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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:  

May 1 – 7, 2016


Blacksmithing ~ The American Hand-forged Knife with instructors Jim Batson & Chuck Patrick

Clay ~ Studio Tips & Tricks: Make It Bigger, Make It Smaller with instructor Steve Fasen

Dyeing, Surface Design ~ Natural Dyes and Secrets to Creating Art Cloth with instructor Donna Brown

Enameling, Jewelry ~ Beginning Enameling with instructor Paul Roche

Jewelry ~ Adventures in Copper & Bronze Clay with instructor Pam East

Music ~ Continuing Autoharp: The Carter Family Legacy with instructor Leah Dolgoy

Nature Studies ~ “Matching the Hatch” – The Art of Fly Tying with instructor Bobby Hand



7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Jan Davidson
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Nick Kelischek
7:00 P.M. Special Dance Performance by The Folk School Cloggers in the Keith House Community Room

7:15 A.M. Bird Walk (Please wear shoes for wet grass)
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Leah Dolgoy
4:45 P.M. Off Campus Tour to the Bless My Stitches Quilt Shop in Murphy
4:45 P.M. Yoga in the Keith House
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances in Keith House. No Experience Needed!
8:00 P.M. Showing of “Sing Behind the Plow”


Carolina Express
May 6, 2016

Young brothers, Jonah and Grayson Riddle share their hot bluegrass licks.

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Our Acceptance Policy
The Folk School is an equal opportunity institution and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, nationality, or ethnic origin. All students must be at least 18 years of age.

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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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