Teaching and Vending

Named after the school’s co-founder Olive Dame Campbell, Olive’s Porch is a Folk School experience in downtown Murphy, North Carolina. Located at 27 Peachtree Street, Olive’s Porch features an educational studio for community workshops, a retail shop showcasing the work of local and regional Appalachian artists, and a studio space dedicated to the Artist in Residence Program.

Created by feedback from community listening sessions, Olive’s Porch provides year-round opportunities to explore and celebrate Appalachian heritage with community-focused events, workshops, discussions and demonstrations.

Hands-on community workshops for youth and adults are available throughout the week and on weekends. Designed for all skill levels, workshops are formatted to meet for one or two days or for multiple sessions over several weeks.


Become a Teacher at Olive’s Porch 

If you’re interested in teaching at Olive's Porch, click here to fill out a workshop proposal form. For questions, contact Olive's Porch at olivesporch@folkschool.org.

Please note that all instructors must abide by Olive's Porch Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. Click here to read our updated Covid-19 Safety Guidelines.


Become a Vendor at Olive's Porch

Apply to become a vendor at Olive’s Porch by contacting caroline@folkschool.org