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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:  

November 16–November 18, 2018


Basketry: Totes of Many Colors with Peggy Adelman

Blacksmithing: Fiery-hot Forge—Glowing Metal with Jim Kennady

Book Arts: Stars, Rosettes, Accordions: Small Ornaments for the Holidays with Sigrid Hice

Cooking: Event Cooking—Celebrations with a Twist with Penny Prichard

Dance: Learn to Contra Dance with Bob Dalsemer & Charlotte Crittenden

Kaleidoscopes: Kaleidoscopes: A Journey into the Universe with Scott Cole

Knitting: Stylish Hands: Designing Fingerless Mitts with Harry Wells

Music: Try Your Hand at Harmonica with Tom Bumgardener

Needlework: Fabulous Fabric Necklaces with JoEl Levy LoGiudice

Painting: Get Your Feet Wet with Watercolor with Virginia Urani

Sewing: Dance Skirt with Aino Riiho

Unique Offerings: Refurbishing a Bamboo Fly Rod with Doug Hall

Woodturning: Time to Turn with Jim Bliss

Woodworking: Christmas Ornaments by Scroll Saw with Robert Johnson



5:30 P.M. Student Orientation

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Vowell
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
8:00 P.M. Contra and Square Dance

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Carl Dreher
11:30 A.M. Student Exhibit


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

Student Hosts: Jane Wimmer & Kent Stewart

Fireside Sale
December 2, 2018

Shop for handmade items made by local and regional craftspeople as you stroll through our beautifully decorated Keith House. The Craft Shop will be offering 15% off during the Fireside Sale from November 23 to December 24.

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Request a Catalog or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here. All 2018-June 2019 classes 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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