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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 […]


Drawing in the Moment

by Emily Buehler on June 8, 2016

in Featured Classes, Painting & Drawing

What’s better than a week at the Folk School? Two weeks, of course. That’s why after teaching the Science of Bread in May I stayed to take Drawing Techniques and Tools with Pebbie Mott and Pam Beagle-Daresta. The first day we learned about the tools we’d be trying: drawing pencils (which range in darkness from […]


Take a Stroll Down Main Street

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 28, 2016

in Featured Classes

Fresh pie cooling on a window sill? Strumming a guitar? Dancing at a Honky-tonk on a Saturday night? Savor these slices of classic American culture with a Folk School class that celebrates our Main Street connection.


I just finished teaching a weekend class on pollinators and gardening at the Folk School. My class was a great group of folks. We learned about seeding starting and growing native milkweeds for monarch eggs and caterpillars, planting flowers, native shrubs and trees for bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, the challenges of neonicotinoids and herbicides. The […]


Emily’s Mom’s Sticky Buns

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 21, 2016

in Cooking, Featured Classes

Every year, we have a sweet tooth soothing tradition in Emily Buehler’s bread baking class. On Thursday, students team up to make a special recipe: Emily’s Mom’s Sticky Buns. The beginning of the week is spent learning the basics of  breads like baguettes, sourdough loaves and whole wheat sandwich bread. By Thursday, students are happy […]

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