Virtual Programs

We invite you to join us for our virtual events, where you can be part of the Folk School experience from home

Zoom Teacher Collage Group Lessonface

We’re proud to partner with Lessonface, an innovative online learning organization founded by previous Work Study student Claire Cunningham, to bring you classes that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home. 

We offer 30 virtual classes in a variety of subjects such as cooking, fiber arts, glass beadmaking, music, dance, painting, photography, woodworking and writing. Similar to our in-person classes, each month will include an online Orientation and Closing Ceremony Social so you can see your old pals, meet new friends, and view other class projects. 

 Head to Lessonface’s website to find out more information, browse our offerings, and sign up today! 

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What are students saying?

91%

are likely to take another online class

93%

recommend the program to others

Morningsong

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. 

Filming an Appalachian Traditions series

Appalachian Traditions Discussions

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. 

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Appalachian Traditions Discussion with Ann Miller Woodford

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!

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Appalachian Traditions with Brasstown Carver Helen Gibson

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.

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Appalachian Broom Making with Marlow Gates

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.

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A Look at Southern Scrap Quilts with Pepper Cory

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.

Locate & Contact

Please contact Programming for more information.

The John C. Campbell Folk School

Programming Office

Darcy Holdorf: Director

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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