2017 Heritage Craft & Pioneer Skills Workshops

Har-Ber Village offers a variety of classes and workshops throughout the year. Sign up online or call  918-786-6446 to reserve your space today!  This page was last updated on February 14, 2017. Additional workshops will be added as they are scheduled.


March 25, Soap Making, 9:30am-12:30pm, $20, $15 members
Discover how to make pure, natural soap from lard and lye, the same way the pioneers did.  You will gain the knowledge and experience needed to produce your own additive-free soap at 1/3  the cost of commercial soap.  Also learn how to use that soap to make laundry soap for additional savings.  Workshop fee includes recipes and directions for soap, molds, hints on natural additions that will create specialty soaps for use and gift giving, and two bars of homemade soap.  Class limit: 15. Instructor Tim Field.


April 1, Jewelry Class, Technique: Wire Wrapping Rings, 1-3pm, $35, $40
Many bead color and metal wire choices. All supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes


April 8, Cheese Making, 9:30am-12:30pm OR 1:30-4:30pm, $40, $35 members
Learn how to make several different types of soft cheese at home from easily obtainable ingredients.  Our pioneer ancestors made use of the daily milk production by making butter and cheese, thereby preserving the milk for later use.  Soft cheeses are easy to produce.  Make fresh farmer’s cheese, ricotta cheese, and mozzarella, and taste the results.  Workshop fee will include directions for several other homemade cheeses, including cream cheese, as well as ingredients that can be added to flavor cheeses.  Class limit: 10. Instructor Tim Field.


April 22, Bread Making, 9:30am-1:00pm, $40, $35 members
Learn the basics of bread making—both yeast and quick breads.  Homemade breads were a staple of our 19th Century ancestors. Breads made during this workshop will be baked in cast-iron Dutch ovens on the hearth, but all recipes can be prepared in the modern home oven as well.  Homemade breads have a taste and texture unmatched by store-bought bread, and can be prepared with healthy ingredients.  Breads covered in this workshop are Sally Lunn yeast bread, 30-minute-quick yeast rolls, buttermilk cornbread and mocha artisan bread.  You’ll also churn butter to put to use when workshop bread results are tasted.  Class limit: 10.  Instructor Tim Field.


April 29, Jewelry Class: Technique: Wire Wrapping, 1:00-3:00pm, $35 $40
Pea-in-a-Pod Bracelet. Many bead color and metal wire choices. Supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes




May 27, Jewelry Class: Technique: Wire Wrapping, 1:00-3:00pm, $45, $50
Pendant, Bracelet and Ring, Many bead color and metal wire choices. Supplies provided. Jewelry made belongs to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes



June 3 and 4, Beginning Weaving,  9am-4pm, $165, $150 members
This two-day class is for anyone wanting to learn to weave and includes warping and threading a loom and how to read patterns. Various techniques will be taught as you weave a table runner on a four-harness loom. Yarns are provided with the class. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own loom.  A limited number of looms are available on a first come basis.  Limit: 4. Instructor Jeannie Wheatley.


June 10, Jewelry Class: Technique: Beading, 1:00-3:00pm, $45   $50
Multi-Strand Bracelets. Many bead color and metal wire choices. Supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes


July 1, Jewelry Class: Technique: Wire & Bead Necklaces, 1-3pm, $45,  $50
Many bead color and metal wire choices. All supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes


July 22, Jewelry Class: Technique: Bead, Chain & Charm Bracelets, 1-3pm, $45,   $50
All supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes

August 19, Jewelry Class: Technique: Metal Stamping I, 1-3pm,  $60, $65
All supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes


August 26 and 27, Beginning Weaving,  9am-4pm, $165, $150 members
This two-day class is for anyone wanting to learn to weave and includes warping and threading a loom and how to read patterns. Various techniques will be taught as you weave a table runner on a four-harness loom. Yarns are provided with the class. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own loom.  A limited number of looms are available on a first come basis.  Limit: 4. Instructor Jeannie Wheatley.


September 9, Jewelry Class: Technique: Metal Stamping II, 1:00-3:00pm,  $60, $65
All supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes

September 30, Jewelry Class: Technique: Metal Stamping III, 1:00-3:00pm,  $60, $65
All supplies provided. Jewelry made in class belong to the students. Instructor: Sandra Fay West-Haynes


October 14, Hearth Cooking Squash and Pumpkins, 9:30am-12:30pm, $40, $35 members
Fall’s bounty was included in pioneer menus. This workshop features dishes prepared with squash and pumpkins.  19th century recipes will be utilized as the basis for the dishes that participants will prepare and cook in cast iron vessels on the fireplace hearth.  Workshop fee includes recipes, directions, and historic recipe sources. Participants will prepare, cook and sample results. Class limit: 10.  Instructor Tim Field.


October 21, Hearth Cooking Sweets and Treats, 9:30am-12:30pm, $40, $35 members
Participants will prepare and cook sweets and special occasion baked goods using 19th century recipes in cast iron vessels on the fireplace hearth.  Savor the smells of cinnamon, cloves, molasses, honey and apples as we prepare treats enjoyed by the pioneers.  Workshop fee includes recipes, directions and modern conversions.  Participants will prepare, cook and sample results. Class limit: 10.  Instructor Tim Field.


Sign up online  or call  918-786-6446 to reserve your space today!

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