Folk Arts Workshop Weekend

Landmark Park is excited to announce the return of our Folk Workshop Weekend on February 16 and 17. 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 8. Participants may sign up for individual sessions.

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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.

Session 1: Feb. 16, 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; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Blacksmith Shop

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 need e. 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

Pine Burr Quilt This pattern was created by the Gee’s Bend Quilters. Come learn about Alabama’s history and make your own Pine Burr to show off! Beginners welcome. Bring 5-7 fat quarters or one jelly roll of your choosing, pins, needle and thread a 12” square. Bring a square ruler (2”-4” recommended) and rotary cutter if you have them. Instructor Caroline Holley; Limit 8; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20. Auditorium

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

Beginning Crochet Learn to use a hook and yarn to make beautiful, decorative items. We will provide a crochet hook and selection of yarn. Instructor Dia Crawford.; Limit 10; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Church

Pine Needle Baskets Session 1 Learn how to start a beautiful basket using longleaf pine needles. We will provide the materials, but please bring an old bath towel for drying the pine needles. Participants are encouraged to take all three sessions to incorporate the beginning, middle and end of the project. Instructor Larry Murdock; Limit 5; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Interpretive Center Library.

Session 2: Feb. 16, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Advanced 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 (or have equivalent knowledge) to take this class. Age 16 and over. Instructor Steve Lowry; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Blacksmith Shop

Advanced Crochet Bring a project you are working on, or one you would like to start, and get some expert help from Dia. Instructor Dia Crawford.; Limit 10; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Church

Pine Burr Quilt This pattern was created by the Gee’s Bend Quilters. Come learn about Alabama’s history and make your own Pine Burr to show off! Beginners welcome. Bring 5-7 fat quarters or one jelly roll of your choosing, pins, needle and thread a 12” square. Bring a square ruler (2”-4” recommended) and rotary cutter if you have them. Instructor Caroline Holley; Limit 8; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20. Auditorium

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

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; School

Pine Needle Baskets Session 2 Continue your beautiful basket using longleaf pine needles. We will provide the materials, but please bring an old bath towel for drying the pine needles. Participants must complete Pine Needle Baskets Session 1. Instructor Larry Murdock; Limit 5; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Interpretive Center Library.

Session 3: Feb. 17, 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; Limit 6; Members, $25; Nonmembers, $30; Blacksmith Shop

Pine Burr Quilt This pattern was created by the Gee’s Bend Quilters. Come learn about Alabama’s history and make your own Pine Burr to show off! Beginners welcome. Bring 5-7 fat quarters or one jelly roll of your choosing, pins, needle and thread a 12” square. Bring a square ruler (2”-4” recommended) and rotary cutter if you have them. Instructor Caroline Holley; Limit 8; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20. Auditorium

Wool Work Embroidery Learn the basics and create a beautiful, handmade item to take home. All supplies will be provided Instructor Sherry Burkhalter; Limit 15; Members, $20; Nonmembers, $25. School

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; Classroom

Beginning Crochet Learn to use a hook and yarn to make beautiful, decorative items. We will provide a crochet hook and selection of yarn. Instructor Dia Crawford.; Limit 10; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Church

Pine Needle Baskets Session 3 Complete your beautiful basket using longleaf pine needles. We will provide the materials, but please bring an old bath towel for drying the pine needles. Participants must complete Pine Needle Baskets Sessions 1 and 2. Instructor Larry Murdock; Limit 5; Members, $15; Nonmembers, $20; Interpretive Center Library.

16 Feb

Where: Landmark Park
Time: 9 a.m.- noon and 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: Varies
Category: Adult Programs