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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:  

March 1 – 7, 2015


Basketry & Gourd Art: Creative Rims for Gourds ~ Marianne Barnes

Book Arts, Mixed Media: Encaustic Journals ~ Erin Keane

Clay: Woodfire – Smoke in the Mountains ~ Darrell Adams & Rob Withrow

Mixed Media, Painting: Adventures in Collage ~ Billie Shelburn

Music: Continuing Fiddle ~ Cathy Grant

Nature Studies: Nature’s Treasures – Landscapes, Plants, and Animals ~ Joel Zachry

Sewing: Build Your Sewing Skills ~ Andi Bedsworth

Spinning, Dyeing: From Sheep to Shawl ~ Martha Owen

Weaving: Focus on Warps – Color, Design, Technique ~ Kathrin Weber

Woodcarving: Caricatures in Woodcarving ~ Roy Hellman


7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Jan Davidson
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Tammy Godfrey
7:00 P.M. Musical Performance by Corrina Rose & Leah Dolgoy in the Keith House Community Room

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Leah Dolgoy
4:45 P.M. Off Campus Trip to Blue Moon Elise Shop in Downtown Murphy
4:45 P.M. Yoga in the Keith House
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances in Keith House. No Experience Needed!
8:00 P.M. Showing of “Sing Behind the Plow”

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Cathy Grant
4:45 P.M. Throwing Bigger Pots Demonstration in the Clay Studio
7:00 P.M. Collage Demonstration in the Painting Studio


Empty Bowls 2015
March 14, 2015

First, select a handcrafted bowl from a collection donated by area potters. Next, fill your bowl with a hearty meal of soup, salad, bread and dessert. Enjoy live music by the Dog Branch Cats and the company of new and old friends. Take your bowl home with you to keep as a reminder of hunger in our local and global communities.

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Request a 2015 Catalog!
All 2015 classes are now open for registration. Request a Catalog or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for 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

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

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