We are overjoyed to announce the Folk School’s reopening on May 2. We invite you to recharge your creativity and broaden your horizons this year. Our new May–December 2021 Folk School Catalog is now mailing all classes are now open for enrollment. Request a Catalog, or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search for all classes on our website.


Our Top Priority: Health and Safety

Our goal is to provide our students and instructors with a positive Folk School experience of learning and sharing in a safe environment. As we prepare for reopening in 2021, we are following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Complete details about our safety requirements and modifications are available on folkschool.org under “Covid-19 Announcements.” on “Health and Safety Information: FAQ.”

View Our Updated Cancellation Policy

To prioritize the safety of our campus and community, we have revised our cancellation policy to provide flexibility for COVID-19-related cancellations. For any student with a positive diagnosis, symptoms, or exposure to COVID-19 within two weeks of a class start, we will waive the cancellation fee and issue a full refund up to the day a class begins. Please refer to page 95 of the catalog for updated COVID-19 cancellation details.

Scholarships Now Available for 2021 Classes

Each year, the Folk School awards a limited number of scholarships to those who would otherwise be unable to attend due to financial limitations. Scholarships provide partial or full financial support for tuition, housing, and meals. Read more to learn about the variety of scholarship opportunities we offer.


About the Cover

The cover of the May-December 2021 Catalog features a colorful textile design in progress on the loom by Hanna Watson, mentee in the Traditional Appalachian Craft Program. Hannah Watson is a visual artist, weaver, seamstress, and natural dyer with a background in cultural anthropology and costume design from the College of Charleston, currently living in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
John C. Campbell Folk School
About John C. Campbell Folk School

The Folk School transforms lives, bringing people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults in craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography and writing.