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Themed Weeks

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.

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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 […]

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Join Us for Intergenerational Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 9, 2017

in Class Picks, Themed Weeks

The Folk School’s Intergenerational Week invites young folks to immerse themselves in art, music, and traditional mountain crafts. During this special week, students from 12 to 17 take a class side-by-side with a parent, grandparent, or other special relative or guardian. Come join us for this memorable experience! Intergenerational Week is July 16–22, 2017.

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Celebrate Earth Week at the Folk School

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 16, 2017

in Class Picks, Themed Weeks

Till and trek the earth, make fire in the forges, put music on the wind, and let watercolors and words flow this week. Invite Mother Earth to be your muse as you experience Earth Week at the Folk School from April 16-22, 2017. Come celebrate with us! (Please note: The 2017 Earth Week at the […]

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The intricate paper cuts of Ingrid Lavoie draw you into a fantastic world of whimsy, nature, and storytelling. We are so happy to have Ingrid come to teach her unique craft during Scandinavian Heritage Week, March 19-25. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) who fell in love with papercutting […]

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