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!
The 2018 Avon Hills Community Bouja at The Avon Hills Folk School was enjoyed by many on a very Bouja like day, cool, cloudy and colorful as many of the fall leaves were still in the trees. Children and adults alike wandered the woods and trails, visited and crossed Spunk Brook. To my knowledge and… Read More 2018 Bouja Pictures!
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!
Our first Basic Timber Framing Class in April filled up! So we were able to add a second class August 17-19. Class begins Friday, August 17th at 3pm. On the 18th and 19th class will being around 8 or 9am and finish by around 5pm. Clark Bremer, experienced Timber Framer and instructor will teach you… Read More Learn the Art of Timber Framing
Hope you all had a fun-filled “Woodchuck Day” on February 2nd. It’s -13 below zero today with -32 below zero windchill expected til noon. Just what you’d expect for early February. While it’s freezing outside we are thinking of Spring and classes and events at the Folk School for 2018. Coming up this weekend is… Read More Conferences, Classes & Community
You shoulda been there! We had another great Hand Camp this year. Twenty some folks joined us for the weekend, students and instructors. The weather could have been better, but it could have been a whole lot worse! The rain held off during the daylight hours and did its thing at night. This year we… Read More Hand Camp 2017