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Each year, we honor the Shakers’ notable contributions to American crafts. Working in varied art forms, the Shakers produced pieces that combined a timeless functionality with a simple elegance. During our special Shaker Week, set for November 5-11, 2017, draw inspiration from Shaker history as you create works that reflect this classic style.


Into the Woods

by Cory Marie Podielski on July 14, 2017

in Featured Classes

The woods are a special place for many of us. In folklore, the forest is a place of enchantment, magic, and wildness. To hikers and naturalists, it is a place of curiosity, retreat, and adventure. For creative spirits, the woods provide a bounty of materials, and often serve as an artist’s muse. At the Folk […]


The summertime at the Folk School offers two opportunities for people under the age of 18 to take classes at the Folk School: Little/Middle Folk School and Intergenerational Week. For many young people, this is an ongoing tradition, so what happens when you turn 18 and age out of these programs? Do not fret, you […]


Fun with Fiber

by Cory Marie Podielski on July 7, 2017

in Featured Classes, Fiber Arts

Our Fiber Arts program honors traditional roots while celebrating new and creative innovations. Come learn techniques and new styles in weaving, spinning, knitting, felt making, dyeing, quilting, and more. Beginning and seasoned fiber enthusiasts alike enjoy our diverse classes. View these upcoming fiber class picks.


Scottish Heritage Week 2017

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 29, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

Early Scots and Scot-Irish settlers were an integral part of our vibrant Appalachian mountains culture. If you’re of Scottish descent, or have an affinity for the country’s customs and folkways, come enjoy a Scottish Heritage Week class from August 27–September 2. This “taste of Scotland” features diverse crafts, lively music, and savory food – all […]