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.
Join others as they gather in the Villages of Van Buren to learn from the resident artisans in their personal studios. Spend a weekend plein air painting along the Des Moines River, or step back in time as you throw bowls in a Pottery Shop. The inspiring and relaxing atmosphere of scenic Van Buren County, Iowa is, and will continue to be, a haven for creative beings.