The New 2019 Folk School Catalog has arrived!

2019 Catalog

Our new Folk School catalog is here! You can browse and register for classes from today through December 2019.

To receive a Folk School catalog for the first time, please complete our online form. We’ll send a catalog directly to your mailbox. View the eCatalog to see an online version of the new catalog.

Choose from weeklong and weekend classes in 50 subjects, taught by talented instructors who enjoy sharing their craft with students. Browse several of our popular class subjects in the catalog, and inspire your creativity in our non-competitive learning environment.

Studio Batik with Jessica Kaufman

Photo by Nicole McConville

Have you ever wanted to try batik and hand-dyeing? We have a very special surface design class coming up on April 7–13, 2019 with Jessica Kaufman: Studio Batik: Many Techniques, Amazing Results. Jessica has studied batik methods from Indonesia and India and is the owner of WAXON Batik & Dye Studio in Asheville, NC. With over 16 years of teaching experience and an MA in crafts education, Jessica has taught batik and tie-dye to summer campers, school children, high schoolers, and adults all over the country. We are lucky to have her for a week-long intensive focusing on this gorgeous and functional art form. Enjoy our interview!

Photo by Nicole McConville

CP: When did you first come to the Folk School? When were you a host?

JK: I grew up with relatives in Penland and would visit the school for community days, but couldn’t align my work schedule in a way that would allow me to take a class there when I was a young full-time teacher. Someone suggested I take a look at the John C. Campbell Folk School and it was absolute love at first sight. The week-long classes, offered year-round, were a dream come true.

I saved my pennies and booked a clay class over my spring break in 2005. I was teaching in a Haywood County public school and this class just lined up with my vacation days. Ted Cooley was our class assistant and two young women I knew from Asheville were the Hosts. I immediately saw the potential for myself there. I took a few more classes as a student, and then, in 2009, I served six months as Host. I was the last six-month host (the school went to a four-month system after that) but I wished it was still a 2-year position, as it was in Ellie Wilson’s time. I would have signed up instantly for that! Continue reading Studio Batik with Jessica Kaufman

Antipasto Salad

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Today we’re sharing the perfect recipe for holiday potlucks. Antipasto Salad is easy to assemble and makes an impressive addition to any table.

Arrange on a large, rectangular serving platter:
4–6 cups arugula or other salad greens

Place on top of the greens in overlapping rows, starting in the middle and working your way out:
1 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained or sliced tomatoes
1½ cups fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced or chopped
6 ounces prosciutto, thinly sliced
6 ounces salami
15 ounces cooked white or kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup sliced black olives, drained
3 roasted red peppers, thinly sliced

Serve with Classic Vinaigrette (page 115 of The Folk School Cookbook) and crispy breadsticks. Serves 4–6.

Recipe from The Folk School Cookbook.

You can pick up your own copy of The Folk School Cookbook here, on our Facebook page, or at the Folk School Craft Shop, Malaprops in Asheville, Highland Books in Brevard, Curiosity Shop in Murphy, Highlander Gallery in Brasstown, and City Lights in Sylva.

Join Us at the Fireside Sale, December 2

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Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts in our beautifully decorated Keith House and Davidson Hall (next to the Craft Shop). Craftspeople will offer handmade items such as jewelry, weaving, forged iron, photography, quilts, and turned wood. Come spend the afternoon with us.

Enjoy homemade refreshments from the Cherokee County Arts Council.

Visit the Folk School Craft Shop, offering 15% off all items through December 24.

Fireside Sale Details

 

Date: December 2

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission:
This event is free to the public.

Location:
Keith House and Davidson Hall
Folk School Campus
4590 Brasstown Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

GPS coordinates:
35˚ 2’ 21.28” N; 83˚ 57’ 50.2” W

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Marmalade Pork Chops

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This recipe turns humble pork chops into supper for guests, especially when you serve it with Nanette’s Apple Chutney (page 235 of The Folk School Cookbook), Rumbledethumps (page 65 of The Folk School Cookbook), braised beet greens, or broccoli.

In a heavy skillet, brown until golden on
both sides:
4 (6-ounce) pork chops, seasoned with salt and pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil

Drain the pork chops well and place in a
baking pan or casserole with a lid.

Mix together in a small bowl:
2-inch knob of fresh ginger, grated
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt

Rub one-fourth of this mixture onto each chop.

Place on each chop:
1 teaspoon good orange marmalade

Mix together and pour into pan with
coated chops:
¼ cup cider vinegar
¼ cup water

Cover pan tightly and bake at 325°F for
45 minutes. Serves 4.

Garnish with:
1 orange, thinly sliced

Recipe from The Folk School Cookbook.

You can pick up your own copy of The Folk School Cookbook here, on our Facebook page, or at the Folk School Craft Shop, Malaprops in Asheville, Highland Books in Brevard, Curiosity Shop in Murphy, Highlander Gallery in Brasstown, and City Lights in Sylva.