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 out the available classes and workshops below. You are sure to find an experience that it just what you are looking for. Check back as classes will continue to be added throughout the year. For more information, please contact the Folk School Program Manager, Jana Parris, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 256-427-5196.
Covid-19 Update: In keeping with the CDC recommended guidelines, The Burritt Folk School is no longer requiring masks for students and instructors while inside buildings at Burritt. Please check this page often for updates.
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Have you taken a ceramics class and want more practice or to create your own projects at your own pace? Open studio sessions are for students who have taken at least one ceramics class at Burritt or have previous ceramic experience from another studio.
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.
Busy on the weekend? This weekday class will focus on several basic smithing fundamentals. Using the forge, anvil, and basic hand tools you will learn to draw a taper, bend, flatten or spread, twist, and punch holes to create a set of wall hooks.
Busy on the weekend? Beginners are welcome to make this “Love and Luck “ stained glass Shamrock panel. This project is a 3 layer panel with the center accent being of dichroic glass
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.
Busy on the weekend? 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 Three Hook Wall Coat Rack.
Busy on the weekend? This weekday class is an introduction to glass fusing. We will be cutting glass and fitting it to form a lovely sunflower for your favorite window!
Wire wrapping techniques in jewelry come in a wide variety of techniques. This class is an introduction to my particular technique that is perfect for any skill level. Students will create their own beautiful narrow sterling bracelet.
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.
Learn from a master! In this three day workshop with Tom Slavicek, students will work on 3 or more leather crafting projects of your choice depending on size and complexity.
Where Traditional Art and Music Come Alive Featuring Burritt Folk School Instructors and other Local Artists Burritt on the Mountain and The Burritt Folk School are proud to announce the 2nd Annual Round Top Folk Festival Kickoff Concert Friday Evening – November 3rd Saturday, November 4th & Sunday, November 5th – Saturday & Sunday Festival Day Passes will be sold onsite at Burritt on the Mountain with no advanced purchase necessary. – Burritt Members Day Pass $5 for Children & Adults | General Public Day Pass: Adults $15, Children $8 No Senior, Military or special discounts for special festival…View Event