Villages Folk School: Recent News...
Van Buren County Family Farm Art Tribute Dedication
Dedication ceremony at 10am on Thursday July 20th at the Roberts Building near the tribute on the county fairgrounds. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, Bill Northey will be guest speaker. Luncheon to follow. Open to the public.
Villages Folk School of Van Buren County
The Villages Folk School specializes in providing learning experiences in traditional arts and skills, while drawing upon the uniqueness of each of the eleven historic Villages of Van Buren County Iowa. Classes are held in peaceful rural settings so students can return to a simpler time and witness the importance of the artisan in village-life.
Some of the unique classes range from Blacksmith, Letterpress Printing, Pottery, Rug Weaving, Soap Making to Spinning Natural Fibers. A few of the highly sought after classes include Pastels, Sculpting Figures, Plein Air Painting and Stained Glass.