Subjects at the Folk School are varied and include painting, calligraphy, printmaking, bookbinding, needlework, furniture making, woodworking, basketry, and quilting. Other classes include blacksmithing, story telling, dancing, nature studies, genealogy, cooking, baking, and writing.
The John C. Campbell Folk School experience is rounded out by community dances, concerts, nature trails, and a history center. You may sign up for classes, or visit for a day and enjoy the creek-side walk, the scenic mountain views, and the craft shop. Then, return to your retreat at Hidden Cove Lakefront Cabin to fully savor the Appalachian experience!
For over 85 years the John C. Campbell Folk School has drawn visitors from all over the world to its award-winning preservation of, and classes on, traditional Appalachian history and handiworks.