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John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk School provides experiences in non-competitive learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. 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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What's happening this week:  

February 27 – March 1, 2015


Basketry: Natural Vine Basketry ~ Matt Tommey

Blacksmithing: Basic Blacksmithing-Hammering Out the Basics ~ Marty Young

Cooking: The Art of Smoke ~ Paul Roche

Dance: Appalachian Clogging ~ Emolyn Liden

Dyeing: Not Your Grandma’s Dye Pot ~ Kathrin Weber

Music: Try Harmonica ~ J.D. Robinson

Painting: Get Your Feet Wet with Watercolor ~ Virginia Urani

Printmaking: An Introduction to Printmaking ~ Jim Horton

Spinning: Introduction to Spinning ~ Lorri Helms

Storytelling: Grab That Story and Tell it! ~ Ted Cooley

Surface Design, Dyeing, Quilting: Transfer Paints-Disperse Dyes ~ Tone Haugen-Cogburn

Woodturning: Woodturning Basics in a Weekend ~ Pat Johnson

*February 22 – March 1, 2015:
Metalwork: Hammered Copper in the Arts and Crafts Tradition ~ Bob Trout & Michael Houser

*February 27 – March 7, 2015:
Blacksmithing, Woodworking: Traditional Chest and Hardware ~ Pat McCarty & Bob Alexander


3:00-5:00 P.M. Registration
5:30 P.M. Student Orientation in Keith House Community Room
6:45-9:00 P.M. Classes

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Vowell in Keith House Community Room
9 A.M -12:00 P.M. Classes
1:30-5 P.M. Classes

7:45 A.M. Morningsong with Matt Tommey in Keith House Community Room
9-11:00 A.M Classes
11:00 A.M. Student Exhibit in Keith House
11:30 A.M. Closing Ceremony


Empty Bowls 2015
March 14, 2015

First, select a handcrafted bowl from a collection donated by area potters. Next, fill your bowl with a hearty meal of soup, salad, bread and dessert. Enjoy live music by the Dog Branch Cats and the company of new and old friends. Take your bowl home with you to keep as a reminder of hunger in our local and global communities.

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Request a 2015 Catalog!
All 2015 classes are now open for registration. Request a Catalog or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for classes here on our website. Begin by clicking on the Find A Class button.

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1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
828.837.2775 • (fax) 828.837.8637
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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

Craft Shop and History Center Hours:
Mon. - Sat. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST
Sun. 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

John C. Campbell Folk School is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

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