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Alabama Folk School

Upcoming Workshops & Events

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March 18, 2022 - March 20, 2022

From Scratch weekend is a workshop for true beginners. If you’re interested in learning a new instrument or art form, this is the weekend for you. Come learn with us in a beautiful and encouraging environment! With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time.

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April 21, 2022 4pm - April 24, 2022 1pm

One of our most popular workshops is back with great bluegrass music classes and Gee's Bend quilting. This four-day workshop provides a truly immersive experience with a fun and enthusiastic community of musicians and artists. This year join us for bluegrass music classes, famed Gee's Bend quilting, puppet making, and more!

Full Registration Opens January 2022

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July 30, 2022 - August 2, 2022

Join us for Youth Folk Camp - our only Alabama Folk School Workshop designed just for rising 5th-12th graders. Youth Folk Camp is a unique combination of summer overnight camp and folk school instruction in music, pottery, painting, and more! Campers may choose one major and minor class for the workshop, all taught by master musicians and artists. Some experience with violin, guitar, or banjo is required for music class majors. Beginner students may select music classes as their minor.

  • Ages: 5th - 12th graders
  • Major areas of study: Farming, Painting, Guitar, Banjo, and Fiddle

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September 4, 2022 8am - September 4, 2022 6pm

Join us Labor Day Weekend for a Saturday long sampler. Teacher demonstrations, day classes, live music, and more will give you a taste of what a full Alabama Folk School weekend is like.

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October 6, 2022 - October 9, 2022

Quilters and blacksmiths pursue their work in an encouraging atmosphere while music students fully immerse themselves in old-time classes, their days and nights filled with instruction from master musicians, jam sessions, and an instructor concert. Afternoon mini classes give all participants a chance to take part in learning something totally new. With more than 1,140 acres of forest consisting of breathtaking canyons, waterfalls, miles of hiking trails, and glistening streams, there’s plenty of exploring to do during your free time. Take a hike, go canoeing, or pick a porch and rocking chair to relax.

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"I've been to the Folk School Old Time week for 2 or three years. Wonderful experience in a beautiful setting. I'll come again as soon as my shoulders allow me to fiddle. Great instruction." - Mary Brugh, Facebook Review