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Special Class Opportunities


Occasionally, we will offer complimentary classes to local residents. These classes are posted on this page on our website as they become available. We encourage you to check this page often.

Details:
  • Each person may only enroll in one of these classes within a 12 month period.
  • You must be "local." Read below in the Am I Local? section to see if you qualify.
  • Tuition is FREE, but each student will be required to pay a $25 registration fee and any additional materials costs. If there is space available and you choose to stay on campus, regular housing and meals rates apply.
  • These are available on a first-come first-serve basis and may not be used on a class for which you are already registered.
  • If you choose to register, you must do this by phone or in person - no online registrations, please. Call our Registration Staff (828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724) and be sure to mention that you are inquiring about the special complimentary class and the $25 registration fee to the person answering your call.


Classes Currently Available.

February 17, 2019
Arts and Crafts Tabouret Table
with instructor Dana Hatheway
2 spaces available

Gain an introduction to building Arts and Crafts furniture in the style of Gustav Stickley. Design and construct a small round table, approximately 26 inches high with a 20-inch diameter top (or optional wood frame for tile top). This is an ideal occasional table for a lamp, potted plant, or to display works of art in glass, pottery, or metal. The class allows beginning to intermediate students to learn wood selection and joinery using power and hand tools.

February 17, 2019
Arts and Crafts Tabouret Table
with instructor Dana Hatheway
2 spaces available

Gain an introduction to building Arts and Crafts furniture in the style of Gustav Stickley. Design and construct a small round table, approximately 26 inches high with a 20-inch diameter top (or optional wood frame for tile top). This is an ideal occasional table for a lamp, potted plant, or to display works of art in glass, pottery, or metal. The class allows beginning to intermediate students to learn wood selection and joinery using power and hand tools.

February 24, 2019
Beginning Hammered Dulcimer
with instructor Anne Lough
2 spaces available

No musical experience is needed to learn to play this beautiful, ancient instrument. Study basic layout, scales, and patterns on the hammered dulcimer by ear, using standard musical notation, or with a tablature system. The focus will be on developing technique, learning several tunes, and approaching tunes independently. Rental instruments are available with prior notice to the instructor. (Level 1)

February 24, 2019
Felt Making
with instructor Vasanto
2 spaces available

A purse for the evening, one for the day; a bag for projects, and one to go away! Express your creativity by designing and making your own felt bags, purses, and carry-alls. Create designs or use the instructor's, and make them from locally sourced and dyed Finn, Romney, and other wools and fibers. Add pockets, flaps, and straps for functionality. Use your bags to go out, haul your knitting around, and more! All levels welcome, but some mobility and upper body strength are needed.

March 8, 2019
The Creative Fiction Writer
with instructor Nancy Knight
2 spaces available

Today's publishing industry changes quickly, and this class provides information that makes navigating these changes easier. At the center, as always, is the story. A creative, compelling story is the key! Believable characters, exciting plots, and fascinating settings will come much easier when you learn, practice, and master creative techniques for producing excellent fiction. Beginning to intermediate writers - join us to start your adventure!
Am I Local?
Folk School Local Students are people that are part- and full-time residents of the following counties:
  • North Carolina: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, Transylvania counties, and Qualla Boundary
  • Georgia: Fannin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns and Union counties
  • Tennessee: Polk and Monroe counties

Students must present a valid driver’s license, voter registration card, or tax bill showing their local address.
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If you'd like to receive notices about Folk School events and other opportunities for local students, you may sign up for our eNewsletter (look in the left-hand navigation for the sign-up area).

Make sure you check the LOCAL list when subscribing. (You may also sign up for our regular eNewsletter at this time if you like, which contains different information and is emailed once monthly.)
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