John C. Campbell
Folk School
Online Classes
2023-2024

Learn with the instructors you love from wherever you are.

We're excited to offer online classes in cooking, fiber arts, music, dance, painting, woodworking and writing. Join instructors from John C. Campbell Folk School for classes that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your home.

 

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More About the Classes

  • Click the class links above to see complete details for each class, and feel free to contact us with any questions. We are available seven days a week.
  • Student attendance will all be online.
  • Students can connect to the online classes using most any tablet or computer with reliable internet.
  • Most of the classes will be recorded. Those classes will be available for access by enrolled students for 30 days following the live class.
  • To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact support@lessonface.com. For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.
  • Optional Orientation and Closing Ceremony hosted from the Folk School campus will be offered for all classes that students can attend online.
  • Many John C. Campbell Folk School instructors are available for 1:1 online lessons.
 

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Folk School Class Calendar

Advanced Knitted Borders: Bindings for Enclosed Edges

  • • Instructor: Margaret Radcliffe
  • • Price: $60
  • • Starts: February 24

Knitted bindings are the perfect finish to enclose an edge if you want to make a project reversible, to enclose cut edges at armholes and neck on a stranded sweater, or to hide (and avoid weaving in) a multitude of ends on a striped project. Learn three ways to pick up and work borders...

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Josephine Knot Basket

  • • Instructor: Sue Muldoon
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: February 24

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Home Grown: Fair Isle Knitting Starting with Color (Part B)

  • • Instructor: Martha Owen
  • • Price: $150
  • • Starts: February 26

Home Grown: Fair Isle Knitting Starting with Color (Part B) Knitting (*non spinners welcomed) A visit to Shetland reveals colorful, circular, seamless garments. Get the Fair Isle technique firmly “in hand” as you experience an exciting and effective use of color, carrying only two...

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Writing Personal Narratives: Winter Tales

  • • Instructor: Bobbie Pell
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: February 26

Come sit by the fire and enjoy the reflective insights of winter. Students will venture into their own life experiences for stories containing family, friends, work, landmark events, or rites of passage. Emotional themes can vary from humorous to poignant, instructive to entertaining....

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Mountain Songs for the Soul II

  • • Instructor: Susan Pepper
  • • Price: $120
  • • Starts: February 27

This dynamic and fun class offers students the opportunity to dig in deep into Appalachian ballads and culture growing our knowledge, skills and ability to share the tradition with others. This class is for students who already know how to sing at least a handful of ballads (with...

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Acrylics Made Easy!

  • • Instructor: Joe Synan
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: March 4

Acrylics are not difficult! This carefully designed class will allow all participants to become comfortable creating acrylic paintings of various subjects and sizes, using a variety of painting methods. The class will explore acrylic surface preparation, brush selection and care,...

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Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging: Next Steps

  • • Instructor: Aubrey Atwater
  • • Price: $100
  • • Starts: March 6

Join renowned dancer, Aubrey Atwater, for a Freestyle Flatfoot Clogging class. Flatfooting is a traditional form of American step-dance with African, European, and Native roots. This class is open to all! Aubrey has joyfully and successfully taught many dancers online.

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Advance Your Macrame Skills

  • • Instructor: Katrina Stone
  • • Price: $125
  • • Starts: March 6

Advance Your Macrame Skills! Do you know how to tie a Larks Head? A Square Knot? A Double Half Hitch? Want to learn more about designing your own macrame projects from start to finish? Or more advanced knots? Then this class is for you. You have the basics. Let’s take your skills...

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Foundations in Free-Motion Quilting

  • • Instructor: Teri Lucas
  • • Price: $307.5
  • • Starts: March 7

Join us for a beginning machine quilting class to get the most out of your domestic home machine. Quilt making is a combination of skills coming together to create and make something beautiful and practical. This class covers the practical means to achieve beautiful work; from accurate...

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"Mountain Dulcimer: Next Level Tricks, Chords, and Skill-building"

  • • Instructor: Anne Lough
  • • Price: $100
  • • Starts: March 11

As you approach new tunes, continue to refine basic techniques and skills on the dulcimer with a focus on strumming and finger placement. Broaden your experience by exploring other tunings and basic chords.

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Crochet Basket From Sheets

  • • Instructor: Laura Berlage
  • • Price: $175
  • • Starts: March 11

Love upcycling? This is the perfect class for you! Using simple materials like old sheets and a crochet hook, learn to create your own useful, beautiful, and washable baskets. A variety of shapes and sizes will be covered, and either flannel or regular cotton sheets work great....

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Storytelling: Documenting Your Quilts

  • • Instructor: Annie Smith
  • • Price: $75
  • • Starts: March 16

If our quilts could talk, would they share our special stories? Each of the quilts we make contain stories that only we know; what was happening in our lives, in the world, our communities, our homes and in our hearts – when they were made. Just as important as the label is on a...

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Woodturning: Plate with Basket Illusion Rim

  • • Instructor: Jeff Hornung
  • • Price: $120
  • • Starts: March 16

Learn to turn a wooden platter that resembles a woven basket with a colored, beaded rim. In your own shop, with simple tools, discover how to create personalized jigs from scrap wood and then use them to turn a platter that tricks and delights the eyes. Gain a deeper understanding...

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Bicycle Handlebar Basket

  • • Instructor: Sue Muldoon
  • • Price: $140
  • • Starts: March 16

Learn to weave a rectangular bike basket with a built-in beverage holder. The basket will have 2 straps and buckles to add onto a handlebar. Can also be used for a walker if needed. The reed will arrive natural but I will add instructions how to dye your favorite accent colors if...

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Let There Be Light: Glass Block Mosaic Lamp

  • • Instructor: Linda Pannullo
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: March 19

Create a beautiful piece of FUNctional art using Glass Block.

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Felted Crochet Wool Rug

  • • Instructor: Laura Berlage
  • • Price: $307
  • • Starts: April 5

Have you ever accidentally felted something in the wash—oops! Or have you seen felted knits and wondered if you could do that with crochet? This class not only unlocks the process and tricks for felted crochet but also lets you felt in the wash and by hand on purpose to make a...

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Clawhammer Banjo: Next Steps

  • • Instructor: Aubrey Atwater
  • • Price: $100
  • • Starts: April 6

Sit knee to knee (or rather, screen to screen!) with Aubrey and continue your clawhammer banjo journey. We'll explore a delightful variety of banjo tunes and songs in three tunings that Aubrey has learned from Appalachian source players such as Cari Norris, granddaughter of Kentucky...

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Writing From the Heart

  • • Instructor: Bobbie Pell
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: April 9

WRITING FROM THE HEART What does it mean to “write from the heart” in today’s world? By examining personal definitions of this phrase, each writer will learn to deepen characterization, to interweave emotional threads into exhilarating plot lines, and to examine imagery to relay...

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Beginner BBQ: Smoke-Fire-Food

  • • Instructor: Jeff Hornung
  • • Price: $150
  • • Starts: April 13

Learn the basics of BBQ from the comfort of your own home! This class will cover several methods of smoking. Jeff has you covered with disscussions about shopping for smokers, picking charcoal, building a proper fire for cooking with smoke. What all can you smoke? Jeff will share...

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Oil Painting for the Total Beginner

  • • Instructor: Emily Fox King
  • • Price: $60
  • • Starts: September 5

Unleash your inner artist and embark on a mesmerizing journey into the world of oil painting. Take the overwhelm away and jump into the rich medium of oil paints with the masterful Emily Fox King. This course is designed with beginners in mind and aims to provide an easy-to-follow...

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Flavor Profile World Tour 2

  • • Instructor: Christy Seelye-King
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: September 8

Join Chef Christy on a tour of cuisines from around the world! In this 4-session class, you’ll learn the significant seasonings and ingredients that typify the flavors of the cuisine and lifestyle of each area. This time around we’ll be visiting Germany, Mexico, Oceania, and of...

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Watercolors Made Easy!

  • • Instructor: Joe Synan
  • • Price: $200
  • • Starts: September 9

Watercolors are not difficult! This carefully designed class will allow all participants to become comfortable creating watercolor paintings of various subjects and sizes, using a variety of painting methods. The class will explore background washes, color contrasts and complements,...

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These Haunted Hills: The Art of Sharing and Creating Creepy Stories and Poetry

  • • Instructor: Lyn Ford
  • • Price: $100
  • • Starts: September 9

Light up your home with a mosaiced glass block. Great class for the student with glass tools to expand their basic mosaic skills while creating a FUNctional piece of art. We’ll start laying out our pattern and cutting on the 1st class. Students will finish adhering the glass at home...

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"These Haunted Hills, Level 2: More on The Art of Sharing and Creating Creepy Stories and Poetry"

  • • Instructor: Lyn Ford
  • • Price: $100
  • • Starts: October 1

Revisit these haunted hills and valleys. Gather more tales, folklore, tips, resources and reflections to use as prompts for your own short stories and verse. Creatively write and share with fellow story lovers from the safety of your home.

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Carve a Wooden Cooking and Serving Spoon

  • • Instructor: Mike Cundall Jr.
  • • Price: $100
  • • Starts: October 2

Learn how to carve wooden cooking and serving spoons from green wood. Functional, beautiful, and fun woodenware that you'll use every time you cook.

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