Folk School Classes

Folk School at Folklore Village
2022 calendar of Folk School classes 

Please see Scholarship information and Covid information at the bottom of the page.

August 2022

August 12, 13 & 14: Woven Mohair Saddle Cinches, Guitar Straps and Hat Bands with Pop Wagner

August 13: Beginning Chair Caning with Mary Jo Harris

August 13: Detaching from the Grocery Store III: Kimchi & Kraut: Stories and Recipes of Fermented Cabbage with Bill Robichaud (only 2 spots left)

August 13: Songs for All Seasons: Earth, Community & Soul with Liz Rog  

August 13 & 14: Spring Ovals Hardangersom with Donna Olson

September 2022                                                       

New Dates!  September 3 – 8: The Art of Gourd Banjo Making with Jeff Menzies

September 10; 2:00 – 4:00: Sea Chanteys in Wisconsin (and Beyond) with John C. Van Orman

September 10: Hand Tool Sharpening and Restoration  with Nels Diller (Sold out)

September 10: Nuno Felted Scarf with Jennifer Angelo

September 10: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Greg Winz

Bryan Bowers, pre-concert workshops 

September 10; 1:00 – 2:00: Finding your Best Singing Key with Bryan Bowers        September 10; 3:00 – 4:00: Tips for Enjoying Playing your Instrument  with Bryan Bowers

September 10; 7:30 pm: Bryan Bowers in concert

October 2022                                                                        October 8: Nordic Herbals with Gigi Stafne

October 8: Kolrosing in the Scandinavian Style with Darlene Fossum-Martin

October 8 (morning): An introduction to Lace Knitting with Mary Jo Harris

October 8 (afternoon): A Montage of Mosaics with Mary Jo Harris

November 2021

November 12: Knit a Christmas Stocking with Mary Jo Harris

November 12:  Field to Table: Entry to Hunting and Cooking Wild Game with Chris Gavin


A limited number of partial or full scholarships are available for Folklore Village Folk School classes, thanks to the generosity of our instructors who share their creative output with Folklore Village auctions.  To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the form HERE.  Please submit scholarship applications at least 3 weeks before the class begins.

COVID NOTE: Iowa and Dane County transmissibility levels and CDC recommendations for those levels will be followed. In the event that Iowa County or Dane County transmissibility moves to the “High” level, masks will be required of all attendees. Notices will be posted on the front doors as mask requirements change. Call if you have questions.


*Please note:  All times listed are U.S. Central Time.