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

    $58.00

    Wood-burning: “Vintage Huntsville Map”

    March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Calling all Huntsville & history lovers, this workshop is for you!

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    Woodburning Map 3/12
    $ 58.00
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    $45.00

    Paper Quilling: Easter Bunny

    March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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 make your own framed bunny.

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    Quilled Bunny
    $ 45.00
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    $110.00

    Fiber Arts: Knitting a Barley Hat

    March 12 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Join us for this 2 day knitting workshop for advanced beginner or intermediate knitters. Students will learn how to cast on in the round, create ribbing, change needles, and establish the pattern for the body of a hat.

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    Knitting Barley Hat
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    $ 110.00
    3 available
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    $10.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “Plant Hangers and Hooks”

    March 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will learn tapering, spreading, scrolling, bending, and riveting as they make hanger hooks perfect for hanging plants or other things.

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    Blacksmithing 3/13
    $ 100.00
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
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    $60.00

    Jewelry Making: “Crochet Necklace”

    March 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Come make beautiful crocheted necklace! Knowing how to crochet is not necessary – in fact the sloppier the stitch, the better!

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    Crochet Necklace 3/13
    $ 60.00
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    $10.00 – $125.00

    Stained Glass: “Classic Stained Glass Box”

    April 17 - April 18
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Calling all previous Stained Glass students! In this intermediate workshop you will create a stained glass box that is perfect for jewelry or other treasures.

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    Stained Glass-Classic Box
    $ 125.00
    1 available
    Boxed Lunch-Saturday
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    $ 10.00
    4 available
    Boxed Lunch-Sunday
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    $ 10.00
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    $10.00 – $120.00

    Ceramics: “Coiled Bowl”

    April 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Create your very own unique bowl while learning the basic process of making coil pottery in this two day workshop!

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    Ceramics 4/17
    $ 120.00
    5 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
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    $65.00

    Plants and Herbs: “Victorian Art of Pressed Flowers”

    April 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Join us and learn the history and process of pressing flowers and create bookmarks, note cards, candles, and more.

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    Pressed Flowers
    $ 65.00
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    $10.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “3 Hook Coat Rack”

    April 17 @ 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 students will learn tapering, spreading, scrolling, bending, and riveting as they make a 3 Hook Wall Coat Rack.

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    Blacksmithing 4/17
    $ 100.00
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    Boxed Lunch 4/17
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    $ 10.00
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    $165.00

    Ceramics: “Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel”

    April 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn the basics of shaping clay on a potter’s wheel and create your own hand-crafted bowl in this 4 week series.

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    Intro Wheel 4/22
    $ 165.00
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    $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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    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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    Wire Bracelet 5/21
    $ 65.00
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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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    Paint with Purpose
    $ 95.00
    5 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
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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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    Woman in Wood
    $ 80.00
    3 available
    Box Lunch
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    $ 10.00
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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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    Gardening for Birds
    $ 45.00
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    $75.00

    Jewelry Making: “Beaded Cuff Bracelet”

    May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 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 5/22
    $ 75.00
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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 – $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
    3 available
    Boxed Lunch 6/26
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    $ 10.00
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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
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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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    $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
    5 available
    Boxed Lunch Saturday
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    $ 10.00
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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
    6 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
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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
    8 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 10.00
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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
    1 available
    Boxed Lunch 10/23
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    $ 10.00
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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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