Several workshops geared for beginners are available near Ripley. Learn fiber stools with Dallas Skeen, dulcimer with Martha Turley, wool felting with Debbie Martzel, photography with Ron Gaskins, blacksmithing with Cody Fields, and stained glass with Troy Knight.
Five craft workshops are available near Ripley. Learn rug hooking with Diane Kelly, photography with Ron Gaskins, rug hookingwith Byron Young, dulcimer playing with Heidi Muller, and water colors with Jerre Watkins.
Crafts Demonstrations. Heritage Day at the Barn directs the spotlight on the restored barn where a varied collection of reproductions of equipment and tools owned by Augustus Modisett, builder of the mansion house, are displayed. The Modisett farm was settled in 1807 with the Modisett family living in a double log cabin on the property until the mansion house was built in 1872. A line up of guest demonstrators will share 1800 style heritage skills including the spindle, early farming skills, weaving and spinning, and dulcimer playing. The public is invited to bring their dulcimers and psaltries and play heritage music. Open to the public. Visitors may bring lunch to eat at the barn. Lunches will also be for sale. $10.00 each plus tip.
Weekend workshops on making jewelry, dulcimer playing and fiber weaving are planned. On May 12-14, artist Vivian Ripley offers an acrylic workshop. Contact Marsha Humphrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-372-7860 for details.