Unconventional Back To School Supplies

by Lisa Marie Ryder, Director of The Alabama Folk School

Students in Linda Munoz's Mosaics and Fused Glass class. 

Students in Linda Munoz's Mosaics and Fused Glass class. 

This fall, children and youth are loading up their backpacks with pencils, erasers, notepads, and other school supplies. Their grown-ups are helping supply them with the tools they’ll need for a productive and successful school year. Meanwhile, we are collecting supply lists from Alabama Folk School instructors and disseminating them to students. Some of the items you might need for a workshop at the Alabama Folk School this fall include:

·       Acrylic and watercolor paints

·       Bobbins

·       Chair or stool in need of a bottom

·       Guitar

·       Hard-soled, leather shoes

·       Molding paste

·       Music stand

·       Rotary cutter

·       Sewing Machine

·       Shaving cream

·       Sketch board

·       Sturdy shears

Beginning guitar instructor, Jim Ohlschmidt also suggests students come with “a good attitude and willingness to learn.”

So join us this fall, for an opportunity to pack your bag with some unconventional school supplies and work creatively with your hands, mind, and spirit:

·       Acoustic Guitar & Crafts, September 9-11

·       Old Time Music & Crafts, October 13-16

·       Watercolor & Painting, October 23-28

·       Traditional Arts & Crafts, November 3-6