Beading, Felting, Folk Art and Hair Ornaments and More Fun at Upcoming Hands-on Workshops

Galt Workshops Run Thursdays | 7:00-9:00 pm

The Galt Museum & Archives popular Galt Workshops program continues monthly from May 30 through August 22 with hands-on topics for adults on beading basics, felting with a resist, folk art Christmas presents, and hair ornaments – a cash bar will also be open and variety of edible goodies will be available… all the ingredients for a fun night out! Each program starts at 7:00 pm and is included in the cost of admission to the Galt.

“Our Galt Workshops showcase a unique aspect of history and culture not only relevant to local history, but also to the global community,” says to Lauren Bartholomew, Programs Assistant at the Galt.“Beading and felting have been done for thousands of years worldwide, and folk art is a reflection of community spirit. That spirit and the unique flair of different cultures will be fostered in our spring and summer Galt Workshops as we share in the process of creating folk art crafts.”

  • Thu MAY 30 Beading Basics Create a beautiful beaded accessory for yourself or to give as a gift. You will learn the basics of beading as you make earrings, necklaces, or key chains – the choice is yours. We will supply the beads, wire, string, and clasps.

  • Thu JUN 13 Felting with a Resist Learn how to wet-felt a lovely rectangular small clutch purse or wallet using a resist, a technique which eliminates the need for stitching. We will supply all the materials.

  • Thu JUL 11 Folk Art Christmas in July Let your inner folk artist get a head-start on crafting some wonderful folk art presents. Make a creative wind chime for that special someone, or try your hand at designing a unique fabric stamp to decorate tote bags.

  • Thu AUG 22 Hair OrnamentsLearn about the history of hair ornamentation while making your own beautiful hair clip or fascinator. Or, if you plan on attending the Prohibition-themed Galt Beer (& wine) Tasting on September 6, perhaps you’d like start your costume early and create a decorative 1920s headband instead!

Galt Workshops run from 7:00 – 9:00 pm each night; registration is not required. Admission fees apply: $6 for adults, $5 seniors; $3 students, which include exhibit access and all supplies. The program is free for annual pass holders. Adult annual passes are available at the Museum Store for $25 and $20 for seniors.

The Archives department, Galt Museum Store and Discovery Hall are open to the public from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on Thursdays. For updates and details visit, call 403.320-3954, or email

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