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Scandinavian Heritage Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 10, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

Each year, we celebrate the Folk School’s roots by inviting students to immerse themselves in Scandinavian food, music, dance, and craft for a week. Gain inspiration from our class picks below, and join us in embracing the vibrant folkehøjskole culture. Scandinavian Heritage Week is March 19-25. Come celebrate! (Please note: The 2017 Scandinavian Week at […]

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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 […]

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The last week in February was our annual week-long celebration of the Arts and Crafts Movement. Like the Folk School, the Arts and Crafts Movement celebrates craftsmanship and skill. The 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 […]

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In preparation for my upcoming class “Shaker Music & More” I decided to go on an adventure early this summer to explore several Shaker Villages located in New England. My first stop was Albany, NY.  I rented a car and trekked to Shaker Village, Sabbathday Lake.  It was a rainy afternoon in northern Maine, but […]

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Ring in the New Year dancing to the glorious live music of Ethan Hazzard-Watkins, Anna Patton, Bruce Rosen, Mick Kinney, Geraud Barralon and FOXFIRE! Winter Dance Week offers a unique combination of top-notch callers, teachers, and musicians – along with beautiful surroundings, good food, comfortable accommodations, and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. A Gala New Year’s […]

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