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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:  

April 23 – 28, 2017


Basketry & Gourd Craft ~ “ArtGourds,” Enchanting & Natural with instructor Sena King

Beads, Glass ~ Glass Beads for Beginners & Advanced Beginners with instructor Marjorie Langston

Blacksmithing ~ Beginning Blacksmithing Techniques with instructor David Cayton

Calligraphy, Book Arts ~ Cursive Italic Handwriting & Simple Bookmaking with instructor Michael Hughey

Glass ~ The Magic of Stained-glass Open Work with instructor Karen Reed

Knitting ~ Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Knitting with instructor Charles D. Gandy

Music ~ Continuing Bluegrass Banjo with instructor David Ellis



7:15 A.M. Morning Walk (Meet in the Keith House Coffee Room)
7:45 A.M. Morningsong & History of the Folk School with Bob Dalsemer
4:45 P.M. Campus Tour with Nick Kelischek
7:00 P.M. Folk Music, Folklore & Stories with David Brose in the Keith House Community Room

7:15 A.M. Morning Walk
7:45 A.M. Morningsong with David Ellis
4:45 P.M. Off Campus Tour to the Blue Moon Elise Shop in Murphy
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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