County Farm Museum to offer instruction in traditional arts

February 14, 1999

The Carroll County Farm Museum will offer traditional arts classes this month and next month.

Participants are to complete a project during class time. Students may bring a bag lunch. Registration and payment in advance are required.

Programs are:

Chisels and punches: Ken Zastrow will teach how to make and harden these tools according to their uses. Class is from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 27 and costs $100.

Chair caning with Carol Shook from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28. Cost is $40. Students should bring an old caned chair that needs redoing.

Blacksmithing, taught by Bob Morris. Class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2, 9, 16 and 23 and costs $100.

Students must consult with the instructor before the first class. They will design and complete a project of their choice.

Woodcarving: Jim Calder will teach four techniques from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Classes are $40 each.

Students will learn how to carve a design in wood and leave the bark intact March 2. On March 9, Ozark Mountain carving will be demonstrated. Students will create a wood wizard March 16. The final class is on March 23.

Rush chair caning: Phil Bankard will teach students how to cane a chair using rush. Bring a chair. Class will be from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 2, 9 and 16 and costs $40.

A seminar on tree care will be given from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 9 with Brian Rhoten from Bartlett Tree Co. He will show slides and discuss tree diseases and other problems. The program is free, but registration is required.

Knife making: Al Carnahan will teach the class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 13. Cost is $100. Students will learn what metals to use and will forge and temper a knife.

Basketmaking with Carolyn Freitag. Class is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 16 or March 23 and costs $25.

Students will make a traditional bread basket on March 16 and a mini bean pot basket with embellishments March 23.

Open hearth cooking with Brenda Barber will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 23 and cost $35. Participants will learn the methods and recipes used in the Civil War era.

The Farm Museum is at 500 S. Center St.

Information: 410- 848-7775.

Pub Date: 2/14/99

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