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Class Picks

Scottish Heritage Week 2017

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 29, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

Early Scots and Scot-Irish settlers were an integral part of our vibrant Appalachian mountains culture. If you’re of Scottish descent, or have an affinity for the country’s customs and folkways, come enjoy a Scottish Heritage Week class from August 27–September 2. This “taste of Scotland” features diverse crafts, lively music, and savory food – all […]


Heavy Metal

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 22, 2017

in Blacksmithing, Class Picks, Featured Classes, Jewelry & Metalwork

You don’t have to be a hard rock fan to enjoy metal at the Folk School. Our blacksmithing, metalworking, jewelry making, and enameling classes showcase metal’s diverse personalities along with functional and decorative styles. Learn to hammer and shape iron or steel into sturdy hooks, striking candlesticks, or mighty axes. Or, create intricate necklaces, brooches, […]


Something Old, Something New

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 18, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

At the Folk School, we value old objects as we embrace new creations. We’re especially delighted by the opportunity to breathe new life into well-used items. Enjoy these class picks focusing on repair, reuse, and repurposing of familiar materials.


Wood You Join Us?

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 15, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Wood

Woodworking, Woodcarving, and Woodturning are among our most popular subjects, and each discipline celebrates the beauty of wood in a unique way. Here at the Folk School, we use wood to craft furniture, bowls, sculpture, containers, vessels, tools, and more. Come get acquainted with wood this summer at the Folk School!


Craft Meets Fashion

by Cory Marie Podielski on June 3, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes

Craft and fashion often unite at the Folk School, offering students the chance to design and create distinctive garments, accessories, and jewelry. Come learn new sewing techniques, block stylish hats, knit socks and scarves, and craft beautiful necklaces and rings. Wearing your own handmade piece provides a sense of gratification and pride. Explore our diverse […]