The Cabbage School / Summer Classes 2018
contextualizing the learning environment within the anatomy of place
Beginning in early June 2018, the Cabbage School will offer its first full season of programming at the Commons, our property in Little Sandy Mush, NC. Situated amongst vibrant ecological diversity of Madison County, NC, about 30 minutes from downtown Asheville, the Cabbage School convenes for the creation of a resilient and dynamic community and a functional model for learning.
Inspired by the rural craft school tradition and a host of other educational communities such as Black Mountain College and Rural Studio, The Cabbage school seeks to bring together walks of life previously unconnected to gather outside of a deeply institutionalized framework; a place where individuals can shape their respective work and root it in something meaningful and shared.
"I'm so excited about the levels of creative dynamism that we have in our faculty this summer, who are coming here from all over the country," says Jessica Green, founder of The Cabbage School. "This summer exemplifies our mission of a thoughtful, radical, skill-based approach to learning, full of embodied inquiry that one can bring back to their own life. Whether folks come here to make a milk pail or to explore radical communism, I think all of the aspects of this summer are shaping a world that I want to be a part of."
The 2018 summer session is full of a wide range of skill- and practice- based classes, and the Cabbage School encourages those of all socioeconomic and experience levels to apply. Scholarships in the form of work-study positions are available.
TRANSDISCIPLINARY PHOTOGRAPHY with Lydia See - June 9-11
MAKING / PRACTICE with Jessica Green - June 13-17
COUNTER LOGISTICS AND COMMUNIST MEASURES with James - June 30- July 1
BODY WEATHER with Asher Woodworth and Hana Van der Kolk - July 6-8
PIZZA OVEN BUILDING with Charlie Hayes - July 6-8
TWO WEEK SHACK with Rob Maddox, Alex Henderson, Karie Reinertson, and Emma Morehouse - July 8-21 COOPERING: TRADITIONAL WOODEN BUCKETS with Nate Chambers - August 4-7
(images: from The Cabbage School pilot workshop, summer 2017 – photo credit lydia see)