Two Rivers Folk School Skill Share Festival
Being Rescheduled for fall
Skill shares from 9am – 4pm
Potluck & dance from 5 – 9pm
We are excited to announce the Two Rivers Folk School Skills Share Festival and are seeking enthusiastic volunteer presenters to share their skills. Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 21, 2012. Presentations will run from 9am-4pm at the Minnesota Waldorf School, 70 County Rd B, Roseville, MN.
Do you have a sustainable skill or artistic skill that you can share? You don’t need to be a professional or a teacher to share what you know how to do with others in this fun, multi-generational environment.
Some *skills* of interest may be:
Planning and preparing your garden
Canning or preserving food
Knitting, spinning, crochet or sewing
Sock darning or mending
Yoga or meditation
Games and activities for children
Household repairs or energy efficiency improvements
…the possibilities are endless!
Presenters, please submit your session ideas to Jen Pavich at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Two Rivers Folk School (TRFS) is to provide education for all ages in folk and music arts, alternative health and wellness, and the exchange of wisdom among Indigenous, Eastern and Western cultures, in order to collectively work toward a more democratic, humane, and sustainable society.
You may register online by choosing the link below or by email at TwoRiversFolkSchool@MnWaldorf.org.
Refund and Payment Policy
Some of our workshops will have early bird rates. For those, full payment by credit card must be made three weeks in advance.
Credit Card payment is preferred. If participants want to pay by check, they can mail them to:
Two Rivers Folk School
c/o Minnesota Waldorf School
70 East County Road B
St. Paul, MN 55117
Full payment must be made seven business days before the workshop.
There’s a full refund of the deposit or fees if participant cancels ten (10) business days before the scheduled workshop. 50% of fees are refunded if participant cancels between five and ten (5-10) days before the scheduled workshop. There is no refund of deposit or registration fees if canceled with less than 5 days remaining for the workshop.
Confirmations are sent via email at registration time and two weeks prior to workshop date.
TRFS will maintain a waiting list for courses that are filled. Those on the list will be contacted if an opening becomes available.
Please note the location of your class. While most are held at the Minnesota Waldorf School, some are held at other locations.
Meals and Lodging
For whole day classes, participants are responsible for their own meals. If you brown bag your lunch, please remember to bring your drinks as well. There are a number of fast-food restaurants within 3 blocks of Minnesota Waldorf School.
Families and Children – note age limits for workshops
TRFS values inter-generational participation. Many workshops are geared for both children and adults. However, some classes are limited to adults or teenagers depending on the type of skill and strength needed to participate. Please note the age requirements for your workshops.
Workshop Teacher Cancellation
If TRFS must cancel a class for any reason, registrants will receive a full refund.
TRFS offers a variety of courses with a number of different instructors and artisans. The views, beliefs, or philosophies of life presented by instructors are not necessarily those of Two Rivers Folk School, its members, or volunteers.
Two Rivers Folk School does not discriminate against any person because of race, gender, national origin, age, or disability.
Summer 2012 Folk School Schedule
Our summer schedule is complete! See you in the fall!
Workshop Presenter Bios
We are working in collaboration with local artisans and the Northern Clay Center. If you are interested in teaching a class, please email your intentions to email@example.com.
Jonathan Bucki has been working to catalyze transition thinking and action in metro Minneapolis-St. Paul for several years. With many others, he has been actively working to launch Transition Initiatives and to re-purpose existing transition-friendly initiatives to the emerging reality of energy descent.
Professionally, Jonathan is a consultant and has worked with a variety of collaborations, organizations and community groups to build their capacity to respond effectively to the reality of their customers. He seeks to adapt cutting-edge ideas and applications and make them appropriate and effective for each organization. As a trainer and facilitator, Jonathan brings an energetic, creative and humorous spirit to his work. Jonathan has co-designed trainings for individual organizations as well as collaborative efforts who wish to increase their effectiveness.
He co-founded Good Work, Inc (www.goodworkinc.org), a social innovations incubator committed to building a more just, resilient and caring society. GWI currently hosts Training for Transition in metro Minneapolis/St. Paul. He is a partner in the Dendros Group, LLC (www.dendros.com)
Jonathan holds a B.A. degree in Health, Faith, and Ethics from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. He also attended L’lnstitut Protestant de Theologie, Faculte de Theologie Protestante in Montpellier, France. He is a Mentor ToP (Technology of Participation) Trainer and a Certified Professional ToP Facilitator (CPTF).
Janelle Doyle is a Minneapolis-based painter and teaching artist. Ms. Doyle holds a Baccalaureate in Fine Arts and Art History and a Master of Arts in Education. Her teaching experience includes work with Science Museum of Minnesota, Walker Art Center, Weisman Art Museum, and Minneapolis Institute of Arts. She is the author of many publications in arts education including the Children’s Theatre Company’s annual teachers’ guides. In addition to serving on the board of Altered Esthetics, Ms. Doyle is an advisor to Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts and Two Rivers Folk School.
Martin Hicks is a native of Bloomington, Indiana, who spent most of his childhood in Des Moines, Iowa, and now lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He received his B.F.A. from Drake University and M.F.A. from the University of Minnesota. His pursuit of art started as a child and quickly gravitated to sculpture, metal, and wood working. Marty did his first bronze casting in high school, then in college designed and built two large outdoor steel sculptures. He was captain of a crew for a University of Minnesota Iron Pour. After graduate school, Marty spent years working with computer graphic programs including 3D modeling software. Now, he finds beauty in traditional metalworking techniques while still using computer modeling to visualize ideas. Forms of the natural world inspire him to create furniture, jewelry, sculpture, and ornamental metalwork.
Albert Linderman, Ph.D., is a cultural anthropologist and CEO of Sagis Corporation. He serves on the board of Minnesota Waldorf School. Knowledge has been the focus of his work and avocation for many years. His knowledge of Owen Barfield, friend and teacher of Tolkien and C.S. Lewis informs his presentation of how Western education limits our thinking and capacities for addressing systemic societal issues.
Paul Ratté, N.D. is a Naturopathic Doctor and Professor of Nutrition at Northwestern Health Sciences University. He believes it is not enough to treat disease using natural medicine, aspiring instead to teach health using nutrition, resiliency, and physical activity. Visit www.paulratte.com for more information.
Rebeca Ratté, L.Ac is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Oriental Medicine Practitioner. Her philosophy of practice is to find the root cause of health concerns and address the outward manifestations. Rebeca believes in building self-respect, empowering ownership of health, and instilling the courage to be more than ordinary.
Teresa Riley-Baecker is a Waldorf trained teacher in handwork, early childhood and grades. She has been working with her hands since her own youth. She is a Traditional Healer, Artist, Singer, Songwriter, Author and Ceremonial Elder in the Dakota and Lakota Communities and learned many traditional crafts from her grandparents as a youth. She is the director and teacher at Tara’s Hearth Family Center in Excelsior. She also teaches adults in the Flowering Mystery School in Minneapolis. Visit www.drummingthesoulawake.com for more information.