Archipelago Folkschool is a collaborative social enterprise committed to connecting people with crafts, art and design. We aim to be as inclusive, open and encouraging as possible. We will run short residential craft courses in beautiful places, events that teach skills but also encourage participation in communities and connection with the environment.
Our approach is interdisciplinary as much as possible - our lives are not lived as neat sections so our making shouldn't be either. We work at the boundary between expression and engineering; art and science; the human built and the naturally occurring. We are inspired by folkschools around Scandinavia and America as well as the pioneering work of the GalGael Trust in Glasgow.
2018 will be our first year so we're figuring our way into the project. We're running a very limited programme of courses this year, with more to come in 2019. Watch this space or our facebook and twitter pages for more information.
We want to build the network of people we work with - if you could teach a workshop or offer a space or support the project in some way please get in touch.