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Charcuterie, a French word stemming from the words chair ‘flesh’ and cuit ‘cooked’, is the branch of cooking devoted to the preparation and preservation of meat products, including sausage, bacon, ham, confit, and pâtés. Originally developed as a means of preservation, prior to the advent of refrigeration, charcuterie has made a resurgence in the local […]

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Hats Off to Fiber Arts

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 4, 2015

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

Functional and stylish, hats keep our heads warm and allow us to express our inner creativity. There are so many styles and materials to consider… just ask Chad in the Dining Hall! We offer several Fiber Arts classes that focus on creating and embellishing hats. Try your hand at making both practical and fanciful hats these head-topping […]

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Audrey Hiers Featured in McCall’s Quilting

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 27, 2015

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

A big congratulations to Folk School instructor, Audrey Hiers, for her American Wildflowers quilt, featured in McCall’s Quilting March/April 2015 issue! Read my interview with Audrey from November 2014. And consider Audrey’s upcoming class: “Crazy Dazies” – Tilt and ‘Qué! March 15-20, 2015 Explore a simple way of tilting blocks for an asymmetrical and lively look to your […]

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Japanese aesthetic philosophy inspires us all the way from the Far East to the Folk School. Radically different from Western design, Japanese design principles mesh especially well with the Folk School due to an emphasis on simplicity, unobtrusive beauty, function, irregularity, weathered textures, nature, and tranquility. Cultivate a bonsai, write a haiku, try Ikebana flower arranging, learn about traditional […]

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Want to play an instrument to accompany singing? Don’t want to sing?  Just have fun strumming along. Four fingers, four strings… the ukulele was made for you! Try Beginning Ukulele with instructor Peter Thomas February 22-27. Learn basic chords, keys and styles like Hapa-Haole, Tin Pan Alley, old timey, bluegrass, folk, and rock – the uke can handle […]

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