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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:  

September 16–22, 2018


Beads: Introductory Beadmaking with Bob Rubanowice

Blacksmithing: #366hooks—The Hook Project with Matt Jenkins

Clay: Mud—made fun: Getting a Spin on the Potter’s Wheel with Andrew Stephenson

Cooking: Alpine Farmhouse Cooking with Annie Erbsen De Bacco & Barbara Swell

Jewelry: Art Jewelry Essentials with Gabriel Asbury

Leather: Painless Shoemaking; Outsoled Leather Shoes & Boots with Peggy Patrick

Music: Get the Tunes to Your Fingertips: Continuing Mandolin with Bob Buckingham

Painting: Painting Outside the Lines with Louise Farley

Paper Art: Papermaking Inspired by the Natural World with Claudia Lee & Matthew English

Quilting: A New Look at Story Quilts with Mary Lou Weidman

Soapmaking: From Soap to Nuts—Soapmaking Basics with Tim Tyndall

Weaving: 18th—century Linen Weaving with Karen Clancy

Woodturning: Platters: Turning, Detailing, and Finishing with Andy Gunning

Woodworking: Beginning Windsor Chair with Brian Cunfer & Tommy Boyd

Writing: The Art of the Personal Essay with Jodi Helmer


7:15 A.M. Morning Walk (Meet in Keith House Coffee Room)
7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Bob Dalsemer
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with David Brose
7:00 P.M. Blacksmith Demonstration

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Steve Smith
4:30 P.M. Tour Smoke in the Mountains pottery studio
4:45 P.M. Yoga in Keith House
7:00 P.M. Square,Contra, & Circle Dancing – No experience necessary!

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Bob Buckingham
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
4:45 P.M. Roundtable: A Conversation with the Folk School in the Keith House Living Room
7:00 P.M. Enameling Demonstration

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Ted Cooley
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
4:45 P.M. Yoga in Keith House
4:45 P.M. Presentation by Writing Class
7:00 P.M. Literary Hour in the Kieth House

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Kanute Rarey
4:30 P.M. Student Exhibit
5:00 P.M. Closing Ceremony
7:00 P.M. Johan Riddle & Carolina Express: Traditional bluegrass music

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

Student Hosts: Hannah Larson & Jane Wimmer

Folk School Fall Festival 2018
October 6 - October 7, 2018

This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 44th anniversary.

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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

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