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Class Picks

The new Book & Paper Arts Studio is almost completed, and we’ll begin offering classes there in June. We’re very excited about this much-anticipated expansion of our Book Arts, Paper Arts, Calligraphy, Marbling, and Printmaking Program. We sincerely thank everyone for the energy, enthusiasm, and resources you have generously given to our new studio campaign. […]


Appalachian Traditions

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 13, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Since its founding in 1925, the Folk School has maintained a commitment to preserving treasured Appalachian Mountains crafts and traditions. More than 90 years later, we offer over 850 classes yearly, covering over 50 subject areas. View the following craft, music, storytelling, and gardening classes that honor our Appalachian roots.


Around the World in the Folk School’s Cooking Studio

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 27, 2017

in Class Picks, Cooking

During many weeks of the year, the Folk School Cooking Studio invites students to partake in a culinary tour around the world. Come savor the tastes and textures of Japanese, Greek, French, Thai, and other cuisines. Sample heady foreign spices, and learn specialty cooking techniques from professionals skilled in each cooking style. Explore these upcoming […]


Back to Summer Camp

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 14, 2017

in Class Picks

Do you miss those carefree summer camp days? Discover why many of our students fondly call the Folk School their “summer camp for adults.” Come immerse yourself in an intriguing craft or learn to play a new instrument. Stroll along our peaceful wooded trails and winding streams, or relax on our roomy porches and decks. […]


Join Us for Intergenerational Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 9, 2017

in Class Picks, Themed Weeks

The Folk School’s Intergenerational Week invites young folks to immerse themselves in art, music, and traditional mountain crafts. During this special week, students from 12 to 17 take a class side-by-side with a parent, grandparent, or other special relative or guardian. Come join us for this memorable experience! Intergenerational Week is July 16–22, 2017.