The Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts is owned and operated by the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc., a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. It is the oldest residential arts and crafts school in Vermont.

Fall Photo of the Barn, visible from Route 103 South.
Fall photo of the Barn, visible from Route 103 South.

All students are welcome on campus, regardless of religious affiliation, national or ethnic origin.

About the Campus

Our School operates year-round. From September to May, only one building on campus is heated, and the two rooms in that building are used to hold classes on weekends.

From June to August, we operate seven days a week. We have access to a total of nine classrooms, and our residential rooms are open for guests who prefer to stay on campus.

Taking Classes Here

The atmosphere on our campus is casual. Our classes are intended to be an intensive, but relaxing experience. Class sizes are kept deliberately small so that each student receives individual attention. Classes run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for adults and 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for children.

If required, you will receive a supply list with your class confirmation. The materials fee covers any supplies or tools that your instructor provides for your use in class, and is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class. The materials fee is shown along with the tuition fee in our brochure and on our website.

Lodging on Campus

We have a variety of rooms available on campus.

  • There are two “suites”, which consist of two adjoining rooms that share a bathroom. One of the rooms houses a twin bed and a reading nook with a comfortable easy chair; the other room has two twin beds. These rooms are suitable for up to 3 individuals. A full suite is $135 per night.
  • If available, you can take the single room of one of the suites for $85 per night.
  • If available, you can take one of our double rooms as an individual guest. The price is $75 per night.
  • We have a number of double rooms, which share a bathroom with the adjoining double room. The cost for a double room is $60 per person per night.

We do not supply towels or washcloths, so bring those with you.You may need an alarm clock, if you are not an early riser. Weather here is changeable. Mornings and evenings here are chilly, so bring along a sweater or light jacket. An umbrella will probably be useful as well.

There are no televisions or telephones in the rooms. Regrettably, cellular service is spotty throughout Vermont, including our campus. Each room contains a working fan.