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

    $10.00 – $35.00

    2021 Round Top Folk Festival – Friday

    November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Where Traditional Art and Music Come Alive Featuring Burritt Folk School Instructors and other Local Artists Burritt on the Mountain and The Burritt Folk School are proud to announce the inaugural Round Top Folk Festival – November 5th & 6th.

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    Member Weekend Pass (Friday Concert & Saturday Admission)
    $ 20.00
    Public Weekend Pass (Friday Concert & Saturday Admission)
    $ 35.00
    Public Microwave Dave & The Nukes Concert Only
    $ 25.00
    Member Child Microwave Dave & The Nukes (Ages 3-12)
    $ 10.00
    Public Child Microwave Dave & The Nukes (Ages 3-12)
    $ 10.00
    Public Child Weekend Pass
    $ 18.00
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    $8.00 – $12.00

    2021 Round Top Folk Festival – Saturday

    November 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Where Traditional Art and Music Come Alive Featuring Burritt Folk School Instructors and other Local Artists Burritt on the Mountain and The Burritt Folk School are proud to announce the inaugural Round Top Folk Festival – November 5th & 6th.

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    Round Top Folk Festival Advanced Saturday Adult Day Pass
    $ 12.00
    Unlimited
    Round Top Folk Festival Advanced Saturday Children & Student Day Pass
    $ 8.00
    Unlimited
    Round Top Folk Festival Advanced Saturday Seniors(60+) & Military Day Pass
    $ 10.00
    Unlimited
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    $65.00

    Jewelry Making: “Angelic Earrings”

    November 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come join in this ‘no experience needed’ class and make an assortment of angel-shaped earrings.

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    Angelic Earrings 11/9/21
    $ 65.00
    2 available
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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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    $125.00

    Jewelry Making: “Precious Metal Clay Earrings”

    November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Using Precious metal clay, students will create as many earrings as 25grams of clay will allow. Students will learn how to prepare their clay pieces for firing as well as final finishing techniques.

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    Metal Clay 11/12/21
    $ 125.00
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    $45.00

    Paper Quilling: “Snowflake Ornaments”

    November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Learn the art of quilling with paper and make a set of holiday ornaments!

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    Quilling Snowflake 11/12/21
    $ 45.00
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    $55.00

    Wood-Burning: “Holiday Tree Ornaments”

    November 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn the techniques of wood-burning while creating personalized festive holiday tree ornaments!

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    Wood Ornaments 11/12/21
    $ 55.00
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    $10.00 – $85.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Snowflakes”

    November 13 @ 9:00 am
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come celebrate the upcoming winter season by making a beautiful stained glass snowflake.

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    Glass Snowflake 11/13/21
    $ 85.00
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    Boxed Lunch 11/13/21
    Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Veggie Delite, Black Forest Ham, Turkey Breast, or Italian BMT. Lunches come from Subway and are served with 6 inch sub sandwich, cookie, and chips.
    $ 10.00
    6 available
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    $60.00

    Mixed Media: “Holiday Ornaments”

    November 13 @ 9:00 am
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us for this beginner-friendly workshop! You will leave the class with our own hand painted ceramic ornament and a design worksheet to continue painting your own ornaments at home.

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    Holiday Ornaments 11/13/21
    $ 60.00
    8 available
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    $10.00 – $120.00

    Ceramics: “Introduction to Wheel Throwing”

    November 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This is an opportunity to get your hands dirty and see what wheel throwing is all about. Participants will have the option to keep one to two of your creations to be fired and glazed.

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    Intro to Wheel 11/13/21
    $ 120.00
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    Boxed Lunch 11/21
    Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Veggie Delite, Black Forest Ham, Turkey Breast, or Italian BMT. Lunches come from Subway and are served with 6 inch sub sandwich, cookie, and chips.
    $ 10.00
    2 available
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    $48.00

    Basket Weaving: “Reindeer Family”

    November 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Have fun weaving an adorable family of reindeer. These make great gifts and ornaments on your tree and packages!

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    Reindeer 11/13/21
    $ 48.00
    1 available
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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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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
    2 available
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    $30.00

    Music: “The Bodhrán – An Introduction to Irish Drumming”

    January 14, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    This class will introduce you to the bodhrán- the Irish frame drum that is the heartbeat of Trad music. No experience necessary!

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    Bodhran 1/14/22
    $ 30.00
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    $10.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “Grilling Tools”

    January 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Using the forge, anvil, and basic hand tools and techniques, students will forge a spatula, and a steak turner. The class will focus on hammer control using full, and half face blows, to taper, draw, bend, and rivet.

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    Blacksmithing 1/15/22
    $ 100.00
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $125.00

    Basket Making: “Bandana Basket”

    January 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come join the fun of learning how to weave this fun basket.  Students will weave a basket that is 10” x 10” x 6” and lined with a traditional bandana. 

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    Basketmaking 1/15/22
    $ 125.00
    7 available
    Boxed Lunch 1/15/22
    Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Veggie Delite, Black Forest Ham, Turkey Breast, or Italian BMT. Lunches come from Subway and are served with 6 inch sub sandwich, cookie, and chips.
    $ 12.00
    7 available
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    $10.00 – $95.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Dragonfly”

    January 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Newcomers to stained glass will learn all the steps required to make this layered dragonfly panel!

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    Glass Dragonfly 1/15/22
    $ 95.00
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $90.00

    Gourd Crafting: “The Dream Weave”

    January 15, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Get ready for fall by learning how to cut and clean a gourd and then weave on it with different materials!

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    Gourd Weaving 1/15/22
    $ 90.00
    10 available
    Box Lunch 1/15/22
    Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Veggie Delite, Black Forest Ham, Turkey Breast, or Italian BMT. Lunches come from Subway and are served with a 6 inch sub sandwich, cookie, and chips.
    $ 12.00
    10 available
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    $175.00

    Ceramics: “Plates, Platters, and More!”

    January 20, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Create your own serving platters and plates of clay on a potters wheel in this four week series! This workshop requires previous wheel experience and/or classes.

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    Ceramics 1/20/22
    $ 175.00
    6 available
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    $12.00 – $345.00

    Master Workshop: “Leather Crafting with Tom Slavicek”

    February 18, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - February 20, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn the basics of leather working and create a few projects of your own in this three day master workshop!

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    Leatherworking 2/18/22
    $ 345.00
    10 available
    Boxed Lunch Sat 2022
    Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Barbecue pork or turkey sandwich or a no-meat loaded potato. Lunches on Saturday come from LawLer’s Barbecue and are served with a barbecue sandwich, cookie, and chips. Water and tea will be served.
    $ 12.00
    10 available
    Boxed Lunch Sun 2022
    Please indicate in the "Notes" section of checkout which you would prefer. Your choice of: Veggie Delite, Black Forest Ham, Turkey Breast, or Italian BMT. Lunches on Sunday come from Subway and are served with 6 inch sub sandwich, cookie, and chips. Water and tea will be served.
    $ 12.00
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    $12.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “Hooks”

    February 19, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Using the forge, anvil, and basic hand tools you will learn to draw a taper, bend, flatten or spread, twist, and punch holes.

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    Blacksmithing 2/19/22
    $ 100.00
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
    6 available
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    $12.00 – $95.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Butterfly Trio”

    April 23, 2022 @ 9:00 am
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    This delightful butterfly trio moves with the breeze! It will be lovely hanging on a porch or in a window. 

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    Glass Butterflly 4/23/22
    $ 95.00
    0 available
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    $ 12.00
    3 available
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