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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:  

October 21–October 26, 2018


Basketry: “ArtGourds,” Enchanting & Natural with Sena King

Blacksmithing: Welcome to Blacksmithing! with Ron Nichols

Enameling: Cooking with Enamel with Steve Artz

Jewelry: Ask, Tom, Master Metalsmith with Tom McCarthy

Music: Beginning Guitar with Rick Taylor

Nature Studies: Naturalist Skills Workshop with Liz Dominque

Needlework: Japanese Temari Balls with Barbara Suess & Dana Watson

Painting: A Hands-on Exploration of Three Japanese Art Forms with Marcy Chapman

Quilting: Sunflower Illusions with Lucille Amos

Spinning: Rare Breed Spinning with Melissa Weaver Dunning

Woodworking: Building Beautiful Marquetry Boxes with Jerry Rymarquis


7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Martha Owen & David Liden
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Nick Kelischek
7:00 P.M. Music and Folklore with David Brose

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Steve Smith
4:45 P.M. Tour Valley Blue Moon Elise
4:45 P.M. Yoga in Keith House
7:00 P.M. Square, Contra, & Circle Dancing – No experience necessary!

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with The Pressley Girls
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
4:45 P.M. Roundtable: A Conversation with the Folk School in the Keith House Living Room
7:00 P.M. Enameling Demonstration

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Rick Taylor
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
4:45 P.M. Painting Demonstration
4:45 P.M. Yoga in Keith House
7:00 P.M. Weaving Demonstration

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Kanute Rarey
11:00 A.M. Student Exhibit
11:30 A.M. Closing Ceremony


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

Student Hosts: Jane Wimmer & Kent Stewart

Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction 2018
November 3, 2018

Our annual Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction presents some of the finest artist blacksmith and other fine craft items for sale.

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Request Our 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

John C. Campbell Folk School is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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