NEW CRAFT CLASSES BEGIN AT THE HERITAGE CRAFT SCHOOL

CASSIDY PARK MUSEUMS

Craft Making classes at the Museums in Cassidy Park are always designed to enhance the understanding of Native American and Pioneer life as well as teaching basic skills in each craft.  Presently craft classes include Pine Needle Basketmaking, Pottery, and HandPapermaking.

INDIAN STYLE  POTTERY -    There will be both Adult and Children’s classes .  Ruth Rolling of Ponchatoula whose work can be seen at the Train Station Craft Shop will teach basic ceramic techniques of modeling, slab, and drape  producing containers, interpretations of ritual objects, etc.  Students will be encouraged to choose and produce their own designs and products.

HAND PAPERMAKING-    Bogalusa is a papermaking city.  HandPapermaking   will not only produce a wide variety of beautiful papers and useful objects, but increase understanding of the processes in making commercial paper such as  that produced by OUR papermill. The skills learned will include a simple process of making paper at home.   Pulp will be made from easily available materials such and bluejeans and cotton T shirts  as well as many natural plant materials. Pulp material can also be easily purchased.

PINENEEDLE BASKETMAKING

This is a craft made by both the Indigenous Peoples and Louisiana Pioneers and produces both beautiful and practical containers and effiges .  Classes are limited to ten students.

 

 Clay and Papermaking Classes will be limited to six students.

ALL Class times will be on Saturdays:

 PAPERMAKING

  1st and 2nd of each month      9:30-12:00 

CLAY POTTERY

   3RD AND 4TH of each month    CHILDREN – 9:30 – 11:30                 

                                                          ADULTS – 1:00 – 3:00   

PINE NEEDLE BASKETMAKING 

Saturday, October 25th     10:00 - noon  In the Native American Museum    

        Tuition:  Free for museum members;   $10 for non members

        Materials Fee:  $5

        Class size limited!  Call to register:  985-335-4340                                           

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