Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio
Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio

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CELEBRATING OUR 23RD YEAR OF SCHOOLING/CRAFT CLASSES

Once again, the Shaker Woods Schoolhouse will be open for classes during the three-weekend festival. Our school, now in its 23rd year, is run in the tradition of the shaker community and known as the “Children’s Order“. Classes were first held in 1992 and entitled “The Children’s Order.” This was the term used by the Shaker Villages to denote their schooling system.

All classes are related to the craft that the teacher exhibits at the festival. Classes will be one and one-half hours and you may safely leave your child in the schoolroom while you shop. The teacher will be sure that your child is monitored until you return.

Classes are held at the Shaker Schoolhouse and last approximately 45 minutes to one hour. During that time parents are free to shop unless otherwise noted below by the instructor. Your child will be secure at the schoolhouse until you return. Each teacher has determined the age range for their project. The fee for each class is $10.00 and covers all supplies needed. Please stop by the schoolhouse early in the day to register your child for the class of his/her choice. All of these classes are open to children of all ages. 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturdays, August 8-15-22

1:00-1:45 p.m. – Brush Lettering – Sue B. Miller

Learn the art of brush lettering where children will have the opportunity to create their own name plate. This class is open to children of any age who will stay without a parent

2:00-2:45 p.m. – Creating Gourd Animals – Mary Meberg

Children will be learning the art of gourds and will be making hard shell animals. This is open to all ages – 5 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Sundays, August 9-16-23

1:00-1:45 p.m. – Folk Art Painting – Sue B. Miller

Learn the art of painting on a “Sunday Toy.” In the early Shaker times children were not permitted to play with a toy that did not have a “Biblical Theme” hence they would paint a box with a Bible story theme of their choosing. This class is open to children of any age who will stay without a parent.

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Shaker Woods Shakerwoods Festival Columbiana, Ohio

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