Archipelago Folkschool connects people with craft. We run short residential craft courses in beautiful places, events that teach skills but also encourage participation in communities and connection with the environment. As a registered community interest company we aim to be inclusive, open and encouraging.
Our approach is interdisciplinary as much as possible - our lives are not lived as neat sections so our making shouldn't be either. We work at the boundary between expression and engineering; art and science; the human built and the naturally occurring. We are inspired by folkschools around Scandinavia and America.
We believe that craft should be democratic and open to everyone - this underlies everything that we do. The fee for all of our courses includes a contribution towards the Archipelago Bursary - a means tested resource to allow everybody to come along.
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