Museum offering traditional arts classes

January 25, 2004

The Carroll County Farm Museum is offering traditional arts classes this winter.

Registration with payment is required in advance. Detailed brochures of classes are available from the museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster, 410-848-7775 or 410-876-2667.

The classes include:

Chair caning: from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 3, 4 and 5 (three-session class). The cost is $60. Students should take a refinished, ready-to-cane chair. The ideal chair for a beginner consists of 75 to 100 1/4 -inch holes.

Spinning: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7. The cost is $20. Wheels are available for the first two to register; other students must furnish their wheels.

Open-hearth cooking: from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7. The cost is $35.

Powder horn making: from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7. The cost is $45.

Rug hooking: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 (four-session class). The cost is $60, plus a material fee of $25 for hook, linen and binding.

Basket making: Students of all levels will make a medium tote from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 and Feb. 28. The cost is $35. Intermediate/advanced levels will make a more difficult double spiral cats head basket from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $50.

American folk art painting: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 to make a fraktur. The cost is $35. Fruit medley plaques will be made from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, March 16, 23 and 30 (three-session class). The cost is $55.

Tinsmithing: from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 7 and 21 and March 6. The cost is $45.

Wood carving: Flat carving hearts and flowers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 7. The cost is $65. Flat carving a cherub from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 14. Students will carve an 8-inch by 10-inch winged Victorian cherub called "Good Luck Tole Cherub" with drape. The cost is $65.

Scherenschnitte: from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $35. Students will learn Pennsylvania-German paper cutting.

Theorem painting: from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 14. The cost is $60. Theorem painting is the process of applying oil paints on velvet with brush and stencil and freehand painting.

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