Saturday, May 18, 10am-2pm
Needle Felting Gnome
Learn the basics and create a three-dimensional wool gnome (right on time for gardening season) using fibers from our sheep and other local sources. No experience necessary.
FEE $50/45 MEMBERS; PLUS $25 FOR MATERIALS
Sunday, May 19, 10am-2pm
Needle Felting Painting
Beginners welcome! Creating a wool “painting” of an iconic village scene. It makes a charming back-drop for your gnome.
FEE $50/$45 MEMBERS; PLUS $25 FOR MATERIALS
Saturday, June 22, 10am-3pm
Bread Basket Weaving
This multi use basket (10” x 3 1/2”) is perfect for serving bread or as a handy counter catch-all. Made on an oak base, weave your basket using natural and multi colored dyed reed, add a sturdy rim and leather handles.
FEE $40/36 MEMBERS; PLUS $25 FOR MATERIALS
Saturday, June 29, 10am-4pm
Shaker Carrier Woodworking
Craft a Shaker-style pine carrier based on a form, which originated at the Shaker Village in Mount Lebanon in the 1840s. This beginner’s class is perfect for someone interested in learning more about Shaker craftsmanship.
FEE $110/99 MEMBERS; PLUS $30 FOR MATERIALS
Sunday, August 4, 4pm
Eat the Landscape
Join Chef Brian Alberg for an ingredient gathering edible landscape excursion. Gather organic ingredients from our gardens then learn to prepare and cook a farm-to-table dinner in the beauty of the outdoors. Kick back and relax with a glass of wine while enjoying the fruits of your labor, while dining in the heart of the village.
FEE $140/126 MEMBER
Saturday, August 10, 10am-1:30pm
Art of Composition
If you want to take better photographs, this workshop is for you! This workshop begins with a discussion and then put helpful tips into practice with a walk through the village to photograph our grounds and buildings (even a cheesy shot of our barnyard animals).
FEE $60/54 MEMBERS
Offering One-on-One Workshops:
- chair seat weaving
- basic woodworking
Follow this link for full descriptions. on-demand workshops
These two hour workshops will be scheduled at the mutual convenience of the participant and the instructor. Workshop fee is $90/$80 (for HSV members). Other topics may be offered upon request.
Advance registration required. Call 413-443-0188, x 115, or email Hannah Schockmel
Timber Framing Workshop
Learn the traditional craft of Timber Framing in a beautiful outdoor setting. Wednesday through Sunday, September 25 – 29 9am-5pm.
Registration and workshop details COMING SOON.