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.
Session I: June 13 & 14, 2020
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
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 & 15: Songs for All Seasons with Liz Rog
August 15: Faith Ringgold’s Story Quilts with Judy Robb***
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 & 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 – 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: “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