Join us for our second installment of our Traditional Craft Mentorship Program! This series is an opportunity for emerging artists to spend time at the Folk School learning from master artisans. Small groups of participants will join in focused sessions that enhance their interests, knowledge, and skills in traditional Appalachian craft, music or dance.
About the Program
In 2022, we will offer 4, two-week-long mentorship opportunities in Broom Making, Clay, Cooking, and Woodcarving. Alongside craft instruction, mentors will delve into the historic and cultural context of their subject area. Participants can expect to learn new techniques and to come to understand the relevancy of their craft in the Appalachian region, gaining the knowledge and inspiration to pass these traditions on to others.
Mentees will receive housing and meals and a $450 stipend for travel and class materials. They will stay on campus during their two-week session with unlimited access to their given studio. Structured teaching and mentorship time will follow our standard class schedule (9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1:30–4:30 p.m.).
Our first ever Mentorship series was hosted last fall, and we’re so grateful for the incredible students and instructors who took part. To read more about last year’s mentorship program, visit our recap blog.
The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.