Every time I come to Brasstown, I’m not sure what to expect. So many things happen here, each studio existing as a world of it’s own, and there is always so much to see and be a part of.
Author: Emolyn Liden, Writer, Student & Instructor
Spring is in the air. The daffodils aren’t just buds anymore. They are big and vibrant. It’s time to slow your pace as you walk around campus and see the crocuses pushing the heavy brown oak leaves out of the way. And yes ~ hyacinths complete the trio.
When you bump into Charley Orlando at the Folk School, one can’t assume he is teaching Blacksmithing, though he’s been teaching it here since 1989. This is because Charley also teaches Tin Can Art and Knitting. Charley’s classes are usually full with students waiting patiently on the sidelines hoping to get in. Maybe we should make two of him. That’s why this week we’re just going to follow Charley around as he takes his class into the world of Gansey and Aran knitting. Let’s see what we’ll be discovering as the week progresses.
Fall Festival: October 5 & 6
Share in a celebration of timeless Appalachian culture at our 45th annual Fall Festival. Strolling through our wooded campus, you’ll meet over 250 fine craft vendors offering their work for sale. Enjoy the Quilt Show, and watch over 30 talented artisans demonstrate their craft. Catch the excitement as you view musicians and dancers on two stages throughout the weekend. Bring the youngsters for lively kids’ activities, and choose from a nice selection of tasty Festival food. Daily admission: $5 for adults, $3 for ages 12-17, and free for children under 12. Visit our Fall Festival Page for more information.
Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our 2019-2020 Folk School Catalog is now available, and all classes are open for registration. Choose a class and come join us in Brasstown this year.
The Folk School Cookbook
We are so excited about The Folk School Cookbook. Nanette Davidson, cookbook author, meticulously collected, curated, and adapted over 200 delicious recipes. These include some of the most memorable recipes served family-style in the school’s Dining Hall and at seasonal celebrations over the decades. Bring the Folk School’s culinary traditions into your own kitchen and order your copy today!