Workshops

13120011_10153686036793348_6898487915151123623_oDiscover the crafts and culture of Upstate New York through hands-on workshops. Master a historic trade, make new friends, and take home your own handmade craft.

All workshops take place at Mabee Farm Historic Site. Pre-registration is always required. For more information please email director@schenectadyhistorical.org.

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Both beginners and seasoned genealogists who wish to learn more should join
us for an intensive genealogy course. This course will focus on locating,
collecting, analyzing and assessing the value and accuracy of records that are
vital to genealogical research. Each topic will get into the fine details of
genealogical research which are often missed, even by practiced genealogists.

Judith Herbert, Certified Genealogist®, specializes in research, teaching, lecturing and
DIY instruction. Her geographical areas of expertise (for the purposes of client work), are
New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Judith began taking clients in 2009, is a
speaker at events throughout the northeastern U.S., and teaches genealogy courses to
students of all levels of experience. Visit her website at http://www.genealogyprof.com.
The words Certified Genealogist and letters CG are registered
certification marks of the Board for Certification of Genealogists®, used
under license by authorized associates following peer-reviewed
competency evaluations. Certificate No. 1063, expires 12 Aug 2020.

Contact SCHS Librarian, Mike Maloney at librarian@schenectadyhistorical.org or 518-374-0263 ext. 3 for more information.


Wearable Works of ART: Hand-Felted Wool Scarves
Saturday, February 10 • 9AM to 3PM @ Mabee Farm Historic Site
$85 + $40 materials fee** (payable to instructor, day of workshop)

Set your imagination free in this one-day felting workshop guaranteed to chase your winter blues away! Designing a playful hand-felted wool scarf will get your creative juices firing on all levels. We’ll dive into a beautiful array of colors to create wildly textured wearable works of art that are dripping with personal symbolism. A variety of wet felting techniques will be explored throughout the day. Students can expect to complete at least one scarf…maybe more!

This workshop is open to all. Previous felting not required. The instructor will provide all wool and a tool starter kit.


Hand-Felted Wool Purse
Saturday, March 10 • 9AM to 3PM @ Mabee Farm Historic Site
$85 + $40 materials fee** (payable to instructor, day of workshop)

In this one-day workshop, participants will be introduced to the ancient, alchemical
craft of felting wool. We’ll dive right into the joyful process of creating felted wool purses that blur the line between utility and wearable works of art. Spontaneity and playfulness will be encouraged as we experiment with a variety of surface embellishment techniques. Prepare to be delightfully surprised, as we mix unexpected materials and color combinations into our works of art to yield magically beautiful textures!   Participants can expect to complete at least one wild and wooly felted purse.

This workshop is open to all. Previous felting not required. The instructor will provide all wool and a tool starter kit.

** Necessary supplies for all felting classes include four bath towels, scissors, dish sponge, 1 large garbage bag (to bring home wet towels), and needle and thread. Optional: scraps of yarn (any kind, wool or other), sheer fabric scraps, old rayon/silk scarves beads, baubles, buttons.