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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 15, 2022 – May 21, 2022


Basketry, Nature Studies: Baskets From Your Back Yard with Mary Doornbos

Blacksmithing, Metalwork: Flowers in Metal with Bob Alexander

Clay: Southern Woodfire with Rob Withrow

Cooking: Savory Pies and Summer Suppers with Nanette Davidson & Barbara Swell

Dyeing, Surface Design: Yoruba Batik, Adire, and Tie Dye with Gasali Adeyemo & Sally Blankenship

Jewelry, Metalwork: Small Metal Sculpture with Charity Hall

Music: Strumming Along–Beginning to Intermediate Ukulele with Peter Thomas & Virginia Mattox

Painting: The Spring Palette–Mixing True Colors in Nature with John Mac Kah & Ruthanne Kah

Photography, Book Arts: Photography and Photo Books with Richard Babb & Dea Sasso

Quilting: A New Look at String Patchwork with Laurel Horton

Weaving: Sakiori Silk Scarves with JoEl Levy LoGiudice


7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Richard Babb
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Tammy Godfrey
7:00 P.M. A fun-filled evening of tale tales, mountain legends, and personal stories with regional storytellers.

7:00 P.M. Community Tuesdays: The BUGbillies, variety show

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Charmaine Slaven
4:45 P.M. Garden Tour with Jason Ebinger

7:45 A.M. Nature Walk
4:45 P.M. Demonstration in traditional batik, adire, and tie-dyeing techniques with instructor Gasali Adeyemo
7:00 P.M. Community Old Time Jam at The Crown Restaurant

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Charlie Beck
4:30 P.M. Student Exhibit
5:00 P.M. Closing Ceremony
7:00 P.M. Concert: Untangled, The Peter Thomas Show in Festival Barn

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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