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Workshops

Mission San Luis offers several workshops per month showcasing trades and crafts from the 17th century. Current workshop programs are: blacksmithing, candle making, and pine-needle basketry.

Workshop slots are limited and pre-registration is required. Call 850.245.6406 to register.

 

Blacksmithing

First Saturdays

9:30 - 3:00 pm

Next Session: November 2

Pine Needle Basket

Second Saturdays

10:00 - 1:00 pm

Next Session: August 10

Candle Making

Third Saturdays

10:00 - Noon

Next Session: September 21



 

Blacksmithing

Members: $60 / Non-members: $75

Introduction to Blacksmithing. Learn how to build a fire in a Spanish style forge, as well as fire and hammer techniques. Participant will produce one take-home item.

First Saturdays

9:30 – 3:00 pm

Class Size: 2 participants

Ages: 13 and up (Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

Requirements: Long pants, closed toe shoes, and clothing made of natural (non-synthetic) fibers such as cotton or linen. Eye protection is necessary and safety glasses will be provided. Avoid wearing contact lenses.

 

Pine-Needle-Basket Making

Members: $24 / Non-members: $30

Learn one of the oldest-known coiled basketry techniques. Participants will learn the basics of making coils and stitches to make a simple basket. Participant will produce one finished basket. Materials provided.

Second Saturdays

10:00 – 1:00 pm

Class Size: 2 – 6 participants

Ages: 13 and up (Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

 

Candle Making

Members: $24 / Non-members: $30

Learn about the history and techniques of candle dipping. Participants will handle melted wax and make their own tapered candle. Participant will produce two finished candles. Materials provided.

Third Saturdays

10:00 – 12:00 Noon

Class Size: 2 – 8 participants

Ages: 13 and up (Under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

 


Guests not in compliance with safety guidelines will not be allowed to participate in the workshop. Mission San Luis reserves the right to modify or cancel the program if necessary. In the event of cancellation, guests will be rescheduled for a future date.

 

These programs are sponsored by the Friends of Florida History - Mission San Luis, a private, non-profit organization under the terms of Internal Revenue Service regulations (501-c3).

 

The sponsor reserves the right to modify programs, change instructors, and cancel them for any reason: 

In the event of cancellation BY MISSION SAN LUIS, refunds or 1 reschedule will be offered.

In the event of cancellation BY PARTICIPANT, 1 reschedule will be offered (staffing permitting). No refunds will be offered. 

The sponsor is not responsible for costs or damages incident to cancellation.