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 – 2021-2022

The 2021-2022 Lunch and Learn program schedule has been announced.  Please click here to view the schedule.  Sessions will be held via Zoom.  The links to register for each session are included in the program schedule (click here).

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For the classes listed below, 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.

Wool Felted Winter Friends Class

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, February 5, 2022 10am-12pm
Fee: $40 (non-member)/$35 member (includes materials)

Using wool from Niki’s sheep farm and a very sharp barbed needle each participant will complete either 2 penguins or 2 snow people.  All supplies will be provided. The class will be held at the Jersey Shore Folklife Center at the Seaport. Masks are required indoors for everyone.

Please click the button below to register.

Wall Basket Class

Instructor: Mary May
Date/Time: Sunday, February 13, 10am-3pm
Fee: $78 (non-member)/$72 member (includes materials)

Make a new tradition on Super Bowl Sunday! This useful basket is 12″ long X 3″ wide X 8″ high in size and has a bushel handle for attaching to the wall. There is something about usefulness and beauty that goes well together. What will you put in your basket???

Class fee includes instruction, materials and everything needed to go home with to complete your basket.

The class will be held at the Jersey Shore Folklife Center at the Seaport.

Masks are required indoors for everyone.

Please click the button below to register.

Common Eider Decoy (Drake or Hen) Carving Class

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: Sunday, February 20 & Sunday, February 27, 2022 9:30 am – 5 pm
Fee: $290 (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 or Common Eider Hen decoy. Students will begin to carve 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 inside 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.

Irish Soda Bread Basket Class

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, March 5, 2022 10am-12pm
Fee: $40 (non-member)/$35 member (includes materials)

Participants will weave an 8″ round twined bottom basket and receive a recipe for the best Irish Soda Bread ever.

The class will be held at the Jersey Shore Folklife Center at the Seaport. Masks are required indoors for everyone.

Please click the button below to register.

S’mores Basket Class

Instructor: Niki Giberson
Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 2022 10am-12pm
Fee: $65 (non-member)/$60 member (includes materials)

This 12 inch tote can carry all the fixin’s for s’mores, or can keep many knick-knacks organized.

The class will be held at the Jersey Shore Folklife Center at the Seaport. Masks are required indoors for everyone.

Please click the button below to register.

Carving Class – Black Duck Silhouette Decoy

Please note: This class will be rescheduled for a date later this year.

Instructor: Jode Hillman
Date/Time: TBD
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.

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