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Summer Workshop Schedule

Summer workshops will be held at Shady Lane Alpaca Farm 3073 Gass Road Lexington Oh 44904. Call Jean McClintock @ 419-560-0780 or email jsmcclintock@mac.com to reserve your spot.  May 16, 2021 Steamed Buns/Spring Roll Workshop    Make steamed buns and spring rolls from scratch, in the Phillipine style, and load them up with delicious meat and veggies! You will see how to make the dough, prepare the filling and how to cook them properly. Cost for the class is $25 per person, includes all materials and plenty to eat.  May 23, 2021 Blacksmith Workshops    Beginner class from 12:30-3:30pm You will learn about

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Shady Lane Alpacas Open House

Saturday and Sunday September 26 & 27 Noon to 5 PM Celebrate National Alpaca Farm Days with us! You can mingle with the alpacas, ride the pony cart, eat ham & beans from the cauldron, have a really great doughnut! We have pumpkins and gourds and fall decorations for sale. The Ohio Village blacksmith will be there demonstrating the craft, and you can make & take a project.See spinning and sock making demonstrations! Our farm store is loaded with alpaca goods and yarn made on the farm and imported from Peru. We’re located in a lovely rural area in

Intermediate Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:30PM. The Intermediate class begins with a fire rake project.  After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod in the Beginning class,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  If you have already taken this class, you can take it again to advance your skills;  the instructor will work with you to develop  a more difficult project.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’ll  be working with hot metal!  In order to

Beginning Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:30 PM. You will use a gas forge to make a hook for a hanging planter, and another special item.  All materials are provided.  Please wear cotton clothes and closed-toe shoes, you will be working with red-hot metal!   In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants.  This class is prerequisite to the Intermediate class which follows at 3:30pm.  You can sign up for both classes, each have a separate fee. Cost $55.00 per student, including all materials. To reserve your space, call Jean at (419) 560-0780.

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Beginning Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 12:30 PM. You will use a gas forge to make a hook for a hanging planter, and another special item.  All materials are provided.  Please wear cotton clothes and closed-toe shoes, you will be working with red-hot metal!   In order to work safely, we limit the class to 6 participants.  This class is prerequisite to the Intermediate class which follows at 3:30pm.  You can sign up for both classes, each have a separate fee. Cost $55.00 per student, including all materials. To reserve your space, call Jean at (419) 560-0780.  

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Intermediate Blacksmith Workshop

Sunday, July 26, 2020 3:30PM. The Intermediate class begins with a fire rake project.  After you learn to make simple projects with 1/4″ rod in the Beginning class,  you are ready for the Intermediate class.  You’ll work with 3/8″ or 1/2″ stock to make a fire rake to use with your own fireplace or campfire.  If you have already taken this class, you can take it again to advance your skills;  the instructor will work with you to develop  a more difficult project.  Please wear cotton clothing and closed-toe shoes, you’ll  be working with hot metal!  In order to

Fused Glass Workshop

Sunday, December 8,  2-5pm.  Turn glass into jewelry!  In this class you will learn to design, cut, clean and prepare for firing.  You’ll see how the kiln fuses the glass and how to make the fired piece into jewelry for holiday gifts.  You can embellish your work with decals, if you want.  It’s fun, and you will make 5 finished pieces.  Cost $55.00.  Note that it takes 5-6 hours to fire the work, so you will need to return to pick up the finished piece. Register by calling Jean at (419) 560-0780 or email jsmcclintock@mac.com.  

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Holiday Hours for the Farm Store

Until Christmas, our Shady Lane Alpaca Farm Store will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm to 6 pm.  We have winterized the loft store!  Much more comfortable!  We have sweaters, scarves, socks and felt boot liners, all made with alpaca fiber. And alpaca stuffed animals, gifts and crafts from Peru and Mexico! Also, we’re having another Fused Glass Workshop on Sunday December 8th 2-5 pm.  Cost is $55.00, you’ll make 5 fused glass pieces for jewelry. Register by December 6 by email or call Jean at (419) 560-0780

Fused Glass Workshop

Turn glass into jewelry!  In this class you will learn to design, cut, clean and prepare for firing.  You’ll see how the kiln fuses the glass and how to make the fired piece into jewelry for holiday gifts.  You can embellish your work with decals, if you want.  It’s fun, and you will make 5 finished pieces.  Cost $55.00.  Note that it takes 5-6 hours to fire the work, so you will need to return to pick up the finished piece.