Gingerbread House Workshops - A holiday twist on "paint nights"
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The holiday season will be here before you know it and the Annual Simsbury Celebrates Gingerbread House Competition & Exhibit will be here even sooner! Grab a friend and join us for a night or two out for some learning, socializing and fun!
Night 1 - Design & Construction
Each year, we hear that people are interested in participating in the competition but do not know where to begin. Well, bring your favorite adult beverage and your friends for a fun night of holiday cheer to get you started on your own gingerbread house. This class covers the basics of Gingerbread House Design and Construction and will give you the knowledge and instruction on how to build your own Gingerbread masterpiece! Learn how to use templates, assemble a home using royal icing, and so much more! All participants will leave with a custom template and 3-D model* of their Gingerbread creation along with a complete instruction manual.
Night 2 - Decorating Techniques
Have you wanted to participate but have had no idea how to decorate the house or what edible items to use? Well, bring your favorite adult beverage and your favorite friends for a fun night of holiday cheer. This class covers the basics of Gingerbread House decorating techniques. Learn techniques for roofing, siding, windows, stonework, landscaping, ground cover, and more! All participants will leave with a sample board of their class work and a Decorating Techniques Instruction Manual. Attendance at the first session is not required to participate in this class.
Program is run by Julie Sirois and Theresa Milone (Co-Chairs of the Simsbury Celebrates Gingerbread House Competition and Exhibit) along with local award-winning Gingerbread House Artists.
***No baking will take place in either program.