Our classes are intended to be an immersive experience, and you’ll leave with a finished product that you created. The teaching style creates a relaxing experience, and we expect that you’ll finish a workshop feeling refreshed and accomplished. The casual atmosphere on our campus equates to lots of laughter and fun for you where you’ll most-likely make friends.
Workshops are kept to 10 students or less, so each student receives individual attention.
Adult full day workshops generally run 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch break. Other breaks are scheduled by the instructor and students based on the flow of instruction each day.
Youth workshops are generally 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a lunch break and exercise breaks planned throughout the day.
Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts is located on an expansive farm that has been transformed into a multi-purpose campus. We operate nine classrooms across multiple buildings and an outdoor pavilion. Currently, workshops are held from April through October. From June through August, we are open seven days a week. The campus is owned by Fletcher Farm Foundation and the School is operated by Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc (SOVAC).
PETS. Students are not allowed to bring their pets (other than service animals). There is a local boarding facility.
Paw Lodge, 46 Winery Road, Proctorsville, VT 05143. Telephone: 802-226-7297
SMOKING. In accordance with state laws, there is no smoking allowed in any building or elsewhere on campus.
ARRIVAL & CHECK-IN. When you arrive please check-in at the office located on the lower level of the Meadowview Building. All students are required to check in there when you first arrive on campus.
The Meadowview building is the most west building set 300 yards off the highway, with its own entrance off of Route 103. Follow the road to the left of the barn.
MATERIALS FEE AND SUPPLY LIST.
Each instructor provides materials for a fee, a supply list, or both. This information is located in the “Additional information” tab on the website class listing.
The materials fee covers any supplies or tools that the workshop instructor provides for your use in class, and is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of the first day of the workshop.
A supply list includes items that you are expected to bring to the first day of and will use during the workshop.
HOW TO REACH US.
May 22 through Sep 3, 2023 7-days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
September 4 through May 19, 2023 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Address 611 Route 103 S, Ludlow, VT 05149
Workshop inquiries registration@FletcherFarm.org
General information info@FletcherFarm.org
School Director, Debi Orton SchoolDirector@FletcherFarm.org
Board Chairperson, Susan Balch Susan@FletcherFarm.org
As the level of severe illness is low in our communities, each person can decide if they want to take precautions based on their own level of risk. We ask that if you are not feeling well, please stay home.
DINING ON CAMPUS.
During the summer session, we offer sandwiches from Singleton’s General Store, a local favorite! The cost is $15 and includes a beverage and chips. School staff will circulate to each classroom mid-morning to take orders from those choosing to purchase lunch. Lunch is delivered to the dining hall located in the upper level of Meadowview building at noon each day.
Cold drinks are available during the day from the refrigerator in the barn and coffee, tea, and cold drinks in the refrigerator in the lower level of the Meadowview building. Please pay on the honor system. If it’s a beautiful day you may picnic outside at tables available throughout the campus.
You’re welcome to bring your own lunch. However, if it needs to be refrigerated, please bring a personal cooler.
For 2023, we will not have student lodging on campus. There are many local inns, bed and breakfasts, and motels to choose from.
The Golden Stage Inn, just down the road in Proctorsville, offers Fletcher Farm School students a 25% discount, for a stay of two or more nights. Telephone: 802-226-7744
The Pointe at Castle Hill also offers special rates for Fletcher Farm School students depending on availability, regular rooms are $99 per room per night and weekends are $189 per room per night. Telephone: 802-226-7361
Discounts and special rates are available only when you mention that you are a student at Fletcher Farm School.
WAIVER OF LIABILITY.
As a condition of enrolling in courses at the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts, participants and instructors agree to assume all risk for personal injury or loss of or damage to personal property. Students and instructors further agree that they will not hold the Fletcher Farm School for the Arts and Crafts or the Society of Vermont Artists and Craftsmen, Inc. responsible or liable for any personal injuries that may be suffered, or theft of or damage to any personal property that may occur.
There is a registration fee included in the stated tuition prices on the website. However, it will be removed from any registrations where it does not apply before processing your payment. Currently, there is no registration fee for Spring 2023 workshops.
For non-members there is a one-time-per-year non-refundable registration fee of $25 for adults ($5 for youth) with your first workshop registration. For SOVAC members the registration fee is waived. You are welcome to consider membership offered at multiple levels.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICIES.
Should the school find it necessary to cancel a class.
Students will be notified at least 10 days prior to the start of class (except for in the case of an emergency). Tuition and registration fee (if applicable) will be refunded. Students can elect for the tuition to be used to provide a tuition credit toward a future class.
Student cancellations prior to the class date.
The student will receive a full tuition credit towards a future class, less a $50 cancellation fee. The credit will be honored through the end of the following year. There are no monetary refunds for any reason. While we sympathize when circumstances arise that prevent a student from attending, we must make commitments to our instructors and other students. Fletcher Farm School for the Arts & Crafts and SOVAC are not responsible for non-refundable transportation or lodging costs.