Category: Learning Opportunities

Stay connected with current Folk School learning opportunities including the current catalog, online classes, workshops, scholarships, virtual events, and our virtual video library where you can access recordings of Appalachian traditions and workshops of the past.

Online Learning

Learn with us online! The Folk School is excited to partner with Lessonface, an online learning organization founded by previous Folk School Work/Study student Claire Cunningham. We’re offering 30 classes between February and April 2021 in music, cooking, painting, nature studies, writing, paper arts, knitting, spinning, quilting, and more.

View Online Learning.

Current Catalog

We invite you to recharge your creativity and broaden your horizons this year. Our new May–December 2021 Folk School Catalog is now mailing all classes are now open for enrollment.

Request a Catalog.

View the current eCatalog.

You can also search for all classes on our website.

To register, call 1-800-365-5724, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST


Our Traditional Craft Mentorship Program 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 Mentorship Program.


Each year, the Folk School awards a limited number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial limitations. Scholarships provide partial or full financial support for tuition, housing and meals.

View Scholarships.

Virtual Event Calendar

We invite you to join us for our virtual events, where you can be part of the Folk School experience from home. Watch live demonstrations in a variety of subject offerings, start your day listening to Morningsong from talented performers, or join in a discussion with skilled artists on traditional Appalachian craft.

View Virtual Event Calendar.

Virtual Event Library

A collection of recorded live videos which were created with our students and community in mind as a way to bring a piece of the Folk School to your home. Purchase recordings of virtual workshops (30-day rentals, $10 each) and watch Appalachian Traditions Discussions recordings (free).

View Virtual Event Library.

Current Catalog

Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our new January–December 2022 Catalog is now available. View the eCatalog online. To receive a printed catalog in the mail, complete our Request a Catalog form on our website.

Online Craft Shop

Our online Craft Shop is now live! Support our vision, mission, and values by purchasing handcrafted items. Our online selection of items will continue to grow, so check back regularly for new items, interviews and more.

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