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 – 2019-20

The 2019 Lunch and Learn series has ended.  Click here or click on the image at the left to see what sessions were held.  Check back in September for next year’s schedule.

 

Upcoming Classes – 2020

Please note:  Classes through July have been cancelled for now.  We hope to get them rescheduled later this year.

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.

Pound Fishing Basket Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Friday, August 14, 2020 10am-5pm
Fee: $42 members/ $47 nonmembers, plus $65 materials fee

New! Stop by the Seaport to Master Basket Weaver Mary May will walk you through this classic, working Pound Fishing basket.  This basket is done with an “over one under one, square to round” construction. It has double lashed rims for sturdiness. These baskets were traditionally tarred for longevity, some painted with identifying marks, and have been used by commercial fishermen off Long Beach Island from the late 1800’s to 1940’s. Visit the Tuckerton Seaport’s Crest Fishery exhibit to see historical examples. Runners and 2 bushel handles are included in the material fee. The material fee of $65 will be paid directly to the artist on the day of the course.

Fee: $42 for members/ $47 for non-members, plus $65 materials fee

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Paper Sunflowers Centerpiece Class

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Sunday, September 13; 10:30am – 12:30pm
Fee: $29 members/ $34 nonmembers, materials included

Nothing says FALL like PAPER SUNFLOWERS! The paper sunflowers are displayed in a cute glass vase with twine detail and moss. The paper sunflowers are a great addition to your home or as a gift for your loved ones that they can cherish for years to come!

– All materials and tools included

– Can bring personal glue gun if interested

Fee: $29 for members/ $34 for non-members

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Woven Mexican Corazon Class

Instructor: Christine Metzler
Date/Time: Saturday, September 19, 2020, 1pm-3pm
Fee: $30 members/$35 non-members

Create a woven Mexican Corazon design, a Mexican house blessing, perfect for any home decor! 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 that originated overseas.

Fee: $30 for members/ $35 for non-members.

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Woodburned Coaster Set Class

Instructor: Jen Hewitt
Date/Time: Sunday, September 20, 2020, 12pm-3pm
Fee: $24 members/$27 non-members

Stop by the Seaport to hand craft your very own coaster set! Choose from two themes or bring your own design to be stenciled and burned on your custom coasters! Sets come with 4 coasters and price is per set. You will be walked through every step of the process from creating a design to the subtle techniques involved to make that image stand out on wood!

Fee: $24 for members/ $27 for non-members.

Call 609-296-8868 to register.

Carving Class – Ring Necked Duck Decoy

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday, October 4 and 11, 2020 10am – 5pm
Fee: $190 members/ $200 nonmembers

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 Ring Necked Duck decoy. Students may choose a hen or drake to carve and paint; painting will be done in oils.

Prior carving experience is required.

Reserve your space by calling the Tuckerton Seaport at 609-296-8868.

Members: $190 / non-members: $200

Woven Ear of Corn Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Friday, October 9, 2020 10am-2pm
Fee: $24 members/ $28 nonmembers, plus $24 materials fee

New! Join folk artist Mary May and weave two corn designs to complete your fall decor. Included are fall colored staves for extra festive flare! This class is beginner friendly.

A material fee of $24 will be paid directly to the artist on the day of the course.

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Large Snowflake Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday, November 14, 2020 10am-1pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers, plus $15 materials fee

New! Stop by the Seaport to complete your Winter decor with a large 19 inch woven snowflake. Master Basket Weaver Mary May will walk you through this classic design perfect for any home. One snowflake per person and a material fee of $15 will be paid directly to the artist on the day of the course.

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Woven Musical Ornament Class

Instructor: Christine Metzler
Date/Time: Sunday, November 15, 2020, 1pm-3:30pm
Fee: $30 members/$35 non-members

Create a cheerful woven musical ornament perfect for any 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.

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

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