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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 13 – 18, 2017


Blacksmithing ~ Smithing Made Simple with instructor Caitlin Morris

Broom Making ~ Appalachian Broom Making and Beyond with instructor Marlow Gates

Cooking ~ Chocolate & French Pastries with instructor Katia Reeb

Drawing, Nature Studies ~ Learning to Draw What You See in Nature with instructor Pam Beagle-Daresta

Felt Making ~ “Zero to Hero” Felt with instructor Tasha Miller Griffith

Jewelry ~ Traditional & Alternative Settings with instructor Charity Hall

Marbling ~ 3-D & Alternative Surface Marbling with instructor Pat K. Thomas



7:15 A.M. Morning Walk (Meet in Keith House Coffee Room)
7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Jack Smoot
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Martin Sachs
7:00 P.M. Folk Music, Folklore & Stories with David Brose in the Keith House Community Room

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Vowell
4:45 P.M. Off Campus Tour to Bella Vista Tile Clay Studio
4:45 P.M. Yoga in the Keith House
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances in Keith House. No Experience Needed!


Request A 2017/2018 Catalog!

Our new catalog is here. Registration is open for classes from July 2017 through June 2018. Request a Catalog here or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here on our website. Begin by clicking on the Find A Class button.

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Our New Director Has Been Named

Jerry Jackson has been named our new executive director! He will begin work in August. Learn more about this exciting news in our press release.

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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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