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In the operation of Okanagan Folk School (OKFS) programs, no individual or group will be discriminated against because of race, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, or disability.


We believe that craft and learned skills education should be accessible to anyone with an interest in learning, and that the mission of our school is made richer by welcoming a diverse range of students and participants to our campus.


Due to the unique nature of each workshop, minimum age requirements are defined by the instructor. All workshops that are open for intergenerational learning are clearly defined by the workshop description. Please inquire at registration about restrictions.

Registration Deadlines

Registering early also gives our instructors adequate time to prepare workshop materials, which can be extensive. It also gives you time to acquire supplies you are required to bring to workshops (a materials list will be mailed after you register). For intermediate to advanced courses, you may have “homework” to do in advance.

Courses are intentionally kept small and often fill quickly, so registering as early as possible is encouraged. Registering at least three weeks prior to the workshop start date is especially advisable as workshops without a minimum number of registrations may be cancelled. That said, if you find a workshop you want to take close to the start date, give us a call. Last minute changes may have left a spot open just for you!

Workshop Payments

Tuition and materials fees must be paid in full to secure registration in a workshop. For workshops where the materials fee varies, the fee is paid directly to the instructor on the first day of workshops. Payments for workshop registration must be made via the OKFS website.

Waiting Lists

OKFS manages waiting lists for workshops that have filled. Individuals on the waiting list are contacted only if an opening becomes available.

Workshop Content

While we make every effort to verify their accuracy, workshop descriptions are provided by instructors, who are independent contractors, and cannot be warranted by the OKFS.


We respect your privacy and will not sell or give your mailing address or e-mail address to another party. We use our mailing list to notify you of new workshops and current events here at OKFS. You may ask to be removed from our mailing list or e-mail newsletter list at any time by contacting us at

Read our complete Privacy Policy here.

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