The first change is that the student count for each class in June and early July will be reduced by half to enable greater social distancing. Classes that normally host 10 students will be halved to 5 students, 6 students to 3 students and, so on.
We are actively working on a 2020 summer schedule. Each week we will post more classes and open for enrollment for these classes. In June and early July, the number of classes will be limited. As we receive good news data, we will add more classes.
At this time we have suspended studio days (rent the physical space to work on a personal project). We expect these to resume in the fall.
Blacksmithing classes will occur in our indoor blacksmithing studio equip with an exhaust
Studio classes will occur both inside the studio building (less then 10 people in 675 sq ft) and right
outside the building under a tent with access to the building for bathroom.
Children’s Classes and Workshops
Since 2012, we have hosted a few children’s classes in the folk crafts of woodworking, leather smithing, cob building, and blacksmithing. We are planning to offer more classes in late July/early August for kids ages 9-17. From blacksmithing to papermaking, these classes will be a way for kids to receive a high-quality folk education. Please look for this new schedule by the end of June.
We are taking several conservative precautions in order to allow everyone to enjoy their experience and stay safe. As good news data keeps coming to light we will begin to ease some of these requirements as it is easier to remove restrictions then add them. Therefore, ALL of the following precautions are mandatory: