The Arbutus Folk School, located in historic downtown Olympia, is the heart of Pacific Northwest craft and community education. We provide professional instruction from world-class artists and a wide range of community-based learning opportunities to people of all ages. We support skills individuals seek to actively meet their own needs and interests and the needs of their communities. Students come to Arbutus to make useful and beautiful crafts, seek personal enrichment, community connections, advance artistic skill and knowledge or historic preservation arts. We support many local businesses that provide sustainable, locally-grown materials for use in our classes.
We proudly welcome students of any race, color, gender and national or ethnic origin. Please contact us with questions or comments at: info “at” arbutusfolkschool “dot” org.
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The Arbutus Folk School is a 501(c)3 tax deductible non-profit. We depend on individuals, local businesses and grants to support our programming and operations. Becoming a Donor is the best way to ensure the vision thrives! Additional ways to support the school can be found on the “Support” page.