Folk School Classes

Folk School at Folklore Village
2020 calendar of folk school classes:  Links will be added daily!

Please note: To ensure your spot in class, and enjoy early-bird pricing, please register at least three weeks before the first day of your folk school class.

Pre-season Session: March 8, 2020: 

Learn to throat-sing!  Tuvan throat singing workshop with members of Alash Ensemble.

2:30 – 4:30 prior to their evening concert.

Workshop registration

Concert information

Session I:  June 13 & 14, 2020

June 13: The Felted Vessel with Jennifer Angelo

June 13: Piano Off the Page with Amy McFarland

June 13:  “What Makes It a Fiddle Tune?” with Maria Terres

June 13: Small Wonders (Hardangersom) with Donna Olson

June 13: “Writing as Wide as the Sky” with Catherine Young

June 13: Basic Broom Making: Hearth Brooms with John Holzwart

June 13 & 14: Restoration of the Historical Aslak Lie Norwegian Cabin: Timber Framing with Nels Diller

June 14: Pine Needle Baskets with John Holzwart

Celebratory 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 9 – 11:  Fly Fishing 101: A Fine and Noble Tradition with Dave Beucler

July 11: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Greg Winz

July 11: From Grain to Loaf: Sourdough Baking with Fresh-Milled Organic Flour with John and Halee Wepking

July 11: Self Portraits: Telling your Story Through Art with Judy Robb ***

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

Celebratory Healthy Hoedown Saturday night, July 11, free for Folk School students.

Session III: August 13 – 16, 2020

August 13 – 16: Making and Playing a Finnish Kantele with John C. Van Orman

August 14 & 15: Sharpen Your Autoharp Skills with Karen Mueller

August 14 & 15: Spoon Carving with Tom Bartlett

August 14 & 15: Viking Posament Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

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

August 14 & 15: Songs for All Seasons with Liz Rog

August 15: Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts with Judy Robb***

August 15:  Beginner Milk Soap Making with Janelle Holmstrom

August 16: Viking “Knit” Bracelet with Liz Bucheit

Celebratory Ice Cream Social Saturday night August 15, free for Folk School students.

Session IV: September 11 – 13, 2020

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

September 12: Yodeling for Everyone with Victoria Mecozzi

September 12: Introduction to Blacksmithing with Greg Winz

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

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: 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.