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ART | Folk Art Guild Craft Weekend


There's still time to register for several classes that will be offered at the Folk Art Guild's Ninth annual craft weekend, including lessons in theater, timber frame building, and filmmaking.  Taught by master artisans, these workshops are for creative people of all skill levels and offer the opportunity to dive head-first into the arts and crafts.

The full title of the theater workshop is "Playing a Role in Theater and Life," and participants will learn what it means to embody a role through various exercises, scenes, and character games. The filmmaking class will incorporate smartphones and laptops, teaching registrants how to create an engaging film in a fun and practical way. The timber frame building students will build a "Tiny Teahouse" using local spruce, oak logs, hand tools, and, of course, teamwork.

The Rochester Folk Art Guild Craft Weekend will take place from Thursday, July 6, at 6 p.m. until Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m. at its East Hill Farm in Middlesex (1445 Upper Hill Road). The cost is $305 (including lunches) for commuters. Online registration is required, and a downloadable registration form is available at Call 944-3153 or contact for more information.