The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum Celebrates its One Year Anniversary!

December 30, 2017

KOV_4535600x400Join The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum in celebrating its one year anniversary! The Folk School is dedicated to preserving Florida’s traditional folk and heritage skills that are at risk of being lost. The concept of the Folk School began in March of 2016 as part of the Patterson Foundation’s Margin & Mission Ignition initiative. Since the launch of the program in January of 2017, the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum has had over 70 classes with nearly 600 students.

To celebrate the Folk School will be hosting a student favorite, Painting with a Fish. The class focuses on the method of Gyotaku, which is a direct method of fish rubbing. The class fee includes a short presentation about Gyotaku, art supplies, and your own fish print to take home. Participants of this anniversary class will be entered into a drawing for an awesome give-away basket which includes 2 free Folk School classes and more!

The class will be held on Thursday, January 11th from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. The class fee is $35. Please register by Thursday, January 4th by visiting https://floridafolkschool.org/

For a complete class schedule for The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum please visit https://floridafolkschool.org/. Follow the Folk School on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FloridaFolkSchool/) for even more updates.
PSA: Celebrate the one year anniversary of the Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum with a Painting with a Fish Class! Participants will be entered to win a giveaway basket featuring 2 FREE Folk School classes and more! Registration closes January 4th and space is limited so hurry to Floridafolkschool.org today to book your spot!

About The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum

The Folk School at Florida Maritime Museum seeks to preserve traditional folk skills and heritage crafts that existed in early communities throughout Florida. This is done through class offerings that build appreciation for local culture and create a sense of community among residents and visitors. The folk school is at the Florida Maritime Museum, which is located in the 1912 Schoolhouse in the historic Cortez fishing village.

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