Fraktur Drawing Workshop at the Mennonite Heritage Center
The Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Harleysville, announces a Fraktur Drawing Working scheduled for Saturday, November 6. Fraktur was created by Pennsylvania Germans during the eighteenth through the mid nineteenth centuries and features calligraphic text decorated with colorful birds, hearts and flowers. The tradition has its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval Europe but evolved into a distinctive part of the local Pennsylvania German culture. Today, those who appreciate this colorful
Learn to fancy paint in the age old styles of combing and graining with water based glazes. 5 frames will be completed after practice boards help guide design choices.
This class features folk painting in the Pa German style of hand printing and combing. Using water based glazes in traditional colors learn the many ways utilitarian everyday items were embellished in days past.
In the 18th century, country cabinetmakers grain painted utilitarian objects to imitate the grain of wood. Softwoods were false