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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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  Come on down to Brasstown the week of August 13- September 6 for Scottish Heritage Week at the Folk School, featuring a festive week of Celtic themed classes and demonstrations. If you are of Scottish descent, or merely love the culture, come enjoy a “taste of Scotland” through fascinating history and stories, lively music […]

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