ou are welcomed to join us to learn about paper making and the cyanotype photography process from some of the best!… Read More Come Join Us for a Weekend of Paper Making
Join us for a Wild Mushroom Foraging Experience at the Avon Hills Folk School!
We will gather together on August 14, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. … Read More Have you ever been hiking and wondered if the mushrooms you pass by are edible?
Join Dan Horan, from Merchant Leather and Avon Hills Folk School for one (or two) days of hand sewing leather. We are excited to welcome Dan back to the folk school on July 24 and 25. His classes are super popular and always fill up fast! This entry to advanced level class is designed to… Read More Join Us To Learn Leather Working!
This event has been postponed and will be announced for the later half of 2021.… Read More Love Woodfired Pizza? Learn how to make it in your own backyard!
This week we got to partner with the Yes Network to host our first Youth Hand Camp, where children from our community get to explore the intersection of Art and Nature in the Avon Hills. Our Youth Hand Camps focus on getting children out to learn more about nature, using their hands to make things,… Read More Summer Youth Hand Hamp 2021
Last week we held a 6 day course to complete a grindbygg (a unique Norwegian vernacular timber frame building style) that will serve as a shelter for the evaporator we use to make maple syrup. We had lots of fun and hope everyone who participated did as well! We asked two of the participants to… Read More Grindbygg Reflections
We have multiple classes lined-up, many grants received, several grants submitted, and several to write in the coming weeks. Two part-time contract employees, Tom Wicks and Heidi Jeub, are helping to grow and deepen our organizational capacity. There have been productive and exciting meetings and discussions with potential partner organizations along with new marketing and… Read More 2021 Is Making Up For 2020
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
We are excited to have received a Creative Support for Arts Organizations Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This is the first grant from the state arts board we have received and are looking forward to putting it to good use. This grant, in the amount of $14,400, will allow us to hire contract… Read More Building Organizational Capacity: Part One
2020 was a bust in terms of holding classes and inviting people back to the Avon Hills Folk School. But, we did take advantage of the pause and made great strides towards the future. With the help of many we focused on several key, foundational pieces critical to our future growth.… Read More Looking Back, Looking Ahead