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CULTURAL HERITAGE SERIES

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July

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INSTRUCTOR

DAY

TIME

CLASS FEE

MATERIAL FEE

Digital Photography

Jim Medcalf

Thu. July 24

9:00 - 12:00

$25

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Market Basket

Kathryn Polletto

Thu. July 24

9:00 - 4:00

$70

$15

Theorem Stenciling: Santa

Ginny Eilertson

Thu. July 24

9:00 - 4:00

$50

$28

My First Sock

Deb Fitts

Thu. July 24 Wed. Aug. 6

1:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00

$50

$20

(1 1/2-day workshop)

Lisa Mair

Thu. July 24 Fri. July 25

1:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00

$90

$100

Understanding Antique Homes

Les Fossel

Fri. July 25

9:00 - 4:00

$50

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Vinegar Graining Frame

Martha Kinney

Fri. July 25

9:00 - 4:00

$50

$15

Rug Braiding

Bobbi Mahler

Fri. July 25

9:00 - 4:00

$50

$15

Rufus Porter Inventions

Royd Nuckols

Fri. July 25

1:00 - 4:00

$25

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Trinket Basket

Kathryn Polletto

Fri. July 25

1:00 - 4:00

$25

$10

(1 1/2-day workshop)

Floor Cloth Painting


August

WORKSHOP

INSTRUCTOR

DAY

TIME

CLASS FEE

MATERIAL FEE

Theorem Stenciling: Placemats

Ginny Eilertson

Wed. Aug. 6

9:00 - 4:00

$70

$30

Rufus Porter Style Painting

Martha Stevenson

Wed. Aug. 6 Thu. Aug. 7 Fri. Aug. 8

9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00

$140

$15

Martha Kinney

Wed. Aug. 6 Thu. Aug. 7 Fri. Aug. 8

9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00 9:00 - 4:00

$100

$30

Cheese Making

Julie Mannix

Wed. Aug. 6

1:00 - 3:00

$50

$20

Trinket Basket

Kathryn Polletto

Thu. Aug. 7

9:00 - 12:00

$25

$10

Felting

JoAnne Osgood

Thu. Aug. 7

9:00 - 4:00

$75

$20

Double Bottom Fruit Basket

Kathryn Polletto

Fri. Aug. 8

9:00 - 4:00

$70

$16

Rug Braiding

Bobbi Mahler

Fri. Aug. 8

9:00 - 4:00

$50

$15

(3-day workshop)

Vinegar Grain Painting (3-day workshop)

Keynote Address Rufus Porter and His Inventions: A Look Inside the Mind of a Remarkable American Inventor Thursday, August 7, 2014 7:00pm 67 North High Street, Bridgton, Maine. Royd Nuckols will discuss Rufus Porter’s inventions, focusing on the revolving rifle Porter designed and then later sold to Samuel Colt. Suggested donation: $10


CHEESE MAKING with Julie Mannix Wednesday, August 6 (1pm – 4pm) What distinguishes a superior fresh mozzarella from the rest of the pack? Above all taste. In this class you will learn how to make fresh whole milk mozzarella using freshfrom-the-farm raw cow’s milk. Obtained from Highview Farm in Harrison, Maine, the milk is heated along with citric acid and rennet. Covered in the class: working with raw milk, tools, understanding the ingredients, time and temperature, handling and draining, and finishing. All materials needed will be provided. Take home the cheese you created. Fresh mozzarella should be stored in your refrigerator. Please be advised that latex gloves will be used in the class and pregnant and nursing women, as well as individuals with medical concerns including raw milk, should consult their physician prior to enrollment. Material Fee: $20.00 Class Fee: $50.00

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY with Jim Medcalf Thursday, July 24 (9am – 12pm) Students will learn about different types of cameras, how to use aperture, shutter speeds and ISO and how they apply to pre-programmed image settings. The class will also look at how the change in lenses can affect images, specifically aperture and focal length, depth of field and auto-focus. Finally students will learn how to properly use flash and adjust settings to lighting needs. Class Fee: $25.00

DOUBLE BOT TOM FRUIT BASKET with Kathryn Polletto Thursday, August 7 (9am – 12pm) Students will learn to weave a double bottom round basket with reed splints. Skills taught include twining a double round bottom, “upsetting” sides of the basket with a continuous weave, and how to finish off and rim a basket. Class Fee: $70.00 Material Fee: $16.00

FELTING with JoAnne Osgood Thursday, August 7 (9am – 4pm) Excellent for beginners, the course will discuss needle felting as a sculptural medium and show examples of needle felted work. Students will then create a four legged animal, learning how to create movement and lifelike poses with an opportunity to add some “props” such as driftwood, stones, shell, etc. Students also have the opportunity to create an image on a flat piece of wool that can be made into a pillow. For those who wish to do so, balsam fir spills will be available to fill a small pillow. Class Fee: $75.00 Material Fee: $20.00

FLOOR CLOTH PAINTING with Lisa Mair 1 1/2-day workshop: Thursday, July 24 (1pm – 4pm), and Friday, July 25 (9am – 4pm) Have you ever wanted your own painted floor cloth for your front hall or living space? Lisa Mair will teach students how to create a beautiful floorcloth with a Jonathan Poor mural scene on it. Students will learn how to apply a background wash, composition, and brush strokes as they paint their own floorcloth. Lisa will supply a pre-hemmed floor cloth, paints, and brushes. Bring your own favorite brushes if you wish. www.canvasworksfloorcloths.com Class Fee: $100.00 Material Fee: $90.00

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MARKET BASKET with Kathryn Polletto Thursday, July 24 (9am – 4pm) Students will learn to weave a market basket with reed splints. Skills taught include weaving a tucked bottom with a premade handle, “upsetting” the sides of the basket, start and stop weaving, learning to make color choices for added color, and how to finish off and rim a basket. Class Fee: $70.00 Material Fee: $15.00

MY FIRST SOCK with Deb Fitts 1 1/2-day workshop: Thursday, July 24 (9am – 4pm), and Wednesday, August 6 (9am – 4pm) Unlock the mystery of the basic sock. Knit a sample sock, learning to turn a heel, knit a gusset, and shape a toe. Receive guidelines for knitting and fitting socks for anyone. This class is open to beyond-beginning knitters who can cast on, knit, purl, and decrease. Familiarity with double pointed needles is helpful, but not required. Class Fee: $50.00 Material Fee: $20.00

RUFUS PORTER INVENTIONS with Royd Nuckols Friday, July 25 (1pm – 4pm) Rufus Porter is well known as an itinerant painter, traveling up and down the East Coast painting murals and miniature portraits. However, his lifetime as an inventor and innovator has gone largely unnoticed. Porter’s inventions demonstrate his interest in solving problems of his time, making life better. This course will delve into the inventive mind of Rufus Porter so that we can know more of the man and give us a better appreciation of his time, through his inventions. Class Fee: $25.00

RUFUS PORTER ST YLE PAINTING with Martha Stevenson 3-day workshop: Wednesday, August 6 – Friday August 8, (9am – 4pm) Learn about Rufus Porter, wall muralist and inventor, and go home with a completed painting! Learn how to create the look of a Rufus Porter mural only in a smaller size. The course teaches you a variety of painting techniques, traditional and non-traditional. Acrylic paints and mediums are used throughout, from surface preparation to finishing. Various patterns to create your painting are provided. Unfinished frames will be available for purchase for $30, which can be grain painted during the class so that you leave with a painting ready to hang on the wall. SUPPLY LIST – students to bring: • Roll of paper towels • Pencil/pens/stylus • Masking tape • Container for water  aper palettes or other containers for mixing paints •P • Sand paper 150/220 grit • Apron or old shirt to protect clothing  aints – acrylic paints in little bottles (not tubes unless you have Liquitex Soft Body). •P Note: Contact the museum for an extended list of requirements for this class. Class Fee: $140.00 2 0 1 4 C U LT U R A L H E R I TA G E S E R I E S

Material Fee: $15.00

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RUG BRAIDING with Bobbi Mahler Friday, July 25 (9am – 4pm), or Friday, August 8 (9am – 4pm) Rug braiding is an old craft and rugs from the 1800’s are still valued and bring family history with them. This class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of braiding and lacing a rug using a continuous 3 strand braid and getting you on the way to making wonderful braided items. If you haven’t braided before or it’s been a while and need to brush up on your techniques come and get started. Class Fee: $50.00 Material Fee: $45.00

THEOREM STENCILING : SANTA with Ginny Eilertson Thursday, July 24 (9am – 4pm) Theorem stenciling uses stencils that are multiple overlays resulting in a bridgeless design—there are no gaps between the overlays. In this class, students will learn basic techniques and stencil a Christmas Santa suitable for framing (perfect for the Vinegar Graining Frame class on Friday, see next page for details). Strong emphasis will be placed on shading techniques. Class Fee: $50.00 Material Fee: $28.00

THEOREM STENCILING : PLACEMATS with Ginny Eilertson Wednesday, August 6 (9am – 4pm) Theorem stenciling uses stencils that are multiple overlays resulting in a bridgeless design—there are no gaps between the overlays. In this class, students will learn basic techniques and stencil on placemats. Strong emphasis will be placed on shading techniques. Class Fee: $70.00 Material Fee: $28.00

TRINKET BASKET with Kathryn Polletto Friday, July 25 (1pm – 4pm) or Thursday, August 7 (9am – 12pm) Children 8-12 (adults are welcome too!) will learn the basics of basket weaving and traditional stenciling. The project begins with the stenciling of a pre-drilled wood base. The base will hold the round reed rods. Basic basket weaving will be taught with a smaller round reed. The basket will then be completed by using a simple finished border. A short history of baskets and stenciling will also be included in the class. Class Fee: $25.00 Material Fee: $10.00

UNDERSTANDING ANTIQUE HOMES with Les Fossel Friday, July 25 (9am – 4pm) Would you like to know: • The age of your house or its features? • How to make your house energy efficient? • How restore your house without going broke? • How to upgrade your kitchen, baths or electrical system? If your answer is “Yes!”, then our course is for you. After a brief orientation session, we will be visiting early homes to highlight their early features and answer your questions about our early dwellings. Our instructor, Les Fossel, is Maine’s foremost expert on our early buildings. His award winning business, Restoration Resources, has been preserving early buildings since 1975. Les served on continued next page

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the faculty of University of Southern Maine for over 10 years. His lectures have been featured at state, regional and national forums. His Old House course for realtors is nationally recognized and receives outstanding evaluations from his students. Les served two terms in the Maine Legislature. For more information, go to www.oldhouse restoration.com. Class fee: $50.00

VINEGAR GRAINING FRAME with Martha Kinney Friday, July 25 (9am – 4pm) Students will experiment with a variety of methods of vinegar grain effects and discover the magic of turning an ordinary wood item into an extraordinary heirloom. They will complete a picture frame, perfect to frame the Santa picture from the Theorem Stenciling class. Also, students will learn to make their own paints. Students may bring their own household items to manipulate the paints i.e. feathers modeling clay, putty, corks, rags, or cheesecloth. Class Fee: $50.00 Material Fee: $15.00

VINEGAR GRAIN PAINTING with Martha Kinney 3-day workshop: Wednesday, August 6 – Friday, August 8, (9am – 4pm) Students will experiment with a variety of methods of vinegar grain effects and discover the magic of turning an ordinary wood item into an extraordinary heirloom. They will learn how to make their own vinegar paint and tools. Also students will learn how to use different background colors (base colors). Sample panels will be available to practice techniques learned in the class, but students will need to bring their own piece of unfinished furniture to paint like a box, frame, chair, or footstool.

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Class Fee: $100.00

Material Fee: $30.00

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The mission of the Rufus Porter Museum is to increase the enjoyment, knowledge, and pride of our communities by bringing to life the world and the inspiring works of Rufus Porter—a remarkable American artist and inventor.

Rufus Porter Museum 67 North High Street Bridgton, Maine 04009 rufusportermuseum.org

Rufus Porter Museum Cultural Heritage Series Catalog