Online Classes

Online courses are presented by The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms with Instructor Dr. Jonathan Clancy, Director of Collections and Preservation


The Creative Spark: Rethinking Decoration in the Arts and Crafts Movement 

George E. Ohr, Ohr-OKeefe Museum of Art

 3 Sessions  |  $25/session | Location: Zoom Online Classroom

Saturdays, September 12, 19, & 26, 2020  |   1:00 PM EDT |


Session 1: Saturday, September 12 
George Ohr: Ceramic history, craft pottery, and the avant-garde in America 

Session 2: Saturday, September 19 
The Anvil Chorus: Facts and Fictions of the Roycroft Metal Shop 

Session 3: Saturday, September 26 
Tortured by Exaggerated Lines”: The Decorative Impulse and the Arts and Crafts 


The Craftsman: The Life and Work of Gustav Stickley

4 Sessions  |  $25/session | Location: Zoom Online Classroom

Saturdays, October 3, 10, 17, & 31, 2020  |   1:00 PM EDT |


Session 1: Saturday, October 3
“There is Properly No History; Only Biography”: The Life and Work of Gustav Stickley

Session 2: Saturday, October 10
“Devoted to the New Domestic Art”: Craftsman Homes and the Birth of Stickley’s Empire

Session 3: Saturday, October 17
“The Cultivation of Human Sympathy”: Stickley’s Early Factory and the Ideal Workshop

Session 4: Saturday, October 31
“By Hammer and Hand”: A New History of Stickley’s Metal Shop

REGISTER HERE for the September series: The Creative Spark: Rethinking Decoration in the Arts and Crafts Movement (1 or more sessions).

REGISTER HERE for the October series: The Craftsman: The Life and Work of Gustav Stickley (1 or more sessions).

Registration is required. Once registered and paid, you will receive an email prior to each session with a link to join.

Do you have a scheduling conflict for the live session?

You can still enjoy the program. Register and we'll send you the recording!    All paid attendees will be emailed a private link to the session recording when it is available.

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Important Information on ZOOM
 This course uses the easy-to-navigate ZOOM video conferencing platform. Course participants are responsible for providing their own means for attending. Technology assistance will not be available during course sessions.  

New to the ZOOM video conferencing platform? Perform a Zoom test ahead of each session. [ LINK TO TEST ]  

If you are unable to join the meeting, visit the ZOOM Support Center for useful information. [ LINK TO SUPPORT ]  

Newcomers to ZOOM, you will need to download an app. The ZOOM website has many instructional videos to teach you how to use it! [ LINK TO "HOW TOs" ]  

Technical Considerations

  • Participants will need a relatively modern device (PC, MAC, TABLET, PHONE) and strong/reliable internet access.
  • While Wi-fi can work if your home/office has excellent connectivity, a wired internet connection to your device is highly recommended.
  • You can test the speed of your internet connection by visiting An upload speed of 10mbps or greater is advised.
  • If internet access is being shared in your home/office and others are downloading or streaming video at the same time, you may experience connectivity issues.
  • Close other applications running on your computer before joining the ZOOM session.

Course fees support the operations of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, a National Historic Landmark in Parsippany, New Jersey. For more than thirty years, the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms has been dedicated to sharing the life and legacy of Gustav Stickley and to preserving Craftsman Farms, his beloved "Garden of Eden." 

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