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The Clearing Folk School

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Phone

(920) 854-4088

Physical Address

12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay, WI 54210

Mailing Address

12171 Garrett Bay Road
Ellison Bay, WI 54210

About The Clearing Folk School

The Clearing is a not-for-profit folk school founded by renowned landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen in 1935. The Clearing offers a wide variety of classes in the arts, humanities and natural sciences, ranging from one-day workshops to week-long resident classes on The Clearing’s historic campus. A new interpretive display in the visitor center tells the story of Jensen and The Clearing.

According to Jensen, “Instruction at The Clearing is non-competitive – there are no credits, no grades, no degrees, no pitting of one student against another.” This method of teaching is what the Danes called “The Living Word.” Discussion, conversation, nature study and hands-on work are emphasized, rather than learning just in the classroom, through reading and writing. The folk school experience at The Clearing is a unique combination of learning, history, tradition, social interaction and quiet reflection.

Today, The Clearing offers classes in natural sciences, fine arts, skilled crafts and humanities. These programs fulfill Jens Jensen’s dream of a year-round folk school in a natural setting.

Jens Jensen The Clearing

Jens Jensen.

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Upcoming Events at The Clearing Folk School

Sat 29

Docent-Led Hikes

June 29 @ 1:00pm
Sun 30

Docent-Led Hikes

June 30 @ 1:00pm
Jul 06

Docent-Led Hikes

July 6 @ 1:00pm
Jul 06

Midsummer’s Music

July 6 @ 3:00pm
Jul 07

Docent-Led Hikes

July 7 @ 1:00pm
Jul 13

Docent-Led Hikes

July 13 @ 1:00pm
Jul 14

Docent-Led Hikes

July 14 @ 1:00pm
Jul 16

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Social

July 16 @ 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jul 20

Docent-Led Hikes

July 20 @ 1:00pm
Jul 21

Docent-Led Hikes

July 21 @ 1:00pm
Jul 27

Docent-Led Hikes

July 27 @ 1:00pm
Jul 28

Docent-Led Hikes

July 28 @ 1:00pm
Aug 03

Docent-Led Hikes

August 3 @ 1:00pm
Aug 04

Docent-Led Hikes

August 4 @ 1:00pm
Aug 10

Docent-Led Hikes

August 10 @ 1:00pm
Aug 11

Docent-Led Hikes

August 11 @ 1:00pm
Aug 17

Docent-Led Hikes

August 17 @ 1:00pm
Aug 18

Docent-Led Hikes

August 18 @ 1:00pm
Aug 24

Docent-Led Hikes

August 24 @ 1:00pm
Aug 25

Docent-Led Hikes

August 25 @ 1:00pm