Skip to main content

Workshop

Watercolor Workshop with Jennifer Brown

In this watercolor workshop, we will emphasize painting the beautiful flowers blooming in the Morrill Homestead Gardens. The focus will be to follow in the tradition of observing and painting botanicals with lots of encouragement for embracing your own original style. This class is an introduction to a longer series. A suggested materials list will be provided upon registration.

Jennifer teaches watercolor classes at the Morrill Homestead and at AVA Gallery in Lebanon. She is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and exhibits her paintings at the Matt Brown Fine Art Gallery in Lyme, N.H.

Class fee: $35

For more information and to register

Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead and Bonnie Bergeron at Martha Diebold Real Estate.

Basket Making Workshop with Dona Nazarenko

Come learn the art of basketry with Dona Nazarenko of Country Spirit Baskets. Choose between two baskets popular in the 19th century: the Kitchen Helper Basket or the Traditional Market Basket.  The Kitchen basket shows off a stylish graceful woven handle. The Market basket has a wooden handle woven into it.  They both have many uses for storage and organizing or can be a valuable catch-all for every table. Option of adding colors if you would like. The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Workshop fee: $55 (materials included)

For more information and to register

Sponsored by the Friends of the Morrill Homestead and Kate Cassidy at Four Seasons – Sotheby’s Realty.

Wood Spoon Carving with Barry

Carve your own wooden spoon with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. Enjoy a relaxing time on Lake Champlain as you learn and create. Workshop runs from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Material provided, and carving equipment made available for the day.

Fee: $60. Pre-registration and payment are required, call (802) 759-2412.

Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Atlatl Workshop

Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Workshop runs from 12:00 to 5:00 PM.

Workshop fee: $70 (includes materials).    Pre-registration required. Call 802-759-2412.

Vermont Archaeology Month event.

Willow Basketmaking with Barry

Make your own woven willow basket with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. You’ll use willow shoots and wands to weave and twine a round base, and sharpened spokes and twined willow shoots to form the basket walls. The final basket will be about 10 inches tall. All materials provided. Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake as you learn and create. The workshop will run from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The fee is $60. Pre-registration and payment are required, call (802) 759-2412. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Atlatl Workshop

Atlatl experts Bob and Cheryll Berg of Thunderbird Atlatl teach traditional and modern techniques of atlatl and dart construction, flint knapping, hafting stone points, and cordage making. Enjoy atlatl lore and coaching on the use of your new atlatl. Pre-registration required. Call 802-759-2412.  Fee of $70 includes instruction and materials. Workshop runs from noon to 5:00 PM. Vermont Archaeology Month event.

Fiber-Dyeing Using Natural Materials

Join us for an educational and engaging hands-on afternoon with Justin Squizzero from the Burroughs Garret in Newbury, Vermont. Justin creates handspun, naturally-dyed, hand-woven textiles using methods and equipment from the 18th and 19th centuries. In this workshop, participants will learn the basics of natural dyeing using plants, minerals, and insects. Participants will take home samples of dyed textiles.

Time: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Fee: $15

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Painting Botanicals Series with Jennifer Brown (Day 1)

In this series, on four consecutive Thursdays, we will work from life and explore the world of flowers. Using plants found on the grounds of the Morrill Homestead, we will study and explore nature up close. Some drawing instruction will be provided along with tips and practices in watercolor techniques. A suggested materials list provided upon registration.

Jennifer teaches watercolor classes at the Morrill Homestead and at AVA Gallery in Lebanon. She is a member of the Vermont Watercolor Society and exhibits her paintings at the Matt Brown Fine Art Gallery in Lyme, N.H.

Dates: Thursdays, August 5, 12, 19 & 26

Time: 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Fee: $80

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org, or call (802) 765-4288.

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead. 

Creative and Technical Photography

Join photographer Scott McClure Miller for a 3-class series in creative and technical photography.  Scott has worked in a variety of photographic disciplines including documentary, studio, landscape, and macro. The class will be structured as part visual seminar, part field practice, and part critique/problem-solving. While people with all levels of experience will benefit from taking this series, the emphasis will be toward those with no formal training. Bring your own camera and laptop, or use one of our cameras and laptops.

Pre-registration required.

Dates: July 14, 21 & 28

Time: 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Fee: $150 

For more information or to register, visit morrillhomestead.org or call (802) 765-8288.

This is a program of the Friends of the Morrill Homestead.

Willow Basketmaking with Barry

NOTE: This event has been postponed. Please check back with us in 2021.

Make your own woven willow basket with expert guidance from Barry Keegan. You’ll use willow shoots and wands to weave and twine a round base, and sharpened spokes and twined willow shoots to form the basket walls. The final basket will be about 10 inches tall. All materials provided. Enjoy a relaxing day on the lake as you learn and create. Workshop will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Pre-registration and payment required, call (802) 759-2412. Vermont Archaeology Month event. 

Workshop fee: $60

Subscribe to Workshop