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Special Class Opportunities

Occasionally, we will offer complimentary classes to local residents. These classes are posted on this page on our website as they become available. We encourage you to check this page often.

  • Each person may only enroll in one of these classes within a 12 month period.
  • You must be "local." Read below in the Am I Local? section to see if you qualify.
  • Tuition is FREE, but each student will be required to pay a $25 registration fee and any additional materials costs. If there is space available and you choose to stay on campus, regular housing and meals rates apply.
  • These are available on a first-come first-serve basis and may not be used on a class for which you are already registered.
  • If you choose to register, you must do this by phone or in person - no online registrations, please. Call our Registration Staff (828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724) and be sure to mention that you are inquiring about the special complimentary class and the $25 registration fee to the person answering your call.

Classes Currently Available.

March 31, 2019
Etching Plus!
with instructor Mary Quinnan Little
2 spaces available

Are you looking to refresh your etching skills or maybe pick up some tips on different techniques? Join us for a wide-ranging experience using traditional and photosensitive resists, considering alternative etchants, and exploring colorful options at the printing press. Copper will be used in class, but techniques may apply to other metals. (This is not a jewelry class.) Prior etching practice is needed, ideally a beginning class; contact the instructor, if you need additional information.

April 14, 2019
Build a Sculptural Table
with instructor Peter Bull
2 spaces available

With basic timber-framing concepts and traditional woodworking techniques, craft your own sculptural table with hand tools and guidance. The White Pine base will be joined, painted, and carved; a variety of other embellishments are possible with hardwoods or other mediums. The base also has many possible shapes - an opportunity to express your creativity. The hardwood top will be traditionally joined and may be painted or kept natural. For intermediate woodworkers with good manual dexterity.

April 14, 2019
Writing, Building a Character
with instructor Darnell Arnoult
2 spaces available

Using photographs, lists, short exercises and more, learn to write and analyze character sketches and short stories in which character development essentially creates plot. A variety of writing exercises will be used to stretch your imagination, allowing you to use what you know to more fully cultivate fictional characters, and then place them in stories that emerge from the character's experience. All levels welcome.
Am I Local?
Folk School Local Students are people that are part- and full-time residents of the following counties:
  • North Carolina: Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison, Swain, Transylvania counties, and Qualla Boundary
  • Georgia: Fannin, Gilmer, Rabun, Towns and Union counties
  • Tennessee: Polk and Monroe counties

Students must present a valid driver's license, voter registration card, or tax bill showing their local address.
eNews Group for Local Students
If you'd like to receive notices about Folk School events and other opportunities for local students, you may sign up for our eNewsletter (look in the left-hand navigation for the sign-up area).

Make sure you check the LOCAL list when subscribing. (You may also sign up for our regular eNewsletter at this time if you like, which contains different information and is emailed once monthly.)

1-800.FOLK.SCH (365.5724)
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John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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