Sat. & Sun., May 18 and 19, 10am-4pm

Blacksmithing 101

Learn basic skills using traditional blacksmith’s tools and techniques in a coal-fired forge. Make hooks, then move on to kitchen utensils or another project of your choice. No experience necessary.

FEE $150/135 MEMBERS; PLUS $100 FOR MATERIALS

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Offering One-on-One Workshops:

  • weaving
  • spinning
  • 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.