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

    $235.00

    Ceramics: “Pottery with Lids”

    May 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    There are numerous styles of lids and you will learn about several and how they are made, and then make your very own in this four week series! This workshop requires previous wheel experience and/or classes.

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    $70.00

    Woodburning: “Starry Rocket”

    June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Learn the techniques of woodburning, with local pyrographer Lauren Concepcion, while burning your own version of Lauren’s, “Starry Rocket” featuring Huntsville’s famous rocket skyline.

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    Woodburning 6/9/22
    $ 70.00
    8 available
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    $100.00

    Jewelry Making: “Glass Wire Wrapping”

    June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will learn one of several techniques in wire wrapping, this is one with a single piece of wire for each cab in which they will create a pendant and a pair of earrings using sterling silver wire and tools included with the class.

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    Glass Wire 6/9/22
    $ 100.00
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    $70.00

    Cooking: “Summer Sourdough”

    June 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students in the Summer Sourdough class will learn the bread making process from start to finish including making and feeding your sourdough starter, properly proofing and kneading dough, various loaf shaping techniques, and baking. Second class added in September!

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    Sourdough 6/9/22
    $ 70.00
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    $80.00

    Fiber Arts: “Knitting a Bookmark”

    June 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    No experience necessary for this fun bookmark-making class! This class is for the beginner as well as for knitters ready to take their craft to the next level.

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    Knitting 6/25/22
    $ 80.00
    7 available
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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
    3 available
    Boxed Lunch Saturday
    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. Water and tea will be served.
    $ 12.00
    4 available
    Boxed Lunch Sunday
    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
    6 available
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    $12.00 – $135.00

    Ceramics: “Flower Bowl”

    June 25 @ 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 learn foundational hand-building techniques to construct  a functional bowl inspired by forms from nature.

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    Ceramics 6/25/22
    $ 135.00
    3 available
    Boxed Lunch 6/25/22
    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
    6 available
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    $95.00

    Wood Burning: “Alabama Treenware Utensils”

    July 14 @ 5:00 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, with local pyrographer Lauren Concepcion, while burning your own set of local, hand-made utensils crafted by Alabama Treenware!

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    Wood Burning 7/14/22
    $ 95.00
    9 available
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    $70.00

    Fiber Arts: “Embroidery Sampler”

    July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come try a new craft and make your own floral embroidery sampler! In this class, we will go over basic stitches to make a bouquet of hand-sewn flowers. No experience necessary.

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    Embroidery 7/14/22
    $ 70.00
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    $130.00

    Jewelry Making: “Dichroic Glass Bracelet”

    July 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will learn the basic skill of wire wrapping technique and create a beautiful sterling silver and dichroic glass bracelet.

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    Dichroic Glass 7/14/22
    $ 130.00
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    $85.00

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

    July 23 @ 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 7/23/22
    $ 85.00
    2 available
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    $12.00 – $125.00

    Glass: “Folk Art Stained Glass Windchime”

    July 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This is a lovely stained glass project that is fun to make.  The very gentle sound of the chimes will delight you for years to come. 

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    Glass Windchime 7/23/22
    $ 125.00
    5 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
    6 available
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    $140.00

    Ceramics: “Organic Dinnerware Set”

    July 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    In this pottery class you be using a variety of hand-building techniques to create a set of organic dinnerware pieces.

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    Ceramics 7/23/22
    $ 140.00
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    $60.00

    Paper Quilling: ” Getting Edgy – Summer Heart”

    July 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students will decorate their heart in the colors and shapes of their choice using a technique called “on edge” quilling.

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    Heart 7/23/22
    $ 60.00
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $170.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Beveled Panel”

    August 27 @ 9:00 am - August 28 @ 2:30 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 to layout and construct a glass beveled panel. We will cut, fit and assemble glass around a beveled glass cluster; then solder, edge and finish it into a lovely panel.

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    Beveled Panel 8/27/22
    $ 170.00
    0 available
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    Boxed Lunch Saturday
    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. Water and tea will be served.
    $ 12.00
    4 available
    Boxed Lunch Sunday
    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. Water and tea will be served.
    $ 12.00
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    $80.00

    Cooking: “Peach Preserves”

    August 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come and join us for a three hour class learning traditional preserve making techniques using locally grown peaches!

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    Peach Preserves 8/27/22
    $ 80.00
    1 available
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    $40.00

    Music: “Let’s Play a Jig! Traditional Tunes on the Irish Bodhrán (Frame Drum)”

    August 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This two-hour long class will introduce you to the bodhrán (Irish frame drum) and teach you how to play a simple Jig. No musical experience is necessary, and drums and tippers will be provided.

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    Bodhran Jig 8/2//22
    $ 40.00
    10 available
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    $40.00 – $122.00

    Music: “Bluegrass Dobro 101”

    September 16 @ 5:00 pm - September 17 @ 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 9/16/22
    $ 122.00
    5 available
    Dobro Rental
    $ 40.00
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $180.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Beveled Panel”

    September 17 @ 9:00 am - September 18 @ 2:30 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 to layout and construct a glass beveled panel. We will cut, fit and assemble glass around a beveled glass cluster; then solder, edge and finish it into a lovely panel.

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    Beveled Panel 9/17/22
    $ 180.00
    2 available
    Boxed Lunch Saturday
    $ 12.00
    4 available
    Boxed Lunch Sunday
    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. Water and tea will be served.
    $ 12.00
    6 available
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    $70.00

    Cooking: “Summer Sourdough”

    September 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Students in the Summer Sourdough class will learn the bread making process from start to finish including making and feeding your sourdough starter, properly proofing and kneading dough, various loaf shaping techniques, and baking.

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    Sourdough 9/18/22
    $ 70.00
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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 10/21/22
    $ 345.00
    6 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
    6 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
    7 available
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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
    7 available
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