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John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. 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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Our First Priority: Health and Safety

Dear Folk School Family,
The Folk School is committed to providing everyone with a positive experience of learning and sharing in a safe environment. As we reopen our campus, we are fulfilling our mission in a manner that makes the safety and well-being of students, instructors, guests, visitors, and staff our highest priority.

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What's happening this week:  

May 27 – May 29, 2022


Basketry: Weave a Tall Market Basket with Susan B. Taylor & John Roller

Blacksmithing: Forging the American Tomahawk with Benton Frisse

Cooking: Spirits and Cocktails with JaQuan Bowser

Dance: Beginning Clogging with Annie Fain Barralon with Martha Owen & David Liden

Jewelry: Earrings from Start to Finish with Terry Hale

Knitting: Mosaic Knitting with Charles D. Gandy

Music: Beginning Mountain Dulcimer with Anne Lough & Jack Smoot

Paper Art, Book Arts: Design and Make a Stitched Paper Box with Claudia Lee & Jennifer Folsom

Rugs: Toothbrush Rugs with R.J. Hadle & Nancy Vykouk

Sewing: Vintage Denim Jacket with Boho Flair with Suzanne Myers Otto

Unique Offerings, Woodworking, Nature Studies: Bamboo Fly Rod Finishing with Doug Hall

Woodturning: Here’s the Scoop with Bob Moffett


5:00 P.M. Student Orientation, Festival Barn

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Annie Fain Barralon
6:45 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. Optional Studio Time

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

Student Host: Roscoe Oswald

Fall Festival
October 1 - October 2, 2022

Fall Festival will return Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022. Vendor applications are now available! Click below for more information and learn how to apply online.

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eCatalog is Now Available
Our new January-December 2022 eCatalog is now available for viewing. You can register for classes now. To register, call 1-800-365-5724, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST. Click here to view the full catalog.

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1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 Contact us by email

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Craft Shop Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

John C. Campbell Folk School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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