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Special Class Opportunities

Occasionally, we will offer complimentary classes to local residents. These classes are posted on this page on our website as they become available. We encourage you to check this page often.

  • Each person may only enroll in one of these classes within a 12 month period.
  • You must be "local." Read below in the Am I Local? section to see if you qualify.
  • Tuition is FREE, but each student will be required to pay a $25 registration fee and any additional materials costs. If there is space available and you choose to stay on campus, regular housing and meals rates apply.
  • These are available on a first-come first-serve basis and may not be used on a class for which you are already registered.
  • If you choose to register, you must do this by phone or in person - no online registrations, please. Call our Registration Staff (828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724) and be sure to mention that you are inquiring about the special complimentary class and the $25 registration fee to the person answering your call.

Classes Currently Available:

April 1 - 6, 2018:

Enameling, Jewelry ~ Cloisonne/Basse-taille Earrings
with instructor Karen L. Cohen
1 space available

Combine the ancient enameling techniques of cloisonné and basse-taille to create a stunning pair of earrings with crystal or pearl dangles. Discover how to etch; print the etching onto silver to form basse-taille; create cloisonné over this, applying enamels with emphasis on transparent enamels and shading; and kiln-fire. Then learn wire-wrapping techniques to make your own ear wires and bead dangles. Enamel properties and troubleshooting are also covered in this class, open to all.

April 6-8, 2018:

Woodcarving ~ Cottage Ornament from Cottonwood Bark
with instructor Ron Wood
2 spaces available

Many of us decorate with village house displays and little cottages that spark ideas as to who might live inside. Create a small cottage as a holiday ornament to place on a tree, or a bookshelf, or inside a gift box. We'll work from eastern cottonwood bark, which is soft and easy to carve. No pattern will be used - just follow what the wood lets you do and where imagination takes you. This is a good class for all levels, including beginners.
Am I Local?
Folk School Local Students are people that are part- and full-time residents of the following counties:
  • North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon, Swain and Qualla Boundary
  • Georgia: Fannin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns and Union
  • Tennessee: Polk

Students must present a valid driver’s license, voter registration card, or tax bill showing their local address.
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If you'd like to receive notices about Local Scholarships and other benefits for local students, please check back on this page often, or you may sign up for our eNewsletter (look in the left-hand navigation for the sign-up area).
Make sure you check the LOCAL list when subscribing. (You may also sign up for our regular eNewsletter at this time if you like, which contains different information and is emailed once monthly.)

1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
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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

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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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