Thar’s Gold in Them Hills
The school, since 1925, is noncompetitive; there are no credits, no grades, no failing. The instruction is hands-on. The school, world-renown for its classes can even provide airport shuttle from Atlanta. Students can register for a weekend session or a full-week, and can take only one class at a time. It’s complete immersion.
If you ever wondered how people learned such things as blacksmithing, basketry, or shape-note singing, wonder no more. At John C. Campbell Folk School one can take classes in many arts such as basketry and gourd craft, beads, blacksmithing, book arts, broom making, calligraphy, chair seats, clay, cooking, dance, dolls and toys, drawing, dyeing, enameling, felt making, folklore, gardening and homesteading, genealogy, glass, jewelry, kaleidoscopes, knitting, lace, leather, marbling, metalwork, mixed media, music, nature studies, needlework and thread art, painting, paper art, photography, printmaking, quilting, rugs, sewing, soap making, spinning, stone, sculpture and mosaics, storytelling, surface design, weaving, woodcarving, woodturning, woodworking, writing. There are dozens of classes within these disciplines. There are also some unique offerings such as puppets, hats, shoemaking, fly rod fishing, scrimshaw, and liqueur making.
The catalog of dates and classes is full of interesting classes, schedules, tuition information, lodging and meals. If you are over 18 years old you qualify for most classes. There are special youth classes and some classes are for over 21.
If you’d like to know more or have help planning your stay, call 828-837-2775. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time. Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have you ever day dreamed about doing something different that didn’t involve a computer or an app? Have you ever wondered, “how did they do that?” Ever thought to yourself, “I’d like to learn to do that sometime?” The time is now. What are you waiting for?