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Adult Summer Camp: 4 Fun Places to Hone Your Skills

Whether you want to learn how to paint or blacksmith, there's a class for it.

wood carving berea festival
Photography by: Courtesy of BEREA TOURISM

Berea Festival of Learnshops

Berea, Kentucky

Drop in to make brooms, stain glass, train bonsai, and more, just 45 minutes south of Lexington. visitberea.com

 

(MAKE: DIY Stained Glass Windows)
paisly patterns drying
Photography by: Courtesy of THE CLEARING FOLK SCHOOL

The Clearing Folk School

Ellison Bay, Wisconsin

Spend a week near the tip of the Door County Peninsula blacksmithing, painting, or learning your way around a wood lathe. theclearing.org

elmer roush blacksmthing viking style ironwork
Photography by: Courtesy of JOHN C. CAMPBELL FOLK SCHOOL

John C. Campbell Folk School

Brasstown, North Carolina

Metalworking and music lessons (from dulcimer to autoharp) are a few Appalachian traditions to explore in a mountain weekend. folkschool.org

 

(BAKE: Four-Layer Appalachian Stack Cake)
navajo jewelry inlay
Photography by: Courtesy of IDYLLWILD ARTS

Idyllwild Arts

Idyllwild, California

Multiday workshops in Native American arts -- jewelry, musical instruments, and basketry -- are on offer among other classes, an hour from Palm Springs. idyllwildarts.org/summer

 

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