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John C. Campbell Folk School

1 Folk School Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902-8008
+1 800-365-5724
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Amazing Week....

My Husband and I spent a week taking a Glass Bead and Metal Clay Jewelry class respectively. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lori D
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Blue Ridge, Georgia
Lovely and accessible

The Craft Shop is cram-jam full of beautiful hand-made lovelies but it is still wheelchair... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
GrannyOakley
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Brasstown, North Carolina
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Located in the mountains of western North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School offers weeklong and weekend courses in traditional craft, fine art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, storytelling and writing. Founded in 1925, the school is based on the Danish folk school model, and strives to provide experiences in hands-on learning and community life that are joyful and enlivening. Students live on campus and share family-style meals. Each day begins with early morning music and storytelling. Nature walks, tours of local artisans' studios, evening music, and dance programs are part of each week's schedule. A founding member of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the school also operates a craft gallery that represents over 300 regional artists.
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1 Folk School Rd, Brasstown, NC 28902-8008
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My Husband and I spent a week taking a Glass Bead and Metal Clay Jewelry class respectively. The school offers hundreds of week long or weekend classes in many traditional crafts. We came away feeling like we learned a great deal and made some wonderful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Craft Shop is cram-jam full of beautiful hand-made lovelies but it is still wheelchair accessible. Nice job!

Thank GrannyOakley
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

This is my 5th visit in 10 years and I am certain that it will not be my last. There are so many classes offered it becomes hard to choose which one to take. Photography is my focus this time. Housing varies by price, and...More

1  Thank Kernal3
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Reviewed 5 May 2018

Every year I return to learn new arts and crafts. The catalogues are amazing so call the school to get one. I have enjoyed photography and jewelry making. This year I will also take chocolate making. The instructors are passionate about their craft and the...More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

The Staff was exceptional, meals were prepared on site and were delightful. We slept in a small house to ourselves at the facility. Classes were well supervised and offered a level of teaching that happens only rarely today in such an environment. Small classes means...More

Thank Gloria J
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I attended our first John C Campbell Folk School weekend classes - wood turning and creative writing. The classes were very well designed and structured, the School Staff and fellow students could not have been more pleasant. Students came from the Southeastern...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic trip!! Went with my husband, friends and family. We all had so much fun and took different classses. The morning walks, morningsong, all the meals and other activities were great!! Highly recommend!! Can’t wait to go back!!

1  Thank Martha K
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

I have been a student in eight classes over the past few years AND I always come away not wanting the experience to end! Teachers are highly professional and the atmosphere is non competitive which allows freedom to grow in the skills at own’s own...More

1  Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed 13 January 2018

John C Campbell Folk School, after nearly 100 years, continues to set the standard for schools that attempt to preserve folk crafts from the last 500 years. An initial visit to it as a destination is a great way to spend part of a day...More

2  Thank chasbhol
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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

This is my fourth class at the Folk School, 3 of which have been in the last 3 years. It's a great place to learn a new skills and meet new people. I highly recommend it to anyone!

Thank l2jarvis
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BurtMcc m
2 August 2017|
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Response from jccampbellfolkschool | Property representative |
Hi, the cellular service is intermittent depending on your cell phone provider and location on campus.
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Response from christian s | Reviewed this property |
I have not used the camping area, I am usually just passing through. My educated guess would be that the camp grounds are shaded and in good status. Why not give them a call?
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YaYaKathy
15 August 2016|
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Response from Bigbev38 | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that I have only taken painting and quilting classes.but they have been excellent. Have been going for years and have never had a bad class.
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