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
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
Dear Friends, When you have your head down and your “leaning into the harness” it doesn’t seem like you’re making any progress. But if you occasionally look up you see that progress has been made. There are many people to thank for the growth this year. I won’t even try to enumerate or name them… Read More Looking Back & Looking Ahead
It’s Official! Avon Hills Folk School is a certified 501c3 Non-profit organization in the eyes of the IRS! We just received official response via US Mail last week letting us know that we are now a full-fledged non-profit. It’s a super big deal as gifts and donations of cash and in-kind gifts can now be… Read More Big News!
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
Fall Hand Camp September 22nd – 24th Join us for three days of fun, fellowship and of course learning a new craft. Feel free to camp Friday and Saturday evenings. Friday there will be fellowship around the fire, Saturday will be classes with a group meal and gathering in the evening. Some classes conclude on… Read More Upcoming Fall Events
Local writer Liz Vos came out to visit the Folk School several weeks ago and put together a wonderful article about our fledgling Folk School full of dreams and possibilities built upon history and memories. Take a read – the article appears here in full: Preservation with a Mission