You have the chance to see projects from the students involved in the winter programming at The Clearing Folk School in Ellison Bay. The Folk School is different from perceptions you may have about education, with the school focusing less on grades and scores and instead on discussion, conversation, nature study, and hands-on work. The program lasted through January and February, with over 50 different classes that students could participate in. Tammy Musiel the program director for The Clearing explains the response from the students who participated, the types of classes that were offered and what you can expect at the exhibit.
Musiel describes each class as “neighbors teaching neighbors” because each instructor is there to teach a class as a volunteer. The event will be at the Jens Jenson visitor center at the Folk School on Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th. It is free and open to all community members interested in viewing and celebrating the students’ work.