If there’s a skill you’ve always wanted to learn, from antler basketry to watercolors, right here in the Tennessee Valley there are creative classrooms ready to welcome you.

Located in scenic Brasstown, North Carolina, the John C. Campbell Folk School offers year-round weeklong and weekend classes for adults. The classes range from crafts and cooking to nature studies, along with their most popular course, blacksmithing.

Jan Davidson, director of operations, said “This is one of the most interesting educational institutions in the world. Because we teach people what they really want to do. It’s all fun.”

The school provides the experience in a non-competitive learning and community environment that students describe as joyful and enlivening.

The Folk School’s 42nd annual Fall Festival is October 1 through 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Attendees are encouraged to bring cash to pay for tickets and food. Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for children 12-17, and kids under 12 are free.

For more information, visit the Folk School's website