The Folk School's Herb Garden. The timber frame arbor was built by students during a timber framing class.
You're welcome to explore our beautiful campus during daylight hours in a free and self-directed tour. On most weekdays and several weekends year-round, people like you are learning craft, art, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, photography, and writing in small classes scattered across campus. Class times are typically 9am-Noon and 1:30-4:30pm. You will likely be able to peek into studios at the classes being held there.
Stop by our office in Keith House (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) for more information and to pick up a campus map and weekly schedule.
Preserve our Learning Environment Here are a few etiquette and safety guidelines we ask you to observe if you tour studios:
Before entering a studio, check whether the instructor has posted signs saying No visitors at this time. If so, please respect that request. They are likely at a critical point in explaining or demonstrating a technique, or there may be safety issues involved.
Please limit your visiting group to a maximum of four people per studio. If your group has more than four people in it, please come by the office in Keith House before touring so we may help you plan your visit.
Please keep your visit short; not over 5 minutes. Please do not engage students or instructors in extended conversations. Remember, this is a polite peek, people are hard at work.
Please keep a safe distance from all equipment. Safety glasses are required for some studios, and can be found by the door. Please do not handle artwork, tools or materials.
Tours of student housing are not permitted. Generally studios are called studio or shop on your campus map, while housing units are labeled house.
No pets are allowed on campus except for service animals assisting the physically handicapped.
For more information, or to arrange a large-party tour, please contact David Brose, Folklorist, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm EST at 800-365-5724 or 828-837-2775.