Author: Cory Marie Podielski

COVID-19 Update

The Folk School has suspended all activities including classes, concerts, dances, and events until further notice. Folk School facilities are currently closed to all visitors, but the main office can be reached at 828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724 or info@folkschool.org. A limited number of essential staff are working remotely or independently on campus. Be safe, stay well, and be kind to one another. Together we’ll get through this.

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Fantastic Recycled Plastic Art: An Interview with David Edgar

Imagine transforming your trash into treasure by creating fantastic plastic creatures and whimsical designs with recycled plastic. David Edgar, an artist who sculpted in steel for 30 years, now creates stunning pieces in plastic and he can teach you to do it too in his upcoming class: Fantastic Recycled Plastic. Lets get to know David a little more and discover the world of plastic art. Enjoy our interview!

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Writing Memories into Family Histories: An Interview with Robin Edgar

When you take a Folk School class, you never know who you will meet. Last fall, I had the pleasure of sitting next to Robin Edgar in the herbalism class during Shaker Week. I learned that she and her husband, David Edgar, have been teaching classes at the Folk School since 1996! Robin teaches writing and David teaches the unique craft of turning recycled plastic into fantastic creations. This year, they are both teaching during Earth Week, April 19–24, 2020. In her upcoming class, Turning Fond Memories into Family Histories, students will discover how to use sights, sounds, and even smells to recall and record meaningful memories.

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Folk School Menagerie

Many of us feel a deep connection and love for animals. Mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and even invertebrates provide an abundant source of inspiration and material for our creative projects. This week, we have curated our own Folk School craft menagerie. Enjoy this diverse collection of 2020 classes that draw their inspiration from the animal kingdom.

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Current Catalog


Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our 2020 Folk School Catalog is now available, and all classes are open for registration. Choose a class and come join us in Brasstown this year.

Request a Catalog, or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here.

The Folk School Cookbook

We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!
 

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