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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 This sweepstakes includes: Tuition for a six-night class at the John C. Campbell […]

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Pushing the Handmade Envelope

by Jan Davidson, Director on July 30, 2014

in Book & Paper Arts, New & Noteworthy

“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 […]


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 […]


Open the Door to Your Next Adventure

by Cory Marie Podielski on July 11, 2014

in Around Campus, New & Noteworthy

Our new catalog is here! About the Cover: A detail of a quilt made by Julie Sibley. This quilt speaks of the joyful adventures and possibilities that await each Folk School student. Over the years, Julie has created many beautiful quilts for Fall Festival that honor the spirit of the school. The new catalog includes classes […]


Save Festival Barn

by Cory Marie Podielski on May 5, 2014

in Around Campus, New & Noteworthy

There are twelve days of voting left in the State Farm Neighborhood Assist Program and we are currently in 12th place. We want to thank everyone who has voted for the Folk School Festival Barn Project so far. We ask that you continue to vote for the next twelve days to help the Folk School […]