workshops

Art of the Forge: A Blacksmith Workshop

Art of the Forge: A Blacksmith Workshop

$150.00
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Saturday, June 8 - Sunday, June 9, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PMSaturday, June 15 - Sunday, June 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Instructor: David DufficyWorkshop Fee:$150.00 per person (Minimum age to participate is 18 years old)Includes materials, supplies and instruction.Class Size: Each Class Limited to 6 participantsDescription: Nineteenth century blacksmiths were crucial. Their trade varied from keeping doors on hinges and wagons in proper working order to making weapons for the town's US Armory for national defense. Learn this historic trade from Professional Blacksmith David Dufficy and echo the clang of the hammer on hot iron - just as they did 150 years ago!
WORKSHOP Common Threads: Learn The Art of Tape Loom Weaving

Common Threads: Learn The Art of Tape Loom Weaving

$50.00
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Saturday, April 20, 2024  | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Lyceum, John Brown ExhibitWorkshop Fee: $50.00 | This workshop fee covers instruction and supplies. Please bring your own scissors, a tape measure, and a narrow yarn or carpet needle.Class Size: Limited to TEN (10) ParticipantsDescription: What is a tape, or band, loom? How do they fit into the 'fabric' of American history? This class will offer an informal and fun introduction to tape loom weaving. We will begin by discussing what a tape loom is and what role they played in 18th and 19th century families and communities. Workshop participants will get hands-on instruction on the basic techniques of how to weave on a tape loom. Different styles of tape looms will be on hand for display and instructor demonstration. Attendees are welcome to bring their own tape loom, however there will be practice looms available for attendee use during the workshop period. Expect to leave with a sample of your own weaving!
While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads Workshop

While Visions of Sugar Plums Danced in Their Heads Workshop

$25.00
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Saturday, December 7, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Sunday, December 8, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Saturday, December 14, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, December 15, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. OR 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Instructor: Carol AndersonWorkshop Fee: $25.00 per person (Children under 6 years old may attend for free with a registered adult)Covers supplies for candy recipes and instruction from a foodways expert. Class Size: Each Class Limited to 4 participantsDescription: A Victorian candy-making workshop. Learn the art and mystery of the confectioner’s yuletide trade of making treats. Explore the world of sugar work and make clear toy candy with Historic Foodways Expert, Carol Anderson.