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This Week at the Folk School

On Friday, April 8, high school students in the Folk School JAM Program played a concert in the Community Room to celebrate the conclusion of the first session. Under the direction of Johnny Scroggs (guitar) and Peggy Patrick (fiddle), students spent 12 weeks learning traditional Appalachian music as part of the Folk School JAM program. […]

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What do swans, jellyfish, marbles, icicles, and ornaments have in common? These design shapes are just a few of the incredible student projects you could see this week in “Intro to Glass Blowing,” co-taught by Alex Greenwood and Tony Prince. Using tabletop torches, students are learning the craft of manipulating tubes and rods of borosilicate […]

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This past weekend, instructor Alice Russell taught a Quilting class. She brought some samples of her quilting, including this beautiful quilt she recently created for the Quilts of Valor Foundation​ which provides quilts to heal and comfort our service members and veterans. We think that’s pretty awesome! Go Alice!

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Sugar in the Gourd

by Cory Marie Podielski on November 7, 2014

in Around Campus, Music & Dance, This Week at the Folk School

Sugar in the Gourd on the Folk School stage earlier this week with Erich fiddling and Bonnie on the banjo! Host Sarah is tapping her toe and considering running upstairs to get her mandolin. You never know when a spontaneous jam will spring up at the Folk School. Catch Erich fiddling for the dance this […]

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Last night’s contra dance for Dance Musicians’ Week was a frolicking fling of fun, friendship, and fancy footwork… what a wonderful week! A big thanks to all the instructors, students, and dancers – you could really feel the love and camaraderie in the air last night. Instructors: David Kaynor, Peter Siegel, Naomi Morse, & Sue […]

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