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Featured Classes

Adventures in Kaleidoscope Land

by Meghan Smith on August 18, 2016

in Featured Classes, Glass & Enameling

Earlier this month, I had the chance to take a class on kaleidoscopes with longtime Folk School instructor Scott Cole. I’ve taken many classes at the Folk School, but I’ll admit I was a little daunted to work with glass and metal, both materials I’ve had little experience with. The first night, we set up […]


Capturing Portraits

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 11, 2016

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

At the Folk School, we’re surrounded by intriguing faces. Each student, instructor, and staff member reflects their life experience through their facial features and expressions. Sometimes, the most fascinating faces are portraits in wood, on felt, in a painting, molded in clay, stitched in a quilt, or even engraved on a nickel. Enjoy these class […]


We Love Trees

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 4, 2016

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Oaks. Poplars. Dogwoods. Birch. Beech. Walnut. Pine. We’ve found all these trees on our Folk School campus, and they make our land lush and beautiful. Our trees also inspire diverse class subjects and motifs. On many occasions, our students use the trees’ leaves, roots, bark, branches, nuts, and wood to create striking fine crafts. At […]


Back to the Future

by Cory Marie Podielski on July 28, 2016

in Featured Classes, From the Archives

At the Folk School, we often find inspiration from the past, giving us a vision for the present and the future. Since 1925, we’ve been engaging hearts and hands as we nurture our students’ creativity. To celebrate the crafts that have helped to shape the Folk School tradition for nine decades, we’ve pulled some photos […]


What’s On Your Bucket List?

by Cory Marie Podielski on July 21, 2016

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Your bucket list contains all the places you want to visit, and the experiences you’d like to have, during your lifetime. Many folks place a Folk School class high on their bucket list, as they want to enjoy a unique learning vacation on our beautiful 300-acre western North Carolina campus. When planning your visit, choose […]