A workshop series of heritage crafts—designed to teach about the past through hands-on experiences—will be offered this summer by UCF’s Public History Center.

From pottery to basket weaving to quilting, participants can learn about the crafting techniques through the ages.

The classes are:

• June 19 – Family fun with pinch pot pottery, 10 a.m. to noon. Participants will learn pottery methods used before the potter’s wheel existed. Those who attend will create and decorate a pot while learning about Native American uses of pottery. Registration fee is $25 for adults and $15 for children 3 and older.

• July 19 – Introduction to basket weaving and its human history, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of weaving using natural materials and will take home a basket and history lesson. Registration fee is $25.

• Aug. 2 – Turn of the Century hand quilting, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those who attend will be taught the quilting techniques that date to the early 1800s and how the craft has evolved. Registration fee is $25.

Pre-registration is required. The deadlines are a week before each workshop. Call 407-936-1679 or email publichistorycenter@ucf.edu. The center is at 301 W. 7th St., Sanford.