Our new website is here!
The Folk School’s blog is now labeled News & Stories. We’ll continue to bring you tales about the Folk School experience from the perspective of teachers and students, along with the latest news from our staff and Resident Artists. We’re in the process of transferring our blog archive over to the new website, but there are plenty of interviews and anecdotes to dive into today.
There are plenty of wonderful features to explore, with more exciting developments on the way. As we transition to our new folkschool.org experience, this site, blog.folkschool.org will be phased out. Please visit and bookmark the new location for all the latest content in our new News & Stories page.
Explore Subjects and Studios
Each subject area has its own section on our new website, featuring information about the studio, a link to class listings, and a Flickr gallery with images of student work and folks having fun. Get a feel for what you’d like to take before signing up.
Apply for Jobs Online
Joining the Folk School team has never been easier! We have a number of exciting positions open, and you can apply online today for consideration. Click on Employment Opportunities to browse.
A New Events Calendar
Click on “Happenings” in the main menu to view our new events calendar and detailed pages for our most popular recurring events. Check out our page for Fall Festival, returning this year on October 1 and 2, 2022!
Online Class Registration
Powered by Configio, our new online registration system allows you to browse our offerings, register instantly, and pay online. The streamlined process allows you to sign up for as many classes as you’d like along with reserving housing and meals during your stay. Online registration for 2023 classes opens August 16, 2022.
Use the search bar in the top-right corner to search for anything Folk School related, like concert calendars, class schedules, Craft Shop hours, and more. Our search tool will point you where you need to go.
Our new website is mobile and tablet-friendly, easy to access on Andriod, iPhones, iPads, and more. Browse just like you would on a desktop or laptop, with all features intact.
Share the Folk School Experience
A unique learning destination, the Folk School offers a wide variety of weeklong and weekend classes for those looking to strengthen their skills or try their hand at something new. Share our new website with friends, family, and others who have never been to the Folk School so they can discover what makes this place special to many around the world.
Use Contact Forms to Get in Touch
Almost every page has a contact form near the bottom, allowing you to send a direct message to the department or staff member in charge of that program area. This new contact system alleviates confusion and allows for a streamlined process when you need to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you!
Apply for Local, Teacher, or Young Adult Discount Today And Be Ready for Registration
The Folk School is proud to offer 25% off tuition and a guaranteed spot upon registration to people living in the following counties:
North Carolina: Cherokee, Clay, Macon, Swain, and Graham
Georgia: Fannin, Towns, Union
We are also delighted to offer 15% off tuition for teachers as well as young adults, ages 18-25.
For classes scheduled in 2023 and beyond, simply fill out a Discount Program Application through our Configio portal. Once approved, your discount will be applied automatically every time you register for a class. Learn more in our news article linked here.
Online Registration for 2023 Classes Opens August 16, 2022.
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.