Maritime Folk Art Workshops & Demonstrations

The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is excited to host a series of Maritime Folk Art Workshops and Demonstrations. Learn traditional art forms from a handful of remaining, practicing Folklife Artists who will pass down their knowledge and skills in fishnet  making, palm frond weaving, traditional dancing and foods, boat building and more. Together with the artists, participants will help keep these art forms alive, vibrant and valued. 

Schedule below is updated as demonstrations and workshops are added, so check back frequently! 

Workshops are fee based. Demonstrations are included with admission.

Folk Art Demonstrations

Saturday, September 16   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. -  Menorcan Fishnet making and casting


Sunday, September 17   3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Greek Dancing


Saturday, September 23  10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Ship Modeling


Saturday, September 30   10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Palm Frond Weaving


Workshops

*no upcoming workshops*


Previous Workshops
Cuban Foodways
Saturdays in February
Dates:  11th, 18th and 25th
Three Saturdays - cost $85
Two Saturdays - cost $60
One Saturday - cost $30
Sample flavors of Cuba with Marisella Veiga, traditional Cuban cook, who will share her knowledge and love of traditional Cuban cooking. With each class, you'll be able to add to your list of favorite dishes to make and eat!
Menorcan Fishnet Making
Saturdays, October 1 to November 5
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Cost:  $90
Materials Fee:  $30
 Over six Saturdays this fall you'll discover the delicate art and technical skills of Menorcan fishnet making from Mike Usina, Master Folk Artist.
Palm Frond Weaving
December 3 and December 10
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Workshop Cost: $50  
Materials fee: $30

Pam Solano, who has perfected the art of palm frond weaving, will teach the basics of this traditional folk art popular in Florida.
It's All Greek! 
Dance, Food & Language

Saturdays in January, 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m.
Cooking - January 7 and 21
Dancing - January 14 and 28

1 cooking + 1 dance: January 21 & 28
Cost: $50 Materials fee: $10 Total: $60
2 dance classes: January 14 & 28
Cost: $50 Materials fee: $10 Total: $60
1 class of either cooking or dancing
Cost: $20 Materials fee: $10 Total: $30
Learn traditional Greek dancing and how to cook Old World Greek dishes that are still a part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. Add to that an introduction to Greek language for a complete cultural experience!

The Maritime Folk Art Workshop Series is support by a grant from the Dr. JoAnn Crisp-Ellert Fund at The Community Foundation of Northeast Florida.



Learn traditional Greek dancing and to cook Old World Greek dishes that are still part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. Add an introduction to Greek language for a complete cultural experience! 
Learn traditional Greek dancing and to cook Old World Greek dishes that are still part of a healthy Mediterranean diet. Add an introduction to Greek language for a complete cultural experience! 
 

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