Hello Martis Campers,
Let’s be honest—there are a few rumors floating around about Folk School here at Martis Camp. Once and for all we are going to tell you how it really is here in the Art Loft!
Rumor #1: You have to be an artist already… NOT!
Most Folk School classes are small and you will get tons of personal attention from the instructor, no matter how much experience you do or don’t have.
Sign up for Pottery with veteran Family Barn Ambassador Sean Bunnell–get your hands dirty and make something beautiful–yes, YOU! (Pottery on Saturday and Sunday, July 21st & 22nd)
Rumor #2: If it happens in the Art Loft, its only for kids… NOT!
The Art Loft is for everyone at all times. Granted, it’s very popular with the younger set; however, it is especially nice for grown-ups during Folk School. You get to learn a new skill or polish an old one under the watchful eye of an expert. It’s relaxing, rejuvenating, and gets the creative juices flowing. Get in the groove with Erik Rinkleff during Woodcarving 101 and create an original carving under Erik’s experienced eye on Saturday and Sunday, July 28th and 29th. (Yes, he IS the one who carved our totem pole!)
Rumor #3: You CAN’T take your family with you… NOT!
The whole “fam” may not be appropriate for all Folk School classes, however, join us in the Art Loft on any Saturday from July 28th through September 2nd for our Artist in Residence program. Anke Hass and Carole Sesko will walk you through any number of projects. No reservations necessary AND it’s complimentary! Talk about the perfect outing for the entire clan! (Classes begin at noon.)
Rumor #4: You HAVE to take your family with you… NOT!
A Folk School class is an opportunity to learn a traditional craft or practice a technique that you enjoy. It is a time to stop, take a breath, and put your mind in a different place for a couple hours or days. A great way to get there this summer is to look to our Wellness Class. Spend a weekend or a day practicing yoga or tai-chi. Next add inspiring teachings on how to enhance your health and life. Wrap up each day with a fabulous lunch prepared with health-optimizing principles in mind. Now, take your revitalized self back to that family with a huge grin on your face! (Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday, August 24th – 26th.)
HELP US MAKE FOLK SCHOOL EXACTLY WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE IT TO BE. TAKE OUR TWO-QUESTION SURVEY AND ENJOY A FOLK SCHOOL CLASS WITH A FRIEND!
- Have you ever taken a Folk School Class? Which one?
- What kind of Folk School Class would you like to take?
Send your responses to Folk School Director Krista Davis and take a friend to Folk School on us—aka two for the price of one!
THE FINE PRINT:
Responses must be received no later than August 31st, 2012. Don’t forget to include your name/contact info in your communication. If you would like to sign up for any of the classes mentioned above, just contact Folk School Director Krista!
Folk School Director
Cell: (530) 386-8121
7901 Fleur du Lac Drive
Truckee, CA 96161