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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 1622, 2017.

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Plan Your Garden

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 30, 2017

in Class Picks, In the Garden


As our region’s last frost date inches closer, we begin choosing the vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers we’ll grow this season. Here at the Folk School, our gardening students will delve into traditional Appalachian cultivation methods, and learn ways to incorporate beneficial organic practices into their plans. Our skilled instructors will also share their beekeeping and mushroom-growing knowledge. We invite you to join us in the Folk School Vegetable Garden this season!

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Let’s Dance

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 23, 2017

in Class Picks, Music & Dance


Dance gets your body moving and your brain thinking. This timeless form of movement also connects us with others, and awakens our sense of playfulness. Come learn to clog Appalachian-style, delve into contra dance, and try your hand at calling a dance – plus much more. Explore this year’s lineup of dance events. We’ll see you on the dance floor!

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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 Folk School has already occurred. If you click on the class link, you will be taken to our class finder on our website where you can search for similar classes by subject, instructor, or date.)

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Here’s Olga, a Work/Study student wearing the Leather Outback hat sample created by Donna.

Learn how to make a stylish and practical leather outback hat in Donna Wiggins’ upcoming class, Stylish Leather Hat for Men or Women. You don’t have to have a trip to the Australian outback planned to rock this rugged hat which will shade you from the sun and keep you cool whether you are in the bush, at a festival, or on a walk through the woods. [click to continue…]

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