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John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.

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What's happening this week:  

August 16–August 18, 2019


Blacksmithing: Blacksmithing 101: Forging Basics with Mike LaMarre

Book Arts: Modern Bookbinding: Books That Open Wide with Andrew Huot

Cooking: Making Italian Liqueurs and Gelatos with Wally Maria Mazzucco

Jewelry: Beginning Jewelry—Rings with Jim Richardson

Music: Acoustic Bass—The Basics & Beyond with Jim Lloyd

Painting: Get Your Feet Wet with Watercolor with Virginia Urani

Spinning: First Steps in Spinning with Kate Larson

Storytelling: From Schools to Summer Camps: Telling to Young Audiences with James McCarthy


7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Vowell
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
7:30 P.M. English Country Dance

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with James McCarthy
11:00 A.M. Student Exhibit
11:30 A.M. Closing Ceremony

8:15 A.M Breakfast
12:15 P.M. Lunch
6:00 P.M. Supper

Student Hosts: Linda Decker, Jenn Ratcliffe

Award-winning Author's Book Signing
August 21, 2019

John Warley will share insights form his latest book, The Home Guard. Copies of the book will also be available for purchase.

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Request A Catalog
Request a Catalog or view it as an eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here. All classes through June 2020 are now open for registration.

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1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Office Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

Craft Shop and History Center Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

John C. Campbell Folk School is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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