4415 119th St W, Cortez, FL 34215
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9am-4pm
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.
Pasta 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.
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.
Beginner Soap Making ($35)
Friday, May 26th, 10am to 12:30pm
Register by May 19th
This hands-on class is a great start to the world of soapmaking. Roll up your sleeves and begin making cute, artistic and novelty soap with natural melt and pour soap base. You will learn how to make at least 3 different soaps to take home or give away as gifts. Unleash your creativity by customizing your soaps with color, fragrance and other additives such as herbs.
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.
Basic Fermentation Class ($20)
Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-12pm
Fees Due May 27th
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.
Canning 101 ($30)
Saturday, June 10th, 9-11am
Fees Due June 3rd
Whether you are new to canning or just need a refresher course, Canning 101 is a great starting point for students. The focus of this workshop will be safety, equipment, and science as we discuss the boiling water bath technique. Once mastered, this method will enable you to safely and confidently can everything from jams to pickles to fruit! For this workshop, we’ll be talking pickles ~ learn all about brine, sweet and dill recipes, and what ingredients would be needed for a successful product. Students will also participate in the hands-on part of the class when we put our knowledge to use and pickle a seasonal vegetable. All supply costs are included in the class fee and students will take home a jar made in the class. And, lots of home-canned goodies will be available for students to sample! Lisa Fulk is a Cornell-certified Master Food Preserver and owner of Sunshine Canning.
Hand-Colored Photography ($35)
Saturday, June 10th, 10am-12:30pm
Fees Due June 3rd
By the mid 1800’s hand-coloring was essential to the livelihoods of thousands of photographers. Portrait painters, their careers threatened by the rise of photography, quickly adapted to stay in business. In this class you will learn the technique of applying transparent oils to a black and white photograph and discover why so many fell in love with this art form. We will be working on a historical black and white photo that you will color. All materials will be provided and you will take home your finished photo.
Advanced Fermentation ($35)
Saturday, June 17th, 10am-12pm
Fees Due June 10th
In the NEW Advanced Fermentation Class Jillian will explain the methods of how to prepare and ferment red beets into a probiotic rich drink called Kvass. Kvass is a traditional non-alcoholic beverage well known in Eastern European countries which been consumed for centuries to aid in digestion and overall wellness. She will also discuss how to make various natural fermented sodas at home as a healthy option to the alternative. This has been known to also aid in digestion and inflammation. The class will prepare both beet kvass and a ginger bug to take home with them. All items will be provided.
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; the only required item will be to bring your own kitchen knife to do the chopping.
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.