June 24 (Saturday) from  __AM –  __ PM

June 25 (Sunday)  from  __ AM – __ PM


Fort New Salem annually hosts our Weekend of Workshops.  If you have always wanted to “learn how to do that” then this is the place to be.   Visitors see live demonstrations as well as numerous artisans in various cabins. While there is much going on, our feature for the weekend is blacksmithing.

Our updated 2023 line-up including fees and times is here.  For questions on registration contact Susan Zorn, event chair.


Blacksmithing $35  with George Brooks
George “Gabby” Brooks, a seasoned blacksmith with 40-years of experience, he began smithing in 1983 at Prickett’s Fort, where he honed his skills and passion for the craft. Students will learn basic shop practices and how to set up their own shop. Students will take home an “S” hook, more if they have time. No one under 8 years old, under 14 years old must be with an adult. 1 Full Day Class each day

Basket Making $65 with Elaine Sinclair
In 1989, Elaine took first basket class from the extension homemakers club, now she teaches classes all over the country. Elaine has been chosen as one of the top 15 artisans in Tamarack. $65 Includes all you need to make a pie basket. Must be at least 10 years old to register.
1 Full Day Class each day.

Wheel Thrown Pottery $35   with Susan Hennessy Zorn
Susan is a member Tamarack Creative Network, she learned her craft at Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild in Pittsburgh. She creates functional pottery. Two pottery wheels will be available for the class, an electric wheel and a kick wheel. Students will create pottery that will be fired later to be picked up by the student. Must be at least 10 years old to register. 1 Full Day Class each day.

Spoon Carving $100  with Kevin Zorn
Kevin is a wood carver who lives in Morgantown, he has been carving coffee scoops, spoons, and other treenware since 2016. His work is
on display in the West Virginia State Museum in Charleston and is
sold in several shops across the state. Students will receive a woodcarving kit valued at $75 and learn to create a spoon from a provided blank. Must be 18 to register. 1 Full Day Class- June 24 only

* Class Size Limited on the above classes. Registration on a first come first served basis with payment.


Paper Marbling $5 with Jeff Wyne, both days

Spinning $25 with Lynda “Lynn” Beatty, both days

Watercolor Painting $5 with Kevin Fluharty, Saturday 6/24 only



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