Put it on your schedule! October 26-31. Right here on Ocracoke Island. It is the 2nd annual Ocrafolk School. From Monday to Friday a limited number of students will be immersing themselves in watercolor painting, basketry, island cooking, pottery, Ocracoke history, seafaring traditions, or island ecology.
But that's not all. In addition to daytime classes there are exciting opportunities to visit with instructors and fellow classmates at group dinners, to enjoy some of the best folk music in coastal North Carolina, to learn the old-time Ocracoke square dance, to sail aboard a traditional two-masted schooner, to gather around a bonfire and savor locally caught shrimp, and much more.
There are still several spaces available. For more information please go to http://www.ocrafolkschool.org/.
Listen to what some of our inaugural year students had to say about the Ocrafolk School:
“The class is wonderful,” a student from 2007 said. “I love having the experience of living here with the artists, singing with them, sharing meals with them. I could hardly sleep after the first day – I had thirty ideas in my head all at once!”
“It exceeded all my expectations,” said student Zoe Katz, “and they were high!”
A cooking class student said, “My only regret is that I have but one stomach to give to this meal!”
Local writer Jamie Tunnell said, “I learned so much!” The Ocrafolk Sampler class should be required for everyone who lives here.”
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is "One Reason to NOT Move to Ocracoke." You can read it here.