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Celebrate Earth Week at the Folk School

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 16, 2017

in Class Picks, Themed Weeks

Till and trek the earth, make fire in the forges, put music on the wind, and let watercolors and words flow this week. Invite Mother Earth to be your muse as you experience Earth Week at the Folk School from April 16-22, 2017. Come celebrate with us! (Please note: The 2017 Earth Week at the […]


We are so lucky that Brasstown is in the direct path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Join us at 2:35 p.m. EDT on August 21, and view a two-minute space show of epic proportions. While you’re here, enjoy a relaxing weeklong Folk School class in our beautiful mountains. Immerse yourself in […]


Scandinavian Heritage Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 10, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

Each year, we celebrate the Folk School’s roots by inviting students to immerse themselves in Scandinavian food, music, dance, and craft for a week. Gain inspiration from our class picks below, and join us in embracing the vibrant folkehøjskole culture. Scandinavian Heritage Week is March 19-25. Come celebrate! (Please note: The 2017 Scandinavian Week at […]


Set Your Table

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 9, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Dinnertime is a time of congregation, community, and celebration between family and friends. Imagine the satisfaction of using a tool you made, or cooking skill you learned at the Folk School, in your kitchen every day. We have put together a collection of class picks that will help you set your table Folk School-style. Enjoy!


Salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 26, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

DThe Arts and Crafts Movement began in England in the 19th century as a reaction to increased industrialization and resistance to the ornate Victorian style, and it resonated in America in the first half of the 20th century. Its tenets: hand craftmanship with attention to detail, use of high-quality materials, and design that fulfills function […]