What’s a folk school? How do they work? What do they teach?
Over the past 20 years, growing interest in the folk school model and creative education has contributed to revitalizing craft and handmade skills in parts of the world. Join us for a conversation on craft education and the Danish Folk School movement, a non-competitive and community-based model for lifelong education. Learn about folk schools and let’s think about how the folk school model might be applied in Newfoundland and Labrador.
PANELISTS: Jessa Frost, Program Director, North House Folk School, Grand Marais, Minnesota, USA; Martha Owen, Resident Artist, John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown, North Carolina USA; Kelley Totten, Assistant Professor of Folklore, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL, Canada
MODERATOR: Dale Jarvis, Intangible Heritage Cultural Officer, Heritage NL
WHEN: Wed, April 28, 7-8pm (NT - Newfoundland Time Zone)
WHERE: Online with Zoom. You will need the Zoom on your computer/laptop or mobile device (cellphone, tablet). Before joining a Zoom meeting or webinar, you can download the Zoom app from https://zoom.us/download. Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom when you click a join link.
REGISTRATION: Register below and you will receive an email with a Zoom join link which you can use to enter the online event for 7pm on April 28.