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

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

July 11 & 12: The Found Object Sandwich (Jewelry Making) with Thomas Mann  

 

Session III: August 13 – 16, 2020

August 14 – 16: Woven Mohair Saddle Cinches, Guitar Straps and Hat Bands with Pop Wagner  This class will happen onsite, with social distancing and required masks.  More info HERE

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

Session I: Autoharp Essentials 9:30 – 12:30

*Session II: Moving on with Melody and Rhythm 1:30 – 4:30

*Session II has sold out.  If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email Terri: terri@folklorevillage.org; or call 608-924-4000

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

August 14 & 15: Viking Posament Bracelet with Liz Bucheit (postponed until the fall – stay tuned!)

Session IV: September 11 – 13, 2020

September 11 – 13: CRANKIES!  Storytelling Machines with Sue Truman

September 12: Yodeling for Everyone with Victoria Mecozzi  This class has been cancelled

September 12: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Greg Winz This class has been cancelled

September 12: Kid’s Craft Day with Johanna Gorman-Baer***

September 12: An Introduction to Chocolate: Truffles and Tartlets with J. Miller

September 12 & 13: You Can Ukulele, Too! with Martha Tyner This class has been cancelled

September 12 & 13: Plein Air Painting: Beginning Landscape with Judy Robb

September 13: Knit Wire Jewelry with Johanna Gorman-Baer

Celebratory Healthy Hoedown Saturday night, September 12, free for Folk School students.

Session V: October 30 – Nov. 1, 2020

October 30: Nordic Herbals with Gigi Stafne

October 30 – November 1: Mountain Dulcimer Construction with John C. Van Orman

October 31: Hearts & Stars: Scandinavian Woven Paper Heart Baskets & Moravian Stars with Becky Rehl

October 31 – November 1: Hardanger Embroidery with Lori Zimmerman

October 31 – November 1: Wet Felting Slippers with Elise Kyllo

October 31 – November 1:  Sounding Traditions with Annie Zylstra

Specially themed Healthy Hoedown Saturday night, October 31, free for Folk School students.

Session VI: November 13 & 14, 2020

November 13 & 14: Songs for Comfort, Healing, Courage, and Celebration with Liz Rog

November 14: From Grain to Loaf: Sourdough Baking with Fresh-Milled Organic Flour with John and Halee Wepking

November 14: Felted Christmas Stocking with Jennifer Angelo

November 14: Hardanger Embroidered Holiday Ornaments with Donna Olson

November 14: “Feast – A Poetry Harvest” with Catherine Young

Celebratory Healthy Hoedown, Saturday night, November 14, free for Folk School students.

*** Children’s classes

Lunch is included in your registration!  Cheers to Cobblestone Coffee House in Dodgeville, who will be providing our lunches every day of class!  https://www.facebook.com/Cobblestonecoffeehouse/

 

Please call us if you would like to lodge with us during your Folk School visit.  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.