Engage the hands

Warm the heart

Stimulate the mind

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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



Get to know Rocky Mountain Folk School! Come celebrate our open house and see demonstrations of pottery making and from the Rocky Mountain Wooden Boat School.

  • June 22, 2023 (4–6pm) at 315 Pitkin Ave, Grand Lake
  • Cocktails & appetizers provided
  • Everyone welcome
  • For more info email: alanwalker50@gmail.com

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Wet Felted Cowl/Head Warmer

June 24, 2023 (9am-4pm) *OR* June 25, 2023 (9am-4pm)

Wet felting is the process of using wool, water and soap with agitation (rubbing and rolling) to migrate the wool fibers to create a piece of handmade fabric. This class is beginner friendly and fun for the more experienced.

Basket Earrings

Sep 23, 2023 (9am-4pm)

Using a combination of peyote and herringbone bead weaving stitches, students will make a pair of basket-shaped earrings in contrasting colors of Miyuki Delica glass beads and Japanese pinch beads.

Peapod Bracelet

Sep 24, 2023 (9am-4pm)

We will use a combination of ladder, tubular herringbone and square stitch bead weaving techniques to make a “peapod” bracelet in two color options. Increasing and decreasing with contrasting beads form the “peapod” shapes. For the clasp, students will learn how to make a beaded peapod-shaped toggle and a square stitch loop.

Please Note: We will follow all potential COVID restrictions regarding vaccines, masks and social distancing according to Grand County guidance and local positivity rates.

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