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2018 Spring Folk School

  • Camp Mikell 237 Camp Mikell Court Toccoa, GA, 30577 United States (map)
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The following classes are now open for registration:

Copper Enameling
Instructor/ Artist: Philippa Anderson

Students will be introduced to basic copper enameling techniques. They will learn different methods of applying colorful enamel to various copper forms and firing them in the kiln to create small art pieces and jewelry. By the end of the weekend, Students will have several finished pieces to take home with them.  What to bring: Supplies are provided, but if you’ve done some enameling and have sifters, tweezers, or other tools, please bring them. You might want to bring old leather or clean gardening gloves to wear when using the kiln. We will have some extras, but it is good to have your own. We will also have latex gloves and masks for handling chemicals or using the enamel powder, for those who choose to wear them.

Supply Fee: $25.00 – Class limit 8

Beginner Spinning
Instructor/Artist: Elke Shubert

Spinning is relaxing and fun! We will discuss different types of fiber preparations and fiber selection, learn how to draft fibers, spin on a hand spindle and spinning wheel, plying and how to store yarn. Students can bring their own spinning wheel – wheel has to be in good working order, or use one supplied by the teacher. Students can also bring other spinning equipment (if they have it already at home) like hand carders, niddy noddy, yarn ball winder, and nostepinne. Teacher will supply fiber and hand spindle.

Supply Fee: $15.00 – Class limit 5

Instructor/Artist: Ann Lynn Whiteside

Waffle weave is wonderfully absorbent weave for wash cloths and towels!  In this class you will be weaving this structure for a kitchen towel. Your instructor will supply all materials needed to complete one towel.  

Supply Fee of $15.00 - Class limit 7

Instructor/Artist: Doc Davis

Learn to turn a bowl, make boxes and to do spindle turning, such as candlesticks and pens.
Each participant from beginner to experienced turner will work at their own pace and skill level. Bring wood turning tools if you have them, a dust mask, and eye protection. All other tools will be provided.       
Supply Fee: $20.00 - Class limit 9

Soap Making
Instructor/Artist: Lenea Martel

Learn how to make soap and bath products. As a group, we will make a couple batches of hot process soap.  We’ll also make 2 types of sugar scrubs, bath fizzes, shower steamers, lip balm, and some other surprises. You’ll be able to add the scent(s) of your choice to many of the products. All participants will go home with the products that we make. If you took Lenea’s class in the past, there might be some repeat (how to make soap), but the other parts will feature different recipes and techniques. 

Supply Fee: $35.00-- Class limit 10

Basket Weaving
Instructors/Artists: Jan /Lavonne

We will weave a round basket approximately 12” diameter with a metal swing handle. Students should bring the following: a pencil, sturdy scissors, tape measure, apron, basin or pail for water.

Supply Fee: $15.00 -- Class Limit 8

Instructor/Artist: Kat Ballard and Marie Brown

An art form that is fun, versatile, and easy to learn! Beginner and intermediate projects will be offered.

Supply Fee: $14.00 - Class Limit, 5 Beginner and 5 Intermediate

Instructor/ Artist: Hala Hess White

Learn the basics of quilt-making using the newest techniques for rotary cutting and machine piecing. We supply a pattern for the weekend but welcome quilters with projects of their own as well.  Join us to discover how color and patterns, cut up and re-imagined, create a work of art that warms the body as well as the soul. Beginners welcome! Hala Hess White has been quilting for four decades and leading this class since 2001. She is joined by well-known Atlanta quilt artist, Michelle Hiskey.

Class limit 10

Independent Study
For those who would like to work alone or with another person without an instructor, e.g. writing, painting.

Please register by February 28th. 

Contact Amanda at 706-886-7515 or email for more details.