TAUNY Center in Canton

Bring the family to The TAUNY Center in Canton for a weekend of fun with clay for kids on December
17th and 18th.

These workshops are free of charge thanks to the generous support of the Nancy Wilder Palmateer
Foundation. This fund was established by the Palmateer and Wilder families in 2015 to honor the creative
side of Nancy Wilder Palmateer, to recognize her work with children, and to encourage hands-on
engagement for young people.



Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Children’s Workshop: Polymer Clay Ornaments, with Cassie Helman

December 17, 11-1
In this workshop, kids will make festive ornaments with polymer clay. The ornaments will be made by
hand and then baked in a toaster oven to be taken home that day. Cassie Helman, a local CRNY artist,
will be there to help kids unleash their creativity and, most importantly, have fun!

Nancy Wilder Palmateer Memorial Children’s Workshop: Seasonal Clay
Sculptures with Sara Lynch


December 18, 1-3 PM
Kids are invited to come make a snow person or creature with local artist Sara Lynch. Sara will help
participants make winter-themed sculptures from air dry clay and sustainably collected natural materials.
Sculptures will be damp but ready to take home that day. Participants are encouraged to bring a box to
protect their creations on their way home.
Both workshops are free of charge, and no registration is required.

TAUNY Cooks: Puff pastry mincemeat tree with Fran Moore

Saturday, December 17th, 10:30-12
Mince pies and tarts have been traditional foods for Christmas in England for centuries and have also
found their way into holiday cuisine in the United States. Drop in to learn how to add this delicious and
impressive treat to your holiday table.
This demonstration is free of charge, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Saturday, December 17th, 1p-4p

Bring the whole family to The TAUNY Center to decorate delicious cookies with Kat from Kat’s
Confections! All are welcome to drop in while supplies last. Kat recently did a similar workshop at The
TAUNY Center for Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Local Foods Weekend, and we are delighted to
welcome her back for another round, this time with gingerbread! This event is free, but donations are
gratefully accepted.

Blade and Tool Sharpening 101 - Saturday, January 14 at 2-3:00. $10.

Tired of dull sewing shears, carving tools, and kitchen knives? Tam Iverson will show you how to spruce
up your tired blades and tools for perfectly clean cuts and user safety. You are welcome to bring your own
blades, tools, and sharpeners if you have them.
Registration is required. $10 includes the use of sharpening tools provided by the instructor. No class size
limit.

Register online at: https://tauny-folkstore.myshopify.com/collections/programs

The workshop will take place at The TAUNY Center in Canton.

Contact tilly@tauny.org for more