Michigan Folk School Community Enrichment is proud to partner with Michigan Folk School to offer enriching and unique experiences for our participants throughout the year. This collaboration gives nature lovers, cooks, gardeners and crafters alike the opportunity to engage in hands-on learning, attain new skills and gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. These classes take place in a variety of locations, including the beautiful Dixboro Methodist Church and the Michigan Folk School’s homestead. Enjoy the beauty and excitement of new crafts and knowledge!
Cheesemaking Workshop Photography: Essential Elements So, you have a great camera, now what? Find out how to take better pictures by practicing the simple, yet essential, relationship between shutter speed, f-stop and ISO. Learn to set the correct exposure and what the numbers mean. Discover how to see and think like a photographer by using compositional tools and basic photographic principals. You will take photos both in the classroom and on location. HEC 1065 $49 | mandatory fee: $10
21997 Fri 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Discover how easy it is to make fantastic soft cheeses at home. We will discuss and sample several cheeses that you can cultivate right in your own kitchen. Next, we will get to work making both mozzarella and chèvre, and also learn a few recipes for whey (a by-product of cheesemaking). You’ll take home recipes, a resource list, culture and cheesecloth to begin your own homestead cheesemaking. CUL 4089 $50 | mandatory fee: $30
21977 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm
Sourdough Bread 101 Photography: Study in Light Discover the different qualities of light and how to use them to control color, and set a mood in your images. Learn to look at a scene, previsualize what the camera can capture, and how you want to use light in your images. You will use natural light, weather permitting, to photograph during the golden hour (just before sunset), and explore different lighting techniques such as silhouette, rim lighting and backlighting. You will receive classroom training and take indoor and outdoor photos. PHO 4043 $49 | mandatory fee: $10
21998 Sat 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Find out how to create beautiful, mouthwatering sourdough bread at home, using tools and equipment that are standard in every kitchen. We will briefly discuss bread science, techniques, ingredients and equipment. Next, we’ll begin the bread-making process: kneading, fermenting, shaping, proofing, scoring, baking our bread and determining its readiness through look, taste, feel and smell. Afterwards, we will evaluate our results and share troubleshooting ideas. CUL 4131 $49 | mandatory fee: $20
21984 Thu 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Hearty Soup in a Sourdough Bread Bowl Cheesemaking Intensive Workshop Through hands-on experience, learn to make simple cheeses in your home. Working with both cow’s and goat’s milk, you will learn about cultures, equipment and ingredients while making yogurt, feta, ricotta, Brie, buttermilk, sour cream, chèvre, mozzarella and cultured butter. You’ll also receive an introduction to making hard cheeses. The end of this two-day workshop will culminate in a community feast where we will share food, sample the cheeses and enjoy the friends we’ve made working together.
| Winter 2019
CUL 4142 $69 | mandatory fee: $25
HEC 4169 $95 | mandatory fee: $60 21978 Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm *No class on Mar 2.
Winter is here and there is nothing quite as comforting as a hearty bowl of soup in a homemade bread bowl! Join us in the kitchen as we warm up our souls while we bake a classic sourdough French boules. As our bread bakes, we will prepare a pot of New England– style clam chowder. Some bread-baking experience is recommended as this class is more about developing culinary skills. Bring your apron, a sense of culinary wonder and a hearty appetite.
Feb 23 – Mar 9*
21983 Sat 9:00am – 1:00pm
Register online: wccnet.edu/economic-development