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December 17, 2014 9:53 pm: Our Gift to You! ~20% Discount on Class Gift Certificates

give the gift of  ‘hands-on’ learning half day class~$30 ($15 off) full day class~$60 ($15 off) 2 day class~$120 ($30 off) 3 day class~$185 ($45 off) 6 day class~$450 ($90 off) (offer expires 1/15/2015)    

November 20, 2014 7:43 pm: Become a Folk School Member & Share the Pie

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Driftless Folk School welcomes you to the folk school family through the first annual membership drive for year 2015. Get a jump start and become a FOLK  MEMBER today! Your support will ensure affordable folk school programming for all. Membership benefits include free event admission, course discounts, homemade pie deliveries, and more!  Crafting Connections, Creating Community. Folk Read More

11:18 am: December Song/String Circle

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 December 9 & 17 6:30-8:30 PM~THE ARK 401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua, WI Do you love singing, or playing an acoustic instrument for the joy of it? Then bring your voice, guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, etc for an evening of community music making. Bring a music stand, if you have one. Jim Stacho who led Read More

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


Melody Smith creative, slow-walking, goat head-massager, veggie juggler.   After a few years of living driftfully across three continents, I drifted into the Driftless region to live and work as an intern at New Traditions Homestead and also with the folk school for the summer. My world travels deepened my beliefs in environmental integrity, local and global interconnectedness, and the incredible importance 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