Call 413-443-0188, x 0, for more information or to register.
Hands to Dirt: A Gardener’s Afternoon
With HSV Gardener and CSA manager Georgia Barberi
Saturday July 25 2 to 5 pm
Rain Date: Aug 1
$60 / $54 for HSV members
Get answers to your mid-season gardening questions and think ahead to fall in this special hands-on workshop. Spend the afternoon in the HSV gardens with Georgia as she addresses your specific gardening problems and provides a host of practical tips. You’ll leave with plenty of new knowledge about flowers, vegetables, annuals, perennials, pest control and cultivation methods, including growing organically. Bonus: participants get to take home a variety of new plants.
Photography at Hancock Shaker Village
With photographer Ben Garver
Saturday, October 3 10 am to 3 pm
$85 / $78 for HSV members
With the Village in autumn as your subject, hone your digital photography skills with Berkshire Eagle photographer and photo editor Ben Garver. Included is both classroom time and field time, with ample opportunity to practice the techniques you learn. Designed to inspire your growth and expression as a photographer, this workshop also includes time to evaluate pictures for subject, composition and other factors. Bring your own digital camera. Ben Garver has been a photographer at the Eagle for more than a decade. An Ohio native, he attended Middlebury College and has lived in New England most of his life pursuing nature’s solace.
Make a Shaker Cheese Basket
Saturday, October 24 10 am to 3 pm
With Basketmaker Sandy Salada
$65 / $58 for HSV members All materials included
Weave a Shaker-style cheese basket roughly 9 inches around by 3 inches high using natural flat reed. Originally used for curing cheese, such baskets make wonderful containers for bread, muffins or rolls, and even look great just hanging on a wall! Suitable for beginners, ages 13 and up. After the workshop enjoy the Village, especially the Sisters’ Shop, to learn more about cheese-making and see the basket displays. Sandy Salada, a basket maker for twenty years, teaches from her studio in Latham, New York, in addition to leading workshops at Shaker Heritage Society in Watervliet, NY. She is a member of the North Carolina Basketmakers Association, Northeast Basketmakers Guild and The Shaker Heritage Society.
Beeswax Candle-making (Great for Kids!)
With Joe Moncecchi, the Bee Guy
Saturday, September 12
10 am – noon or 1:30 – 3:30 pm
$45 / $40 for HSV members
Using home-grown bee’s wax, participants roll their own candle and take it home in a custom box. Learn wax techniques and lots of bee lore. Materials and equipment provided by instructor. Perfect for kids ages 12 and up. Children 8 to 12 must attend with an adult. Class limited to 12 students.
September 23 – 27
9 am – 5 pm each day
$620 /$558 for HSV members
Learn the art and craft of timber-frame construction using 18th- and 19th-century tools and techniques in this 5-day intensive workshop. Complete all the parts of a small building, and assemble the frame. Demonstrations and discussions supplement hands-on learning. Call the instructors directly to register: Jack Sobon (413-684-3223) or Dave Carlon (413-684-3612). Class limited to 16 students.