Muggle History Family Workshop Series

Harry Potter-Inspired Paper Cutting: Scherenschnitte Family Workshop

Date:  June 9

Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum

Time: 9:30-11:00

Fee: Project materials for each paid participant are included in the fee.

Non-members:       $18/participant (each person, adult and/or child, completing a project)

Members:               $12/participant (each person, adult and/or child, completing a project)

Recommended Ages: 9 and up

Discover a traditional Pennsylvania German art with a Harry Potter spin.

 

Scherenschnitte, which means “scissor-cutting” in German, is a traditional folk art of the Pennsylvania Germans. In this workshop, families will learn about scherenschnitte and receive instruction in the techniques of paper cutting to create a Harry-Potter inspired design. Caregivers can work with a child to complete a single project, or they can register both themselves and their child as participants, and both can complete their own project.

**Paper cutting uses craft knives and scissors, so this activity is recommended for children 9 years of age or older. An adult must be present and assist child, as needed.

Instructor: Joli Miller (chapter juried by York Town Craft Guild) was first exposed to scherenschnitting at a Girl Scouting craft event. She entered a picture in the Adams County, South Mountain Fair and won Best of Show. She finds potential designs all around her: a pattern on the floor, a mural on the wall, a tree with no leaves, shadows, silhouettes, stained glass windows and the list goes on.

 

 

Magical Glass: Stained Glass Family Workshop

 

Date:  June 16

Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum

Time:

Session I-9:30-11:00

Session II-11:30-1:00

Fee: Project materials and the fusing of the glass are all included in the fee

Non-members:       $45/participant (each person, adult and/or child, completing a project)

Members:               $35/participant (each person, adult and/or child, completing a project)

Recommended ages: 9 and up

 

Design your own stained glass piece worthy of a spot at Hogwarts!

Join H and L Glass Studio to design your own fused glass artwork. Caregivers can work with a child to complete a single project, or they can register both themselves and their child as participants, and both can complete their own project. Two session times are offered.

H&L Studio started as an enjoyable hobby to pass the time. The first projects were for family and friends. As word spread about the creativity and quality of the work additional people began to request custom work. Over the years H&L Studio has grown from a one room hobby to a full-blown studio in 2004.  The Studio now does custom stained-glass panels, using the foil and lead construction techniques; for windows, doors, wall panels, and lamps. The Studio has expanded it’s techniques to include a line of fusion glass and mosaic projects. The Studio’s services also includes individualized class instruction as well as repair work.  The Studio’s emphasis is to blend the client’s desires and our creativity to produce a piece that the client will enjoy for years.

 

 

 

PROJECTS WILL BE TAKEN BACK TO H AND L’S STUDIO TO BE FUSED.  Participants will be able to pick up their projects from the studio a couple weeks after the workshop.

When registering, participants can choose their project: a set of coasters or a woven plate.

A parent and child can work on a single project together, or each can complete their own project.

*NO OPEN-TOED SHOES

* Due to sharp glass and cutting implements, this activity is recommended for children 9 years of age or older. An adult must be present and assist children, as needed.

Instructors from H and L Glass Studio.

 

 

Harry Potter-y:  Pottery Family Workshop

 

Date:  July 7

Location: Agricultural and Industrial Museum

Time: 9:30-11:00

Fee: All materials and tools included in the fee.

Non-members:       $8/participant (each person, adult and/or child, completing a project)

Members:               $4/participant (each person, adult and/or child, completing a project)

Recommended ages: 5 and up

 

Become a “Potter” as you explore the use of clay in our pottery family workshop.

 

From redware made for personal use during early settlement to the international Pfaltzgraff company, pottery has been a big part of York County history. Families can learn a bit about our history of working in clay, then create their own clay project (with a Harry Potter twist).

 

Instructor: The York County History Center’s own Christine Cooper  will share some of the early history of pottery, and then let participants use their imagination to create using clay.

 

 

Potions Class: Historic Home Remedies Workshop

 

Date:  July 14

Location: Colonial Complex

Time: 9:30-11:00

Fee: All materials and tools included in the fee.

Non-members:       $12/participant (each person, adult and/or child, making a “potion”)

Members:               $7/participant (each person, adult and/or child, making “potion”)

Recommended ages: 5 and up

 

Learn about the potions early Yorkers concocted at home, and make a potion to take home with you!

Early Yorkers grew their food in the kitchen garden, but also found remedies for their illnesses, injuries, and pains in plants they grew in their garden and ingredients found around the home or in the wild. Learn about some of these remedies, find some ingredients in the garden, and create your own lip salve from natural ingredients.

A member of the Mason-Dixon Unit of the Herb Society of America will facilitate the workshop.  The Mason Dixon Unit plants and maintains the kitchen garden at the Colonial Complex. Their mission is to promote the knowledge, use, and delight of herbs through educational programs, research, and sharing the experience of its members with the community.

 

Explore Hagrid’s Kitchen:  Historic Summer Kitchen Family Workshop

 

Date:  August 11

Location: Colonial Complex

Time: 9:30-11:00

Fee: All materials and tools included in the fee.

Non-members:       $35/for up to a family of 5; $7/each additional family member

Members:               $25/for up to a family of 5; $5/each additional family member

Recommended ages 5 and up

Whip up a batch of rock cakes with your family!

With Hagrid being forbidden to use magic, his kitchen was a lot like the summer kitchen at the Colonial Complex. Ron, Hermione, and Harry spent a lot of time in Hagrid’s Hut eating rock cakes and drinking tea he prepared. Get hands-on with the types of tools Hagrid would have used for hearth cooking and mix up some rock cake batter that you will cook in a Dutch oven. Make your own tea blend to sip while you enjoy your rock cakes.

Families will be provided the supplies and tools for mixing a small batch of rock cakes. Groups of 6 or more will be divided into two smaller groups and provided supplies for two batches of rock cakes. Registrants will be able to try out some colonial cooking techniques and make their own herbal blend for a cup of tea.

Instructor: Ellen Gibb became involved with the Horn Farm Center after retiring from a career in the food industry, that included working at McCormick and Hanover Foods. At the Horn Farm, Ellen’s passion became the squirrel tail bake oven. Her experience with the bake oven and hearth cooking will be shared as part of the experience of “Hagrid’s kitchen.”

Event Details

Agricultural and Industrial Museum
217 West Princess Street
York, PA 17401

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Payment for workshops can be made on the day of the event.

For questions, contact Christine Cooper, Museum Educator, 717-848-1587 ext. 306, ccooper@yorkhistorycenter.org

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