Explore at Home

Explore at Home

Explore at Home with Latimer House and Historic House partners Dyckman Farmhouse Museum, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Old Stone House, Wyckoff House, and Historic Richmond Town. 

In this six-part afterschool series, learn how to make delicious plant-based recipes while learning about Lenape, Mesoamerican, African, Dutch, and Dominican cultivated plants and foodways. Make multicolor suncatcher designs! Explore the world of textile-making while learning how to make your own woven creations. Discover chemistry in art! Make a strategy board and test your mental might with historic riddles.  

Dates: Tuesdays, October 13th, 20th, 27th & November 10th, 17th & 24th

Time: 4:00-5:00PM

Coast: $10 per class  

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Join Latimer house for Paper Marbling on Tuesday, October 27th

Discover chemistry in art! Paper marbling is an ancient technique that produces patterns that imitate smooth marble and other stones. Through several centuries, people have applied marbled materials to various surfaces such as bookbinding and stationery. Part of its appeal is that each print is unique; you will never find an identical one in the world! Participants will learn paper marbling techniques using items you can find easily at home and how chemical reactions create unique prints through the craft of marbling paper. 

Please have the following materials available: 

  • Shaving foam ( works better than shaving cream)
  • Shallow dish or pan
  • Liquid watercolor paint (or watered-down food coloring)
  • Droppers
  • A chopstick, pencil, or a thin brush
  • Card stock 
  • Scissors
  • A scraper, such as a square piece of cardboard
  • A cooking bowl or any round, tall container
  • Optional: a shoe rack or clothesline with clips to dry the paintings
  • Nail polish ( assorted colors)
  • Soapy water
  • Brush
  • Water
  • Cardboard, paper or watercolor paper 
  • Optional: straw 

Ages 7 and above, families welcome.

10/6/2020, 10/13/2020, 10/27/2020, 11/10/2020, 11/17/2020, 11/24/2020