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Unique Offerings

If you are looking for a unique class at the Folk School that incorporates visual art, mixed media, and performance into a week of puppet fun, check out David Stephens class Hand-and-Rod Puppet Construction (April 10-16, 2016). When David teaches his class, an infectious feeling of whimsy, fun, and joyful energy permeates the campus. David […]


When I was a Work/Study in 2011, one of the classes I chose for my work/trade was Dr. T’s Soap Making class. For a total beginner, the class was an amazing introduction to the chemistry and art behind creating your own customized cold process soap batches. Dr. T (aka Tim Tyndall) teaches Soap Making regularly at […]


Japanese aesthetic philosophy inspires us all the way from the Far East to the Folk School. Radically different from Western design, Japanese design principles mesh especially well with the Folk School due to an emphasis on simplicity, unobtrusive beauty, function, irregularity, weathered textures, nature, and tranquility. Cultivate a bonsai, write a haiku, try Ikebana flower arranging, learn about traditional […]


Shoe Making Never “Felt” So Good

by Cory Marie Podielski on December 30, 2014

in Featured Classes, Unique Offerings

We are kicking off our 2015 year with many great classes including Handmade Felt Shoes & Boots with Kay Patterson and Peggy Patrick (January 4-10). We love to see the wild, colorful and creative shoes that come out of this popular class. Each student will make a pair of cozy, custom-fit felt shoes or boots. Use wet-feltmaking techniques […]


Folk Art embraces a strong tradition of using everyday, readily available materials to build aesthetically beautiful, yet functional art: textiles, tools, and craft pieces made from the things we have, can forage, or acquire. Up-cycling, reuse, and recycling have captured our local and national attention. Reduce your carbon footprint and make a treasure to cherish […]

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