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John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. 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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Our First Priority: Health and Safety

Dear Folk School Family,
The Folk School is committed to providing everyone with a positive experience of learning and sharing in a safe environment. As we reopen our campus, we are fulfilling our mission in a manner that makes the safety and well-being of students, instructors, guests, visitors, and staff our highest priority.

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What's happening this week:  

June 26 – July 2, 2022


Blacksmithing: Blacksmithing for Fun and Profit with Larry Cooper

Broom Making: Advanced Broom Making with Marlow Gates & Barbara Merrell

Clay: Starting on the Wheel with Harry Hearne & Julie Hearne

Lace: Beginning Bobbin Lace with Sasha Baskin & Yael Bloom

Metalwork, Jewelry: Beginning Metalsmithing with Melissa Broek

Music: Native American Flute with Jon Norris

Nature Studies, Cooking: Mushroom Immersion Week with Cornelia Cho & Sam Landes

Painting: Beginning to Intermediate Pastel with Joe Synan

Paper Art, Printmaking: Puzzle Printmaking with Lauren Koch

Photography, Nature Studies: Capture Nature through the Lens with Liz Domingue

Quilting: Irish Chain with Penny Morgan

Spinning: Heritage Sheep Breeds of the Southeastern-U.S. with Deborah Robson

Woodcarving: Spoon to Relief with Paul Rolfe

Woodturning: Woodturning Essentials with Robert Lyon & Doug Finkel

Woodworking, Music: Build a Ukulele with Allen Androkites & Brian Cunfer


7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Charmaine Slaven
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Tammy Godfrey. Instructor and Staff Social at Open House.
7:00 P.M. Join instructor Marlow Gates for a presentation on broom making in Keith House Community Room

4:45 P.M. Introduction to Partner Dance: Waltz, Two-Step, Swing & more with Becky Hill in Open House
7:00 P.M. Community Tuesdays: Becky Hill, Ben Nelson & Friends in Open House

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Becky Hill & Ben Nelson
4:45 P.M. Garden Tour with Jason Ebinger
7:00 P.M. Optional Studio Time

7:30 A.M. Nature Walk, meet at the Herb Garden
4:45 P.M. “Find Your Muse” in the Craft Shop. Play a scavenger hunt game for a chance to win 20% off your entire purchase!
7:00 P.M. Carving class with Richard Carter in Community Room. Community Old Time Jam at The Crown Restaurant.

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Jon Norris
4:30 P.M. Student Exhibit
5:00 P.M. Closing Ceremony
7:00 P.M. Concert: Blue Eyed Girl, Festival Barn

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

Student Hosts: Roscoe Oswald and Jennifer Hynes

Fall Festival
October 1 - October 2, 2022

Fall Festival will return Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022. Vendor applications are now available! Click below for more information and learn how to apply online.

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eCatalog is Now Available
Our new January-December 2022 eCatalog is now available for viewing. You can register for classes now. To register, call 1-800-365-5724, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST. Click here to view the full catalog.

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1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 Contact us by email

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Craft Shop Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

John C. Campbell Folk School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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