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.

 Upcoming Classes – 2019

Payment in full is required at time of registration. No refunds will be given. If you cancel in writing at least 48 hours prior to the first day of class, a credit will be issued for a Tuckerton Seaport purchase within one year. The Tuckerton Seaport reserves the right to make changes to instructors, programs, session dates and times.

For more class info or to sign up, go to the admission desk in the Visitor Center, or contact Catherine at 609-296-8868 or click here to register online.

For information on the Lunch ‘n Learn Series, please call us at 609-296-8868 .

Whimsical Woven Flowers

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Friday, August 9, 2019 10am – 1pm
Fee: $32 members/ $37 nonmembers (materials included)

Join folk artist Mary May for this festive, fun to make, and beginner friendly Flower craft made with Basket material. With an array of Summer or Fall colors to choose from, these woven flowers are sure to bring cheer and whimsy to your décor! Choose from Large (8 inches) or Small (6 inches) flowers. All stems are approximately 22 inches.

Course fee: Member – $32/Non-Member: $35 (materials included)

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Anchor Wood Burning Class

Instructor: Jennifer Hewitt
Date/Time: Saturday, August 10, 2019 12pm – 4pm
Fee: $55 members/ $65 nonmembers (materials included)

Join artist Jennifer Hewitt for this Seaport themed Pyrography course! Try your hand at burning your own Anchor design into 9″ x 12″ basswood. 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!

Participants must be 18 years old or older.

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Alaia Surfboard Shaping Class

Instructor: Greg Malega
Date/Time: Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th/ 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!

Forest Gardening For You

Instructor: Soil to Soul
Date/Time: Sunday, August 18, 2019 4pm – 6pm
Fee: $20 members/ $25 nonmembers

Join Jeanine Cava of Soil to Soul farm for a look at the benefits of the forest garden, also know as food forest, model of  home scale food production for your yard.  This workshop will incorporate information on using native food-producing perennials with some of your typical annual vegetables, herbs and fruits.  It also incorporates information about “carbon farming” and how our yards can be a force for good in the world! It is geared toward experienced gardeners and aspiring gardeners alike.  Time will be allotted to work out some design ideas and brainstorming for your site, so bring a notebook, a sketch of your yard (if desired) and knowledge of your site with you.

Gardening with Little Ones

Instructor: Soil to Soul
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 9am – 10:30am
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers

This class will be filled with kid-focused gardening fun, including stories, games, crafts, and hands-on gardening time. The price of this class includes a parent with up to two children.

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Fall Sunflower Decor

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Saturday, September 21, 2019 12 noon – 2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers, materials included

Join paper artist Mallorie Evans as she teaches the basics of simple yet elegant DIY home décor! Create your very own Sunflower décor for the Fall season.

All materials included:  cardstock paper, flower templates, glue, floral wire

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Felting Pumpkins

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, October 5, 2019 10am – 12pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers, materials included

Dress up your home this fall with felted wool pumpkins! Instructor Niki Giberson will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create these beautiful fairy tale pumpkins. Each participant will make two pumpkins of different sizes. All supplies and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome.

Course fee:  $30 Members/$35 Non-members

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Carving Class – Barrow’s Goldeneye Decoy

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday, October 13 and 20, 2019 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 Barrow’s Goldeneye decoy. Students may choose a hen or drake to carve and paint; painting will be done in oils.  Prior carving experience is required.

Course fee Member: $190/Non-Member: $200

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

Wine Basket Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Saturday November 16, 2019 10am – 2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers, plus additional $15 materials fee

What’s better than wine? Wine in a basket! This wine tote has remained a popular favorite. Choose from a single bottle wine basket or a double bottle wine carrying basket each with a new twill accent weave and an oak swing handle. Great for yourself or as a holiday gift!

Total cost for registration includes a materials fee and a class fee. Why two fees? The material fee covers the use of everything you need to complete your basket: tools, molds (if needed), reed, handle, etc. The class fee supports the local artisan and the Tuckerton Seaport and Baymen’s Museum (a non-profit 501c3). Pay the class fee to the Seaport and the material fee directly to the instructor.

Course fee Member: $25/Non-Member: $30

Additional Materials Fee: $15.00

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Santa Wood Carving Class

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Saturday, November 30, 2019 10am – 4pm
Fee: $85 members/ $95 nonmembers

Ho! Ho! Holiday Carving Class! Join carver Mark Bair for this one day Santa Carving class – all levels welcome! Students will learn how to transform a simple basswood into an heirloom Santa Claus. 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): $85 for Seaport Members; $95 for Non-members

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

Paper Poinsettia Wreath

Instructor: Mallorie Evans
Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 2019 12 noon – 2pm
Fee: $35 members/ $40 nonmembers, materials included

Capturing the essence of the holiday season, this DIY wreath allows you to tap into your crafty side! Hang the finished wreath on your front door or in your home to add a classic dose of winter to your home décor!

All supplies, including cardstock, foam wreath, burlap, templates and glue are included.

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

Felted Santa Claus

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, December 14, 2019 10am – 12pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers, materials included

Stop by the Seaport and make the perfect Christmas gift or decoration! Instructor Niki Giberson will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create your very own festive Santa Claus! All supplies and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome.

Please call 609-296-8868 to register.

 

Felted Snowmen

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, January 25, 2020 10am – 12pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers, materials included

Get out this winter and build a snowman at the Tuckerton Seaport! Folk Artist Niki Giberson will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to build these snowmen. All supplies and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome.

To register, please call 609-296-8868.

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