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 Megan Carter for more information. megan.carter@huntsvilleal.gov

Upcoming Folk School Classes & Workshops

    $10 – $100

    Blacksmithing Workshop

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    This class, taught by Al Stephens of Pequea Valley Forge, will focus on several basic forging fundamentals.  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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    $60

    Stained Glass Workshop

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Just in time to celebrate July 4th students will create this beautiful 3D Patriotic Stained Glass Star. This beginners class will cover glass cutting, ’Tiffany style’ copper foil application, tinning and building dimensionally.

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    $10 – $65

    Pastel Painting Workshop

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    In this class, the student will learn the qualities of pastel what and when to use them, mark making, achieving realistic light and transparency, foliage, form, color theory, atmospheric perspective, and safety. The class will be lecture, demo, and interaction. The class duration is between 3-4 hours depending on student’s work speed. Students will have a finished or near finished work of art at class end.

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    $7 – $47

    Woodworking Workshop

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    Ages 5 and up. This class is designed for a parent and their child to participate together. During this workshop each pair will make a set of three wooden toys: a ball and cup, a car, and a climbing bear. At the end of the class we will have a race to see whose car is the fastest.

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    $38

    Make Your Own Pots Workshop

    June 22 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Burritt Folk School, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, 35801 United States
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    In this two hour workshop, students will learn how to make these lightweight and very durable papercrete vessels using 60-75% recycled newspaper. We’ll talk about different styles and recipe mixtures, as well as, make a vessel for students to take home. We will then discuss different techniques and recipes for hyper tufa pots and get our hands in the mix in order to make our own vessel.

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