Category: Upcoming Class Collections

COVID-19 Update

The Folk School has suspended all activities including classes, concerts, dances, and events until further notice. Folk School facilities are currently closed to all visitors, but the main office can be reached at 828-837-2775 or 800-365-5724 or info@folkschool.org. A limited number of essential staff are working remotely or independently on campus. Be safe, stay well, and be kind to one another. Together we’ll get through this.

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Folk School Menagerie

Many of us feel a deep connection and love for animals. Mammals, birds, fish, amphibians, reptiles, and even invertebrates provide an abundant source of inspiration and material for our creative projects. This week, we have curated our own Folk School craft menagerie. Enjoy this diverse collection of 2020 classes that draw their inspiration from the animal kingdom.

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Discover a New Craft

As the New Year unfolds, the Folk School invites you to discover a new craft. Choose a beginner-level class in one of over 50 subjects, and bring your natural sense of curiosity out to play. Our non-competitive learning environment is an ideal place to explore, experiment, and grow. Enjoy these upcoming classes that celebrate the sheer joy of learning something new.

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Appalachian Mountains Are Calling

Many of us are familiar with John Muir’s historic quote, paraphrased above. Muir’s full quote, contained in an 1873 letter to his sister Sarah, offered a compelling insight into his passion for the mountains: “The mountains are calling and I must go, and I will work on while I can, studying incessantly.” We invite you to come to the Appalachian Mountains to take a deeper exploration into our region’s culture, landscape, and lore in a Folk School class.

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Embellish

Embellishing adds texture and intricate design to your favorite forms and foundations. Experiment with new materials and learn intriguing techniques to adorn and enhance your craft projects. Gain creative inspiration and explore the art of embellishing in these Folk School classes.

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Celebrating Shaker Style

The Shakers continue to be celebrated for their contributions to American crafts. The Shakers’ diverse pieces combined beautifully simple design and exceptional function, culminating in remarkable works that remain relevant today. During our upcoming Shaker Week, set for November 3-9, 2019, we invite you to gain inspiration from these dedicated craftsmen, and create works that honor this distinctive style.

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A Unique Connection: Scrimshaw, Crankies, Pysanky, Puppets, and more!

Here at the Folk School, our quirky “Unique Offerings” category includes classes that each have their own distinctive flavor. In fact, they’re so unique that they don’t quite belong anywhere else. If you’re ready to explore a delightfully different course, browse these one-of-a-kind classes, and prepare to get your creative juices flowing.

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Into the Woods

The woods are a special place for many of us. In folklore, the forest is a place of enchantment, magic, and wildness. To hikers and naturalists, it is a place of curiosity, retreat, and adventure. For creative spirits, the woods provide a bounty of materials, and often serve as an artist’s muse. Enjoy these upcoming class picks that draw inspiration from the woods.

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Current Catalog


Embrace your creative potential, and join us for a life-changing Folk School experience. Our 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.

Request a Catalog, or view the current eCatalog now. You can also search and register for all classes here.

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!
 

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