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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 12–17, 2018


Blacksmithing: A Handful of Skills with John Scroggin

Caning and Weaving Chair Seats with Gwen Chafin

Enameling: Fluid Form, Creative Color with Alison Pack & Ken Bova

Music: Beginning Clawhammer Banjo with Jim Lloyd

Adventures in Pastel with Zoe Schumaker

The Dance of Photography with Laura L. Gingerich

Printmaking Paradise: Teeming with Techniques with Sally Ann Walsh

Spinning, Dyeing, Thread Art: Linen on Linen in Shades of Blue with Cassie Dickson

Storytelling: Ancient Tales from around the World with Heather Forest

Millinery: Dyeing to Make Straw Hats with Jan Wutkowski

Weaving: Over-the-Rainbow Fabrics with Deborah Tadhunter

Woodcarving: Fireplace Mantel Carving with Otto Preske

Woodturning: Having Fun with the Fundamentals of Turning with Bob Moffett


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. Folk Music & Folklore with David Brose & Friends

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with The Pressley Girls
4:30 P.M. Off-Campus Tour to Rob Withrow’s clay studio
4:45 P.M. Yoga in the Keith House
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances in Keith House. No Experience Needed!

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Heather Forest
4:45 P.M. Roundtable: A Conversation with the Folk School in the Keith House Living Room
7:00 P.M. NC Writers Presents “Literary Hour” in the Keith House Living Room

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Brose
4:45 P.M. Listen to Storytelling students’ stories in the Keith House Living Room
4:45 P.M. Yoga in Keith House
7:00 P.M. Concert in the Keith House Community Room with Jim Lloyd & Geraud Barralon


Dulcimer Celebration Concert
August 10, 2018

Join us in the Festival Barn Friday at 7:00 P.M. for inspiring performers on mountain and hammered dulcimers (and other instruments!).

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Request our new course catalog
Request a Catalog or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here. All 2018-June 2019 classes are now open for registration.

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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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