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Painting with a Fish Folk School class artwork
The Folk School logo

With a focus on providing a supportive environment, the Folk School provides a place where anyone can come to learn skills that instill in our community a sense of pride in our local culture.

Bratton/Burton Store on museum grounds

News

Classes will return Fall 2024.

Keep an eye out for updates here and on our social media pages.

Email fmminfo@manateeclerk.com with class suggestions or questions.

Folk School Classes Calendar

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If you have any questions, requests for specific classes, or have any skills you'd like to share with the community, please email Kel with details. 

Instructors and guest lecturers at the Florida Maritime Museum and Folk School are independent contractors or volunteers whose opinions are not necessarily those of the Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, or Manatee County.

Please note that visitors to the Florida Maritime Museum may be photographed or videotaped during their visit. These photos/videos may be used for marketing, advertising, or public relations purposes without compensation.

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