Burritt Folk School

Folklife Arts & Crafts Adult Workshops

Have you ever wanted to learn a traditional craft or art? Come bring a friend or make new friends as you join us for these fun and exciting classes. Check below as classes will continue to be added throughout the year.

Stay up to date by joining our Folk School Email List. Contact Jana Watson at jana.watson@huntsvilleal.gov for more information.

Upcoming Folk School Classes & Workshops

    $65.00

    Jewelry Making: “Pattern Wire Bracelet”

    May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    SOLD OUT! New class added July 16th! Learn beginner wire-wrapping techniques and go home with a beautiful bracelet. This workshop is a prerequisite for Elesa’s intermediate wire workshops.

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    $60.00

    Fiber Arts: “Introduction to Knitting”

    May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this introductory class, students will learn the knit and purl stitches as well as how to cast on and bind off a project. After completing this workshop you will be able to move on to our intermediate classes!

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    $10.00 – $95.00

    Mixed Media: “Paint with Purpose”

    May 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    In this acrylic painting workshop, students will learn to use technique and skill to paint with purpose by combining inspirational reference photos to create their own masterpiece!

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    $10.00 – $80.00

    Wood-burning: “Woman in Wood”

    May 22 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Just in time to celebrate Mother’s Day, each student will wood-burn the pictured design, while also experimenting with watercolors to incorporate color into their burns.

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    $45.00

    Nature Studies: Gardening for the Birds

    May 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn about the benefits and rewards of gardening for the birds in a small or large backyard garden.

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    $60.00

    Chair Caning: “Maple Stool”

    June 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this workshop, students will weave a herringbone pattern on the seat of  a small maple stool.

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    Chair Caning 6/26
    $ 60.00
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    $10.00 – $120.00

    Ceramics: “Introduction to Wheel Throwing”

    June 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Don’t miss this opportunity to get your hands dirty and see what wheel throwing is all about!

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    Pottery 6/26/21
    $ 120.00
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    $10.00 – $115.00

    Glass: “Fused Glass Garden Spinner”

    June 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will gain an introduction into embossing glass and glass fusing and leave with a delightful addition to their yard or garden.

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    Garden Spinner
    $ 115.00
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    Boxed Lunch 6/26
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    $45.00

    Paper Quilling: “Heart of Summer”

    June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come and learn the beautiful, but simple art of quilling. In addition to adults, this workshop is open for ages 13 -18 with a parent also registered and in attendance!

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    Quilling 6/26
    $ 45.00
    1 available
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    $65.00

    Jewelry Making: “Pattern Wire Bracelet”

    July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn beginner wire-wrapping techniques and go home with a beautiful bracelet. This workshop is a prerequisite for Elesa’s intermediate wire workshops.

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    Pattern Wire 7/16/21
    $ 65.00
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    $85.00

    Jewelry Making: “Beaded Cuff Bracelet”

    July 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This project will build on the Pattern Wire bracelet project, incorporating more wires and beads. Pattern Wire Bracelet is a prerequisite and is being offered on May 21.

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    Beaded Cuff 7/17/21
    $ 85.00
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    $10.00 – $110.00

    Ceramics: “Flower Bowl”

    July 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Through guided instruction, students will construct  a functional bowl inspired by forms from nature. In addition to adults, this workshop is open for ages 13 -18 with a parent also registered and in attendance!

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    Flower Bowl 7/17
    $ 110.00
    2 available
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    $10.00 – $100.00

    Wood-burning: “Personalized Wall Rack”

    July 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Spend a day learning about folk art & the forgotten technique of pyrography, while wood-burning a personalized wall rack!

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    Woodburning Wall 7/17
    $ 100.00
    5 available
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    $10.00 – $115.00

    Glass: “Classical Stained Glass”

    August 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this two day workshop, students will make a classical stained glass panel in the manner of Louis Comfort Tiffany.

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    Classical Stained Glass 8/21
    $ 115.00
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    Boxed Lunch-Sunday
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    $ 10.00
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    $60.00

    Fiber Arts: “Learn to Knit Lace – Gothic Cowl”

    August 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will learn how to read lace charts, knit directional decreases, and increase with yarn-overs all while creating this gorgeous cowl.

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    Knitting Lace Cowl 8/21/21
    $ 60.00
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    $135.00

    Jewelry Making: “Metal Clay and Wire Wrapping”

    August 21 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Using precious metal clay, students will create 2-3 pairs of earrings. While the clay is firing, students will learn basic wire wrapping to create a copper and sterling silver bracelet.

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    Metal Clay 8/21/21
    $ 135.00
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    $170.00

    Ceramics: “Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel”

    September 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this workshop participants will make their very own ceramic bowl while learning the basic steps of shaping clay on a potters wheel. The end result will be a hand-crafted bowl they can cherish forever. No previous experience necessary!

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    Intro to Wheel 9/2/21
    $ 170.00
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    $45.00

    Paper Quilling: “Signs of Fall”

    September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come and learn the beautiful, but simple art of quilling and paper flower making. After a short and easy lesson, each student will create their own personalized fall sign using the colors and quilled shapes of their choice.

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    Fall Quilling 11/17
    $ 45.00
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    $75.00

    Fiber Arts: “Knitting a Wheat Scarf”

    September 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn all the basics of knitting – casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off – while creating a simple, textural, reversible scarf. No experience necessary!

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    Knitting Scarf 9/17/21
    $ 75.00
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    $10.00 – $145.00

    Tinsmithing: “Autumn Light”

    September 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this two day workshop, students will learn the basics of tinsmithing to make historic tin items such as lanterns, Christmas decorations, sconces, candle holders, and more.

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    Tinsmithing 9/18
    $ 145.00
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    $100.00

    Jewelry Making: “Bangled Bracelet”

    October 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will continue to expand on wire wrapping skills in this intermediate class by learning more challenging techniques. Please take “Pattern Wire Bracelet being offered in July for the basic skills needed for this workshop!

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    Bangled Bracelet 10/22/21
    $ 100.00
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    $10.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “Tongs”

    October 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This class will focus on hammer control using tapering, half face blows, drawing, twisting, bending, and assembly by riveting. With these techniques, students will learn to make unique, one-of-a-kind tongs!

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    Blacksmithing 10/23
    $ 100.00
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    $10.00 – $110

    Photography: Visual Storytelling

    October 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    We all have a story to tell. Learn to use photography in a creative and technically proficient manner to explore concepts for storytelling and photo essays with instructor Eric Dusenbery.

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    Photography 10/23
    $ 110.00
    7 available
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    $10.00 – $80.00

    Glass: “Autumn Openwork”

    October 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Celebrate the beauty of autumn by making a stained glass circular panel.

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    Autumn Glass 10/23
    $ 80.00
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    Boxed Lunch 10/23
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    $65.00

    Basket Making: “Mini Muffin Basket”

    November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will make a small muffin basket with leather handles and a smocked diamond design.

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    Basketmaking 11/9
    $ 65.00
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    $10.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “Key Fobs and Hooks”

    November 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Using basic smithing fundamentals, students will make their own key fobs and hooks. These are great stocking stuffers!

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    Blacksmithing 11/14/21
    $ 100.00
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    $ 10.00
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