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 – Fall/Winter 2018

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 Julie 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 .

Wood Carving:  Witch

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Saturday, October 27 10am – 4pm
Fee: $75 members/ $85 nonmembers

Scary Witch Carving Class! Join carver Mark Bair for this one day class – all levels welcome! Students will learn how to transform a simple basswood into a spooky Witch. 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.

Click here to register online.

Winter-Themed Cross Stitch

Instructor: Karen Randazzo
Date/Time: Saturday, November 3 10am – 2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $35 nonmembers (includes all materials)

The winter holidays are right around the corner. Here’s your opportunity to make a unique holiday- or winter-themed decoration. In this class, you can choose from 3 seasonally-appropriate cross-stitch patterns, customize the colors to suit your decor, and even add your own fun saying! Make it into a one-of-a-kind tree ornament, a heartfelt gift, or a cheery little decoration to brighten up your home.

Along the way, your instructor will teach you the basics of cross-stitch and back-stitch, including how to get started on your project, tips for finishing and displaying your work, and 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.

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Wine Basket with a NEW twill accent

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Sunday, November 18 / 10am-2pm
Fee: $25 members/ $30 nonmembers
Additional materials fee:  $15

What’s better than wine? Wine in a basket!!! This wine tote has remained a popular favorite.  Choose from a make 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 a holiday gift!

Click here to register online.

Wood Carving:  Santa

Instructor: Mark Bair
Date/Time: Saturday, November 24 10am – 4pm
Fee: $75 members/ $85 nonmembers

Ho! Ho! Holiday Carving Class! Join carver Mark Bair for this one day 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.

Click here to register online.

Felting Snowmen

Instructor: Patricia Zackey
Date/Time: Saturday, December 8 10am – 2pm
Fee: $30 members/ $35 nonmembers

You don’t need to be out in the cold to make these snowmen! Instructor Patricia Zackey will walk you through the process of needle felting wool to create these adorable snow folks!
All supplies and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome.

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

Click here to register online.