Did you get a chance to listen to the interview about the Folk School with Pattie Bagley, Mark Hendry and Jack Smoot on The Avenue Lounge Show on WREK Radio 91.1 FM, Atlanta, GA? If you missed the live show modern technology has preserved the interview for all to enjoy, at any time, here on Soundcloud. Learn about some Folk School history and also about Pattie, Mark, and Jack’s personal stories and experiences.
It just so happens that all three instructors featured in the interview are here teaching this week. Pattie (assisted by Mark) is teaching “Baskets of the Folk School,” and Jack is teaching “Build a Short-scale Mountain Dulcimer.” I wanted to take a moment to thank all three of these Folk School folks for their endless commitment to promoting and supporting the School.
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!
We are excited about this impressive one-person handmade canoe recently donated to our upcoming June Gala & Benefit Auction. A collaborative effort, the canoe was started by Pam Howard in a Woodworking class, “Build a Canoe in a Week” taught by Dana Hatheway. Pam was only able to attend the class for three days, so the canoe remained unfinished. Recently, with Pam’s blessings, Lillian Gantsoudes and Dana finished it and donated it to our June Gala & Benefit Auction. Thanks to them for the generous donation!
Fall is a time of harvest, feast, and home. We invite our friends and family over to share food, stories, and laughter. Festive meals center around the table, so check out these upcoming Folk School classes to set your table right.
Prepare for decadent holiday meals by taking a week-long class in our top-notch Cooking Studio. Learn techniques for preparing a perfect chicken, duck, and turkey in Whole Bird Weekend with Mark Rosenstein (Oct. 30-Nov.1). Join Brian Knickrehm for a hands-on exploration of the ancient art of Charcuterie (Nov. 15-20) and produce delicious foods like tasso ham, duck confit, fresh and smoked sausages, pâtés. Be equipped with an assortment of recipes of the sweet and savory for this year’s holiday gatherings in Holiday Entertaining and Gift Giving with Kim Hendrickson (Nov. 20-22).