25 Feb

Folk Arts Workshop Weekend

Where: Landmark Park
Time: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $20-$30
Category: Adult Programs

Landmark Park is excited to announce the return of our Folk Workshop Weekend on February 24 and 25. This workshop weekend introduces participants to a variety of folk crafts and skills, as well as outdoor hobbies and activities. There will be two sessions offered on Saturday, 9 a.m.- noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m., and one session on Sunday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Registration will close on February 13. Participants will be able to sign up for individual sessions with an option for lunch. No refunds for cancellations will be given after Feb. 13.

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Registration opens Monday, January 15. Click here to register. Registration and prepayment is required and can be made online. You MUST register online with the link provided. If you need help registering online, please feel free to call the park at 334-794-3452 and we will be happy to help you.  Be prepared with your class choices and credit card information. You may choose to pay with check or cash but your registration is not complete until you have paid. Optional Lunch Break Saturday in the Stokes Activity Barn. $10 boxed lunch from Atlanta Bread Company. Must preorder and prepay for the lunch.

Class Schedule:

Feb. 24, 9 a.m.-noon

Beginning Blacksmithing Beginners will be introduced to the coal forge as well as the basics of working with steel using the anvil. Participants will learn basic forging techniques and tools, as well as fire management and will have time to test the skills learned by making an item to take home. Age 16 and over. Instructor Steve Lowry and Doug Wolfe; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Blacksmith Shop

Hearth Cooking Cooking on the hearth will introduce participants to making your own mouth-watering foods without the use of electricity. This session will give participants the chance to cook a variety of foods on the hearth with fire and a Dutch oven. This session is ideal for campers in search of new meal time techniques or anyone interested in learning how our ancestors kept their families fed. Age 16 and over. Instructor Liz Olliff; Limit 6; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25; Watson Cabin

Gourd Painting Painters of all levels are invited to select his or her own nature scene from our collection or bring your own for this gourd painting session. Pick your own martin or kettle gourd. We provide all the materials including paints, brushes and gourds. Please wear old clothing or a smock. Age 12 and over. Instructor Jeannie Bozeman; Limit 10; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Auditorium

Twine Bottom Chairs Your instructor will provide a brief introduction on replacing chair bottoms and then guide you through the process. You may bring your own chair if you choose. Please bring a caning needle. Instructor Roy Cooley; Limit 4; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25; Classroom

Chair Caning Your instructors will provide a brief introduction on replacing chair bottoms and then guide you through the process. Please bring a caning needle. No chair is necessary. Instructor Billy Lawson; Limit 4; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25; Classroom

Dutch Oven Cooking This class is especially good for hunters, scout leaders and outdoors people. This is a hands on cooking class in which we use a 6 foot fire pit for cooking a variety of foods which may include: biscuits, pies, quiche, casseroles chili or stew. Instructor John Brolund; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Outside Watson Cabin

Saturday, February 24 • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Intermediate Blacksmithing Participants will further develop their forging techniques as well as fire management. Using intermediate forging skills, students will make an item to take home. Students must have participated in the Beginning Blacksmithing workshop to take this class. Age 16 and over. Instructor Steve Lowry and Doug Wolfe; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Blacksmith Shop

Tatting This workshop offers participants the chance to learn the techniques in making a durable lace. Students will be introduced to the skills of producing a series of knots and loops necessary to make lace edging. Instructor Bennie Kennedy; Limit 4; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25; Classroom

Woodturning Participants will learn the basics of woodturning using a lathe and hand held tool. See how an ordinary piece of wood can be transformed into beautiful bowls, candlesticks, spindles, rolling pins, Christmas ornaments and more. Choose between making a wooden wine bottle toppers, a bottle opener, a pen or pepper mill. Instructors Woodturning Club Members; Limit 8; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Ag Building

Nature Painting Join us for a fun, relaxing class where we will step outside of normal painting techniques and paint colorful farm animals using our fingers. We will use acrylic paints on 12×12 canvas. Materials will be provided. Please wear old clothing or a smock. Instructor Jeannie Bozeman; Limit 30; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Auditorium

Sunday, February 25 • 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Beginning Blacksmithing Beginners will be introduced to the coal forge as well as the basics of working with steel using the anvil. Participants will learn basic forging techniques and tools, as well as fire management and will have time to test the skills learned by making an item to take home. Age 16 and over. Instructor Steve Lowry and Doug Wolfe; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Blacksmith Shop

Beginning Quilting Come join us for a beginners class to learn about the wonderful art of hand quilting. We will be learning to quilt in a ”hands on” fashion showing different frame styles.  We will show many quilting styles by sharing lots of quilts as examples. You will receive a sample of quilting thread, sample needles, and will audition different thimbles. Instructor Sherry Burkhalter; Limit 12; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25; Classroom

Pottery Local artist Lynn Koning will introduce students to the basics of working with clay. Participants will have the opportunity to hand-build items as well as experience the potters wheel. A bowl will be made for the “Empty Bowls” program to feed the hungry. Instructor Lynn Koning; Limit 6; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25; Ag Building

Beginning Dulcimer Learn the basics of playing the Appalachian dulcimer, a fretted string instrument that originated in the Appalachian region of the United States. Members of the Landmark Dulcimer Club, which meets here at the park monthly, will guide you through the steps of learning to play this unique instrument. Dulcimers will be provided for this class, or you can bring your own. Instructors Dulcimer Club Members; Limit 6 (1.5 hour session); Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Auditorium