Friday, June 3, 2016

MCTA Summer Line Up

Knitting Demonstration with Sarah Riffey- June 11th 2-4pm
             Sarah has been crafting and doing festivals in the area for the past several years. She makes scarves, hats, and bags and will be demonstrating and discussing her craft during the Second Saturday Sidewalk Sales. 

Tatting Workshops with Carolyn Groves- June 18th AND July 23rd 1pm-4pm
             1-1:30 will be for beginners. Learn the tatting double stitch and how to form rings and chains.
             1:45-4 the adventure continues using the skills from the first session. We will explore reading patterns, workings rings and chains to form an edging. We will discuss complex patterns, thread choices, and uses for modern tatting. New students must have basic skills to advance to the second session. Students from other workshops are welcome at the second session.

"History Through Folk Music" and Songwriting Workshop for Children with Jay Smar- July 16th @2pm

             "History Through Folk Music" - an interactive, informative yet fun music program for ages 8 through 12, involving  certain folk instrument early construction, their differences and similarities (such as the difference between a "fiddle" and a "violin"), as well as learning the "origin of" and "how to" perform a simple "clog dancing" step.
             Also coal mining stories such as the invention of  the first roller-coaster from a coal train in NE Pa titled the "Switchback Railroad" in Jim Thorpe. (45 to 60 minute program)
NE Pa coal mining photos, books, and other related NE Pa coal mining articles will be displayed.
             "Songwriting Workshop" - children create a simple song about a famous American historical figure. (45 to 60 minute program)

Soap Making Workshop with Andrea Lay of Hidden Hollow Farm- July 30th 10am-1pm

             Come by and learn how to make your very own herbal soap and even take home a sample! Limited to ten participants, $25 fee for the course.


Mountain City Traditional Arts:A Project of Folklore and Folklife at Frostburg State University. Supported in Part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council, 25 East Main Street, Frostburg, MD;

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