Hobby Horse Workshops
Sunday December 2nd 2012 | 1pm – 5pm | Victoria Park Poolhouse
Thursday December 6th 2012 | 7 – 9:30pm | Victoria Park Poolhouse
Saturday December 8th 2012 | 1pm – 5pm | Victoria Park Poolhouse
This is not your typical children’s toy—the common horse-head on a stick. No, no, we’re talking about something a bit more frightening. With wandering bottle cap eyes and nails for teeth, the janney’s ‘hobby horse’ or ‘horsey-hops’ is an odd creature. You can hear the jaws of the hobby horse ‘snocking’ loudly as it bumbles around.
The hobby horse is no longer a common sight. But we hope with these workshops to repopulate the province with this most peculiar breed. Come to these sessions, build a hobby horse, and then ride it over to the Mummer’s Parade. We want a cavalry and we need your help. Recommended for ages 10 and up. Children require supervision.
- Workshop 1: December 2nd
1PM – 5PM
Workshop 2: December 6th
7 – 9:30PM
Workshop 3: December 8th
1PM – 5PM
- Victoria Park Pool House
(at the end of Angel Place off Alexander Street—the only
building in Victoria Park)
*Feel free to drop in to any of these open workshop times. However we suggest reserving at least three hours to complete a project. Some participants might need to attend more than one workshop to finish their projects. Workshops are FREE! Suggested donation: $10
Materials: If possible please bring along any of the suggested materials below to make your horse personal and help offset our costs. Material and cash donations are welcome.
- Fleece blankets, large towels, fabric, or sheets (to cover the horse’s face)
- Pieces of fur, faux fur, scarves, or wool (to make a horse’s mane)
- Jar lids, tennis balls, or anything round (for the horse’s eyes)
- Broom handles or used hockey sticks (to support the horse’s head)
- Any extra fancy bits to give your hobby horse character
Presented in collaboration with The Friends of Victoria Park (The Lantern Festival) as part of the 4th Annual Mummers Festival.