The Folk School is excited to continue our work with Lessonface, an innovative online learning organization founded by previous Work Study student Claire Cunningham.

Choose from over 20 classes in a variety of subjects such as cooking, fiber arts, glass beadmaking, music, dance, painting, woodworking, and writing. An instructor leads each session, offering demonstrations and conducting group follow-up sessions. Students are encouraged to delve into the finer points of their class subject and will participate in a Folk School orientation and closing ceremony.

If you’re a returning Folk School student, you’re sure to reconnect with that magical feeling of being on our campus. First-time students will learn what it means to “Sing Behind the Plow.”

We are pleased to offer these Zoom classes in varying lengths and formats, based on the topic and instructor. Class sizes range from 8 to 24 students. Tuition ranges from $60–$390, depending on class length and size.

Material requirements will depend on the class topic and skill level. Some sessions require only a pencil, while other students will receive a personalized kit from the instructor. View class offerings and register for classes below.


Winter Bread Baking
Penny Morgan
January 10–31, meets weekly

Cheese Making
Gary Colles
January 17–21, meets daily

Home Kitchen Brewing Weekend
Nick Kelischek
March 5–6, meets daily

Flavor Profile World Tour
Christy Seelye-King
March 6–27, meets weekly

Fiber Arts

Macramé for Today
Katrina Stone
February 2–23, meets weekly

Learn to Design Weaving with Fiberworks
Jen Weber
February 2–23, meets weekly

Playful and Practical Mending
Tasha Miller Griffith
February 4–25, meets weekly

Leather Crafting
Tom Slavicek
March 21–25, meets daily

Weave a Chair with Splint Reed & Shaker Tape
Brandy Clements and David Klingler
February 7–28, meets weekly

Quilter’s Palette – Sampler of Techniques
Annie Smith
February 22–May 24, meets weekly

Hand Spun, Hand Knit: Fair Isle
Martha Owen
March 7–11, meets daily

Sashiko: Japanese Art of Mending
Beth Johnson
March 17–April 7, meets weekly

Loomless Paper Weaving
Tommye Scanlin
March 26–27, meets daily

Glass Beadmaking

Hollow Beads and Blown Vessels for Glass Beadmakers
Terry Hale and Marjorie Langston
February 28–March 4, meets daily

Music & Dance

Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps
Aubrey Atwater
March 7–28, meets weekly

Singing Mountain Songs for the Soul
Susan Pepper
January 13–February 3, meets weekly

Intermediate Hammered Dulcimer
Anne Lough
March 7–11, meets daily

Fiddle Tunes of Ireland
Tom Morley
March 9–30, meets weekly


Watercolors Made Easy!
Joe Synan
January 24–28, meets daily

Composing Dynamic Watercolors
Annie Whittaker Pais
February 3–24, meets weekly

Alcohol Inks: Go with the Flow
Teri Jones
February 21–25, meets daily


Spoon Carving
Mike Cundall Jr.
February 2–23, meets weekly

Weave a Chair with Splint Reed & Shaker Tape
Brandy Clements and David Klingler
February 7–28, meets weekly

Hearts on Fire Bowl Turning
Jeff Hornung
February 12–13, meets daily

Writing & Storytelling

The World Has Changed. Has your Writing Changed With It?
Dana Wildsmith
January 10–31, meets weekly

Meet Claire Cunningham

Meet Claire Cunningham, founder of Lessonface and former Folk School Work Study student. In a recent blog post, Claire describes how her time at the Folk School has impacted her and the founding of Lessonface. We are so excited to partner with Lessonface to bring online learning to you this spring. It is wonderful to be able to partner with an online learning platform developed by a person who has spent time on our campus and knows the spirit of the Folk School. Enjoy her blog post!
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.