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Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person)

Instructor

Larry Underkoffler

Details

Date & Time: October 2 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Class Fee: $75
Class fee includes cost of material for this class, if provided.

Skill Level: Beginner

Location

Marine Mills Folk School
550 Pine Street
Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 United States
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Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany.  

Create a unique handmade gift for friend or family, or a beautiful decoration for your own barn or home.  Participants will design and paint their own barn art in the folk tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch.  The class will include examples, tips, techniques, materials and encouragement to produce two signs.  Each sign will be about 2 feet in diameter and will weigh about two pounds, and will be durable for outdoor mounting or suitable for use indoors.

Students to bring: work apron

Please bring water/snacks and lunch if needed, as there are no food facilities at the school.

Please note: We’ve changed how each student pays for the material used during each in-person class.  Each registration fee now combines the material fee and the instructor fee.  We’ve made this change based on feedback from instructors and participants: instructors can focus more on teaching their class, and students don’t need to remember to bring the material fee to pay directly to the instructor.

NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum number of registrations is not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

 

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General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.

Class Minimums:
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person)
$20 material fee included in class tuition
$ 75.00