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

    $70.00

    Folk School PreView: “Decoupage Earrings”

    September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us for an evening of fun and folklife at our Folk School PreView! Held during Burritt’s “Cocktails on the View,” students will participate in a two hour introductory class taught by Folk School instructor, Elesa Phares, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while crafting three pairs of decoupage earrings.

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    $62.00

    Folk School PreView: “Folk Flower Arrangement”

    October 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us for an evening of fun and folklife at our Folk School PreView! Held during Burritt’s “Cocktails on the View,” students will participate in a two hour introductory class taught by Folk School instructor, Lauren Concepcion, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while creating a unique folk flower arrangement.

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    PreView 10/12/22
    $ 62.00
    20 available
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    $95.00

    Jewelry Making: “Pattern Wire Bracelet”

    October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Wire wrapping in jewelry can be found in a wide variety of techniques.  In this 3 hour class, you will gain an introduction to my technique that is perfect for any skill level. 

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    Bracelet 10/21/22
    $ 95.00
    4 available
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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
    2 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
    2 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
    3 available
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    $65.00

    Wood Burning: “Holiday Ornaments”

    October 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 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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    Woodburning 10/21/22
    $ 65.00
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    $12.00 – $120.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Wishing Star”

    October 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This beginners class will cover glass cutting, ’Tiffany style’ copper foil application, tinning and building dimensionally. Students will take home a beautiful 3 dimensional star!

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    Glass Star 10/22/22
    $ 120.00
    0 available
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    BBQ Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $130.00

    Blacksmithing: “Candle Holder”

    October 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This beginner/intermediate class will focus on hammer control using half face blows, drawing, twisting, bending, and assembly by riveting. Students will create a candle holder based on 17th and 18th century rush lights.

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    Blacksmithing 10/22/22
    $ 130.00
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    BBQ Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
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    $79.00

    Folk Traditions: “Pumpkin Carving”

    October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Take your pumpkin carving to the next level! In this class, students will learn the techniques of creating a shaved pumpkin design. Your instructor will guide you through the steps of carving a spooky skyline of various Huntsville landmarks on a locally grown pumpkin.

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    Pumpkin Carving 10/27/22
    $ 79.00
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    $90.00

    Textile Art: “A Tribute to Hidden Figures”

    November 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us to create a fabric wall hanging that pays homage to Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Dorothy Vaughan and their contributions to NASA!

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    Textile Art 11/11/22
    $ 90.00
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    $12.00 – $130.00

    Glass: “Stained Glass Window Angel”

    November 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    This 4” X 8” angel is perfect for the holidays or any day!  This class will include a discussion of how to design a layered, free hanging stained glass artwork to maximum strength and stability. 

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    Glass Angel 11/12/22
    $ 130.00
    4 available
    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
    5 available
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    $12.00 – $135.00

    Blacksmithing: “Key Fobs and Hooks”

    November 12 @ 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 you will learn to draw a taper, bend, flatten or spread, twist, and punch holes. Using these techniques you will make your own unique key fobs.

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    Blacksmithing 11/12/22
    $ 135.00
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    Boxed Lunch
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    $ 12.00
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    $90.00

    Cooking: “Artisan Pasta”

    November 12 @ 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 three hour Artisan Pasta class will master old world pasta-making techniques and much more!

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    Pasta 11/12/22
    $ 90.00
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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
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    $85.00

    Basket Making: “Bread Basket”

    November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us for this 4 hour workshop where you will weave your own bread basket just in time for the holidays!

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    Basket 11/15/22
    $ 85.00
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    $12.00 – $130.00

    Blacksmithing: “Letter Opener”

    December 10 @ 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 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 letter opener.

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    Blacksmithing 12/10/22
    $ 130.00
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    Boxed Lunch
    $ 12.00
    1 available
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    $115.00

    Wood Burning: “Plant Hook”

    January 20, 2023 @ 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 wall mounting plant hook! No experience is necessary. Includes houseplant from Botanica Huntsville shop!

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    Plant Hook 1/20/23
    $ 115.00
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    $80.00

    Cooking: “Sourdough Bread”

    January 21, 2023 @ 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 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 1/21/23
    $ 80.00
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    $90.00

    Cooking: “Artisan Pasta”

    February 10, 2023 @ 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 three hour Artisan Pasta class will master old world pasta-making techniques. We will start by making two classic pasta doughs—semolina and egg. While the dough rests, we will be making a traditional ragu that will continue to simmer throughout the class.

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    Pasta 2/10/23
    $ 90.00
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    $80.00

    Cooking: “Strawberry Jam Making”

    March 10, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 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 strawberry preserve making techniques. Students will be given a recipe that they can use to make homemade jam or preserves from any fruit they choose. They will also learn how to safely process their preserves in a water bath canner to ensure it is shelf stable.

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    Jam 3/10/23
    $ 80.00
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    $70.00

    Folk School PreView: “Charcuterie Boards”

    April 26, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Join us for an evening of fun and folklife at our Folk School PreView! Held during Burritt’s “Cocktails on the View,” students will participate in a two hour introductory class taught by Folk School instructor, Lindsey Boothe, and enjoy cocktails and appetizers while sanding and oiling their own charcuterie board.

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    PreView 4/26/23
    $ 70.00
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    $80.00

    Cooking: “Garden Focaccia”

    May 13, 2023 @ 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 bread making techniques to create focaccia bread with a garden scene using fresh vegetables.

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    $95.00

    Cooking: “Traditional Sodas”

    June 24, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Burritt on the Mountain, 3101 Burritt Dr.
    Huntsville, AL 35801 United States
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    Come and join us for a four hour class learning traditional soda making techniques using foraged ingredients. Each student will leave with 3-4 bottles of traditional soda and a ginger bug.

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    $85.00

    Cooking: “Peach Preserves”

    July 15, 2023 @ 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 from Isom’s Orchard located in Limestone County.

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    $85.00

    Cooking: “Homemade Pickles”

    August 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 preservation methods for both refrigerator and traditional pickles using locally grown vegetables from local family farms.

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    $85.00

    Cooking: “Apple Cider”

    September 16, 2023 @ 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 cider pressing using apples locally grown at Isom’s Orchard in Limestone County.

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    $80.00

    Cooking: “Holiday Pies”

    October 14, 2023 @ 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 pie making using fresh pumpkins and apples from Isom’s Orchard in Limestone county.

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    $90.00

    Cooking: “Copper Cookie Cutters”

    November 16, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 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 how to make heirloom cookie cutters. We will start with rolls of pure copper strips and form them into holiday shapes.

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