About Us
The Folk School Experience
Come for a Day
Support the Folk School
Folk School History
For Locals
Our Youth Programs
Craft Shop
Work Study and Student Hosts
Contact Us
Request a Catalog
Gift Certificates

Sign up for our
Email Newsletter


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.

Read more

Nancy Cutrer's View of the Folk School!

Check out our YouTube Channel

What's happening this week:  

July 15–July 21, 2018 ~ Intergenerational Week


Blacksmithing ~ Starting with Fire with instructor Kenneth Thomas

Clay ~ Fundamentals in Clay with instructors Samantha Andrews-Jarvis & Sandy Warren

Cooking ~ Great British Bake-off Boot Camp with instructor Susannah Thompson

Enameling ~ Enameling Sampler with instructor Kay Patterson

Felt Making, Mixed Media, Paper Art, Surface Design ~ A World of Fiber with instructor Sandi Cirillo

Metalwork ~ Tin Can Art with instructor Trish Nicholas

Music ~ Be in the Band: Rock & Roll from Scratch with instructor Lindsey Liden

Painting ~ Mountain Fantasy in Watercolor with instructor Suzanne DesLauriers

Paper Art, Dyeing ~ Make Your Own Kudzu Mural with instructor Nancy Basket



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
4:30 P.M. Youth Activities ~ Meet in Lower Keith
4:30 P.M. Adult Activity ~ Campus Tour with David Brose(Meet at the Craft Shop)
7:00 P.M. Join Ted Cooley for Fun Games for the Whole Family in the Keith House Community Room

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Martha Owen & David Liden
4:30 P.M. Youth Activities ~ Meet in Lower Keith
4:30 P.M. Adult Activity ~ A Presentation on Appalachian History in the Keith House Community Room
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances with Carl Dreher in the Keith House Community Room


The Band Kelley
July 20, 2018

Up-and-coming sibling bluegrass band play tunes and harmonize from 7-8pm in the Festival Barn.

Read more

Request a 2018 Catalog

Request a Catalog or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here. All 2018 classes are now open for registration.

Read more


1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
Contact us by email

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.

Read our Privacy Policy
Read our Acceptance Policy

© John C. Campbell Folk School