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.