Folk School Classes

Folk School at Folklore Village
Registration, lodging, etc. information HERE:  

Please see Scholarship information at the bottom of the page.

2023 Calendar of Folk School classes 

 June 2023

June 6 – 11: The Art of Gourd Banjo Making with Jeff Menzies                                                                                 

June 9 – 11: Black Ash Shallow Basket with Liandra Skenandore 

June 10: Old-time Music of Wisconsin and the Upper Midwest with Jason Busniewski

June 10:  Fermented Beverage Series with Vanessa Tortolano

June 10 (10 am – 2 pm):  Felted Wall Hanging with Jennifer Angelo

June 10 & 11: Mosaic Art Made from Broken Pieces with Linda Millunzi-Jones

July 2023

July 7, 8 & 9: Woven Mohair Saddle Cinches, Guitar Straps and Hat Bands with Pop Wagner

July 8: Beginning Chair Caning with Mary Jo Harris

July 8: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Greg Winz

July 8:  Field to Table: Gathering and Cooking Wild Edibles  (Early Summer) with Chris Gavin

July 8: Chinking an Historical Log Cabin (July) – FREE!

July 8 & 9: Kolrosing in the Scandinavian Style with Darlene Fossum-Martin

July 8 & 9: Christmas Rosemaling in July with Lois Mueller

August 2023

August 11, 12 & 13: Make Your Own Carving Knife with Craig Marble

August 11, 12 & 13: Build a Small Harp in a Weekend with Alice Margerum

August 12: Nordic Herbals with Gigi Stafne

August 12: Mitten Basics with Mary Jo Harris

August 12: Chinking an Historical Log Cabin (August) – FREE!

August 12 & 13: “Northern Lights” Hardanger Embroidery with Donna Olson

September 2023

September 9: Hand Tool Sharpening (1 – 4 pm) with Nels Diller and Kevin Earley

September 9: Sea Chanteys in Wisconsin (and Beyond)       (2 – 4 pm) with John C. Van Orman

September 9:  Kimchi & Kraut (1 – 4pm) with Bill Robichaud

September 9: Experiments in Surface Design with Leah Parkhurst

September 9: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Greg Winz

September 9: Chinking an Historical Log Cabin (September) – FREE!

September 9 & 10: Spoon Carving with Tom Bartlett

October 2023

October 14: Hand Embroidered Holiday Sampler with Kelli Emerson

October 14: A Holiday Triple Threat (Baking a special holiday cake; 2 – 4 pm) with Jay Miller


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.