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Class Picks

Around the World in the Folk School’s Cooking Studio

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 27, 2017

in Class Picks, Cooking

During many weeks of the year, the Folk School Cooking Studio invites students to partake in a culinary tour around the world. Come savor the tastes and textures of Japanese, Greek, French, Thai, and other cuisines. Sample heady foreign spices, and learn specialty cooking techniques from professionals skilled in each cooking style. Explore these upcoming […]


Back to Summer Camp

by Cory Marie Podielski on April 14, 2017

in Class Picks

Do you miss those carefree summer camp days? Discover why many of our students fondly call the Folk School their “summer camp for adults.” Come immerse yourself in an intriguing craft or learn to play a new instrument. Stroll along our peaceful wooded trails and winding streams, or relax on our roomy porches and decks. […]


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 16–22, 2017.


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 […]


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 […]