Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Find YOUR way to create!

Registration for online and in-person classes through 2021 is now open and you can find full information and sign up here.

We’re excited to announce that Vesterheim Folk Art School is reopening September 1, 2021, for on site classes!  Details about our COVID-19 responses and policies have been updated as of July 13, 2021, and can be found here. We look forward to seeing you on campus.

Online classes are available from anywhere and offer a whole new opportunity to connect people to folk art. Vesterheim is dedicated to continuing the growth of programs in an online format.

For More Information:

Onsite Programs:
Josh Torkelson, Onsite Program Coordinator, 563-382-9681,

Online Programs:
Andrew Ellingsen, Online Program Coordinator, 563-382-9681,

Enrollment Cancellation 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.