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John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. 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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Our First Priority: Health and Safety

Dear Folk School Family,
The Folk School is committed to providing everyone with a positive experience of learning and sharing in a safe environment. As we reopen our campus, we are fulfilling our mission in a manner that makes the safety and well-being of students, instructors, guests, visitors, and staff our highest priority.

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What's happening this week:  

May 22 – May 27, 2022


Basketry: Using Color in Your Baskets with Peggy Adelman

Blacksmithing: Beginning Blacksmithing with Marty Young

Cooking: Northern Italian Cooking – Everyday to Glamorous with Wally Maria Mazzucco & Laura Lau Klein

Glass, Beads: Next Level Glass Beads with Teresa Brittain

Jewelry: Carving and Casting Small Jewelry Pieces with Jennifer Jenkins

Music: Beginning Hammered Dulcimer with Anne Lough & Karen Stack

Painting, Drawing: Painting in Acrylics with Pebbie Mott & Carolyn Molder

Paper Art, Book Arts, Mixed Media: Using Your Paper, Collage, Mixed-Media Game with Claudia Lee & Jennifer Folsom

Storytelling: Affrilachian Tales, Appalachian Telling, and More with Lyn Ford

Unique Offerings, Woodworking, Nature Studies: Bamboo Fly Rod Making with Doug Hall

Woodworking: Demystifying Dovetails in Hand-cut Joinery with Lyle Wheeler


7:45 A.M. Morningsong with T-Claw
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Tammy Godfrey. Instructor and Staff Social at Open House.
7:00 P.M. Optional Studio Time

7:00 P.M. Community Tuesdays: Anne Lough with Bob Dalsemer and the Dog Branch Cats in Open House

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Lyn Ford
4:45 P.M. Garden Tour with Jason Ebinger

7:30 A.M. Nature Walk, meet at the Herb Garden
4:45 P.M. Lyn Ford & the Storytelling Class will share their work
7:00 P.M. Community Old Time Jam at The Crown Restaurant

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Anne Loygh
10:30 A.M. Student Exhibit 
11:00 A.M. Closing Ceremony

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

Student Hosts: Roscoe Oswald

Fall Festival
October 1 - October 2, 2022

Fall Festival will return Saturday and Sunday, October 1 & 2, 2022. Vendor applications are now available! Click below for more information and learn how to apply online.

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eCatalog is Now Available
Our new January-December 2022 eCatalog is now available for viewing. You can register for classes now. To register, call 1-800-365-5724, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST. Click here to view the full catalog.

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1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 Contact us by email

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

Main Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Craft Shop Hours:
Monday - Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

John C. Campbell Folk School is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.

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