Scheduled Classes and Events

Many of the classes offered at Sinking Springs are tailored to youth, and are suitable for 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Youth Groups.

Come join Ann Stubbs at Historic Sinking Springs Herb Farm for a one of a kind adventure to connect with nature through crafts and educational outings.

Ann holds a Master’s Degree in Art and Elementary Education from the Universty of Delaware. She has done commissioned pieces and educational programs for the White House, Campbell’s Soup Company and Longwood Gardens. Her passion is to inspire creativity through nature, in children and adults of all ages.

Join in a class or two and enjoy a hands-on experience that will spark a fire in you for the love of nature. Leave behind your fast-paced world and ground yourself in the comfort of the natural world. All generations are welcome, so make this an adventure for the whole family!

*To register, call 410-287-1000 or 410-287-1078 or refer to the link to the college catalog, her info is on page 39.

If you can’t make it on the day it’s scheduled, all classes are available continuously for as little as two students!  Call Ann at 443.553.4618 to register and/or if you need directions to Sinking Springs.

Monogram Door Hanger

March 9, 2019, 10:00 am to 12 Noon

Monograms are a fun way of paying homage to your family name.  Giant letter monograms have been a trend for at least the last five years.  Customize a monogram door hanger to show a bit of your family’s unique personality.  Popular themes include baby showers, holidays, military/patriotic, sports, and weddings.  Cover the letter with various creative mediums — moss, twine, fabric, buttons, sea glass, shells, or paint.  The monogram door hanger makes the perfect gift for new homeowners or for a college dorm room  Welcome your family and friends with a decorative initial monogram that lets everyone know what makes your family special.  Note:  Ages 7-15.  Corresponds to personal enrichment course YES/YHS606.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC606

Driftwood Stone Art

March 9, 2019, 1 to 3:00 PM

Whether you like outdoor or indoor crafting, this project can enhance an outside entry door or hang anywhere in the house.  Create a beautiful design on driftwood using flowers and ladybugs shaped from pebbles and stones to make a lovely addition to your home or patio.  This eco-friendly project encourages students to reuse and recycle various materials to embellish the driftwood.  Take all those pebbles and stones and turn them into something that you will love showing off to family and friends.  Notes:  Ages 7-15.  Corresponds to personal enrichment course YES/YHS605.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #GAC605

Create a Teacup Garden

April 6, 2019, 10 am to 12 Noon

If winter’s cold and lack of greenery has you down, fight back by crafting a lovely teacup garden for your home.  Planting a teacup garden is a wonderful way to up-cycle and create a memorable planter for the windowsill, table or outdoor garden.  These pretty projects are a recipe for fun.  A container garden, bouquet of roses, pot of herbs or daisy topiary are clever ways to give your home a lift.  Teacup gardens make great gifts and are delightful projects for parents and children  to show the fun and creativity of growing.  So take time for creativity and savor the pleasure for months to come.  Notes:  Ages 7-15.  Students must provide teacups.  Corresponds to personal enrichment course YES/YHS604.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC604

Pressed Flower Picture Mats

April 6, 2019, 1 to 3:00 pm

Liven up your photos and paintings using pressed flowers to decorate picture mats.  Pressed flowers make gorgeous decorative embellishments for all sorts of art and craft projects.  Drying or pressing flowers ensures enjoying their beauty all year.  Create totally noteworthy art pieces to proudly adorn and display on walls and shelves or make delightful gifts for family and friends.  Note:  Ages 7-15.  Corresponds to personal enrichment course YES/YHS607.

1 session, 2 hours, $29

Course #: GAC607

Below are weekly scheduled classes —

Pilates with Deanie Padham

Thursdays, February 28–April 11, 2019 from 1:30-2:30 PM

at Sinking Springs, 843 Elk Forest Road, Elkton

Sign up starts January 28th. Register by contacting Judi Brubaker, 410.996.8177 or jbrubaker@ccgov.org

Yoga with Shay Robb

Tuesdays, March 5–April 9, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00PM

Sign up starts February 5th.  Register by contacting Judi Brubaker, 410.996.8177 or jbrubaker@ccgov.org

Other Events

Middletown Bridal Expo

Sunday, March 3, 2019 — 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Middletown Memorial Hall

27 W Greet Street

Middletown, DE  19709