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What’s a Hobo Nickel?

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 13, 2017

in Featured Classes, Jewelry & Metalwork

Tom Patterson has been a hand engraver and jeweler/metalsmith for more than 50 years. Starting in his father’s shop at age 14, he has been a lifelong student of metals and their manipulation. Currently, Tom continues his studies from his home studio in the mountains of western NC, where he fabricates artifacts of astonishing peculiarity. […]

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Beat the Wintertime Blues

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 12, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Come explore your creative, adventurous side in the New Year. Experience our hands-on, non-competitive learning environment through a craft, music, or cooking class. Settle down with a warm cup of tea, and take pleasure in browsing our class picks that will help enrich your life in 2017.

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Cozy Up with a New Craft

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 5, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Colder weather beckons us to discover satisfying indoor pursuits. During the winter months, come to the Folk School and cozy up to a new craft or cooking style. Enjoy our class picks that will bring warmth to your body and fuel your creative spirit.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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