Painting with a Fish

Would you like to learn how to Gyotaku? Join “Painting With A Fish” at The Florida Maritime Museum for a fun modern spin on Gyotaku (Direct Method Fish Rubbing). This unique class includes art instructions, supplies and your own creative fish print. Students must be 18 years of age or older Minors must be accompanied Read More >

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Memoir Writing 1 of 6

Memoir Writing offers an opportunity for individuals to write about the significant experiences of their lives and to share these with family and friends. The memoirs may emerge in many forms such as prose or poetry, narrative or dialogue, photographs, drawings, diaries, and maps or a combination of them all. Classes are molded to each Read More >

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Introduction to Fermentation

In the Intro to Fermentation Class, Jillian Ross will go over the science and methods of how to properly ferment foods and beverages of all kinds. She will also discuss the tools that are used and how to source the products needed to use ferments in the home. Jillian will bring items to show and Read More >

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Storytelling

Students will be introduced to the different kinds of stories common in three traditions of Florida folklore: African-American, Florida Cracker, and Seminole. For example, some tales teach a lesson, others explain traditions, and many tales explain the origins of animals and plants—even people!  Students will learn the techniques of telling, such as using voice and Read More >

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Painting with a Fish

Would you like to learn how to Gyotaku? Join “Painting With A Fish” at The Florida Maritime Museum for a fun modern spin on Gyotaku (Direct Method Fish Rubbing). This unique class includes art instructions, supplies and your own creative fish print.

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Cast Net Making Demonstration and Cast Net Throwing Class

Cast Net Making Demonstration 9:00am: Join Dennis McDaniel, one of the few net makers left in the region, for a cast net making demonstration. In this hands on demonstration Dennis will discuss how to make the nets – while making one! Cast Net Throwing Class 10:00am – 11:30am: Join Nathan Meschelle, a local Cortez fisherman, Read More >

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Cheese Making

Dairy has played a large role in America since the early 1600s. However, for the last 500 years, Florida’s cattle industry has been a large contributor to both the economy and natural resources. In an effort to celebrate Florida’s Agricultural heritage, come take this hands on cheese making class. JoAnn Mancuso will teach students to Read More >

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Memoir Writing 2 of 6

Memoir Writing offers an opportunity for individuals to write about the significant experiences of their lives and to share these with family and friends. The memoirs may emerge in many forms such as prose or poetry, narrative or dialogue, photographs, drawings, diaries, and maps or a combination of them all. Classes are molded to each Read More >

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Painting with a Fish

Would you like to learn how to Gyotaku? Join “Painting With A Fish” at The Florida Maritime Museum for a fun modern spin on Gyotaku (Direct Method Fish Rubbing). This unique class includes art instructions, supplies and your own creative fish print.   Students must be 18 years of age or older Registration closes February Read More >

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Salt Scrub

Sea salt was a prized product in any fishing village. The women used this salt for more than just flavoring their meals. They made body scrubs, facial scrubs and used it in their baths to reduce stress, you name it – this is a process called talassotherapy which means “The use of seawater in cosmetic Read More >

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Florida Maritime Museum

Our Mission

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum supports the mission of the Florida Maritime Museum to collect, preserve and share traditional knowledge, cultural artifacts, and personal stories specific to Florida’s fishing and maritime heritage. This is done through classes of traditional folk skills and heritage crafts that existed in early communities throughout Florida.

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UPCOMING CLASSES
Jan 11

Painting with a Fish

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Jan 17

Memoir Writing 1 of 6

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Jan 20

Introduction to Fermentation

Saturday, January 20th, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm