Folk School Registration Information

Course Registration

You may register for your classes HERE(fillable PDF form: 1) SAVE to your desktop, 2) fill in and SAVE again, 3) either email it or print and mail it to us). You will be considered registered when we have received both your form and your payment. Click HERE to pay via PayPal…enter the “amount enclosed” from your registration form.

Upon receiving your course registration materials, we will secure your place in the class of your choice. You will receive confirmation of your registration, and any pertinent information from your instructor.

Registration Deadlines

Because our classes are intentionally designed to be small, it is advisable to sign up as quickly as possible. Registering at least three weeks before the class starting date is recommended, as classes without the minimum number of students at that time may be cancelled. However, if you find a class you would like to take close to the start date, give us a call. A last-minute cancellation may have left a spot open for you. And we do manage wait-lists for all classes.

Tuition and other fees

A non-refundable deposit of $50.00 per class is required to hold your spot in each class.  Full tuition payments are due no later than 21 days before the first day of your intended class. Tuition payments may be made by check (payable to Folklore Village), credit card, or PayPal (see payment link above). We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover, and American Express. Materials fees are payable directly to the instructor, usually on the first day of class, unless otherwise specified. Instructors are generally unprepared to accept credit cards.

Cancellation Policy

If the student cancels prior to 21 days before the first day of class, all monies paid in will be refunded except for the $50 registration fee.

If the student cancels after 21 days before the first day of class, there will be no refund; you may receive credit for a tax-deductible donation to Folklore Village.


When you arrive the day of your class, please be sure and check in 1/2 hour before the start of your class (most classes begin at 9:00 am, unless specified a different time).  Check-in will be at the table in the foyer of our main building, Farwell Hall.  From there, you will be directed to the location where your class is to be held.

Safety Policy

Students need to be aware that in many classes, you will be working with tools, equipment or materials which, if improperly or carelessly used, have the potential to cause injury. Instructors of Folklore Village’s Folk School will provide training and supervision in the proper use of all tools. However, students assume risk when working with the tools, equipment, and materials required for class.


Lodging and Food

Folklore Village offers two choices for affordable simple, rustic accommodations.

Bunkhouses: $15 per person per night, within walking distance of Farwell Hall (main activity building) – very rustic, heated, cots provided. Bring your own bedding, pillow, towel, flashlight, etc. Camp-style toilets and hand pump. Men and women are in separate buildings. Limited space. Showers in Farwell Hall.


Tenting: $10 per tent per night, many beautiful sites. No campfires, please.

*Contact us for  a list of motel accommodations in the area.



Lunches will be provided during your folk school class days at Folklore Village, and included in your tuition. No other meals will be provided.

Although we are situated in a beautiful rural location, we are only 10 minutes from the town of Dodgeville, where several options for meals can be found including restaurants, bars, bakeries, cafes, and grocery stores. Venturing further afield to Mineral Point, or to Mount Horeb, the choices are even more varied for breakfast and for dinner.


All classes are consciously planned to intersect on a Saturday, when a barn dance or an ice cream social will take place.  All enrolled students are encouraged to attend the Saturday night festivities; admission fees are included in your tuition.

General Policies

By entering event premises you consent to photography, video and audio recording and its release, publication and reproduction. If you do not consent you must inform Folklore Village in writing, including a photograph of yourself, of your desire to not be photographed or recorded.

Folklore Village does not sell alcohol; however you may bring ‘Class B’ beverages (wine, beer) to events as appropriate.