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I met Tom Quest over meatloaf dinner in the Dining Hall on Sunday night. We quickly discovered that we were enrolled in the same class: Jim Horton’s “Great American Poster” printmaking class. I discovered Tom is a professional potter and he got his start in clay years ago at the Folk School. He and his […]


Folk School Director Jan Davidson wrote this letter to Folk School students shortly after the events of 9/11/2001. ______________________________ November, 2001 Dear Friends: Even these cool green hills shook. It was a typical, which is to say wonderful, week at the Folk School. The trees were golden, the weather, varied. As usual, there was a […]


A Gingerbread House to Call Your Own

by Cory Marie Podielski on September 1, 2016

in Cooking, Featured Classes, Featured Teacher

Are you ever inspired during the holiday season and decide to try your hand at making a gingerbread house from scratch? Annnnnd then your dreams of edible decorative glory come crashing down when your gingerbread house looks more like a shanty shack than a storybook chalet? I’ve been there, and maybe you have too. Have […]


Back to School

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 31, 2016

in Featured Classes

As students begin their new school year, the Folk School invites adults of all ages to embark on their own learning adventure. Explore a new craft, instrument, or cooking style in our welcoming, non-competitive environment. Check out our class picks below, and catch your own “back to school spirit.”


Fire It Up!

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 26, 2016

in Blacksmithing, Featured Classes, Glass & Enameling, Jewelry & Metalwork

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.