Class Schedule

Class Schedule

If you would like to register for any of the classes below, please call (941) 708-6120.

 

Pine Cone Quilting Class Series ($35/class, $105 due at registration)
Tuesday, April 25th, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees Due by April 13th

The Pine Cone quilt, also called a Pine Burr Quilt was a traditional southern African American quilt pattern that became popular in the 20th century. The “Pinecone Patchwork” derives its name from the overlapping design seen from the bottom of a long leaf pinecone. The pattern consists of a circular pattern of triangular fabric pointed towards the center. The finished quilts are very heavy and have very colorful designs.

In this three part class, students will learn basic elements of design and color, practice hand sewing, and develop a deeper appreciation for hand sewn full size quilts. The goal is to complete a 24×24 inch square using the folding fabric method making little triangles which will form a Pine Cone quilt sampler, seat covering, pillow top, or wall hanging. The class includes includes thread, base fabric and needles. Students are asked to bring scissors and 3 yards of assorted fabric.

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knot-2032759Knot Tying ($15)
Saturday, April 29th, 10am to 11am
Fees Due by April 22nd
Min: 5 students, Max: 10 students
Knots are so fundamental to everyday life that we barely notice they are around. We all remember first learning to tie our shoelaces as children, but there are so many other times we utilize knots. Without the knowledge of knots or rope there could be no net making for fishing, woven cloth, or jewelry making. This workshop will provide students with the knowledge of how to construct 7-8 basic knots, along with names and their function that apply to everyday life. 5 feet of rope will be provided for each student. 

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Pine Cone Quilting Class Series ($35/class, $105 due at registration)
Tuesday, May 2nd, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Fees Due by April 13th
Min: 8 students, Max: 10 students

The Pine Cone quilt, also called a Pine Burr Quilt was a traditional southern African American quilt pattern that became popular in the 20th century. The “Pinecone Patchwork” derives its name from the overlapping design seen from the bottom of a long leaf pinecone. The pattern consists of a circular pattern of triangular fabric pointed towards the center. The finished quilts are very heavy and have very colorful designs.

In this three part class, students will learn basic elements of design and color, practice hand sewing, and develop a deeper appreciation for hand sewn full size quilts. The goal is to complete a 24×24 inch square using the folding fabric method making little triangles which will form a Pine Cone quilt sampler, seat covering, pillow top, or wall hanging. The class includes includes thread, base fabric and needles. Students are asked to bring scissors and 3 yards of assorted fabric.

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Basic Fermentation Class ($20)
Wednesday, May 3rd, 6:30-8:30pm
Fees Due April 26th

In the Basic Fermentation Class, Jillian Ross will go over the science and methods of how to properly ferment foods and beverages of all kinds. She will also discuss the tools that are used and how to source the products needed to use ferments in the home. Jillian will bring items to show and share with the class so you can become more familiar. These include: Sauerkraut, Kimchi, Beet Kvass, Milk/Water Kefir, Kombucha, and various Lacto-Fermented pickles and vegetables. Everyone will get to sample different items!

This class will serve as a prerequisite for the Advanced Class.

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Lightship Basket Weaving Demonstration ($20)
Saturday, May 13th, 2-3pm
Fees Due May 6th

No known basketry style is as unique to its place of birth as the lightship basket. The style originated more than 150 years ago by crews manning the lightships off the eastern U.S. coast near Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.The whaling industry sent sailors ‘round the world and introduced them to rattan cane, exotic wood, dyes and reed. On their return voyages, whalers would give gifts to the lightship sailors who guided their ships over the dangerous shoals. The lightship crews used North American hardwoods like cherry, maple, hickory, walnut and oak or exotic woods like ebony, tamarind, bublinga and ipe which they wove with reed or pounded ash, using ash or rattan cane staves and trimmed with leather and brass nails. The result is both strong and beautiful.

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Advanced Fermentation Class ($35)
Wednesday, May 17th, 6:30-8:30pm
Fees Due May 10th

The Advanced Fermentation Class will be on Sauerkraut & Mixed Fermented Vegetables. In this next level class, Jillian will focus solely on the preparation of fermenting various types of cabbage into Sauerkraut, as well as an assortment of mixed vegetables. This will be a hands-on event, each participant will be able to go through the process themselves and be able to take home the ferments that they have made in class. Jillian will provide all of the items for the class (including the food); the only required item will be to bring your own kitchen knife to do the chopping.

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pexels-photo-24798Pasta Making ($35)
Tuesday, May 23rd, 10am to 12:30pm
Register by May 16th
Min: 5 students, Max: 15 students

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. In this class you will learn how to make three different types of pasta from scratch. Ravioli, which is a stuffed pasta; and Gnocchi, a potato pasta and noodles that can be dried and later cooked at home. Students will learn how to make, shape and cook their own pasta.

Please bring a rolling pin and a clean hand-size towel to class.

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Making Your Scrapbook Last ($20 suggested donation)
Friday, May 26th, 10am to 11am
Register by May 19th
Min: 8 students, Max: 10 students

Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to preserve your personal or family memories. Whether you scrapbook photographs, stamps, newspaper clippings, or an assortment of materials, your hard work may be at risk. This hour long class will teach you how to protect them with some simple techniques including: how to choose the right materials, which glue to use and storage techniques.

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Ancestry 101 (Suggested donation of $20)
Saturday, May 27th, 10am to 11am
Register by May 20th
Min: 6 students, Max: 16 students

With developments in Ancestry DNA, the popularity of discovering your past and building your family tree has made genealogy one of the top hobbies in the U.S. However, getting started sometimes can be challenging. In this workshop, learn how to begin your tree, and resources that can help you in your search.

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy: The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum reserves the right to cancel classes as it deems necessary. In the event of a cancellation by the Folk School, registered students will have an option to apply the class fee to another class with open registration or to receive a full refund of the registration fee. To respect the time and effort put into the Folk School by staff and instructors, students who cancel their registration more than 14 days before the class, will receive a refund minus a $15 processing fee. No refund will be given to registrants less than 14 days before the class.