How Early Should I Register?
Early! Our classes are small and many fill quickly, so we recommend you register as soon as possible to get your class of choice! You can register to be on the wait list for any class that is full. Cancellations do happen, and you may be able to get into a class at the last minute, so don't hesitate to call to check on availability.
Registration, Tuition, and Payments
Students may register for one or more classes. A minimum 50% deposit for each course must accompany each registration.
Full payment of your balance is due 30 days prior to class or may be made at the time of registration.
The tuition stated for each course includes the cost of materials.
A $40 fee will be charged for returned checks and any credit card revocations.
Classes without a minimum number of registrations may be cancelled. (See "course cancellations" for details.)
Tuition does not include costs for transportation, lodging, or meals.
Refunds & Cancellations
We recognize that situations occur where you may have to cancel/withdraw from a course(s). Because of registration costs and other services, including contracts and material acquisitions, the School is required to charge cancellation fees to students who change their itineraries.
Any cancellation/withdrawal needs to be in writing as a letter or email to the school. Following is our cancellation fee schedule should you need to cancel or withdraw from a course(s):
Once students are accepted into a class, cancellation fees apply, regardless of the reason for canceling.
Materials and material fees
Materials fees can range from $0 to over $300. Because the amount of materials used will vary by student, materials fees are not included in the tuition amount. Classes with estimated materials fees in excess of $100 are noted in its class description. Upon registering for a class, you will receive an estimate of materials fees on your Folk School invoice, along with a list of additional supplies the instructor may require you to bring from home. Payment for materials purchased from the instructor or the school is required on the last day of class. While the School accepts credit cards, many instructors do not, so please be prepared to pay for materials fees to instructors with cash or a check.
Classes with material fees of $100 or more are noted in italics in the class description sections of the course catalog and on the website.
The School will conduct courses for which a minimum number of students are registered. If the School must cancel a course, registered students will be given the opportunity to enroll in another course, with no transfer penalty. A full refund will be given to students who do not wish to transfer.
If you plan to fly, please confirm that your class will run prior to booking your ticket. The School is not responsible for nonrefundable airline tickets in any circumstance.
Guests accompanying students, who are not taking a class, are encouraged to visit our many local attractions while the class(s) in in session. They may lounge on the grounds but may not participate in any sporting activities.
Housing & Meals
Housing and meals are not available at the School. There are many nearby motels, and bed and breakfast facilities in addition to a variety of local restaurants.
Each day during class, we will break for a 45 t 60 minute lunch period. Typically we will break at 1:00pm.
Students must be at least 18 years of age. No one under 18 may take a class.
The School's terrain is hilly and uneven. The studio is not designed to be handicapped accessible. If you have mobility restrictions, please contact us to discuss your needs..
Drugs, Alcohol, and Firearms
Alcohol is not permitted in studios or grounds. The use of illegal drugs is prohibited.
While we fully support the 2nd Amendment, we ask that you do not bring any firearms on campus.
Smoking is not allowed inside any building or on the grounds. If you must smoke, please do this in your car and do not discard any butts or other debris on the grounds or the studio.
The School is not responsible for injuries sustained as a result of improper or careless use of studio tools or equipment.
Cell Phone Usage
Cell phone use is not permitted within the studio or during other group gatherings. You will be asked to turn off your cell phones during class.
Photographs and Videos
Students may take individual photographs during their classes. However time-lapsed photography and/or video and audio recording are not permitted in any course and will be considered unacceptable behavior.
The School is not responsible for the security of property belonging to students. If you bring personal property to class, be sure to mark it with your name.
Pets are not permitted on the School property, unless they are licensed service animals. Leaving any animal in a vehicle unattended, regardless of weather and whether windows are left open or not, is against state law.
The School reserves the right to dismiss any student, without refund, for behavior that is disruptive to the community living and learning environment and to refuse future registrations from such student.
The School is an equal-opportunity institution and does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religious affiliation, nationality, or ethnic origin. We strive to create an environment in which everyone feels welcome, respected, and free to learn and create. We ask that all who come here do so with tolerance and community-building in mind.
You will be required to sign a liability waiver to participate in any workshop.