In response to Iowa's Emergency Health Plan, Villages Folk School's Spring classes have been rescheduled to 2021.

You can reach us at or 319-288-0047 with any questions or concerns.

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.