At first I was not sure what I thought about the folk school. I always wanted to attend a class at John Campbell. It was on my bucket list. When I arrived I had a private room which was nice but not extraordinary. However it was extremely clean with a very modern bathroom. The house sat up on a hill overlooking the valley. The view was outstanding. After I got use to the silence I fell in love with my room and the location. I was in the Hillhouse room 601.
I took a glassblowing class. There were two instructors Alex and Tony. I have had the blessing to attend many classes across the country and these two are some of the best instructors I've ever had. They were organized methodical and very patient. They have what I call a good spirit about them. It takes a lot of energy to be an instructor.
The equipment provided by John Campbell was up-to-date and every tool needed was available. That was nice, very nice. I have taken some classes where you needed to share tools and it held you up in production and creativity.
The food was really good most of the time. They also were able to provide special diets for those who needed it. I personally appreciated the vegetarian options.
And there is square dancing in the evening. Never in a million years would I think of trying square dancing. But I did and it was a blast! I might even try it at home. If you can try this, it is fun.
John Campbell folk school is a peaceful place that I highly recommend.
a traveler Wisconsin
Looking to expand your knowledge in folk art? Then this may be the school for you! My wife and I each took a week long course and loved everything about the program. We stayed on site and our accommodations were as advertised. The food was excellent as were the instructors. We highly recommend this program.
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