Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Class Registration

You can register easily online. Find the registration link in the description of each class.

For More Information:

Josh Torkelson
Folk Art Education Program Coordinator

Find YOUR way to create

at Vesterheim Folk Art School!

After much research, consultation, and careful consideration, Vesterheim has decided to cancel in-person classes for the rest of 2020. The health of our instructors, class participants, and staff is our primary concern. In making this decision, we also considered the many safety protocols needed to facilitate in-person classes and felt that they would greatly change the atmosphere and culture participants come to expect in a Vesterheim Folk Art School class. 

We are excited to reopen the Folk Art School ONLINE with new, creative ways to connect through digital formats. These opportunities will give our community the chance to make new friends and meet old ones as we continue practicing and honing our folk art skills! Watch this space and follow Vesterheim on social media for information about new online classes, conversations, and presentations to CONNECT, LEARN, and CREATE! 

We know many of you will miss the opportunities to study here at Vesterheim in 2020. We’ll miss seeing you! Be assured that Vesterheim isn’t going to become ONLY an online Folk Art School, and we aren’t going to put programs online that would compete with our in-person class experiences. We are continuing to gather information on how to work with the challenge of in-person classes and learning how to best meet the CDC protocols in the context of teaching folk art. We look forward to welcoming you back to Vesterheim Folk Art School for in-person classes in 2021!

Enrollment Cancelation and Refund Policy

Vesterheim Folk Art School offers many different online experiences. These experiences can be divided into two types: those that involve a kit of tools and materials shipped from Vesterheim and those that do not.

To cancel an enrollment in a class involving a kit, email with your request to cancel. If we have not already sent you an email to inform you your kit has shipped, you will receive a full refund. If we have sent you the email confirming kit shipment, no refund will be given.

To cancel an enrollment in an online experience with no kit involved, email with your request to cancel. If you email us up to 24 hours before the scheduled beginning of the experience, you will receive a full refund.

We do not give refunds after you have participated in an online experience or class. Refunds are also not given if you don’t participate and haven’t informed us in advance of the class/experience of your intention not to participate.