2012 Programs & Events
• Over 125 Juried Artist's Booths • Artist Demonstrations
• Hands-On Kid's Activities • Musical Entertainment
• Specialty Foods • Glass Pumpkin Patch
Saturday: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.
Sunday: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), All children 17 and under are admitted FREE* *Presented by PNC
Please note: Only service animals are allowed on the grounds.
Our 30 second video for the Festival of Fine Craft is on YouTube™. Check it out here http://youtu.be/yVel5OTWbsQ
WheatonArts Annual Pumpkin Patch
Glass pumpkins of all shapes, sizes and colors will be available for purchase outside the Glass Studio in a special pumpkin patch.
Hot Glass Pumpkins - Live! All Weekend!
WheatonArts studio artists have been working all year to fill the pumpkin patch, now watch them in action! All weekend long our Glass Studio Staff will be blowing glass pumpkins of all shapes, colors and sizes! On the floor we will also be featuring our Senior Gaffer, Don Friel. Come and see a master glassblower at work!
Our creative activities begin at 11am both days and run until 4pm. They include Creativity Tent , Paint a Mural and Build A Family Scarecrow.
Live and accessorize “Green” by making recycled baubles and beads! Young artists will learn how to use strips of magazines and newspapers to create colorful baubles and beads. Finished beads can be used to make wearable jewelry, key chains, or beaded curtains.
Celebrate the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) by decorating sugar skulls. During the traditional celebration, beautifully decorated altars are made in each home. Altars contain food and other items for the visiting spirits. Sugar skulls add the final decorative touch to these altars. Instructor: Pamela Weichmann and Julie Tippie
Be one of many young artists who collaborate on the murals! Children are invited to contribute their creative ideas using acrylic paint. Mural paper will be pinned to a outdoor boards so children can be inspired by the nature around them as they paint. Imagination is the limit! Instructor: Pamela Weichmann
Protect your fall crops or decorate your home with a handmade scarecrow! Choose an outfit from an assortment of shirts and pants or bring your own outfit to stuff with straw.
Faux Stained Glass Pumpkin Window Hanger
Celebrate the harvest by creating faux-stained-glass pumpkin window hangers! Using orange and yellow tissue paper young artist will create a collage of color inside a pumpkin-shaped construction paper frame. Once dry, these pumpkins glow when hung in a sunny window. Instructors: Pamela Weichmann and Julie Tippie
A wonderful opportunity for participants purchasing scratch molds to carve them, see them poured in aluminum, and keep the resulting hexagonal aluminum tile. Participants purchasing a scratch mold will be able to carve it on site with various hand tools and observe artist Steve Morse as he fires and finishes your pieces.
Returning This Year, Create Your Own Silk Scarf!
Learn the art of Turkish Marbling with Ebru Rich Silk Designs. Choosing from a wide variety of colors, you will learn how to place liquid paints on top of a thickened transparent fluid bath, creating a unique color palette, which can then be manipulated to create an endless array of designs. This is done using combs, rakes and hand held styluses. Beautiful patterns and various other effects are created by drawing through a second application of paint that is placed directly on top of the first. Finally, a single print of the composed design will be transferred to silk, creating your unique silk scarf.
The art of taking a print from ink floating on water was first developed in Japan and by the 12th century the art of Suminagashi had been established. In the beginning of the 15th century the art of marbling would make its entrance into Turkey by way of the Silk Road where the use of all an all water based art form was developed.
Visitors will be entertained both days from noon to 4 p.m. by Bill Kerwood, interactive strolling magician, PackageGoods Orchestra, a music group from Galloway Township, NJ, and The Cheat Mountain Boys, a dulcimer musicians group.
The Festival includes a variety of food and refreshments such as kettle corn, Italian specialties, fresh fruits, barbeque, seafood and grilled items. The Sweets Suite Bake Shoppe Café, on site at WheatonArts, offers sandwiches, salads, beverages and baked goods.
Additional activity: “Wine Tasting” courtesy of Balić Winery located in Mays Landing, NJ, where visitors can sample over 27 award-winning premium and ultra-premium wines.
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