Autumn Saturday Workshops

More than simply a craft class, our workshops engage your mind as well as your hands. Throughout the year, Old Salem offers a variety of historic workshops. Learn the skills that are still practiced in the museum daily: from hearthside cooking to pottery, there are classes for all ages and skill levels.  Classes are held on a variety of dates and times throughout the year. These workshops are highly engaging and interactive.  For this reason, they often  sell out quickly.  For more information and to register on-line, please click the link for each class.

 

September 15, 2018 – Slip Trail Pottery

Time: 1:30 to 3:00

Cost: $50 per person –  Participants to pay $15 per family for shipping cost to US location

Learn how the Moravian potters in Salem used slip trail designs and  create your own unique slip trail plate.  Plates will be fired and glazed and be ready for pickup about 4 to 6 weeks after the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 22, 2018 and October 6, 2018 – Pewter Spoons

Time: 1:30 to 3:00

Cost: $ 50 per person

Learn how pewter is melted and cast into spoons.  You will use files and other tools to refine, polish and stamp your initials on your choice of a 18th or 19th century pewter spoon to take home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 29, 2018 – Art of Broom Making

Time: 1:30 to 3:00

Cost: $50 per person

Ever wonder how Salem residents kept the floors and sidewalks so clean?  It’s no joke – traditionally crafted corn brooms really get the job done. Using broom corn grown in our garden, learn to make your own hearth broom and handy egg whisk.  Every time you use them at home you will think about the fun you had making them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 13, 2018 – Mold and Slab Designed Pottery

Time: 1:30 to 3:00

Cost: $50 per person –  Participants to pay $15 per family for shipping cost to US location

Make a beautiful leaf plate using a reproduction Moravian mold as well a build a Moravian vase using the slab method.   Plate and vase will be glazed and fired by our potters and ready for pickup about 4 to 6 weeks after the class.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 13, 2018 –Portrait Painting with an Historic Experience

Time: 9:00 to 4:00

Cost: $130 per person

Lean a practical approach for drawing and painting from a live model and how the technique is still relevant to early historical portrait paintings in the Museums of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) collection. Maximum of 15 – Young Adults and Adult Levels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 20, 2018 – Winkler Family Recipes Cooked on the Hearth

Time: 1:30 to 3:00

Cost: $50 per person

Join us as we gather around the warm hearth to cook a variety of recipes from the Winkler Family.  We will use a variety of hearth cooking methods to make cherry bread pudding and more seasonal treats.