Historical Society of Ocean Grove 2013 Summer Workshops
Teddy Bear Tea- Wednesday, August 14- 11:00AM- 1:00 PM
The Historical Society Of Ocean Grove And The Teddy Bears Of Ocean Grove Have Teamed Up To Sponsor A Teddy Bear Tea. You Are Cordially Invited To Attend.
The event will begin at the Centennial Cottage Museum of the Historical Society of Ocean Grove. Special activities will include hearing stories in the beautiful garden, find the hidden teddy bears at the Cottage, There will be tea time trivia and refreshments at the Starving Artist Restaurant. The program also includes ice cream sundaes at Day's Ice Cream Parlor.
Reservations are required for this event.
May 18 – Saturday - CRAZY QUILTING FOR BEGINNERS* - Vicki Bacolo
This class is designed for those who have not been exposed to this form of quilting but are interested in expanding their knowledge. Learn to cut fabric shapes, make their arrangement, hand sew and do basic embroidery stitches.
Materials to bring: scissors for cutting fabric; needle threader; thimble, if applicable.
July 8 – Monday – PAPER BEADS – Laura McHugh
Students will learn how to manipulate various papers into paper beads that will be used in making a necklace, bracelet and a pair of earrings. Ages 12 to adult.
July 11 – Thursday – CARD MAKING – Robin Elodie Dabler
Enjoy a creative class in personalized greeting cards. You will be using a wide range of papers, paints, stamps and collage techniques. Learn to incorporate your ideas into treasured gifts from the heart. If possible, bring a papercutter and scissors. Ages 12 to adult.
July 12 – Friday – EMBROIDERY EMBELLISHMENTS FOR CLOTHING & ACCESSORIES – Vicki Bacolo
Bring a garment: jeans, skirt, etc. or tote bag, baseball cap, fabric belts, etc. to embellish with creative embroidery, beads, sequins and buttons. Recommended for those who have basic embroidery skill and knowledge.
Materials to bring: garment or accessory item; small scissors for cutting threads; needle threader; thimble, if applicable.
July 17 – Wednesday – MACRAME – Laura McHugh
While at sea, sailors would knot thick twine into decorated pieces that would be sold or traded. Students in this class will learn to create several different knotted jewelry pieces such as a bracelet, necklace, anklet and key chain.
July 24 – Wednesday – PAPER QUILLING – Laura McHugh
Students will learn how to manipulate thin pieces of paper into interesting paper-quilled pictures, cards and jewelry. An interesting and relaxing art form.
July 25 – Thursday – JEWELRY MAKING – Robin Elodie Dabler
Bring a treasure from the beach or choose from my treasures such as an oyster shell. In this class you will learn to make a wire wrap; you will also embellish a piece of art with items such as a pearl. Open to all.
July 26 – Friday- PAPERCUTTING: SCENES FROM THE BEACH – Mindy Shapiro
Papercutting is an ancient art dating back to the creation of paper during the 1st century in China. Since that time, artisans have used paper, scissors and knives to create objects both ornamental and functional. In this workshop, you will create a papercut card or picture of a beach scene. The picture might include the ocean, seashells, sand, birds or other beach images found in Ocean Grove. Ages 11 to adult.
August 2 – Friday – EMBROIDERY FOR BEGINNERS – Vicki Bacolo
You will learn 10 of the most useful (and easy) stitches and make a sampler.
Materials to bring: small scissors for cutting threads; needle threader; thimble, if applicable.
August 12 – Monday – CALLIGRAPHY I – Margaret Cotton
Calligraphy is derived from 2 Greek works “kallos” and “graphos” meaning beautiful writing. Learn the basics of beautiful writing in this workshop.
August 15 – Thursday – CALLIGRAPHY II – Margaret Cotton
Enhance and improve your calligraphy skills as this workshop is a follow-up to the Calligraphy I workshop.
August 16 – Friday – VINTAGE BOOK ART – Laura McHugh
Participants are asked to bring in several books both hard cover and paperback that they do not mind altering into unusual book art, paper flowers and many other interesting crafts.
August 19 – Monday – BEGINNING HAND PIECING – Carol Grant
Learn the basics of hand piecing from making templates to joining patches. Learn a brief history of quilting with examples of quilts both old and new while learning to piece a traditional four patch block. Supplies will be provided. Bring small scissors, if you have one, for cutting threads.
August 21 – Wednesday – FABRIC BEADS – Laura McHugh
Participants are asked to bring in several fabric scraps to create one-of-a-kind fabric beads. Fabric beads will then be beaded and added to a bracelet and necklace ready to wear home.
August 22 – Thursday – INTERMEDIATE HAND PIECING – Carol Grant
Learn to piece curved blocks, and make a simple quilt block. It is helpful but not necessary if you have some experience with simple piecing. Learn a brief history of quilting with examples of quilts both old and new. Supplies will be provided. Bring small scissors, if you have one, for cutting threads.
August 23 – Friday – ENGLISH PAPER PIECING – Carol Grant
Make a beautiful hexagon block in the style of Grandmother’s Flower Garden using the English paper piecing method where paper is used inside your piecing and then removed. Learn a brief history of quilting with examples of quilts both old and new. Supplies will be provided. Bring small scissors, if you have one, for cutting threads.
October 19 – Saturday – CRAZY QUILTING FOR INTERMEDIATE SEWERS* - Vicki Bacolo
This class is for those who have been exposed to hand sewing and embroidery but would like to enhance their skills. Class combines elegant silk and velvet fabrics and focuses on decorative stitching and beaded embellishments.
Materials to bring: scissors for cutting fabric; needle threaders; 4” embroidery hoop.
*Classes on May 18 and October 19 will be held at the Museum at 50 Pitman Avenue. All other classes are at Centennial Cottage on Central Avenue and McClintock Street.
Each class will be held from 10:30AM-1:00PM.
Cost for each class $15 class fee and $5 kit fee. Preregistration is required.
For more information or to register, call the Historical Society of Ocean Grove’s museum at (732)774-1869