Classes

Classes

Folklife doesn’t happen somewhere else — it happens right here in South Jersey!  Come explore the lives of traditional craftspeople, local musicians, and the many rich stories of Folklife in the Pinelands and on the Barnegat Bay.  You never know, you might even run into the Jersey Devil!

The Jersey Shore Folklife Center documents, supports, and presents the diverse communities and traditions of the Jersey Shore and the Pinelands.  The center offers classes, tours, school programs, artist demonstrations, and changing exhibits.  Stop by anytime during museum hours to check out the new and expanded Folklife center at Marshelder Gun Club.

Lunch and Learn – 2021

The 2021 Lunch and Learn series will be virtual.  Click here or click on the image at the left to see the 5 sessions scheduled for this year.  Check below for the Zoom link for each class.

Remaining sessions:

 

February: MATES: Scientists in Training – click here to register
March: Gardening for Terrapins on Great Bay – click here to register
April: 101 Things to do at the Jersey Shore – click here to register
May: Data? I’m all ears! The JCNERR’s Soundscape Ecology project – click here to register

Upcoming Classes – 2021

Payment in full is required at time of registration. No refunds will be given. Tuckerton Seaport reserves the right to make changes to instructors, programs, session dates and times.

Please Note:  To register for a class, please click the appropriate button below.  On the class registration page, please select the date of the class and then the time.  Use the drop-down arrow to select the number of people who will be attending, click “Add Tickets to Cart” and then complete the registration/payment information.

Songbird Felting Class

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, April 24, 2021 10 am – Noon
Fee: $45 (non-member)/$36 member (includes materials)

Niki Giberson will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create two song birds of your choosing all made from wool from her sheep farm!  Some ideas and samples will be provided, but you can also bring your own pictures for inspiration.

All supplies and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome, no prior experience needed.

This class with take place inside the Hunting Shanty building to the right of the Visitor Center. Social distancing and masks are REQUIRED.

Please click the button below to register.

Mother’s Day Frame Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Sunday, May 2, 2021 11 am – 1pm
Fee: $45 (non-member)/$35 member (includes materials)

Take part in decorating your very own picture frame for Mother’s Day as well as a matching centerpiece.

Participants will be able to design a floral frame as pictured.  All supplies and tools are provided.  All skill levels welcome, no prior experience needed, and children 8 years old and up are welcome.

This class with take place inside the Hunting Shanty building to the right of the Visitor Center. Social distancing and masks are REQUIRED.

Please click the button below to register.

Ornamental Clam Knife Blacksmithing Class

Instructor: Stephen Nuttall
Date/Time: Sunday, May 2, 2021 10 am – 4pm
Fee: $179 (non-member)/$165 member (includes materials)

Come to the Tuckerton Seaport to forge your very own a functional replica clam knife!   This knife is a great ornamental clam knife that allows you to show off your blacksmithing skills to your friends, but should not be used for actual shucking.

Blacksmith Stephen Nuttall will teach you basic blacksmithing techniques and safety, leaving you with a handcrafted and functional clam knife!

Must be 12 years or older.  Minors must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the course.  Masks are required.

Please click the button below to register.

Cupcake Pin Cushion Felting Class

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, May 15, 2021 10 am – 11am
Fee: $42 (non-member)/$35 member (includes materials)

Instructor Niki Giberson will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create this Cupcake pincushion – adorable gift and/or practical decor!

All supplies and tools are provided.  All skill levels welcome, no prior experience needed.  Masks are required.

Please click the button below to register.

Carving Class – Black Duck Silhouette Decoy

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday, June 6, 2021 9:30 am – 4 pm
Fee: $250 (includes materials)

Join Master Carver Jode Hillman for an intensive single day class in which students will focus on the history, application and usage of traditional hunting Decoys produced in NJ. Students will carve and paint a Black Duck Silhouette decoy. The completed decoy will be suitable for hunting use or decorative display. Students may choose a hen or drake decoy to carve. This class will be limited to eight participants and take place OUTSIDE the Hunting Shanty at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Prior carving experience is required. Masks are REQUIRED.

Price includes materials fee of $60

Please click the button below to register for the class.

Splint Woven Stool Class

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, June 12, 2021 10 am – Noon
Fee: $54 (non-member)/$45 member (includes materials)

Niki Giberson will walk you through the process of weaving a seat on a wooden framed stool 12”x 9”x 8” high.  The same process can be used to reseat antique chairs.

All supplies, stool frame and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome, no prior experience needed.

This class will be held outside and a rain date will take place one week from the scheduled class time.  Masks are required.

Please click the button below to register.

Carving Class – Common Eider Drake Decoy

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday, October 3 and Sunday, October 10, 2021 9:30 am – 5 pm
Fee: $350 (includes materials)

Join Master Carver Jode Hillman for an intensive TWO DAY class in which students will learn the methods and techniques needed to carve and paint a Common Eider Drake decoy. Students will begin to carve a drake on the first day of class and paint the following Sunday; painting will be done in oils. This class will be limited to eight participants and take place OUTSIDE the Hunting Shanty at the Tuckerton Seaport.

Prior carving experience is required. Masks are REQUIRED.

Price includes materials fee of $60.

Please click the button below to register for the class.

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To see some of the previous classes held at the Seaport, click here.