Flintknapping

Learn the essentials of flintknapping from Jim Enloe. Classes include basic instruction on how to shape flint and other stones into useful tools such as knives, axe heads, spear heads, and arrowheads using techniques developed over thousands of years. Students take home tools they make over the course of the class. Students should bring gloves and protective eyewear. We also recommend packing snacks and water for the day. Each class is held from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm EST at the Foxfire Museum.

Mushroom Identification Walk

Come join the fun as we meet at 10:30 to discuss common beginner edible mushrooms in Georgia and then walk the beautiful acreage at Foxfire Museum to search for wild mushrooms. We will discuss and identify any edible mushrooms we find and enjoy a great day in the beautiful outdoors. This walk will be appropriate […]

Basic Blacksmithing Class

Using a coal forge, you will learn hammering techniques essential to blacksmithing. This is a hands-on class. Bring along your lunch and please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. Classes from 9am-1pm. Minimum of 1 and maximum of 2 participants https://www.foxfire.org/shop/basic-blacksmithing-class/

Beginning Weaving

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Ln., Mountain City, GA

This two-day introduction to weaving is taught by resident weaver Sharon Grist and covers: the mechanics of three kinds of floor looms how to do graph paper draw-downs of weave structures the process of making a warp how to properly thread heddles and reeds dressing the loom winding a proper bobbin hem-stitching the fabric Students […]

Simple Leatherworking Class

"Leather Crafting Basics and More" Craft something beautiful and functional in this leather class! You will have time to make a beautiful shoulder bag or any one of the following projects: The Foxfire Hiker Bag, phone pouch for your belt or over the shoulder, a Messenger bag, tote bag, "marbled" bag, leather wallet, passport wallet, […]

Summer Foraging Walk

Enjoy a guided plant and fungi identification walk at the Foxfire Museum. Southern Appalachia is one of the most botanically diverse regions of the world. On this walk, led by Cara-Lee Langston of Wildcraft Kitchen, participants will be introduced to useful plants and fungi that can be used as food or medicine. Topics covered include […]

Needle Felting

In this two-hour course, fiber artist Kelly Coldren will teach you the basics of sculpting wool using needles. These techniques can be used to make a variety of creations, from beads and garland to woodland critters! The course fee covers instruction, use of tools, and materials. Each attendee will take home their wool sculpture. Class […]

Cigar Box Dulcimer Workshop

Foxfire Museum and Heritage Center 98 Foxfire Ln., Mountain City, GA

In this class, you will build your own cigar box dulcimer. Box and all parts needed are supplied. Come dressed prepared to get a little sawdust on yourself. We will be using basic hand tools. We will cover construction, tuning, intonation, and learn a few songs. You will leave with your own unique handmade instrument. […]