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Corn to Cocktail

Where History meets mixology! Guests will learn the history of the highlighted spirit, discuss the connection with agriculture, and socialize in a fun and approachable environment. Guests will learn hands-on mixing instructions of two cocktails then mix their own with recipes provided. When cocktails are ready, guests can snap a photo in our themed photo box and enjoy their creation. Guests will receive a themed drinkware and recipe cards to take home based on that evening's cocktail/spirit.

Blacksmithing: Fun in the Forge

You will have the opportunity to complete several simple projects such as barbeque skewers, a flint and steel firestarter (with instructions on how to use it), and a dinner bell. All tools and materials will be provided. Ages 13+ ( ages 16 and under must register with an adult).

Wheel Thrown Pottery

Discover the basics of wheel thrown pottery. Students will be able to practice all aspects of throwing and shaping pottery. Whether a beginner or intermediate student, you will be able to progress at your own rate and develop your skills. All materials and supplies provided. We ask that you provide a towel to dry your hands on while at the wheel. Ages 13+ (ages 13-15 need to register with an adult). The date for which you register is the first meeting of this class. The class will continue to meet for the following three weeks on the same day of the week.

Dovetailing Basics

Hand cut dovetails are not only practical and beautiful, but also a source of pride for the craftsman. In this class students will make a simple box with a sliding lid to learn how to lay out and cut through dovetails. Time will be taken in the class to discuss other types of dovetail joints. If you have tools, feel free to bring them along. Otherwise, all tools and materials will be provided. ages 13+ (ages 16 and under need to register with an adult). This is a 2-day workshop. Please be sure you are available for both sessions! Sat 3/11/23 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Sun 3/12/23 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Knifesmithing Workshop

Join Nathan Allen as he walks students through the basics of making a hand forged knife. Using reclaimed materials, students will learn to work a coal fire, forge a blade, hand finish and harden and temper for excellent edge holding qualities. The knife will be finished out with a wood handle. Some tools required. Ages 14+ (14/15 will need to register with an adult). This is a 3-day class. Please be sure you are available for all three sessions! Class schedule: Saturday, May 20 8:30am - 5:00pm Sunday, May 21 8:30 am - 5:00pm Monday, May 22 8:30am - 12:00pm

Basic Blacksmithing

Discover the basis of blacksmithing. We'll be using traditional coal fired forges, hammer and anvil to make several simple projects that will teach the fundamentals of this ancient craft. Starting off with basic s hooks and wall hooks, the class will progress through projects such as a flint striker, cold chisel, fireplace poker, cooking fork and candle holder, that will cover the processes of drawing out, punching, bending, riviting, welding and hardening and tempering. Ages 14+ (ages 14/15 must register with an adult). The date for which you register is the first meeting of this class. The class will continue to meet for the following four weeks on the same day of the week.

Leatherworking

Join Ken Scott as he teaches you his unique style of making hunting bags and pouches. Through pattern development, cutting, stitching, finishing, and basic leatherworking techniques, you’ll create a one-of-a-kind hunting pouch. You’ll also learn Ken’s unique antiquing methods. Ages 14+ (ages 14/15 must register with an adult). This is a multi-day workshop. Please be sure you are available for all sessions! Sat 5/20/23 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sun 5/21/23 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mon 5/22/23 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Basic Hornworking

Join Art DeCamp as he teaches how to make a basic French and Indian War style powder horn. This is a great introduction into making powder horns. The horn made will feature a lobbed end, wood plug and hand filed and engrailed spout. Tools required. Ages 14+ (14/15 year olds will need to register with an adult). This is a 2-day workshop. Please be sure you are available for both sessions! Sat 5/20/23 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Sun 5/21/23 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Raising Sheep and Goats (Jan 14)

Join Conner Prairie’s Ag Staff as we discuss everything you need to know about sheep and goats, including breeds, handling, basic care, nutrition, housing, and reproduction.