Workshops

 

Ribbon Flower Workshop

Saturday, April 21
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+)/students
• Advance registration is recommended. Please call for availability.

Looking for a unique, handmade accent to add to your Victorian ensemble? Learn how to make beautiful ribbon flowers. All materials are included! Space is limited.

 

Historical Flash Fiction and the Extraordinary Point of View: A Two-Part Workshop 

Saturdays, May 19 & 26
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Free; advance registration required. Click HERE to reserve your spot.
This workshop will help participants develop writing that opens the world to the untold stories of the past. Participants will learn to use different techniques to write very short stories and vignettes. These stories will be workshopped and then can be sent out for publication to local literary magazines. Writers must attend week one to participate in week two. 

Part I: What is point of view, psychic distance, and voice? (May 19)
Read sections from a variety of flash fiction pieces, then start at least two flash pieces and leave the workshop with the beginnings of two rough drafts. Explore historical resources from the museum's collection with a member of museum staff on hand to share research techniques/methods.

Part II: What is verisimilitude? How and when to develop it. (May 26)
Bring one piece from the previous week's workshop. Learn how to keep a revision journal and submit works to local magazines. Time permitting, talk about developing a flash fiction collection.

 

White Glove Workshop: The Basics of Textile Conservation

Saturday, June 9
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Advance registration is recommended

Learn different types of cleaning methods used by museum professionals to care for your precious textiles. All workshop tools, including textiles for hands-on activities, will be provided. Beginners welcome! Space is limited, and sign-ups begin April 27!

 

Chile Workshop: Chili Burgers

Saturday, June 16
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+)/students
• Advance registration is recommended 

Dig in to the history of the chili burger with chef and historian Ernest Miller in this hands-on workshop that explores the delicious impact of chiles in regional cuisine. Space is limited and sign-ups begin May 4!

 

Chile Workshop: TBA

Saturday, September 1
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+)/students
• Advance registration is recommended 

 

It's All Relative: A Two-Part Genealogy Workshop 

Saturdays, September 8 & 22
• 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
• Free; advance registration is recommended 

 

Ukulele Workshop

Saturday, September 15
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• Details TBA
• Advance registration is recommended 

 


Past Workshops

 

White Glove Workshop: Photo Preservation 

Saturday, February 3
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Advance registration is recommended
. Online reservations are now closed.

Learn how to identify different types of photographs, common issues with preserving old photos, and how to best care for individual photos and albums. Beginners welcome! Space is limited.

 

From Vine to Glass: An Exploration of Wine 

Saturday, February 10

• 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students (21+)
• Advance registration is recommended. Online reservations are now closed.
Come and learn the basics of wine-tasting as you explore the history of wine-making in Los Angeles. The workshop is instructed by the Homestead's Facilities Coordinator, and resident WSET-certified sommelier, Robert Barron. Space is limited. 
 

Calligraphy Workshop 

Saturday, March 17
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+) and students
• Advance registration is recommended. Online reservations are now closed.
Learn the basic principles of brush lettering at this hands-on workshop. Beginners welcome, and all materials are included! Space is limited.

 

Chile Workshop: Rancho Days

Saturday, March 24
• 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• $30 for adults; $25 for seniors (55+)/students
• Advance registration is recommended. Online reservations are now closed.

Join chef and historian Ernest Miller for the first in a series of three hands-on workshops that explore the history and flavors of chiles in regional cuisine.