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Class Picks

Plan Your Garden

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 30, 2017

in Class Picks, In the Garden

As our region’s last frost date inches closer, we begin choosing the vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers we’ll grow this season. Here at the Folk School, our gardening students will delve into traditional Appalachian cultivation methods, and learn ways to incorporate beneficial organic practices into their plans. Our skilled instructors will also share their beekeeping […]


Let’s Dance

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 23, 2017

in Class Picks, Music & Dance

Dance gets your body moving and your brain thinking. This timeless form of movement also connects us with others, and awakens our sense of playfulness. Come learn to clog Appalachian-style, delve into contra dance, and try your hand at calling a dance – plus much more. Explore this year’s lineup of dance events. We’ll see […]


Celebrate Earth Week at the Folk School

by Cory Marie Podielski on March 16, 2017

in Class Picks, Themed Weeks

Till and trek the earth, make fire in the forges, put music on the wind, and let watercolors and words flow this week. Invite Mother Earth to be your muse as you experience Earth Week at the Folk School from April 16-22, 2017. Come celebrate with us! (Please note: The 2017 Earth Week at the […]


We are so lucky that Brasstown is in the direct path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Join us at 2:35 p.m. EDT on August 21, and view a two-minute space show of epic proportions. While you’re here, enjoy a relaxing weeklong Folk School class in our beautiful mountains. Immerse yourself in […]


Scandinavian Heritage Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 10, 2017

in Class Picks, Featured Classes, Themed Weeks

Each year, we celebrate the Folk School’s roots by inviting students to immerse themselves in Scandinavian food, music, dance, and craft for a week. Gain inspiration from our class picks below, and join us in embracing the vibrant folkehøjskole culture. Scandinavian Heritage Week is March 19-25. Come celebrate! (Please note: The 2017 Scandinavian Week at […]