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Which Whey is Cheese Making Class?

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 12, 2014

in Cooking, We Still Make Things


Delicious spread of spreadable cheeses. Photo by Sara Boggs.

That’s the question students were asking last week when word spread about all the delicious cheeses coming from the Cooking Studio. Look at the delicious presentation of cheeses from last week’s class with Gary Colles… yum!

Our next upcoming cheese making class is with Susan Hutchinson on May 24-30, 2015:

Discover how to make delicious homemade dairy products. Explore Greek feta and French chevre; make medicinal Bulgarian yogurts; begin aged, hard cheese such as cheddar or manchego; make and cook with India’s versatile paneer cheese; and create everyone’s favorite pulled-curd cheese – mozzarella. This class is for the novice cheese lover; no cheese-making experience expected. Register today.

This week in the Cooking Studio, Nick Kelischek is teaching the art of home brewing. There’s always something tasty going on in the Folk School Cooking Studio! View all our upcoming Cooking classes.


Fall Festival 2014 Shirt Design

by Cory Marie Podielski on October 1, 2014

in Around Campus, Fall Festival, Host & Work/Study

Check out Work/Studies Hannah & Cara and Student Host Laura modeling our 2014 Fall Festival shirts in Purple, Military Green, and Cardinal. Pick up your Fall Festival 41st Anniversary shirt at the Folk School’s Festival Barn booth. Short Sleeve – $15 Long Sleeve – $25 Available in a wide variety of colors and adult sizes (while supplies last). Not available online.



Facing the Footwork

by Melinda James on September 25, 2014

in Featured Classes, Writing


Are you trying to write a memoir or a novel? Let me guess… you aren’t sure how to get started because of the mountain of notes & information that need organized.

A new and unique writing class called “Facing the Footwork” with instructor Dana Wildsmith will teach how to organize all your ideas and information you have gathered.

Maybe you need help in gathering facts & taking notes – you’ll learn the art of conducting interviews and how to use technology for fact-finding as well.

Dana Wildsmith is the author of Back to Abnormal, a Georgia Author of the Year winning memoir, as well as five books of poetry, and a recently completed novel. She has taught various writing classes here at the folk school for the last ten years.

To learn more about Dana Wildsmith, visit her website:

For more information on Facing the Footwork writing class, November 2 – 8, 2014 visit:



Discovering techniques that make it easier to learn fiddle tunes by ear.

fiddleclipNary a week goes by at the Folk School when you do not hear the sweet sounds of fiddling coming from either the Community Dance, the Music Studio, MorningSong, a concert, a jam, or perhaps a lone fiddler out in Open House practicing a tune.

The Folk School has a great schedule of upcoming fiddle classes. Come immerse yourself for a week of all day classes with top notch instructors, practice amid the beautiful backdrop of the blue mountains of Brasstown, make new friends and eat food right out of the Folk School garden.

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Spooning Up Fun in the Craft Shop

by June Rollins on September 10, 2014

in Craft Shop

spoonsWe love our new wood pyrography spoons by Teri Paulk! They’re all food safe except for the painted Dogwoods on the back left.

Only $29.50 each and going fast!

Yes, the bear puzzle with a bee hive hidden inside on the right is for sale too! Yes, that awesome tumbler/spoon holder is for sale. Yes, those little brooms on the  lower  left are too. They’re great for sweeping up table crumbs…

Hope To See You Soon!


The 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!

Handcrafted Merchandise Arriving Daily
At John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop!

Bottom floor of the Olive Dame Campbell Dining Hall. Campus Map