May 17 – 23, 2021 (6 full days & 1 half day) Grindbygg is a unique Norwegian vernacular timber frame building style. It’s unique joinery harkens back to the early days of post construction before the common usage of mortise and tenon joinery. The specific grindbygg design and joinery was first seen in the late 1400’s.… Read More Grindbygg Timber Frame Course
Well, after many weeks of thinking and strategizing and being hopeful we in fact have made the difficult decision to cancel Hand Camp for 2020. While we are sad and disappointed we will not be holding our 5th annual Hand Camp, we know it’s the right thing to do. Our heart told us one thing and our… Read More Hand Camp 2020: Canceled
We’re excited to announce an Advanced Leather Working class by Dan Horan of Merchant Leather hosted by Milk and Honey Ciders. Milk and Honey Ciders is situated between St. John’s University and St. Joseph, MN on the eastern flanks of the Avon Hills. It will be the perfect place and time to gather for some… Read More Advanced Leather Working at Milk and Honey Ciders
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!
Guest Writers: Jay L. & Amy H. Hand Camp far exceeded our expectations! Thanks to Kate, Chris and the Schellinger family for putting together a wonderful weekend. This was our second event at the Avon Hills Folk School. The setting is bucolic: rolling wooded hills, burbling creek, crackling bonfires, chickens and a couple of roosters… Read More A Hand Camp Testimonial
Join us at the Avon Hills Folk School for the 3rd Annual Hand Camp September 21st-23rd, 2018. Campers (no extra fee) will arrive at the 64 acres of hills, woods and stream on Friday late afternoon/evening. Take a stroll around the property and explore the woods, stream and settle in. We will also have a… Read More Birchbark, leather, wooden spoons and more! Oh my!
Join us Saturday, August 18th at the Avon Hills Folk School for a one day class where you’ll learn to build your very own ‘backyard’ Pizza/Bread Oven. David S. Cargo is one of the founding members of the Saint Paul Bread Club, a former baker at Trotter’s Cafe and Bakery, a former baker at the St. Agnes… Read More Stack, Fire, Bake Pizza/Bread Oven Class