Alabama Folk SchoolThursday, January 29, 2009
The Alabama Folk School is opening at Camp McDowell (close to Jasper). This is some of the information that was sent to me about it:
The Alabama Folk School at Camp McDowell invites you to attend their “grand opening” session February 3-6, 2009. As a way to welcome friends to the new school, a limited number of adult students will be allowed a rare opportunity to *Sample the Arts*. Choose as many as three of the following classes during this one-of-a-kind workshop: quilting, carpentry, photography, pottery, and old-time music (classes for each: fiddle, banjo, guitar, and bass).
Beginning with a late afternoon wine and cheese on Tuesday, the workshop will feature nationally and locally recognized folk artists sharing the traditions of their crafts. Class instructors include *NEA National Heritage Fellow*, quilter Bettye Kimbrell; renowned musicians Herb Trotman & Kathy Hinkle (of the Herb Trotman Band), and Joyce & Jim Cauthen (of Red Mountain and Flying Jenny); potter Sandra Heaven; professional photographer Kenneth Boone; and carpenters Mark Johnston (Camp Director) and Clyde Pearce.
Wow, how great would it be to learn quilting from Bettye Kimbrell!?!?! There's more information about it here.