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Hale Farm & Village Workshops, Classes, Lesson and Camps for Adults and Youth 2020

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Discover the hand-crafted way of life! We welcome you to our creative community of early American crafts & trades artisans and invite you to explore and learn with us.

Hale Farm & Village captures the story of the Hale Family and their 200-year-old family farm nestled in the Cuyahoga Valley. Today, we encourage guests to craft the entrepreneurial spirit, steward a commitment to preserving the cultural landscape and sustain social and financial impact through a hand-crafted way of life.

To register for Craft Workshops, Classes, and Lessons for Adults or Youth: halecrafts@wrhs.org

To register for Summer Day Camps for youth or Civil War Education Day: halereservations@wrhs.org

For questions about any educational programs, including Craft Workshops, Classes, Lessons and Camps:
Lisa Pettry, Manager, Education & Public Programs lpettry@wrhs.org

For online registration: halefarm.org

All class registrations close 7 days prior to the event date.

Please check in at Admissions in the Gatehouse visitor center 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your workshop. Dress in comfortable, casual clothing, suitable for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes with sturdy soles and prepare to tie back long hair. Please bring a water bottle. For longer sessions, you are welcome to pack a lunch; our café is open 11 am – 3 pm for the purchase of light refreshments during museum hours.

Glassblowing

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 4
Fee: $76
Registration closes: 7 days before workshop date
No walk-ins
Times: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Explore the magic of forming molten glass into a beautiful work of art! This experience is facilitated by Hale Farm’s glassblower; no experience is necessary. Students should dress in casual, comfortable clothing, suitable for the weather. Long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. Finished items will be available for pick-up at the MarketPlace in the Gatehouse visitor center after cooling time, one week after the workshop date.

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Adult Workshop Paperweight

Glassblowing: Paperweight

Sunday, June 21, 2020 |Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE
10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Adult Workshop Witches Ball

Glassblowing: Witches Ball

Sunday, July 26, 2020 |Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE
10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Adult Workshop Drinking Glass

Glassblowing: Drinking Glass

Sunday, August  23, 2020 |Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE
10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Adult Workshop Mini Pumpkin

Glass blowing: Pumpkin

Sunday, September 20, 2020 | Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Adult Workshop Mini Pumpkin

Glass blowing: Pumpkin

Sunday, October 18, 2020 | Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Adult Workshop Ornament

Glassblowing: Ornament 

Saturday, November 21, 2020 | Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

Rigid Heddle Weaving

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 4
Fee: $76  (some materials included; see supply list)
Registration closes: 7 days before workshop date
No walk-ins
Times: 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Learn the basics of weaving on a rigid heddle loom, a popular option for today’s handweavers. You will learn to warp a loom, select yarns, and weave a sample length of cloth that can be finished into a small table mat. A small number of looms are available for loan on a first come, first served basis upon request at the time of reservation. If you own a rigid heddle loom and would like to bring it, please contact the teacher in advance to make arrangements.

Hale Farm & Village Rigid Heddle Weaving Learn to warp; weave a sampler Adult Workshop

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Learn to warp; weave a sampler

Thursday, June 25, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, August 27, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, October 29, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Rigid Heddle Weaving Table Mat

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Table  Mat

Thursday, July 23, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, September 24, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Natural Dye Day

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 12
Fee: $50 (materials included)
Registration closes: 7 days before workshop date
Walk-ins up to capacity on date of program with verbal permission of program manager
Times: 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Discover the surprising range of rich color created by making dyes using natural materials from the garden, field, forest or far away. Flowers, roots and leave, nut hulls, the bark from trees, and even bugs provide the natural palette for dyeing wool fibers in Hale Farm’s Dye Shop. Please dress in casual, comfortable clothing (that you won’t mind getting splashed by a little dye).

Hale Farm & Village Natural Dye Day Adult Workshop

Natural Dye Day

Saturday, September 12, 2020 REGISTER HERE 

 

 

 

 

Pottery Hand Building with Salt Glaze Finish

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 8
Fee: $76  (materials included)
Registration closes: 7 days before workshop date
No walk-ins
Times: 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Explore the possibilities in designing ceramic pieces for your home using basic techniques in hand building with clay. Use found items such as shells, kitchen tools, jewelry or lace to add surface interest and texture to make a creation uniquely your own. After the workshop, items will be given time to dry before firing. Finished pieces will be available after scheduled firing, 6-8 weeks after workshop date. Works will be salt glazed in our outdoor kiln, producing a clear finish with natural color variations.

Hale Farm & Village Adult Workshop Pottery Hand Building with Salt Glaze Finish

Pottery: (wall pocket or planter teaching slab or coil technique)

Sunday, June 7, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Adult Workshop Pottery Hand Building with Salt Glaze Finish

Pottery: (nesting dishes teaching slab technique and emphasizing surface design)

Sunday, July 19, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Adult Workshop Pottery Hand Building with Salt Glaze Finish

Pottery: (vase teaching pinch or coil technique)

Sunday, August 16, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

Spinning

(private or small-group lessons as arranged)

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 4
Fee: $36  (includes student spindle, 2 oz. of wool; materials list provided)
Registration closes: 3 days before workshop date
No walk-ins
Times: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Elevate your knitting and crochet artistry by making your own yarn! This introductory level spinning class examines types of fiber, preparing to spin, creating twist, and using a hand spindle to make enough wool yarn for a small project. A variety of spindles and sample fibers will be on hand for spinning discovery, as well as spinning wheels to try. Supplies include a student spindle, 4 oz. of wool roving, knitting or crochet patterns.

Hale Farm & Village Adult Workshop Spinning

Spinning

Thursday, September 24, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, October 29, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, November 19, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

Learn to Knit

(private or small-group lessons as arranged)

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 4
Fee: $36 (materials list will be provided)
Registration closes: 7 days before class date
No walk-ins
Times: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

This Learn to Knit class is perfect for true beginners or anyone who wants to brush up on basic knitting skills. Yarn and needle choice, casting on and binding off, and knitting in the round are covered briefly, but the goal of each lesson is to get you knitting something fun! A supply list will be provided upon registration. Classes may be repeated with a specific project goal in mind.

Hale Farm & Village Adult Workshop Knitting

Learn to Knit 

Thursday, September 17, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, October 22, 2020 REGISTER HERE
Thursday, November 12, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

Made In Ohio Workshops

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 8
Fee: $36 (materials included)
Registration closes: 7 days before class date
No walk-ins
Times: 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Take a shopping break and create with us! Made in Ohio Workshops take place in the heart of the festival each day. Fall Wreaths use natural and foraged items to weave into a wall, table or door decoration that can be adapted through the seasons. Weave a Wall Hanging from naturally dyed yarn from Hale Farm’s Dye Shop and incorporate beads, charms, natural items or other whimsical treasures to fit your style.

 

Hale Farm & Village Adult Workshop Made in Ohio Fall Wreath

Made in Ohio Workshops

Friday, September 4, 2020, 2:00 pm session only: Fall Wreath REGISTER HERE
Saturday, September 5, 2020, 12:30 pm: Weave a Wall Hanging REGISTER HERE
Saturday, September 5, 2020, 2:00 pm: Fall Wreath REGISTER HERE
Sunday, September 6, 2020, 12:30 pm: Weave a Wall Hanging REGISTER HERE
Sunday, September 6, 2020, 2:00 pm: Fall Wreath REGISTER HERE

 

 

Holiday Market Workshops

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 8
Fee: $20 (materials included)
Registration closes: 5 days before event date; walk-ins welcome
Times: 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm; 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm (two sessions)

Take a shopping break and craft something of your own! Learn new papercraft techniques including Victorian Paper Cones, Folded Stars or Woven Heart Baskets; keep creating until the session ends and take away everything you make!

 

Hale Farm & Village Adult Holiday Market Workshops Victorian Cone

Holiday Market Workshops

Friday, December 4, 2020 | Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm or
REGISTER HERE 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm

 

 

 

Wool Feather Tree

Age group: Adults (14 and up; 11-13 with adult registration)
Capacity: 4
Fee: $60 (materials list will be provided)
Registration closes: 7 days before class date
No walk-ins
Times: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

Using wool fat quarters and simple tools, make a Victorian “Feather” Tree, a perfect fit for a primitive holiday table.

 

Hale Farm & Village Adult Wool Feather Tree Workshop

Wool Feather Tree

Thursday, December 10, 2020 REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Youth Activities & Day Camps

Potter’s Apprentice: Potter y Hand Building Class for Youth

Age group: Youth age 7-11
Capacity: 8
Fee: $60 (materials included)
Registration closes: 7 days before workshop date
No walk-ins
Times: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Work with the potter to spiff up the shop, prepare for projects and create something amazing! Hand building techniques include slab, coil and pinch construction. Apprentices will be challenged to experiment with different found objects to create surface design and texture. After the workshop, items will be given time to dry before firing. Finished pieces will be available after scheduled firing, 6-8 weeks after workshop date. Works will be salt glazed in our outdoor kiln, producing a clear finish with natural color variations.

Please inquire about our Parent Partner Program, allowing an adult to attend with youth registration for an additional fee.

Hale Farm & Village Pottery Hand Building Class for Youth

Pottery Hand Building Class for Youth

Friday, June 19, 2020 | Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Friday, July 17, 2020 | Two Sessions
REGISTER HERE 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

Glassblowing Workshops for Youth

Age group: Youth age 11-14
Capacity: 4
Fee: $60
Registration closes: 7 days before workshop date
No walk-ins
Times: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Experience the magic of forming molten glass into a beautiful work of art! This experience is facilitated by Hale Farm’s glassblower; no experience is necessary. Students should dress in casual, comfortable clothing, suitable for the weather. Long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. Finished items will be available for pick-up at the MarketPlace in the Gatehouse visitor center after cooling time, one week after the workshop date. (Parents may observe this workshop.)

 

Hale Farm & Village Glassblowing Workshop for Youth

Friday, July 3, 2020 | Two Sessions | Flower
REGISTER HERE 10:30 am to 12:30 pm or
REGISTER HERE 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

Summer Day Camps for Youth

Age group: 7-13
Capacity: 24
Fee: $120
Registration closes: 7 days before opening date
No walk-ins
Times: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Summer camp days at Hale Farm & Village encourage discovery, foster inquiry, stretch creativity to new heights and build community in a rich natural setting with plenty of time for free play throughout the day. Opportunities to learn are everywhere!

 

Hale Farm & Village 1820 Pioneer Youth Camp

 

1820 Pioneer Days

Wednesday, June 24 through Friday, June 26, 2020 REGISTER HERE
What was it like in 1820?
Pioneer kids tend the garden, cook in a Dutch oven, churn butter, make candles, and care for animals on the farm! Costumes are provided for each camper to wear during 1820 Pioneer Days.

 

 

Hale Farm & Village 1840 Village Youth Camp

 

1840 Village Days

Wednesday, July 8 through Friday, July 10 REGISTER HERE
What was it like in 1840? 
Village kids attend school, help bake bread in the wood stove, play games, search for wildlife in the forest and fields, and meet new friends! Costumes are provided for each camper to wearing during 1840 Village Days.

 

 

1860 Creative Days

Wednesday, July 22 through Friday, July 24  REGISTER HERE
What was it like in 1860? Creative Kids plan a play, present a shadow-puppet show, draw and paint, practice juggling and learn a few magic tricks to amaze the village audience! Costumes are provided for each camper to wear during 1860 Creative Days.

 

 

Hale Farm & Village Civil War Education Day for Youth

Civil War Education Day

Age group: 7 to 13
Capacity: 24
Fee: $50
Registration closes: 7 days before camp opening date
No walk-ins
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Friday, August 7, 2020 REGISTER HERE
What was life for the Civil War soldier like? Meet the 6th Ohio Cavalry, set up your tent, train and drill with your company, share a meal, and experience camp life as we prepare for the annual Civil War reenactment.

 

To Be Scheduled…

Preservation (Window Workshop II) To be scheduled

Agriculture and Horticulture (Beekeeping, Gardening) To be scheduled

Foodways (Cheese Making, Hearth Cooking, Canning & Preserving) To be scheduled

 

 

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