Kingsport Times News Thursday, April 24, 2014
Community

January events at Sycamore Shoals

December 8th, 2012 9:57 pm by Staff Report

January 2013- Events and Workshops



Old Christmas: Militia Muster at Fort Watauga


Saturday, January 5 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Sunday, January 6 10:00 am – 3:00 pm


Christmas isn’t over yet! European migrants brought Old World holiday traditions to America , from the Dutch Sinter Klaus to the Twelve Days of Christmas. Discover the English, German, Scotch-Irish, and Dutch roots of our modern holiday celebrations. Contact the park for detailed schedule.



Workshop: Beginners Spinning Instructor: Amy Gawthrop


Sunday, January 6 1:30 – 4 pm


Cost: $40.00 includes fleece (1st time students in this class)


$15.00 for returning students Min: 1 Max: 5


Learning about wool, it's structure and how it reacts. Wool preparation with hand cards, viking combs and drum carder. Practical at the wheel time. Call the park to register.



Workshop: Watercolor Painting -Landscapes


Instructor: Barbara Jernigan


Saturday, January 12 10 am – 1 pm


Cost: $12 (plus supplies) or $20 (includes supplies) Min: 5 Max: open


Learn and practice watercolor techniques and style. Dress to take a short walk outdoors for photos and observations, weather permitting. Call the park to register.



Workshop: Watercolor Painting -Landscapes


Instructor: Barbara Jernigan


Saturday, January 19 10 am – 1 pm


Cost: $12 (plus supplies) or $20 (includes supplies) Min: 5 Max: open


Learn and practice watercolor techniques and style. Dress to take a short walk outdoors for photos and observations, weather permitting. Call the park to register.



WORKSHOP: Beginners Knitting - Making a Scarf!


Instructor: Amy Gawthrop


Sunday, January 20 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Cost: $25.00 Min: 1 Max: 10


You will learn to cast on, cast off, knit and purl, left & right handed knitting, and how to pick up dropped stitches. Bring at least 2 skeins of worsted weight wool in a solid color (if you want a long scarf, you will need at least 3 skeins) or any fiber that will make a comfortable scarf; set of US#8 knitting needles (no longer than 10”), wood or plastic, straight or circular. Call the park to register.



Shape Note Singing - Led by Don Wiley


Sunday, January 20 2:00 pm – 4 pm


January – April, June, September - November


Sing the shapes! In this early musical tradition, “shapes” represented each note of the do-re-mi scale. Although many Appalachian frontiersmen could not read, they achieved beautiful four-part harmonies through this simplified method of learning music. We invite you to join “The Old Fields Singers” for an experience you will not forget.



WORKSHOP: Inkle Weaving Instructor: Ronnie Lail


Saturday, January 26 10 am – 4 pm


Cost: $50.00 includes loom (to keep!) & all supplies Min: 3 Max: 8


$20.00 thread only


$10.00 instruction only


Learn how to weave wide sashes, narrow bands, and shoelaces on a loom that is light-weight and easy to carry around! You can create wonderful patterns through varied placement of colorful thread. Bring scissors. Call the park to register.



Old Time Music Jam – Led by Art Lang


Sunday, January 27 1:30 pm – 4 pm


Enjoy the rich musical traditions of our region each month. Old time musicians of all levels are welcome. Don’t play and instrument? Come on over, kick back, and enjoy the tunes!



Watauga Valley Fife & Drum Corps


Saturdays 10:00 am – 12 pm


The Fife & Drum Corps performs at historical events, dedications, and parades. This group is open to anyone ages 13 & up. Musical experience is welcome but not necessary; just come with a willingness to learn. Meet our volunteer coordinator John Large at the Sycamore Shoals Visitors Center . Lessons are free of charge, just call and let us know you’re coming!



Attached Photographs are from Old Christmas 2012



Traditional Arts Workshops


To join one or more classes, you must register in advance and pre-pay.


Please call the park at (423) 543-5808 for more information

comments powered by Disqus