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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 21 – 27, 2017


Basketry ~ Traditional Split-oak Basketry with instructors Mary & Bill Smith

Beads, Glass ~ Glass Beadmaking – Dance of Glass and Flame with instructor Margo Knight

Blacksmithing ~ Blacksmithing for Home and Hearth with instructor Jeff Mohr

Calligraphy ~ Illuminated Lettering with instructor Sharon Coogle

Clay ~ The Joy of Throwing with instructor Nan Rothwell

Cooking ~ From Scratch” Cooking That’s Plate – Licking Good with instructor Andrew Brown

Knitting ~ Fair Isle Knitting: Starting with Color with instructor Martha Owen



7:15 A.M. Morning Walk (Meet in the Keith House Coffee Room)
7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Martha Owen & David Liden
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Lynn Ann Miller
7:00 P.M. Folk Music, Folklore & Stories with David Brose & Friends

7:00 A.M. Bird Walk ~ Please wear shoes for wet grass
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Vowell
4:30 P.M. Off Campus Tour to Highlander Gallery in Brasstown
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”


Annual Gala & Benefit Auction 2017
May 27, 2017

Please join us for an exciting evening of lively entertainment, delicious food, and traditional craft and art. Proceeds benefit the Folk School's craft programs. Admission: $25 (includes food and drink). Visit our auction website for more information.

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Request a 2017 Catalog!

Our new catalog is here. Registration is open for all of the 2017 classes. Request a Catalog here.
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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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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