Enjoy a relaxing, festive week at the Folk School during Holiday in the Mountains Week, December 3-9. Our last week of 2017 classes, this much-loved session celebrates the season with holiday-themed offerings and popular special events. Choose your favorite class, and come experience this magical week with us.
Each year, we honor the Shakers’ notable contributions to American crafts. Working in varied art forms, the Shakers produced pieces that combined a timeless functionality with a simple elegance. During our special Shaker Week, set for November 5-11, 2017, draw inspiration from Shaker history as you create works that reflect this classic style.
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 flavored with intriguing Scottish history and stories. Join us for a Scottish cultural experience this summer.
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.
Till and trek the earth, make fire in the forges, put music on the wind, and let watercolors and words flow this week. Invite Mother Earth to be your muse as you experience Earth Week at the Folk School from April 16-22, 2017. Come celebrate with us!
(Please note: The 2017 Earth Week at the Folk School has already occurred. If you click on the class link, you will be taken to our class finder on our website where you can search for similar classes by subject, instructor, or date.)