Folk School Classes

Folk School at Folklore Village
2020 calendar of folk school classes: 

Due to COVID-19, many of these classes will pivot to an online offering where appropriate; be postponed, or be cancelled.

The Folklore Village Board of Directors has recently approved a COVID-19 Safety Plan, and will make decisions on individual events on an ongoing basis.  To see a letter from the Board President, please click HERETo see the complete plan, please click HERE.

Session I:  June 12, 13 & 14, 2020

June 12; 9:00 – 12 noon: “Writing as Wide as the Sky” with Catherine Young  

June 12; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  The Felted Vessel with Jennifer Angelo

June 13 & 14; 9 am – 12 noon both days: Piano Off the Page with Amy McFarland  

June 13 & 14; 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm both days:  “What Makes It a Fiddle Tune?” with Maria Terres  

Celebratory Virtual Healthy Hoedown Saturday night, June 22 , free for Folk School students.

Session II: July 6 – 12, 2020

July 11: Old-Time Music of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest with Jason Busniewski     

Session III: August 13 – 16, 2020

August 14 – 16: Woven Mohair Saddle Cinches, Guitar Straps and Hat Bands with Pop Wagner  

August 15: A Day with Karen Mueller: Autoharp A to Z(oom)! 

August 16:  You Are Not Alone: Songs and Practices for Finding Our Way in Such a Time as This  with Liz Rog  

Session IV: September 11 – 13, 2020

September 12: Knit Wire Jewelry with Johanna Gorman-Baer  

Interim Session (Reschedule of previous class): Oct. 17, 2020

October 17:  Crankies!  Storytelling Machines FREE Presentation  Online

Session V: October 30 – Nov. 1, 2020

October 31 – November 1: Wet Felting Slippers with Elise Kyllo  This class will happen onsite, with social distancing and required masks.  More info HERE

November 1: Songs of Courage, Power, and Peace with Liz Rog  (online)

Session VI: November 13 & 14, 2020

November 14: Felted Christmas Stocking with Jennifer Angelo (This class will happen online)

November 14 & 15: “Feast – A 2-Day Poetry Harvest” with Catherine Young  (This class will happen online)

November 14: Hardanger Embroidered Holiday Ornaments with Donna Olson  This class will happen onsite, with social distancing and required masks.  More info HERE

*** Children’s classes

Lunch is included in your registration!  (Sorry – this option is not available during COVID) Cheers to Cobblestone Coffee House in Dodgeville, who will be providing our lunches every day of class!


Please call us if you would like to lodge with us during your Folk School visit.  (Sorry – this option is not available during COVID) Choices include simple rustic bunkhouses ($15/night), and camping spots to pitch a tent ($10/night).  (608) 924-4000



Interested in teaching a folk school class in 2021?  Find the application form HERE.