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On-Campus Courses and Workshops


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Spring of the Arts


Spring 2018

Current & Upcoming Courses

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Learn to Play the Mountain Dulcimer

The mountain dulcimer, also called the lap or Appalachian dulcimer, is a unique American instrument, with its roots in Pennsylvania...
Date

Thursday March 8th, 2018

Sessions: 4

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

SESSIONS

Thursday March 8th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

Thursday March 15th, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

Thursday March 22nd, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

Thursday March 29th, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

From Page to Stage

Montgomery Theater’s artistic director, Tom Quinn, tells behind-the-scenes anecdotes and discusses all the ins and outs of the producing process:...
Date

Tuesday March 13th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday March 13th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Art of Pottery

Take a quick tour of the world of ceramics with a review of techniques, history, and regional styles. You can...
Date

Monday March 19th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Place

Dock Mennonite Academy

SESSIONS

Monday March 19th, 2018

TIME

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Place

Dock Mennonite Academy

The Art of Quilting

Quilting is an art that is constantly evolving!  We’ll take a look at its development throughout the years, from its...
Date

Tuesday March 20th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday March 20th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Art of Scherenschnitte

Scherenschnitte, the German word for scissor-cutting or paper-snipping, is a folk art form that dates back hundreds of years. It is...
Date

Tuesday April 17th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday April 17th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

Preparing for a Trip to the Symphony

We will be studying Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Op. 55, “Eroica”, in preparation for a...
Date

Wednesday April 18th, 2018

Sessions: 2

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Friendship Rooms A & B

SESSIONS

Wednesday April 18th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Friendship Rooms A & B

Friday April 20th, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Friendship Rooms A & B

Date

Tuesday April 24th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday April 24th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Art of Stained Glass

The story of the stained glass windows in the Dock Woods chapel will be the subject of this class, told...
Date

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

SESSIONS

Wednesday May 2nd, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

Nature Printing Notecards

Nature printing is the art of transferring the amazing patterns of leaves, flowers, and even cobwebs onto paper in vibrant...
Date

Thursday May 3rd, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

SESSIONS

Thursday May 3rd, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Recreation Room

Grace Kelly: Beyond the Icon

Join us for this biographical program about the Philadelphia-born actress and Princess of Monaco. A docent from the Michener Art...
Date

Friday May 4th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

SESSIONS

Friday May 4th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

The Art of Photography

The session will explain the most important fundamental aspect of photography: the three key elements of exposure: aperture, shutter speed,...
Date

Tuesday May 8th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday May 8th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

PA Dutch Quilting

Join Candace Perry, curator at the Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, for this exploration of Pennsylvania German quilts...
Date

Thursday May 10th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Thursday May 10th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Art of Rug Hooking

Betsy Nutt will share with us the Art of Traditional Rug Hooking. Rug Hooking is an art where strips of...
Date

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday May 15th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Art of Opera

You will be introduced to the terminology associated with this wonderful art form and given a brief history of opera...
Date

Friday May 18th, 2018

Sessions: 2

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

SESSIONS

Friday May 18th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

Friday May 25th, 2018

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Dock Woods - Chapel

I Due Foscari Opera

The lecture will focus on Giuseppe Verdi and the first six of his operas leading up to “I Due Foscari,”...
Date

Thursday May 31st, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

SESSIONS

Thursday May 31st, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Dock Woods - Chapel

The Art Behind Ten Thousand Villages

You will hear stories of how one woman’s ideals changed the world in many small villages where life was impossible,...
Date

Tuesday June 5th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Tuesday June 5th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

The Life of Pearl S. Buck

Susie will share the biography of Pearl S. Buck, in her own words. She will explain how Pearl’s first words...
Date

Friday June 8th, 2018

Sessions: 1

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

SESSIONS

Friday June 8th, 2018

TIME

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Place

Souderton Mennonite Homes - Summit View Auditorium

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