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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:  

August 20 – 26, 2017


Blacksmithing ~ Tools! Tools! Tools! with instructor Lucas House

Book Arts, Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting ~ Botanical Books: Traditions Old and New with instructors Annie Cicale & Redenta Soprano

Clay ~ The Art of Throwing and Raku Firing with instructors Harry & Julie Hearne

Cooking, Unique Offerings ~ Home-brewing Artisan Beers with instructor Nick Kelischek

Dyeing, Surface Design ~ Yoruba Batik, Adire, and Tie Dye with instructor Gasali Adeyemo

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

Music ~ Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer: Refining Your Playing with instructor Nina Zanetti



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 Tammy Godfrey
7:00 P.M. Special Concert by Instructor Nina Zanetti Keith House Community Room

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with The Liden Family
4:45 P.M. Visit “by His hand” Pottery Studio of Resident Clay Artist, Mike Lalone ~ Meet at the Craft Shop
4:45 P.M. Yoga in the Keith House
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances in Keith House. No Experience Needed!


Folk School Fall Festival 2017
October 7 - October 8, 2017

Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 43rd anniversary in October.

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Request a 2017 / 2018 Catalog!
Our new catalog is here or view the current eCatalog now. Registration is open for classes from July 2017 through June 2018. Request a Catalog here or view the current eCatalog now.
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

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