Porcupine Mountains Folk School

To register for courses call 906-884-7663.

Please send your class fee payment to:
Friends of the Porkies – Folk School
P.O. Box 221
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Questions? Call 906-884-7663 or e-mail.

Looking for NEW Instructors!

  • Share your skills and expertise with other people
  • Expand clientele
  • Earn money from tuition
  • Gain recognition in your field from advertising
  • Increased awareness of your product and effort involved in its creation adds value
  • Opportunity to teach in a premier wilderness park, surrounded by 60,000 acres

To receive a Folk School Instructor Application, e-mail or phone 906-884-7663 .

The School is run by the Friends of the Porkies in cooperation with the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. The Friends is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the visitor park experience. The Folk School provides a spectacular location to teach, organization of student registration, a spacious building, and the promotion of your class. Please be advised that we expect our workshops to emphasize a philosophy of “safety, fun and learning.”  The safety of our participants should be at the forefront of every instructor’s mind during course development as well as during the actual workshop. We are asking potential instructors to send in the form above, which will be reviewed by a committee.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Are you interested in teaching at the Porcupine Mountains Folk School?  We’d like to hear from you.

We provide a spectacular location to hold courses.  We take care of all the student registration.  We do all the advertising for the class. We have a quaint setting, utilizing an old carpenter’s shop on the park grounds.

Please send us the completed application form, a resume highlighting relevant skills and creative works (2 pages max), a bio, and a picture for the instructor page.  Be sure to include the title(s) of the class(es) you’d like to teach, date options, class times/duration, equipment/materials needed (and explain if students will have a materials fee), the minimum and maximum number of students allowed in the class and your instructor fee and any other relevant information that is needed for the class.

Return the requested information to your  Folk School Liaison: Instructor Application, .jpg photo of the product of the class, .jpg photo of you, short biography, Instructor Contract