Traditional Arts Workshops 2018

 

Our 17th year of offering unique learning opportunities

taught by regional artists!

 

To hold your place in a workshop, pre-registration and payment is required.

Please register early by calling 423-543-5808 to ensure a spot in the class!

 

Please check back often as new classes may be added throughout the year!

  

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

Sunday, January 7                                                                    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.

 

Watermedia Class

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan

Saturday, January 13

9:00 am – Noon

Cost:  $12 -you bring supplies or $20 -supplies provided

Come and paint with watercolors and acrylics on paper! The possibilities are endless.  It may be a snowy landscape, spring flowers, a mountain vista, or maybe even a selfie.  Photo references or tracings will be provided.  Paint your own composition or follow along with the instructor. Students with supplies may use watercolors, acrylics or fluid acrylics on paper.

 

How to make a Regency Bonnet and Hat Box            

Instructors: Donna Horowitz & Scott Pruitt

Saturday, January 27

10 am – 3 pm

Bonnet – $15.00 includes supplies

Hat Box – $10.00 includes supplies

Create a faux Regency bonnet and hat box in this fun class! You can choose to make both or just one of the two. These hat boxes are great for men’s hats also. Bring a lunch.

 

Raised Bed Gardening                                                           

Instructor: Ben Hunter

Saturday, February 3

9 am – Noon

Cost:    No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session

It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners

 

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

Sunday, February 4

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques. Coffee & hot cocoa provided.

 

Workshop: Watermedia Painting Class                                 

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan

Saturday, February 10

9:00 am – Noon

Cost:  $12 (student brings supplies) or $20 (supplies provided)

Come and paint with watercolors and acrylics on paper! The possibilities are endless.  It may be a snowy landscape, spring flowers, a mountain vista, or maybe even a selfie.  Photo references or tracings will be provided.  Paint your own composition or follow along with the instructor. Students with supplies may use watercolors, acrylics or fluid acrylics on paper. 

 

An Early 19th Century Formal Sweetheart Tea!

Sunday, February 18

2:00 – 4:00 pm

Cost: Adults: $12.00 per person or $20.00 per couple

6 to 12 years: $8.00 per person

February is a month for sweethearts, so the Sabine Hill Social Society has planned a fun afternoon of refreshments and entertainment.  Our historically inspired event will have an early 19th century flavor in keeping with the history of recently opened Sabine Hill.  Our featured entertainment will be professional harpist, Frieda Winter. Menu includes coffee, tea, finger foods, appetizers, and pastries served by interpreters in period attire. Space is limited so please call 423-543-5808 to pre-register.

 

Beginning Mountain Dulcimer                                                

Instructor: Jim Miller

Thursdays – March 1, 8 and 15

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cost for 3 weeks: $45.00

Min: 5     Max: 10

An introduction to this traditional Appalachian instrument covers tuning, strum and pick techniques, as well as several simple tunes.

 

Gardening Series with Ben Hunter: Vegetable Gardening

Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners

March 3, 2018

9:00 am – noon Saturday

Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Each program meets in the park Community Room.

 

Fire Starting Basics

Saturday, March 3

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost: $10.00

Max: 10

Registration required – www.tnstateparks.com/parks/about/sycamore-shoals

Choose “Upcoming Events” in left hand menu

Interested in learning the art of building a fire? Develop your outdoor skills by joining Ranger Jason Davis for a hands-on tutorial about basic fire starting tips and techniques.  We will be using both colonial era flint and steel as well as modern tools.  Topics include: how to make char cloth, good and bad natural fuel sources, fire building strategies, and improvising with everyday items. Please dress appropriately for the weather.  Bring your own gloves and water, all other supplies will be provided.

 

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

Sunday, March 4

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome!  The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques. Coffee & hot cocoa provided.

 

Workshop: Watermedia Painting Class                                  

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan       

Saturday, March 10

9:00 am – Noon

Cost: $12 (student brings supplies) or $20 (supplies provided)

Come and paint with watercolors and acrylics on paper! The possibilities are endless.  It      may be a landscape, spring flowers, a mountain vista, or maybe even a selfie.  Photo references or tracings will be provided.  Paint your own composition or follow along with the instructor. Students with supplies may use watercolors, acrylics or fluid acrylics on paper.    

 

Learn to Play the Irish Pennywhistle                                                  

Instructor: Martha Egan 

Saturday, March 24

10 am – Noon

Cost: $25(includes Clarke or Walton  pennywhistle in Key of D with instructions)

$15 if you bring your own instrument

Min: 1             Max: 12

Join Martha Egan, an experienced pennywhistle player and teacher for this fun class!Popular in the British Isles in the 1800’s, this class includes the fundamentals of holding and sounding your pennywhistle, learning the first notes, and playing a song—or come and advance the skills you already possess. Music and other supplemental materials provided. All ages welcome! 

 

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society

Sunday, March 25 and April 15

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.

 

Watermedia Painting Class                                                    

Instructor: Barbara Jernigan                   

Saturday, April 21

9:00 am – Noon

Cost: $12 (student brings supplies) or $20 (supplies provided)

Come and paint with watercolors and acrylics on paper! The possibilities are endless.  It may be a landscape, spring flowers, a mountain vista, or maybe even a selfie.  Photo references or tracings will be provided. Paint your own composition or follow along with the instructor. Students with supplies may use watercolors, acrylics or fluid acrylics on paper.

 

Beyond Beginning – Mountain Dulcimer                                 

Instructor: Jim Miller

Tuesdays, May 8, 15, & 22

6:30 – 7:30 pm

Cost for 3 weeks: $45.00

Min: 5     Max: 10

Continue your learning on this traditional Appalachian instrument which covers chords, harmonies,  and several intermediate tunes.

 

Handbuilding a Woodland Period Pottery                              

Instructor: Greg High

Saturday, June 16

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: $75.00 (includes materials and pit-firing on June 30)

In this class we will be making a cord marked woodland period pot.

lease bring a small bowl and dishtowel, all tools and supplies will be provided.

 

Late 18th/early 19th century Women’s Reticule                       

Instructor: Donna Horowitz

Saturday, June 23

10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $40.00

Min: 2   Max: 8

Instructor provides: Pattern, fabric, sewing tools, iron & board. Please bring a sewing machine – if you do not have one, a limited number of sewing machines available for $5.00 rental, 1st come, 1st served.

You will learn the techniques needed to make 2 separate styles of lined reticules in this hands-on workshop. Course covers self-made piping, double ruffles & basic sewing.             Hand stitching or sewing machine welcome

                                                           

Flint Knapping – Making Stone Tools                                   

Instructors: Bob Estep & Friends

Saturday & Sunday, June 23 & 24

10 am – 4 pm

Cost: $110 (includes flint knapping kit, 2 days of instruction & stone-yours to keep!)

Min: 4 Max: 12

Make stone tools such as the arrow point using only traditional techniques. Please be sure to register no later than 1 week prior to the class. Adults only.

 

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society            

Sunday, August 19

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.    

 

Creating Early 19th century Women’s Foundation Wear – Part A

Instructor: Donna Horowitz

Saturday, August 11

10 am – 3 pm (lunch 12:30 – 1 pm)

Min: 2 Max: 7

Cost:    $65.00 (includes the fabric, pattern, & thread needed. A limited number of sewing machines will be available for a $5.00 class use on a 1st come basis. Student is encouraged to bring their own machine.

Start your early 19th Century Women’s wardrobe with the basic- a bodiced petticoat. Students will work with the instructor, a professional seamstress, to achieve a fitted undergarment based on personal measurements. A private area will be set up to assure privacy on fitting.     

 

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society 

Sunday, August 19

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.    

 

Botanical Arts                         

Instructor: Sara Bowers & members of the Shady Oaks Garden Club

Saturday, August 25

9:30 am til noon                                   

Cost: No Charge – all materials provided

Max: 30

Make jewelry with dried plant material! We encourage participants to display their creations at the Shady Oaks Flower Show on Friday & Saturday, September 7 & 8. Work will be labeled and returned to owners after the flower show. Ribbons will be awarded.

 

Early 19th Century Women’s Foundation Wear – Part B       

Instructor: Donna Horowitz

Sunday, August 26

1 pm – 4 pm

Min:   2                 Max:   7

Cost:     $45.00 (includes fabric, pattern, polyfill, & thread to complete your own chemisette & back pad) A limited number of sewing machines will be available for class usage on a 1st come basis for $5.00. Students are encouraged to bring their own sewing machine

Continue building your early 19th century women’s’ wardrobe with the finishing pieces: chemisette & back pad. Class will include instructions and examples on how to sew several styles of a chemisette- a garment that adds coverage & warmth to the upper bodice area. Finishing off the look is a back pad to help create the silhouette for the era.

 

Sewing Historic Caps                                                             

Instructor: Donna Horowitz

Tuesdays, September 11 & 18

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Cost:   $50.00

Min:   2     Max: 7

A limited number of sewing machines will be available for class usage on a first come basis. Fee: $5.00 Students are encouraged to bring their own machine.

Learn to sew appropriate women’s head coverings for late 18th and early 19th century representation. Class is designed for modern sewing techniques using a sewing machine but can also be historically accurate with hand sewing. Class will include the supplies to create 2 separate caps.

 

An Afternoon of early 19th century Dance with the Sabine Hill Social Society 

Sunday, September 16

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Beginners and seasoned dancers alike are all welcome! The afternoon will include English Country Dance and early Appalachian dance techniques.

 

Learn to Play the Irish Pennywhistle                                                  

Instructor: Martha Egan 

Sunday, September 30

1:30 – 3 pm

Cost: $25(includes Clarke or Walton  pennywhistle in Key of D with instructions)

$15 if you bring your own instrument

Min: 1             Max: 12

Join Martha Egan, an experienced pennywhistle player and teacher for this fun class! Popular in the British Isles in the 1800’s, this class includes the fundamentals of holding and sounding your pennywhistle, learning the first notes, and playing a song—or come and advance the skills you already possess. Music and other supplemental materials provided. All ages welcome!

 

Adult Beginning Sewing                                                         

Instructor: Donna Horowitz

Tuesdays, October 9, 16, 23, 30 & Nov 6

6 pm – 8 pm

Cost: $65.00 plus supplies –includes use of sewing tools for classroom usage. Supply list for the class will be provided at the first class. Student needs to bring their machine for the first class.

Min: 3  Max: 7

Introduction to sewing while creating a simple project: lined apron with pockets. Course covers: the basic operations of a sewing machine, pattern layout, sewing terminology and hands on techniques.

Get Ready for Spring – Winterizing Your Garden                  

Instructor: Ben Hunter

Saturday, October 20

9 am – noon

Cost: No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session

It’s not too early to be planning & building your spring garden. Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams!  Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners.

 

Inkle Weaving                                                                        

Instructor: Ronnie Lail

Saturday, October 27

10 am – 3 pm

Cost: $60 includes loom (to keep!) & all supplies

$20 Instruction & supplies only –you supply the loom

Min: 3 Max: 10

Learn how to weave wide sashes, narrow bands, and shoelaces on a loom that is light-weight and easy to carry around! You can create wonderful patterns through varied placement of colorful thread. Bring scissors.

 

Thus Friends Absent Speak: The Art of Correspondence – 1750 to 1850           

Instructor: Brian Allison                                                          

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, November 3

Max:   30

Cost:    $25.00   (includes instruction, 2 hand cut quill pens, paper & other supplies)

Communication in the 18th century was a very personal endeavor with much time and thought being put into your message. This wonderful workshop will be informative as well as creative as you learn about letter writing of this era, write with quill pen and ink, work with sealing wax and wafer seals, the replication of postmarks, and finishing the letter.

Note – Plan to join Brian this afternoon from 1 to 2:30 pm for his historic lecture “Affairs of Honor: The Duel in Fact and Fiction.” There will be an admission charge for this event. Further details to follow at a later date.

 

 

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