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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:  

January 13–19, 2019


Blacksmithing: Foundations of Forging with John Scroggin

Calligraphy: Cursive Italic Handwriting for Everyday Use & Simple Bookmaking with Michael Hughey

Clay: Handbuilding and Slab Construction with Judy Robkin

Cooking: Nourishing Traditions—Healthy Cooking from Whole Foods with Cara-Lee Langston

Drawing: Cartooning for Beginners with Jack Cassady

Glass: Wonderful World of Warm Glass with Barbara Cashman

Jewelry: Mixed Metal Mania! with Kim St. Jean

Music: Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer with Aaron O’Rourke

Quilting: String Spider Web Your Way with Virginia Baker & Barbara Sanders

Spinning: Perfect Pairings with Judith Mackenzie

Weaving: Blankets, Lap Robes, & Throws with Elisabeth Hill

Woodcarving: Intermediate to Advanced Chip Carving with Wayne Barton

Woodturning: By Design—Plates, Platters, & Bowls with Nick Cook

Woodworking: Build and Learn to Play a Mountain Dulcimer with Mark Edelman


7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Bob Dalsemer
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Nick Kelischek
7:00 P.M. Folklore & Stories with David Brose

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Mark Edelman
4:45 P.M. Visit 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 Liden Family
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. Woodturning Demonstration

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Brose
3:30 P.M. Chair Massage ($20 for 20 minutes)
4:45 P.M. Modern Cursive Italic Demonstration
7:00 P.M. Weaving Demonstration

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Kanute Rarey
4:30 P.M. Student Exhibit
5:00 P.M. Closing Ceremony
7:00 P.M. Concert: Aaron O’Rourke

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

Student Hosts: Kent Stewart & Olivia Barry

Aaron O'Rourke
January 18, 2019

Aaron O'Rourke began teaching and performing on mountain dulcimer at the age of 16. In a short period of time, Aaron became one of the headlining names at dulcimer camps and traditional music events across the US.

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Request a Catalog or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here. All classes through December 2019 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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