We invite you to join us for our virtual events, where you can be part of the Folk School experience from home.
Morningsong – it’s a great way to start the day! This special Folk School tradition, based on the Danish custom of singing, folklore, and camaraderie, brings together folks from all over to share songs, stories, and history most days of the week.
We broadcast Friday’s Morningsong live from Brasstown. To watch live, all you have to do is visit our Facebook Page at 7:45 a.m. until 8:15 a.m. on most Fridays.
Enjoy recordings of Appalachian Traditions Discussions, our master-artist-led series on traditional Appalachian craft. These free, hour-long conversations provide a space for instructors in traditional craft to share their personal stories and discuss their creative process. We explore the historic role of craft in Appalachia, examine its continued relevance today, and learn how practitioners are working to promote their craft and inspire the next generation of traditional makers.
Appalachian Traditions is part of a grant-funded program designed to connect highly-skilled Appalachian craft instructors with present-day students. This series, designed in 2020 when in-person activities were suspended, celebrates traditional craft and helps viewers connect with and learn from master artisans.
We are excited to present artist, author, and speaker Ann Miller Woodford on March 19 from 4–5 p.m. for our Appalachian Traditions Discussion on Zoom. Learn more!
Join us in welcoming Helen Gibson for this month’s Appalachian Traditions, virtual discussions with instructors from our master-artist-led series on traditional Appalachian craft.
Whatever your abode, castle, or cottage, you most likely have a broom in your home or hanging on your hearth. From besoms and cobweb brooms to more modern flat brooms and whimsical sculptural objects, brooms are important cultural symbols used for decoration and ritual, as well as functional tools.
One of Pepper’s specialties is Southern scrap quilts, both making and collecting. Pepper explains that Southern scrap quilts, particularly from North Carolina, are a fascinating study in frugality, family life, and beauty.
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One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902