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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:  

May 28 – June 3, 2017


Blacksmithing ~ Get It Hot, Hit It Right with instructor John Scroggin

Clay ~ No More Glaze-decorating Phobia with instructor Diana Faris

Cooking ~ Cuisine Provencal with instructor Penny Prichard

Dolls ~ Create Your Own Cousin with instructor Rebecca Kempson

Dyeing, Felt Making ~ Dyer’s Secrets with instructor Carol LeBaron

Glass ~ Fused Glass for the Garden with instructor Karen Reed

Jewelry, Metalwork ~ Bracelets, Bracelets, Bracelets with instructors Kay & Tom Benham



7:15 A.M. Morning Walk (Meet in Keith House Coffee Room)
7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Bob Dalsemer
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Lynn Ann Miller
7:00 P.M. Appalachian History led by Billy Ray Palmer in the Keith House Community Room

7:00 A.M. Bird Walk ~ Please wear shoes for wet grass
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with The Pressley Girls
4:45 P.M. Off Campus Tour Bella Vista Tile, Working Clay Studio
4:45 P.M. Yoga in the Keith House
7:00 P.M. Contra, Circle & Square Dances in Keith House. No Experience Needed!
8:00 P.M. Showing of “Sing Behind the Plow”


Annual Gala & Benefit Auction 2017
May 27, 2017

Please join us for an exciting evening of lively entertainment, delicious food, and traditional craft and art. Proceeds benefit the Folk School's craft programs. Admission: $25 (includes food and drink). Visit our auction website for more information.

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Request a 2017 Catalog!

Our new catalog is here. Registration is open for all of the 2017 classes. Request a Catalog here.
You can also search and register for all 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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