Monday, June 27, 2011

Scherenschnitte and Cyphering

  The DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum offered some type of family workshop every day that we were in Williamsburg.

The first workshop we did was Scherenschnitte (pronounced sharon-sh-net), the German art of paper cutting.
I've always liked these and now that I've had a taste of doing my own, I think we will make some more!

We also did a workshop on Code-Breaking.
 Here is one of the cyphers we had to figure out... do you know what it says?  (answer in the comments)
 I don't think this was Jim's favorite part.
The DeWitt was fantastic, although we didn't spend much time in the exhibit halls (too many things to do-too little time!) but we liked the workshops.  The entrance to the DeWitt is housed in the Colonial Williamsburg Public Hospital-which was an insane asylum!  Coleman had a fascination with the exhibits in the hospital and was more interested in them than the workshops.

1 comment:

Andrea said...

"There is nothing more necessary than good intelligence to frustrate a designing enemy, and nothing requires greater pains to obtain."

~George Washington

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