Welcome to Southern Appalachian Folk School

What is a Folk School?
The Folk School concept began in Denmark.
~To bring dignity to the rural people and to the life of the farmer
~To foster a love for lifelong learning
~To teach foundation skills

Modern Folk Schools
~Honor and preserve our mountain culture
~Teach heritage arts and skills to the next generation

Our Mission
Our mission is to keep our mountain culture alive by sharing our arts, crafts and stories.

Our Vision
Our dream is to create a folk school with the mission of preserving the spirit of the Southern Appalachian Mountains by inviting the world to participate in the Arts, Crafts and Stories of our mountain culture. We aspire to create a walkable, residential campus that offers workshops and classes that encourage open participation and learning.

Check out our upcoming classes on the Classes page.

What will we teach?

  • Pottery
  • Buck Dancing
  • Clogging
  • Music
  • Felting
  • Playing Spoons
  • Gardening
  • Quilting
  • Woodwork
  • Herbal Remedies
  • Storytelling
  • Leatherwork

When Will We Teach?

Sample Weekend Student Agenda

Arrival – Check into hotel if traveling
Reception/Group Dinner/Dinner on your own

Instruction 9:00am – Noon
Lunch Provided Noon – 1:00pm
Instruction 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Dinner On your own

Instruction 9:00am – Noon
Lunch Provided Noon – 1:00pm
Exhibition/Sharing of work 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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