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Book & Paper Arts

  It’s true – flowers and chocolates are classic tokens of affection. To really woo your sweetie this year, make him or her a handmade gift from your heart. To really really woo your darling, do Valentine’s Day differently this year. Surprise him or her with a real treat – a Folk School class you […]


A lot of people think they can’t dance. But then they try contra dancing: they can jump right in as a beginner. The moves are straightforward, and they don’t need any special skills. With practice, they become smoother and learn some extra moves, but the initial learning curve is a mere ripple in the road. […]


A New Book and Paper Arts Studio

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 6, 2014

in Around Campus, Book & Paper Arts, New & Noteworthy

We are excited to announce plans for the addition of a new Book and Paper Arts Studio to the Folk School campus. The new studio space increases the Book and Paper Arts curriculum to 60 classes each year. We will also be able to offer a wider variety of classes expanding to include letterpress. Read the […]


The fall and winter represent a retreat to home and hearth: a time for congregation, household, and feast. For centuries, the hearth was essential to the home for warmth and food preparation – a center to gather around… the place to be. Merriam Webster defines hearth as 1.) a fireplace and the area surrounding, 2.) […]


Experts in their individual craft, the Folk School Resident Artists schedule classes, bring new instructors, keep the studios shipshape, and teach popular Folk School classes. With the arrival of the new catalog this month, now is the time to plan ahead and sign up for a class instructed by a Resident Artist. Carpe diem, as […]