Your health and the health of our staff is a top priority during the Covid-19 pandemic. Classes that can safely take place with social distancing are being offered with limited enrollment. Students need to bring a mask and hand sanitizer to class. You may contact us at 319-288-0047 with any questions before registering for a class.

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, Glass Blowing, Letterpress Printing, Pottery, Rug Weaving, and Soap Making to Spinning Natural Fibers.   A few of the highly sought after classes include Pastels, Sculpting Figures, Plein Air Painting and Stained Glass.