Traditional Arts Classes at the Carroll County Farm Museum
Westminster, MD
10/21/2015 03:31 PM

FORGE WELDING 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Nov. 7 and Sunday Nov. 8 Learn basic forge welding techniques and make a small project incorporating forge welds. Forge welding or Fire Welding is a technique for joining two pieces of iron or steel by heating them in a forge and then fusing them together with hammer blows. Pre-requisite: Completion of Blacksmith 101 Instructors: Ray Neubauer and George Hughes $175


BEGINNER TINSMITHING 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday Nov. 9 through Thursday Nov. 12

Using tools and techniques of tinsmiths of the 1800s, each student will create a biscuit cutter, wall sconce, candle holder and lantern. Must be at least 16 years old and have basic physical strength. Materials included. Students should bring a ruler that measures 1/16th of an inch, a scratch awl and tinsnips without serrated edges. Instructor: Jeff Leister $150


BEEKEEPING BASICS 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14

Learn the basics of beekeeping as well information about climate, chemical and other challenges that bees face including Africanized honey bees and colony collapse disorder. Instructor: Fred Sypher, President, Carroll County Beekeepers Association


FREE HAND ETCHING ON STONE 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14

Students will create a design or reproduce an image of their choice on a 12” x 12” black granite square. Materials and tools supplied by the instructor. Pictures will be available if the student does not bring one. Please bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Ferenc Gregor $70


SPLINT & RUSH CHAIR CANING 9 a.m. to 3 pm. Saturday Nov. 14 and Sunday Nov. 15

Learn how to replace a rush or make a new splint seat for a chair. Rush students: please make sure all rush is removed from frame. Splint students will learn how to weave the herringbone pattern to create a functional and decorative seat for your chair. All students should make necessary repairs to their chair prior to class. The list of tools will be provided after class registration, depending on the type of chair. Please bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Rick Barrick $90


FOLK ART: FIRST FRUITS 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Nov. 14 and Sunday Nov. 15

Learn basic painting techniques from the turn of the century using acrylic paints on a surface of your choice – canvas or another flat surface. On the first day, students will learn the elements and techniques of painting. The next day, students will complete an image using a design for the winter or holiday season. Supplies provided. Please bring a bag lunch. Instructor: Carla Gray, Studio on the Hill $90


HEARTH BROOM MAKING 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sunday Nov. 15

Each student will make a three-foot long hearth broom from broom corn and a natural handle. This broom can be used to sweep or as a decoration. Instructor: Karl Gettle $35


BASKET WEAVING: EGG/MELON BASKET Noon to 3:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 15

Each student will complete a melon or egg basket that is about eight inches in diameter with a handle. Instructor: Karl Gettle $35

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