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NYLON – If you are interested in developing a new craft, the Genesee Country Village & Museum (GCV&M) is hosting a variety of classes in the hands-on arts of the old days throughout the Spring.
According to GCV&M, on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can spend the day learning 19th century cheesemaking techniques. Learn how to prepare a hearty noon meal and take home a share of the finished cheese. Ages 16 to adults are permitted with a fee of $90 for non-members and $79 for members.
You can also learn how to build a Blue Bird Trail on Saturday, April 25 from 9am-12pm to help efforts to restore nesting sites for bluebirds. There will be a hike through bluebird habitats to learn how to monitor nest boxes and how to build your own box to take home. Ages 14 to adults are permitted with a fee of $20 for non-members and $17.50 for members.
If you interested in learning how to weave, classes are offered on Saturdays and Sundays, May 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 from 10 am-4 pm. Learn to make a warp, dress a loom, and weave either a scarf or a set of place mats. You may bring your own loom if you wish to do so. Advanced weavers can make arrangements to make larger projects, such as a blanket, shawl or double-weave piece. There is a fee of $324 for non-member and $285 for member. An Early Bird Discount will be available for those who register on or before April 11 to receive a 10% discount off the weaving class.
There is also the opportunity to try a Living History Experience where you can spend one to two days with a skilled village interpreter learning the arts of blacksmithing, broom making, cooking, coopering, tinsmithing, and learning about household uses for herbs.
To register for an Experience contact Jennifer Haines at (585) 294-8216.
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/GCV&M)