2013 Summer Education Programs
Call 215–679–3103 to register over the phone or download our registration form and mail it to:
Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center
105 Seminary Street
Pennsburg PA 18073
- Summer Wednesdays
- June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21
9:00 am to 12:00 pm, Ages 6 – 12
Register for all 9 sessions: $150
Register for individual weeks: $20/day
Small snack and beverage provided.
Alert us of food allergies on your registration form.
Please register a week before your desired week of attendance.
June 26: Calligraphy and Clock Sculpture
Learn to use our metal nibs for writing and create a family document inspired by your family's history. Following our break, we'll use recycled materials and cardboard to make sculptures of cuckoo clocks inspired by our tall case clocks in our galleries.
July 3: Simple Bookbinding and Tissue Paper Collage
Create your own small book containing your important life moments, inspired by our bound volumes and scrapbooks in our archives. Following our break, we'll create tissue paper collages with animal motifs inspired by our stained glass windows.
July 10: Portraiture and Papercutting (Scherenschnitte)
Caspar Schwenckfeld's portrait is 456 years old- consider how you might be portrait in a portrait and create your own self portrait in acrylics. Following our break, create works of Scherenschnitte, or PA German paper cuttings.
July 17: Family Trees and Coat of Arms
Consider the Schwenkfelder story and the story of other immigrants who came to PA and draw family trees that illustrate your family's experiences or the experiences of others. Following our break, personalize a family crest inspired by the Schwenckfeld family crest that symbolizes you and your family.
July 24: Tinware and Paper Weaving
On sheets of tin, create small ornamental works influenced by PA German tinware and painted Toleware. Following our break, become inspired by patterns in our textile collection and create a small paper weaving.
July 31: Cartoons and Linocuts (block printing)
From Schwenckfeld traveling the countryside to other prints in our collection, draw characters in motion by creating a cartoon or comic strip. Following our break, view additional prints in our collection and create block prints using soft cut blocks, lino cut materials, and ink.
August 7: Designing Schwenkfelder Fashions (drawing) and Embroidery
Explore what Schwenkfelders would have worn throughout the centuries and design and re-design clothing the Schwenkfelders would wear. Following our break, learn basic embroidery skills that young PA German women learned and embroider imagery reflecting the things you like and your personality.
August 14: Decorative Boxes and PA German Tableware (clay)
Design and illustrate your very own chest to hold objects that are near and dear to you, inspired by the immigrant chests in our galleries. Following our break, use air dry clay to create a bowl and dish to hold small objects influenced by PA German pottery.
August 21: PA German Clay Tiles and Watercolor
Inspired by the PA German landscape illustrated in our H. Winslow Fegley collection and the numerous watercolor and acrylic paintings in our collection, create colorful landscape pictures then translate your picture into the format of a painted clay tile.