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There are all sorts of traditions that are alive and well at the Folk School. The Brasstown Fire Department always brings the firetruck to spray down all the children during Little/Middle Folk School, we always dance the Salty Dog Rag during the evening break at Saturday night dances, and the Brasstown Brigade always helps us […]

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I stopped by the Oscar Cantrell Blacksmith Shop, the current shop of Resident Blacksmith, Paul Garrett. Paul and I talked about the upcoming Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction on November 1, a special event planned for October 31st, and about Folk School life in general. Enjoy! CP: So, the Blacksmith & Fine Craft Auction is […]

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Handmade Mountain Escape Sweepstakes

by Cory Marie Podielski on August 10, 2014

in New & Noteworthy

Did you know the Folk School was voted one of the “100 Best Vacations to Enrich Your Life” by National Geographic? The Folk School is truly a unique NC experience. We are excited to be featured in a sweepstakes presented by VisitNC.com. This sweepstakes includes: Tuition for a six-night class at the John C. Campbell […]

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“What do you like best about the Folk School?” I asked an eight-year-old friend. “All the new old-timey stuff.” The Folk School is cutting edge, ever pushing the handmade envelope. We were growing our food in Brasstown before any of us knew we were locavores. When bigger was surely better, we were small and rural […]

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Housing Makeovers

by John Clarke, Buildings and Grounds Manager on July 18, 2014

in Around Campus, New & Noteworthy

Earlier this year the Buildings and Grounds staff, the Housekeeping staff, and a small number of flooring and painting subcontractors got busy to do renovations at three of the Folk School’s student houses. We provided lower-level Mill House rooms with new floors, window blinds, a dropped ceiling, fresh paint, and energy-efficient lighting. We also addressed […]

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