Engage the hands

Warm the heart

Stimulate the mind

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settled in beautiful Grand Lake, CO.

Our Mission

RMFS provides year-round learning experiences of traditional arts and crafts that engage the hands, warm the heart and stimulate the mind, in an inspiring and inclusive mountain lake community.

News & Happenings

🎁 We’re excited to announce that we now offer gift certificates! Details here»

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  • We need volunteers willing to share their time and help their community. Volunteer»
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Intro to How Handmade Western Boots are Made

June 29, 2024

If you are interested in learning about what is involved in making western boots and getting your “feet wet” in the craft, the Rocky Mountain Folk Art School has an opportunity for you! You will learn about the tools, machinery and schooling time it takes to become a boot maker.

Fiber Focus Week

September 27th – October 3rd, 2024

We’re thrilled to announce our inaugural Fiber Focus Week!

Join us for an intimate exploration of the textile arts with our four captivating workshops: Primitive Rug HookingBotanical PrintingIntro to Twining a Mat and Intro to Weaving. With expert instruction and a welcoming atmosphere, our workshops offer the perfect opportunity to celebrate the love of fiber and discover the joys of handmade crafts. Secure your spot today and embark on a journey of creativity and connection in the heart of the Rocky Mountains!

Ice Sculpture Instructional Class

Mar 1, 2025

This is a fun class with hands-on instruction provided by the team at Colorado Ice Works. Clear ice is a fascinating medium and surprisingly soft to sculpt. Chisels and hand tools cut through it like a hot knife through butter. Like a perfectly cut diamond, clear ice reflects and refracts light with each bend, detail line or contour that is made.

Please register for classes early!

By registering for classes early, you can help the instructor and Rocky Mountain Folk School staff plan ahead. Some classes may be canceled if registration minimums are not met at least a week in advance.

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