Farm Museum's arts program April 23-26

April 08, 2001

Carroll County Farm Museum will hold its Traditional Arts Week, featuring classes in arts that were prominent during the late 1800s, for adults April 23 to 26.

Participants will learn a craft and make one or more items to take home. Registration with payment is required by calling the Farm Museum at 410-848-7775. Participants may bring a bag lunch.

Classes are:

Blacksmithing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 23 to 26, for beginners and those wishing to refresh their skills. The cost is $200.

Beginner Tinsmithing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 to 26. Students will learn the basics of tinsmithing and make several items. The cost is $200.

Advanced Tinsmithing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23 to 26. Basic tinsmithing skills are required to take this class. The cost is $200.

Pottery from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 23, 24 and 26. Students will build traditional red ware plates using the drape method and make creations using slipware and schaffio based on traditional designs. The cost is $150.

18th Century American Painted Tinware, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23 and 24. Students will decorate and paint a piece of tin. The cost is $65.

Calligraphy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 23. Students will learn the history of letter forms and how to create styles of lettering and pens. The cost is $25 ($10 for return students).

Broommaking from 9 a.m. to noon April 23. Students will make brooms. The cost is $20.

Soap-making from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 24. Students will learn the basics of soap-making and aromas and cosmetic effects. The cost is $25.

Spiral Weave Bean Pot Basketmaking from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 25. Students will weave bean pot-shaped basket and learn spiral weave embellishment. The cost is $35.

Quilting from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25. Students will do "white on white" quilting with a feather wreath design. The cost is $35.

Candlemaking from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. Students will hand-dip candles. The cost is $20.

Draft Horse Driving from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25. Students will learn the proper technique of harnessing and driving a Percheron draft horse with a cart or wagon. The cost is $35.

Shaker Boxes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 25 and 26. Students will make traditional Shaker boxes of cherry, putting them together with copper nails and hand carving the "fingers" and bending the boxes using hot water. The cost is $135.

Open Hearth Cooking from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. Students will prepare Colonial recipes. The cost is $35.

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardens from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26. A slide program will give instructions for designs using landscape ties. Students will learn to create natural fertilizer with a compost pile and trenches. Students should bring dimensions, designs and plot plans for their gardens. The cost is $15.

Fly Fishing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 26. Beginners will to learn the basics of tying flies. Weather permitting, techniques of fly fishing will be demonstrated at the pond. The cost is $15.

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