EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
AT THE ELVERHØJ MUSEUM
VIKING CAMP AT ELVERHØJ
This is a great opportunity for children ages 8 to 12 to learn more about the fierce Nordic band of people that lived in Scandinavia called VIKINGS. Young explorers will journey back 1,000 years to experience life through creative lessons taught by Ragna Thorfinsdatter, Elverhøj’s resident Viking woman.
Ride in a wooden longboat, create Viking crafts, practice traditional dances, make soap carving, learn the Viking alphabet and take an excursion into town to “pillage” a local bakery. Learn about history by taking part in the art of ship building and find out what it was like to navigate on the seas. Among our many activities, “kinder” will be actively learning about life on the Viking Homefront while they stake their camp in the Museum’s backyard. Guest visitors may include the Raven’s Warriors, a herd of goats and folk dancers.
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CREATING HARDANGER EMBROIDERY
This class will teach you how easy and satisfying it is to stitch an heirloom that will be cherished for years to come! Beautiful Hardanger embroidery is a traditional form of Scandinavian needlework, originally from western Norway, near the Hardanger Fjord. The finished product, classic in design, appears intricate and complicated. In reality, only a few basic stitches are involved, and these can be mastered by even a beginning stitcher. Traditionally, white thread on white fabric is used to decorate clothing and linens. However, the beauty of Hardanger embroidery is that you can easily change it to suit your taste. Using different fabrics and embroidery threads brings a fresh new look to a traditional art form.
Arroyo Grande resident Nancy Hetrick, with 50 years of embroidery experience, is an accomplished and inspiring instructor.
Fee: $25 for member, $30 for non-member.
RECURRING ADULT CLASSES: Click here for examples of adult classes that are held from time to time at Elverhøj.