Explore traditional oil painting techniques in a six session workshop on oil painting on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 pm, June 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16, and 23 (no class on July 2) at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd, Harleysville. The workshop, led by accomplished Bucks County artist Dot Bunn, will emphasize building a good composition and the control of values and color.
Students will work on their own project using the structure of a traditional method
Sheila Rhodes, owner of Small Batch Kitchen, Harleysville, will teach participants the process of making sauerkraut in their home kitchens.
Learn how to prep your own quart jar of cabbage to ferment into kraut. The class will discuss the fermenting process, food preservation safety issues, herb and spices that can be added to your kraut, and everything you’ll need to know about turning cabbage into sauerkraut.
Preregistration is required as the class size is limited. The cost of the workshop is $60
This workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area nineteenth century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to “scratch” and workshop participants will draw a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. You can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create your own design for a special occasion gift.
The class will be led by redware potter Denise Wilz, a professional potter who researches
Have you ever considered weaving a nesting set of apple baskets? If so, here is your opportunity to start your own beautiful nesting set. Working over wooden molds in the methods of the Shakers, you can weave a traditional apple basket in one of three sizes: 8”, 10” or 12”. Artisan basket weaver Karen Wychock will instruct participants how to weave the body of the basket with reed, then finish it off with an oak handle.
This workshop will be led by textile artist Ann Hermes.
Plush template embroidery (also called stump work and tufted wool embroidery) is a method used to create plush designs. It is done by stitching with wool yarn over a template. The yarn is cut in a strategic way to release the template, then trimmed, brushed and sculpted to give stars, hearts, flowers, and other fanciful designs.
This embroidery technique was done by women in southeastern Pennsylvania and other regions of the US