Stuart joined the Villages Folk School in late 2017 while operating his Leather Crafting shop in Salem, Iowa. Stuart has since moved to Van Buren County. Holmes Leathering Crafting is now located in the Old Bonaparte School building.
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.