Burritt on the Mountain is excited to offer our Folk Art Fridays this summer! Join us to find out more about some of the arts featured here in our park, learn some new skills, and make something to take home with you. These hour-long classes are suitable for rising 1st -6th graders, who must be accompanied by a parent. Classes begin at 3:00 pm. Our topics will be…
- June 1 – Quilling: Learn the delicate art of paper filigree and make a card to give or keep.
- June 8 – Pinch Pot Face Jugs: Take a look at some fascinating face jugs, and learn some clay techniques to make a small one.
- June 15 – Paper Plate Loom: Try out some simple weaving, and make a colorful woven decoration using just a plate and yarn.
- June 22 – Basket Weaving: See some cool containers and learn about what materials you could use, then make a reed basket.
- June 29 – Tin Punch: Tin was the “Tupperware of the 1800s”! See some pieces from our collection and then punch an ornament of your own.
- July 6 – Candlemaking: Before electricity, you lit your home with candles. It may take some patience, but dip by dip, you’ll make a candle that can help light your way!
- July 13 – Felted Sheep: Using wool from our sheep and a little elbow grease, you’ll make a fuzzy little friend to take home.
- July 20 – Soap Carving: Take your first steps into the world of whittling when you turn a bar of soap into a piece of artwork.
- July 27 – Corn Shuck Toys: Corn was not only an important food crop; it had many uses! Learn about some of the more fun ones in this class.
Students must be registered in advance, by the end of business hours the Wednesday before the class. Each class requires a supply fee of $5 for the student, paid at the time of registration, in addition to admission to the museum upon arrival. Or, sign up for all 9 at once for a discounted rate of $35! To register, please do so below or call Meghan Laury Tucker at 256-518-3931. Space is limited so register early!