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Earlier this fall, Donna Glee Williams taught a writing class at the Folk School: “Write What You Don’t Know.” In the class, students took inspiration from life at the Folk School to find prompts for writing stories, pushing past the boundaries of their own experiences. Don M. Benson, Sr., a student in the class, shared […]

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Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction: November 4

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 24, 2017

in Blacksmithing, Community Events

Join us for our Annual Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction, set for Saturday, November 4 from 1-4 p.m. in the Keith House Community Room. We’ll enjoy a silent and live auction, featuring striking pieces from Folk School Resident Artists, instructors, students, and local artists. All auction proceeds benefit the Folk School’s programs, helping to guarantee […]

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Heavy Metal

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 22, 2017

in Blacksmithing, Class Picks, Featured Classes, Jewelry & Metalwork

You don’t have to be a hard rock fan to enjoy metal at the Folk School. Our blacksmithing, metalworking, jewelry making, and enameling classes showcase metal’s diverse personalities along with functional and decorative styles. Learn to hammer and shape iron or steel into sturdy hooks, striking candlesticks, or mighty axes. Or, create intricate necklaces, brooches, […]

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Fire shapes, molds, melts, cooks, burns, and cures. Many traditional crafts (think Blacksmithing, Cooking, Glass, Enameling, and Clay) rely on fire to make magical transformations possible. Come light up at the Folk School and learn how fire can mold raw material in beautiful fine craft pieces.

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I first met Tim Ryan on a misty morning in the Folk School Garden when I was a Work/Study in 2011. My immediate impression of him was that he was a very witty & interesting character with lots of fantastic stories. Tim is involved in the Folk School in so many different ways. He recently […]

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