Farm museum to hold traditional arts classes

How to make soap, baskets will be taught

May 13, 2001

The Carroll County Farm Museum will hold traditional arts classes next month and in July.

Available classes are:

Espalier: 9 a.m. to noon June 5, cost is $25. Participants will learn how to train fruit trees to grow flat along fences and walls.

Soap-making: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 5, cost is $25. Students will learn the basics of soap-making and learn the different aromas and cosmetic effects. Students should bring safety glasses, rubber gloves and an apron.

Tulip basket-making: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 5, cost is $45. Participants will create a finished basket with a tulip design.

Come to a luau: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 5, cost is $25. Participants should dress for a typical Hawaiian luau. Cooking and entertaining tips will be given.

Lovely lavender: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. June 19, cost is $25. Participants will learn about lavender and make a lavender wand, splash and potpourri.

Divided carrier basket-making: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 19, cost is $35. Participants will make a divided basket with multiple compartments.

Horn cup: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19, cost is $45. Students will learn the history and techniques of horn making and make a horn cup on a slow-turning lathe.

Melon cutting: 9:30 a.m. to noon July 18, cost is to be determined. Students will learn the techniques of cutting melons and make an "apple bird."

Stenciled floor cloth: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 18, cost is $45. Students will design in stencil a prepared, 2-foot-by-3-foot floor cloth. Bring a design if you wish.

For daylong classes, participants should bring lunch. Registration is required.

The farm museum is at 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Information: 410-848-7775.

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