|EDUCATION AND WORKSHOPS
AT THE ELVERHØJ MUSEUM
Workshops are free and open to all generations, ages 5 and up.
Saturday February 13, 11 am - 1 pm
Remember when valentines were handcrafted and people used to say things like “You’re the apple of my eye”? Make your own vintage valentine card for your loved one. We’ll supply materials including color reprints of old vintage cards, doilies, vintage papers, glue and scissors so you can create your own heart felt creations.
Saturday March 12, 11 am - 1 pm
Learn about the popular stories of famed Danish author Hans Christian Andersen and try your hand at illustrating one of his stories! Make your own book or use our preprinted pages and fill in the blanks with illustrations, collage and words. Portions of the famous author’s stories will be read aloud for inspiration.
Saturday April 9, 11 am - 1 pm
Make a handmade, heartfelt project using our clever stamps and your own handprints, perfect for Mother’s Day (Sunday May 8). We’ll have celery stalk flowers, tulip potato stamps, and leaf sponge stamps so that you can make your own signature tea towel for Mom. Dads welcome.
Saturday May 14, 11 am - 1 pm
History can be fun! Stop by Elverhøj and make your own family tree creation using handprints for leaves. While your creation dries...spend time with your family exploring local history! This is a perfect gift for Father’s Day (June 19), and definitely one for the fridge!
Saturday June 11, 11 am - 1 pm
Explore life on the high seas and make your own paper Viking ship creation using recycled paper. Explore different textures of paint to create the ship, sky and sea. Cut and paste torn paper for dramatic, white capped effects while you learn about ancient Viking culture.
Saturday July 8, 11 am - 1 pm
Runes, letters in the Viking “alphabet,” are the inspiration for this fun project. Write your name on stones or in clay with these ancient letters. Learn the meaning of the runic characters and write a secret message!
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.