Folk Art embraces a strong tradition of using everyday, readily available materials to build aesthetically beautiful, yet functional art: textiles, tools, and craft pieces made from the things we have, can forage, or acquire. Up-cycling, reuse, and recycling have captured our local and national attention. Reduce your carbon footprint and make a treasure to cherish for years to come. The Folk School offers many classes that incorporate the spirit of recycling. So open that junk drawer, dust off those sentimental knick-knacks and keep reading.
Join instructors Tom and Kay Patterson during Earth Week (April 20-26) for Beginning Jewelry-Basic Refabrication with a strong emphasis on using recycled and re-purposed materials. Tom and Kay provide comprehensive instruction in using the basic tools of jewelry-making: fabrication, forging, hot and cold connections, bench-top refining of metals, and foraging for raw materials. While this class is designed for beginners, experienced jewelers may take inspiration from a renewed look at the craft and materials. Tom and Kay are teaching a Weekend version of this class Nov. 14-16.
And speaking of Nov 14-16…