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
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!
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
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
Guest Writer: John M
When is the last time you purposely stopped what you were doing in your life, to make room for trying something brand new? For me, it’s been a long time.
Our first Basic Timber Framing Class in April filled up! So we were able to add a second class August 17-19th. Class begins around 8-9am each day and goes until 4-5pm. Clark Bremer, experienced Timber Framer and instructor will teach you the history of timber framing and provide you with a working knowledge of the… Read More ADDED: 2nd Basic Timber Framing Class in August 2018