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Opportunities for Local Residents
Class Opportunities for Local Residents

Classes are occasionally available for $25 registration fee from the Folk School for local students (as defined below). The fine print:
  • Each person may only enroll in one of these classes within a 12 month period.
  • You must be "local." Read below in the Am I Local? section to see if you qualify.
  • Tuition is FREE, but each student will be required to pay a $25 registration fee and any additional materials costs. If there is space available and you choose to stay on campus, regular housing and meals rates apply.
  • These are available on a first-come first-serve basis and may not be used on a class for which you are already registered.
  • If you choose to register, you must do this by phone or in person - no online registrations, please. Call our Registration Staff (828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724) and be sure to mention Class Opportunities For Locals (Formerly Local Scholarships) to the person answering your call.

Classes Currently Available:
Sunday, April 27-May 5, 2014 (week-long)
Sustainability in Your Back Yard
Subject: Gardening & Homesteading, Nature Studies
Instructor: Jennifer Cordier
Those who understand the natural world and work within that balance are well prepared to sustain a healthy and satisfying lifestyle. Explore backyard organic food production including soil testing, organic amendments, composting, lasagna gardening, raised beds, container gardening, and home greenhouse management. Become familiar with native plants and their uses and explore alternative energy sources. Field trips, hands-on activities, videos, and guest speakers combine for an exciting experience.
(2 Spaces)

May 2-4 (Weekend)
Woodcarving: Realistic Figure Carving - Brasstown Carver
Instructor: Gary Anderson
Realistic figure carving offers limitless opportunities to capture interesting subjects from all walks of life, past or present. Inspired by the Doris Ulmann photographs of the early 1930s, transform a bandsaw blank into a 10-12 inch figure of a Brasstown Carver, primarily using mallet and gouges. If you have intermediate-level carving skills, join us for a challenging and rewarding experience. (2 spaces)
Am I Local?
Folk School Local Students are people that are full-time, permanent residents of the following counties:
  • North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Macon, Swain, Graham
  • Georgia: Union, Towns, Fannin
  • Tennessee: Polk

In order to receive these classes and other promotions "For Locals," you must present a valid driver's license or voter registration card showing your local address.
eNews Group for Local Students
If you'd like to receive notices about Local Scholarships and other benefits for local students, please check back on this page often, or you may sign up for our eNewsletter (look in the left-hand navigation for the sign-up area).
Make sure you check the LOCAL list when subscribing. (You may also sign up for our regular eNewsletter at this time if you like, which contains different information and is emailed once monthly.)
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