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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:  

June 19, 2022 – June 25, 2022


Little/Middle Folk School!


Basketry: Fun with Baskets with Pattie Bagley

Book Arts: Books, Boxes & Bags with Ida Palmer-Ball

Clay: Beginning Clay with Sienna Shute

Corn Shuck Creations with Mary Rutherford

Crochet: Rows and Rounds Crochet with Cristen Clonts

Jewelry: Making Jewelry with Shona Carr

Mixed Media: There’s a patch for that! with Sarah Scott

Nature Studies: Nature Ninjas with Joel Zachry

Needle Felt: Mystical Forest Creations with Dedra Davis

Puppetry: Puppet Magic with Claire Ritzler


8:30 A.M. Registration for Students
4:30 P.M. Instructor and Staff Social, Open House

8:30 A.M. Morningsong with Shona Carr
3:30 P.M. Enjoy board games in the Keith House Living Room
7:00 P.M. Community Tuesdays, Open House. Games available in the Living Room.

8:30 A.M. Morningsong with Emolyn Liden
3:30 P.M. Brasstown Fire Truck will be here to cool you off!
7:00 P.M. Dance in Open House

8:30 A.M. Morningsong Magic Show with Tom Payne
3:30 P.M. Performances from Little/Middle Classes in the Festival Barn
7:00 P.M. Karaoke in Open House. Games available in the Living Room.

8:30 A.M. Morningsong with Lorinda Jones
3:30 P.M. Celebrate the accomplishments of Little Middle and tour youth craft exhibits in the Festival Barn
7:00 P.M. Concert: Emolyn Liden’s Family Band

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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