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Here’s Olga, a Work/Study student wearing the Leather Outback hat sample created by Donna.

Learn how to make a stylish and practical leather outback hat in Donna Wiggins’ upcoming class, Stylish Leather Hat for Men or Women. You don’t have to have a trip to the Australian outback planned to rock this rugged hat which will shade you from the sun and keep you cool whether you are in the bush, at a festival, or on a walk through the woods. [click to continue…]

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The intricate paper cuts of Ingrid Lavoie draw you into a fantastic world of whimsy, nature, and storytelling. We are so happy to have Ingrid come to teach her unique craft during Scandinavian Heritage Week, March 19-25. She is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) who fell in love with papercutting while on vacations visiting family in Denmark. Self-taught, she found her rhythm and style by using an X-Acto knife to “draw” images, instead of scissors. She enjoys unfolding a new work to reveal the paper’s transformation, and has been teaching others this delightful art form for several years. Enjoy our interview!

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We are so lucky that Brasstown is in the direct path of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. Join us at 2:35 p.m. EDT on August 21, and view a two-minute space show of epic proportions. While you’re here, enjoy a relaxing weeklong Folk School class in our beautiful mountains. Immerse yourself in a craft, discover nature photography, or learn to brew artisan beer. Here are just a few of our “Eclipse Week” class offerings.

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Search for Our New Director

by Keather Gougler on February 19, 2017

in Folk School Folks

With the impending departure of our Executive Director Jan Davidson, who has provided extraordinary leadership of the school for 25 years, we have an exciting opportunity for someone to continue to lead John C. Campbell Folk School with vision, spirit, energy, creativity and inspiration.

The search for a new Executive Director has necessitated some important introspection and thoughtful contemplation. To that end, our Atlanta executive search firm, Boardwalk Consulting, has conducted extensive interviews and research and has put together an Executive Leadership Profile, which clearly defines the roles and responsibilities of the Executive Director. You can find it here.

It is a time of great promise for the school and a satisfying opportunity for a new leader to envision and create its next successful evolution.

Please review the Executive Leadership Profile and share this message as well as the Profile broadly to help us spread the word about this pivotal and life-changing opportunity.

Thank you in advance for your help.

To apply or suggest a prospective candidate, email FolkSchool@boardwalkconsulting.com or call Kathy Bremer or Patti Kish at 404-262-7392.

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Scandinavian Heritage Week

by Cory Marie Podielski on February 10, 2017

in Featured Classes, Themed Weeks


Each year, we celebrate the Folk School’s roots by inviting students to immerse themselves in Scandinavian food, music, dance, and craft for a week. Gain inspiration from our class picks below, and join us in embracing the vibrant folkehøjskole culture. Scandinavian Heritage Week is March 19-25. Come celebrate!

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