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October 1, 2014 9:49 am: Our First Artist in Residence


Jess Hirsch-Artist in Residence Arriving Oct. 20th to our Campus! A sculptor/woodworker living & working in Minneapolis, MN.  Hirsch’s work investigates the world of healing & natural medicine through participatory sculpture. Read about Jess.  Check out her website.  She will be teaching the following courses: Womens’ Wood Workshop~ Have a project you are ‘stumped’ on Read More

August 31, 2014 1:09 pm: 100 Mile Meal 2014

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Photography by Molly Walbrun Saturday August 9th, Luke Zahm of Driftless Cafe, Dani Lind of Rooted Spoon Drinkery, Waleed Mahmoud of Viroqua Food Cooperative, and Bjorn Bergman of Viroqua Food Cooperative pulled off a jam-packed day. The day began with 12 students, 3 chefs, and a dinner for 80 people to prepare. Take a peek Read More

12:27 pm: 2014 DFS Camus Timber Frame Raising

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On Saturday, August 16, 2014, Driftless Folk School students raised the first timber frame structure on the new campus land in La Farge, WI with the guidance of Jonathan Santiago. Read more about him HERE. Here is what students had to say about their timber framing experience with Driftless Folk School. “Extremely informative, learning through experience, Read More

11:36 am: 2014 Work/Studies


Peter Breakfast “In a phrase, my life has been a profusion of sapphires in the mud which could probably be said about just about anyone. I have lived in many places and made great friends along the way which could also probably be said about just about anyone. I have had no pets in my Read More

July 14, 2014 9:14 pm: The Workowski Symphony-First Building on the Driftless Folk School Campus

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“We came to the land to create and over time the land and nature has created us.” Ken and Michelle Workowski are genuine natural-builders, sharing their diverse and creative talents, years of collected building materials, and pure hard work to create an artistically-crafted, off-the-grid cabin for Driftless Folk School’s interns and guests. “Ken and Michelle Read More

July 13, 2014 10:09 am: Come Raise a Timber Frame!


” I see my own trajectory as a budding craftsman as analogous to that of the Driftless Folk School–planning for the long haul, being patient and diligent, doing what we can to grow and realize our dreams.” Jonathan Santiago Come learn the basics of timber frame construction while building one of the first structures of the Driftless Read More

June 20, 2014 11:16 am: Submit your work to DFS Catalog!

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Driftless Folk School is seeking submissions of seasonally-themed prose and poetry for our 2014/2015 Fall and Winter Catalogue of Classes! – Original works of 1000 words or fewer- Focus on autumn/winter folk subjects- Selected submissions featured in Fall/Winter catalogue (circulation of about 3000) AND will receive a $25 credit to any DFS course!- To submit, send Read More

April 22, 2014 1:38 pm: Driftless Folk School Kickstarter Campaign – We’re putting down roots!

We Have Found Home – First Buildings Begin a timber-frame outdoor classroom (16′ by 20′)  community constructed. Facing an amphitheater of  hillside seats for performances. a beautifully crafted 3 season cabin for two interns and  a road into the 5 acres of campus  We need you financial support! This is your folk school and our folk school. DONATE HERE! We have committed to Read More

April 17, 2014 4:04 pm: We Are Hiring! Part-time Registrar

Accepting Applications until April 30th. Reviewing Resumes and Cover letters as they are submitted. Job available May 2nd, 2014 JOB SUMMARY The registrar’s primary responsibilities include processing class and event registrations, and communication with both students and instructors prior to and after classes. Other responsibilities include keeping records and assisting the outreach coordinator with promotions. Read More