Past Classes

Past Classes

Here are some of the previous classes held at the Seaport:

Alaia Surfboard Shaping Class

Instructor: Greg Malega
Date/Time: Saturday, July 13th and Sunday, July 14th/ 10am-4pm
Fee: $400 members/ $425 nonmembers, includes materials fee

Shape your own Alaia and learn the history of the original surfboard. Create a solid wooden finless board with nearly all hand tools while learning many aspects of woodworking and basics of surfboard shaping. By the end of the class, you will walk away with a rideable six foot long western red cedar board you built with your own two hands and an understanding of what goes into making a surfboard function properly in the ocean. No prior knowledge is required, just a sense of adventure for fun!

Woven Wheat Heart

Instructor: Christine Metzler
Date/Time: Saturday, July 13, 2019 1pm – 3pm
Fee: $28 members/ $30 nonmembers

Create a woven heart perfect for any home design or Christmas tree! New Jersey was once considered the bread basket of the American colonies with the best flouring mills in the 18th century. Because of the Industrial Revolution and changes made in harvesting methods, the art of wheat weaving was almost completely lost. Join us as folk artist Christine Metzler helps us rediscover this once common art form in the traditional English style!

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Gardening with Little Ones

Instructor: Jeanine Cava
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 9am – 10:30am
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers

 

Flower on Canvas Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Sunday June 9, 2019 12 noon – 3pm
Fee: $20 members/ $25 nonmembers

Perfect gift or home decor…this gorgeous paper flower canvas wall art will bring beauty into any room. Come join paper artist Mallorie Evans where you will learn all skills necessary to make your own beautiful paper flowers. This class is beginner friendly.

Course fee: Member – $20/Non-Member: $25, includes all materials

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Gardening with Little Ones

Instructor: Jeanine Cava
Date/Time: Sunday June 9, 2019 10am – 12:30pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers

This class will be filled with kid-focused gardening fun, including stories, games, crafts and hands-on gardening time. All ages, kids need a grown up with them. Class price includes up to 2 children and 2 parents.

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Carving Class – March of the Penguin… Decoys

Instructor: Andrew Tonneson
Date/Time: Sunday, March 3, 2019 10am – 4pm
Fee: $65 members/$75 non-members

Join carver Andrew Tonnesen for the hands-on experience of carving and painting you very own Penguin folk art. You will learn basic carving, safety and painting techniques. All supplies are provided, so bring a smile and prepare to enjoy your day. This is a beginner level course, no experience necessary!

This class is not suitable for students under 11 years old.

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Charcoal Making Basket Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Friday, March 15, 2019 11am – 3pm
Fee: $55 members/ $65 nonmembers

Join folk artist Mary May to weave this charcoal basket.

Course fee: Member – $55/Non-Member: $65

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Easter and Spring Pie Baskets Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday, March 30, 2019 10am – 4pm
Fee: $40 members/ $45 nonmembers, plus $25 materials fee

Join folk artist Mary May to weave your very own festive 10″ round basket, perfect for presenting freshly baked pies! Color yours and it’s beautiful piece for Easter decorations or collecting eggs! This is a traditional heirloom basket with a twine base and sturdy oak handle. This multi-functional piece is beginner friendly!

Course fee: Member – $40/Non-Member: $45

Additional Materials Fee: $25.00

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Superbowl Sunday – Low Market Basket Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019 10am – 4pm
Fee: $35 members/ $40 nonmembers, plus $25 materials fee

 

This is Super New! Skip the Superbowl hype.. Join folk artist Mary May at the Seaport and create your very own low market basket (11″ x 5″ x 2.5″). This course is beginner friendly. The basket includes a bonnet oak handle for no additional fee. For a small upcharge, you may decide on the day of your class to add runners to your basket.

Course fee: Member – $35/Non-Member: $40

Additional Materials Fee: $25.00

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Valentine’s Day Heart Canvas Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Saturday, February 9, 2019 12 noon – 2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers

Express your heart’s desire with our beautiful, rolled paper flower heart.  It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day but will also make a lovely addition to your decor any time of year.

Join paper artist Mallorie Evans for this 2-hour, beginner friendly class and learn how to create beautiful rolled paper flowers. After you have the basics down, she’ll show you how to create amazing paper flower decor for your next floral-inspired idea.

All supplies, including flower templates, 8×10 canvas and cardstock paper are provided.

Owl Painting

Instructor: Andrew Tonneson
Date/Time: Friday, December 14 6pm – 8pm
Fee: $35 members/ $40 nonmembers

Join this beginners paint party and bring your friends! Join local artist/Seaport instructor, Andrew Tonneson, as he leads you through this beginner painting project. All supplies and tools provided.

 

Santa Chimney Ornament Carving

Instructor: Andrew Tonneson
Date/Time: Sunday, December 16 10am – 2pm
Fee: $35 members/ $40 nonmembers

Get ready to carve yourself some Holiday Cheer! Join wood carver Andrew Tonneson as he leads you through this beginner wood carving project. You will carve, sand, and paint your own unique Santa in a Chimney ornament! All supplies and tools provided.

 

Brant Decoy Carving Class: Red Head Decoy

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday, October 7, and Sunday, October 14, 2018 / 10am-5pm
Fee: $155 members/ $170 nonmembers, includes materials fee

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 hollow cedar Redhead decoy. Students may choose a hen or drake to carve and paint; painting will be done in oils. Pre-registration is required by October 1, 2018.

Felting Pumpkins

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, October 13 10am – 2pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers

Dress up your home this fall with felted wool pumpkins! Instructor Patricia Zackey will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create these beautiful fairy tale pumpkins. All supplies and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome.

Wood Carving:  Mermaid

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Saturday, July 21 10am – 4pm
Fee: $75 members/ $85 nonmembers

 

Join carver Mark Bair for this one day Mermaid Carving class – all levels welcome! Students will learn how to transform a simple basswood into a beautiful mermaid. Carving safety and techniques, tool sharpening, as well as painting and finishing techniques will also be studied. Fee includes instruction, materials, and use of tools.

Basic Book Binding

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, June 2 10am – 2pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers

 

 

Learn to craft your own beautiful handmade book! *Beginners Welcome*

There is still something special about a handmade book. In this class, instructor Patricia Zackey, will teach you how to create an accordion folded bookmark book, an origami pocket notebook with a simple wrap closure and a pamphlet stitched, washi decorated sketchbook.  Remember, anything worth writing down is worth a handmade book!

Learn to Cross Stitch

Instructor: Karen Randazzo
Date/Time: Saturday June 9, Time 1-3pm
Fee: $25 Members / $30 Non members

 

 

Cross stitch has had a surge of popularity in recent years. Although traditional patterns are still very popular, you can cross stitch anything from movie quotes to video game characters. If you’ve always wanted to try, here’s your chance to learn how.

You’ll choose from 2 simple patterns, either of which could be completed during the 2-hour class. Instructor Karen Randazzo will not only teach the basic cross stitch and back stitch, but will also show you how to get started on your project, give you tips for finishing and displaying your work, and provide resources for how to move on to your next cross stitch creation.

Class fee includes all materials. Please bring a pair of scissors if you have them handy (embroidery type preferred), the instructor will also have some available to share. The class is suitable for adults and children ages 10 and up.

Flag Wall Basket

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday, June 16 / 10am-3pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers
Additional materials fee:  $30

 

This patriotic wall basket is woven with a red, white and blue, American Flag motif with a oak bushel handle.  This is the perfect basket for holding your mail and other small items. Overall size 3”wx12”Lx7”h

Make Your Own Bath Bombs

Instructor: Julie Hain
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 27 / 11am-noon and 1pm-2pm
Fee: $15 members/ $20 nonmembers

 

Learn to make your own Bath Bombs! Coconut oil, epsom salts and essential oils make bath time calming, soothing, and fragrant. These fizzy, skin softening, balls are fun to make and are great Mother’s Day gifts! All supplies provided to create 1 large bath bomb with gift bag.

There will be 2 separate classes – one at 11 am and the other at 1pm.

Wool Applique

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, July 14 10am – 2pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers

This class will also be held on November 10.

In this workshop instructor Patricia Zackey will teach you how to apply patchwork-like designs to small items such as coasters, mug mats and potholders by using a variety of embroidery stitches. These techniques can easily be adapted outside the classroom to table runners, candle lamps and even wool quilts. All supplies and tools provided. All skill levels welcome.

Paper Flower Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Sunday, May 20 10am – Noon
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers

 

 

Looking for a little decor inspiration? DIY wedding idea? Or in need of a quick tabletop refresh? This is the class for you!

Join paper artist, Mallorie Evans, for this 2-hour class and learn how to create beautiful paper flowers. After you have the basics down, she’ll show you how to create an amazing paper flower backdrop for your next floral-inspired event.

All supplies, including flower templates, flower backing, and hanging materials are provided EXCEPT card stock in the colors of your choice.

You will need to purchase a pack of 25+ sheets of 60lb cardstock in your preferred colors prior to class OR purchase a cardstock packet available for sale on site for an additional $30.

Basic Knitting

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, May 12 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers

 

 

New to Knitting? This class is for you! Beginning knitters will learn basic knit and purl stitches and begin making a scarf or a cowl. More experienced knitters may choose to make either a pair of fingerless mitts or a watch cap (beanie) which requires some shaping. Please bring along a pair of size 7 or 8 knitting needles.

Print Making

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Sunday, May 13 10am – 4pm
Fee: $125 members/ $135 nonmembers

 

 

Learn the age old process of woodblock printmaking or relief printing with woodcarving artist Mark Bair. Starting with a block of wood and an idea, Mark will take you through the history, tools and materials used in the process. Armed with these new skills, each student will create their own lasting image. Instructor will provide all materials but students are encouraged to bring their own images or drawings.

Brand New Design! Market Basket

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Friday, April 20 / 10am-5pm
Fee: $45 members/ $50 nonmembers
Additional materials fee:  $32

 

This low profile market basket is great for collecting the day’s bounty of vegetables, from your own garden or the framers market.   Approximate size: 4’’hx12’’w x12’’w

Beginning Maker’s Class – Berry Baskets

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday, March 24 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers
Additional materials fee: $13

 

The “Beginning Makers” series introduces traditional folk arts with hands-on projects that emphasize learning-through-doing in a comfortable, social environment. Learn about the history and the techniques used to create traditional folk art objects with these accessible and engaging classes!

The traditional South Jersey Berry Basket is the perfect project to learn basket weaving basics. Join Mary May as she discusses the history of these baskets while you learn to weave your own.

Seaport Stitchers Quilt Guild Demonstration

Instructor: Seaport Stitchers
Date/Time: Saturday, March 31 / 10am-3pm
FREE

 

 

Stop by the Tuckerton Seaport’s Hunting Shanty to see what the Seaport Stitchers have been up to! The Stitchers will be working on current projects and answering questions about the art of quilting and sewing. Seaport Stitchers Quilt guild is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to making and preserving quilts, and teaching the art of quilt making to others.

The quilting demonstrations will be repeated again on May 12, June 2, July 21, August 4 and October 6.

 

Wood Burning Workshop

 

Instructor: Greg Malega
Date/Time: Saturday, April 14 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $55 members/ $65 nonmembers

 

 

Try your hand at wood burning! Pyrography is the process of burning a design into wood. The instructor, Greg Melega, will walk you through every step of the process from creating a design to the subtle techniques involved to make that image stand out on wood!

Beginning Weaving

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, April 14 / 10am-4pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers

 

 

Join instructor, Patricia Zackey, as she teaches you basic weaving by introducing the concepts of intersecting “warp” and “weft.” First you will create a woven paper greeting card. Next you will finger weave a key ring fob. And finally, using a simple chipboard loom, you will weave a small table mat or rustic wall hanging.

 

Hand Plane Shaping Class

Instructor: Greg Malega
Date/Time: Saturday, March 10 / 10am-4pm
Fee: $120 members/ $130 nonmembers, includes materials fee

This class will also be held on the following dates:  May 12, June 9, June 30, July 7, August 4, September 8

Make your own wooden handplane! A handplane is used while bodysurfing to give the rider lift, direction and speed while on a wave. Worn on your hand and with a pair of swim fins, these little boards can be used in small summer surf or big fast barrels! Learn the process of making a miniature surfcraft while using the tools and concepts of a surfboard shaper. A great half day class to take with friends!

Felted Easter Eggs

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, March 17 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers, includes all materials

 

 

Fill your basket with these felted wool Easter Eggs! In this class, you will learn the process of needle felting wool to create these cute Easter eggs.  All supplies and tools are provided and all skill levels are welcome.

Ruddy Turnstone Shore Bird Class

 

Instructor: Andrew Tonneson
Date/Time: Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18 / 10am-4pm
Fee: $75 members/ $85 nonmembers

 

 

Join Andrew Tonnesen for a two day class in which you will learn to carve and paint a Ruddy Turnstone Shorebird. A product of the Tuckerton Seaport Youth Carvers, Andrew has grown into a skilled carver and instructor. He has won ribbons at events such as the Ocean County Decoy & Gunning Show and the Two Rivers Exhibition of Sporting Collectible Art and is an active member of the New Jersey Decoy Collectors Association.

Wood Carving: Old Salt

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Sunday, March 18 / 10am-4pm
Fee: $85 members / $95 non-members, includes materials, instruction and use of tools

 

“Old Salt” Sailor Carving Class! Join carver Mark Bair for this one day “Old Salt” Carving class – all levels welcome! Students will learn how to transform a simple basswood into an “Old Salt”. Carving safety and techniques, tool sharpening, as well as painting and finishing techniques will also be studied.

 

Chocolate Class

Instructor: Dara Roth
Date/Time: Saturday, February 10 / Noon-2pm
Fee: $15 members/ $20 nonmembers, includes all materials

Spend a great afternoon at the Seaport learning to make delicious chocolate candies! We’ll be making molded chocolates, chocolate bark with mix-ins, and dipped treats. While the chocolate is setting, make your own homemade Valentines! Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Pre-registration is required by February 1, 2018.

Felted Heart Garland

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, February 10 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers, includes all materials

Show some love for this felted wool heart garland! The instructor, Patricia Zackey, will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create this adorable Valentine’s Day decoration.

Super Basket Sunday
Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Sunday, February 4 / 10am-5pm
Fee: $40 members/ $45 nonmembers
Additional materials fee:  (determined by size of basket): $35 (10″ basket), $40 (12″ basket)

New this year, 12″ Apple Basket designed with shaker influence. It is simply beautiful!

If you’re a beginner you can join the class and make a 10’’ apple, less weaving, same beauty.  Molded woven basket includes an oak bonnet handle.

Basic Book Binding Class

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, January 27 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers, includes materials fee

Learn to craft your own beautiful handmade book! Beginners Welcome!
There is still something special about a handmade book. In this class you will learn how to create an accordion folded bookmark book, an origami pocket notebook with a simple wrap closure and a pamphlet stitched, washi decorated sketchbook. Remember, anything worth writing down is worth a handmade book! All skill levels from welcome. Includes all supplies and use of tools.

Brant Decoy Carving Class

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday October 15, and Sunday, October 22, 2017 / 10am-5pm
Fee:$155 members/ $170 nonmembers, includes materials fee

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 Delaware River style brant decoy. Students may choose a hen or drake to carve and paint; painting will be done in oils. This class will be held again next February, sign up for both and make a pair! Pre-registration is required by October 7, 2017.