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Salute to the Arts & Crafts Movement

by Cory Marie Podielski on January 26, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

DThe Arts and Crafts Movement began in England in the 19th century as a reaction to increased industrialization and resistance to the ornate Victorian style, and it resonated in America in the first half of the 20th century. Its tenets: hand craftmanship with attention to detail, use of high-quality materials, and design that fulfills function […]


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.


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.


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 […]