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Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area offering traditional arts workshops

February 4th, 2013 11:38 pm by staff report

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting variety of workshops that range from traditional skills, to hand crafted items, and fine arts. We invite you to come to Sycamore Shoals to learn a new skill or craft from our talented instructors.


Class sizes are limited, so please register early.


Traditional Arts Workshops are by registration only and must be pre-paid. Call (423) 543-5808 for more information.


Vegetable Gardening. Instructor: Ben Hunter


Saturday, March 2, 10 am – 1 pm


Cost: No Charge – Registration is NOT necessary for this session


Gardener extraordinaire, Ben Hunter, will be joining us to share his experiences & techniques for growing the garden of your dreams! Sponsored by the Northeast Tennessee Master Gardeners.


Crocheting a Scarf for Beginners. Instructor: Amy Gawthrop


Sunday, March 3, 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Cost: $25.00 Min: 1 Max: 10


You will learn all of the necessary techniques to get you started in the art of crochet! Bring at least 2 skeins of worsted weight solid color yarn (if you want a long scarf, you will need at least 3 skeins) or any fiber that will make a comfortable scarf; bring a crochet hook – either size H, I, or J (5, 5.5, or 6 mm)


Watercolor Painting – Florals. Instructor: Barbara Jernigan


Saturday, March 9, 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.


Beginners Spinning. Instructor: Amy Gawthrop.


Sunday, March 17, 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.


Cherokee Medicine Bag. Instructor: Gary Stevens


Saturday, March 23, 10 am - Noon


Cost: $30.00 includes materials


Min: 1 Max:10


In this class, you will make a full leather and bead necklace medicine bag in the Cherokee tradition.


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