Upcoming Workshops

   Last Year at the Outdoor Brick Bake Oven

Quiet Valley holds a wide variety of workshops and special programs throughout the year. Previous workshops have focused on such skills as basket making, spinning, woodcarving, quilling, and seat weaving.  Keep checking back for updates on our current offerings.  All workshops and special programs will be held at Quiet Valley in the Engel Education Center or on the farm. Feel free to reach out to us and let us know what skill or craft you might like to learn!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

 

ADULT WORKSHOP SERIES

APRIL

Wet Felted Bowl
Thursday, April 22 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Wet felting is a process used to make wool and other animal fibers into the dense fabric known as felt. The process involves the application of warm, soapy water, which causes layers of fleece placed at 90 degree angles to one another to hook together into a single piece of fabric. After the wet felting process is complete, the felted project is finished by fulling, or agitating the fibers on a rough surface such as a washboard. The felted fabric can then be dried and used to make accessories or garments, or as in this class while it is wet it is shaped into a bowl.

Date: Thursday April 22, 2021
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Where:  Engel Education Center – New Side
Cost: $30 for QV members and $45 for non-members
Instructor: Becky Costanzo

 

 

MAY

Parent & Child – Plants and Their Uses
Sunday, May 2 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Date: Sunday May 2, 2021
Time: 1:00pm
Where:  Engel Education Center – Old Side
Cost: $25 for parent with child, additional children $10 each
Instructor: Tina Matauic

 

 

 

 

Hearth Cooking
Saturday, May 15 from 10:00am to 12:00pm

Learn the art of hearth cooking as you explore the various utensils, cookware and recipes that would have been used at Quiet Valley in the 19th century. Everything from frying to roasting to baking and more can take place in the hearth where the heat from both the flames and coals can be utilized. The foods prepared will be shared with workshop attendees for their lunch. Recipes shared can be cooked in your oven at home.

Date: Saturday May 15, 2021
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Where: Farmhouse Cellar Kitchen
Cost: $30 for QV members and $45 for non-members
Instructor: Rachel Kresge

 

 

JUNE

Backpack Basket Making – THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL
Thursday, June 24 from 9:30 to 3:30 (with break for lunch)

Just in time to use for your garden harvest! Make a lovely, useful backpack basket for yourself or to give as a special gift! All materials to make the basket are provided. Helpful supplies to bring: spring clothes pins, old towel, clippers or scissors, flat head screw driver, tape measure. Participants may finish before 3:30. For ages 15 and up.

Date: Thursday June 24, 2021
Time: 9:30am-3:30pm (break for lunch)
Where: Open Barn on Farm
Cost: $45 QV Members and $60 for non-members
Instructor: Hatsie Forsman

 

 

JULY

Bake
Oven
Saturday, July 24 from 8:30am to 1:30pm

Instruction in the art of bread baking. Participants will learn to make bread from scratch, use an outdoor brick bake oven, prepare a dessert, and cook an entire lunch which they will then enjoy before the afternoon is over. You will go home with your own loaf of homemade bread and dessert. Most of the class will be held on the farm at the bake oven, rain or shine. Cover will be provided if rainy.

Date: Saturday July 24, 2021
Time: 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Engel Education Center Kitchen/Farm Bake Oven
Cost: $35 for QV members and $50 for non-members
Instructor: Lou DiPasquale/Bake Oven Crew

 

 


AUGUST

Bake Oven
Saturday, August 28 from 8:30am to 1:30pm

Instruction in the art of bread baking. Participants will learn to make bread from scratch, use an outdoor brick bake oven, prepare a dessert, and cook an entire lunch which they will then enjoy before the afternoon is over. You will go home with your own loaf of homemade bread and dessert. Most of the class will be held on the farm at the bake oven, rain or shine. Cover will be provided if rainy.

Date: Saturday August 28, 2021
Time: 8:30am-1:30pm
Where: Engel Education Center Kitchen/Farm Bake Oven
Cost:
$35 for QV members and $50 for non-members
Instructor:
Lou DiPasquale/Bake Oven Crew