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

    $55.00

    Paper Quilling: “But First, Coffee!”

    February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Come and learn the beautiful, but simple art of quilling. After a short and easy lesson, each student will create their own coffee themed art piece using the colors and quilled shapes of their choice, complete with shadow box frame.

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    Coffee Quilling 2/18/22
    $ 55.00
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    $55.00

    Wood-Burning: “Monogrammed Coasters”

    February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Learn the techniques of wood-burning, with local pyrographer Lauren Concepcion, while creating a set of three wooden, monogrammed coasters!

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    Coasters 2/18/22
    $ 55.00
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    $12.00 – $95.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Dragonfly”

    February 19 @ 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. A choice of glass colors will be available. This project will help spring fell a little closer!

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    Dragonfly 2/19/22
    $ 95.00
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    BBQ Boxed Lunch
    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
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $150.00

    Ceramics: “Introduction to Wheel Throwing”

    February 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This beginner workshop 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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    Wheel 2/19/22
    $ 150.00
    2 available
    Boxed Lunch
    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
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    $135.00

    Jewelry Making: “Precious Metal Clay”

    February 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will create and design earrings or pendants out of Precious Metal Clay, when after firing in a kiln, will be 99.9% Fine Silver.

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    Jewelry 2/19/22
    $ 135.00
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    $12.00 – $100.00

    Blacksmithing: “Hooks”

    February 19 @ 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
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    $95.00

    Jewelry Making: “Beaded Cuff Bracelet”

    March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Elegant sterling silver bracelet custom made by you!  This project will build on the Pattern Wire bracelet project, incorporating more wires and beads. Our “Pattern Wire Bracelet” workshop is a prerequisite for this class and is being offered on January 14, 2022.

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    Bracelet 3/25/22
    $ 95.00
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    $57.00

    Paper Quilling: “Easter Bunny”

    March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Come and learn the beautiful, simple art of quilling. Each student will create their own personalized bunny silhouette using the colors of their choice and receive a 5×7 shadow box frame to take home with their work.

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    Bunny 3/25/22
    $ 57.00
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    $85.00

    Wood-Burning: “Lazy Susan”

    March 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn the techniques of wood-burning, with local pyrographer Lauren Concepcion, while burning your own sunflower Lazy Susan! No experience is necessary.

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    Lazy Susan 3/26/22
    $ 85.00
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    $12.00 – $120.00

    Blacksmithing: “Plant Hangers and Hooks”

    March 26 @ 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 hanger hooks perfect for hanging plants or other things.

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    Blacksmithing 3/26/22
    $ 120.00
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
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    $120.00

    Ceramics: “Luminary”

    March 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come create a one-of-a-kind decorative work of art. Through guided instruction, you will create a ceramic luminary using slab method.

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    Luminary 3/26/22
    $ 120.00
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    $75.00

    Fiber Arts: “Introduction to Knitting”

    March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn how to knit in this fun and relaxing intro to knitting class! Students will go home with a completed garter stitch washcloth, the start of a bordered garter stitch washcloth, and a pattern for a third cloth to start their knitting adventure.

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    Knitting 3/26/22
    $ 75.00
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    $65.00

    Cooking: “Springtime Jam Making”

    March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Come and join us for a three hour class learning traditional jam-making techniques. Each student will leave with 3-4 pint jars of jam they make and can themselves.

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    Jam Making 3/26/22
    $ 65.00
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    $130.00

    Jewelry Making: “Bracelet Trio”

    April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this class, students will make 3 bracelets.  One is a beginner wire wrapping project.  The 2 bangles will be all sterling silver and are an intermediate skill project.

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    Bracelet Trio 4/22/22
    $ 130.00
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    $70.00

    Wood-Burning: “Vintage Huntsville Map”

    April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Calling all Huntsville & history lovers, this workshop is for you! Learn the techniques of wood-burning with local pyrography artist, Lauren Concepcion, while creating a vintage map of Huntsville and the surrounding Tennessee Valley.

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    Hville Map 4/22/02
    $ 70.00
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    $12.00 – $130.00

    Blacksmithing: “Three Hook Coat Rack”

    April 23 @ 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 Three Hook Wall Coat Rack.

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    Blacksmithing 4/23/22
    $ 130.00
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    Boxed Lunch
    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
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    $12.00 – $95.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Butterfly Trio”

    April 23 @ 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
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
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    $40.00 – $122.00

    Music: “Bluegrass Dobro 101”

    May 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 21 @ 1:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to play a dobro guitar, this workshop is for you! No experience needed for this introductory workshop.

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    Dobro Intro 5/20/22
    $ 122.00
    6 available
    Dobro Rental
    $ 40.00
    6 available
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    $12.00 – $210.00

    Tinsmithing: “Spring Light”

    May 20 @ 5:00 pm - May 22 @ 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    In this three day workshop, students will learn basics of pattern use, reproducing a lantern or other tin items. This class is for beginners as well as those who already have some experience.

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    Tinsmith 5/20/22
    $ 210.00
    2 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
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    $85.00

    Plants and Herbs: “The Victorian Art of Pressed Flowers”

    May 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us to press flowers and learn how to use them to create and enhance a variety of items!

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    Pressed Flowers 5/21/22
    $ 85.00
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    $12.00 – $175.00

    Glass: “Classic Stained Glass Box”

    June 25 @ 9:00 am - June 26 @ 3:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this two day, intermediate workshop, students will learn how to assemble and build the lovely stained glass box!

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    Stained Glass Box 6/25/22
    $ 175.00
    5 available
    Boxed Lunch
    $ 12.00
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    $12.00 – $345.00

    Master Workshop: “Leather Crafting with Tom Slavicek”

    October 21 @ 5:30 pm - October 23 @ 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
    7 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
    8 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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    $86.00

    Plants and Herbs: “Folk Wreath Design”

    November 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us for a holiday workshop on the mountain & learn about folk wreath design, while creating your own 12” wreath using foraged and other natural materials!

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    Wreaths 11/12/22
    $ 86.00
    8 available
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