Guest Writer: John Coy This workshop was full of firsts. It was the first time almost all the participants had been to the Avon Hills Folk School. It was the first time Gaylord Schanilec and I had conducted a workshop together. And it was the first time we had tried to condense what we’d done… Read More My Mighty Journey: A Printing Workshop At Avon Hills Folk School
Over 40 people (our largest year by far!) gathered for a weekend at the Avon Hills Folk School to learn new artistic skills, explore the hills, walk along Spunk Brook, reunite with friends from last year, and to make new friendships. The weather kept us on our toes with over an inch of rain on… Read More Hand Camp 2019: Our Largest Yet
We are very excited to announce a special workshop being offered this month highlighting the arts of relief printmaking and writing. The instructors, Gaylord Shanilec and John Coy, will collaborate and lead participants through a creative process that draws inspiration from the natural beauty provided by the woods, fields, and creek at the Avon Hills… Read More September 28-29 Workshop: An Adventure in Relief Printmaking & Simplicity in Words
Join us at the Avon Hills Folk School for the 4th Annual Hand Camp September 20 – 22, 2019. Another line-up of great classes and instructors are on tap for this year’s Hand Camp. Several of this year’s classes are filling up – so hurry and register to make sure you get your preferred class… Read More 4th Annual Hand Camp in 15 Days!
A crown jewel of the property where the Avon Hills Folk School resides is Spunk Creek. For nearly a half mile the creek meanders through our corner of the Avon Hills. Over and through the rocks of the glacial till left by the glaciers of the last ice age. As a child (and an adult-child)… Read More Creeks Are For Crossing
Avon Hills Folk School received a $7,000 Project Grant from Central MN Arts Board to expand the outreach and class offerings for Hand Camp 2019, held September 20-22, 2019, Avon, MN. Funding for these CMAB Grants is provided through an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the state’s general fund, and its… Read More $7,000 Grant to Grow Hand Camp!
“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson We’re not sure if Francis Schellinger ever read any Emerson, chances are that he did since he was an avid reader with a wide ranging interest. But what we do know is that Francis knew how to have fun – to play! He… Read More This is Where the Fun Happens