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‘Tis a Gift to Be Simple: Shaker Week Returns

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 30, 2013

in Featured Classes, Simple Gifts

‘Tis a gift to be simple, ’tis a gift to be free,‘Tis a gift to come down where we ought to be,And when we find ourselves in the place just rightWe will be in the valley of love and delight. When true simplicity is gained To bow and to bend we shall not be ashamed […]


Every summer in July a unique and wonderful event occurs at the Folk School. The Annual Shape Note Singing draws more than 70 singers from four states for a day of powerful vocal harmonizing. Is this a secret club where only tenured and experienced singers can gather? Absolutely not! Anyone can come to participate, observe, […]


  Marlow Gates is a broom maker who teaches frequently at the Folk School. One of the things he’s known for is designing the brooms for The Harry Potter Theme Park. Another thing he’s known for are his cake testers. Maybe because he has a special offer for anyone who buys one. Marlow says,  “When […]


Won’t You Be Mine?

by June Rollins on February 5, 2013

in Craft Shop, Simple Gifts, Wood

One-Of-A-Kind Hand-Carved Wooden Hearts For Your One and Only! At The John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop ______________________________________________ Hours: Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat. – 8am-5pm Thu. – 8am-6pm Sun. – 1-5pm Phone for pricing and shipping info: 828-837-3899 Or, stop by, we’d love to see you! ___________________________________________ Hand-crafted Merchandise Arriving Daily At John […]

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Dear Dining Hall– It’s the time of year when there are no classes at the Folk School And the dining hall is dark and quiet There is no clatter of dishes No enticing aromas wafting across campus No fried chicken and mashed potatoes No enormous wood fired bowls of mushroom soup No homemade bread with […]