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You're invited to our first-ever Hide Week Gathering Day! Join us Friday, October 6 for a day packed with all things hide tanning, including demonstrations, mini courses, and our featured speaker Jean Marshall.

After his time in the Artisan Development Program, Wesley Hathaway continues on his journey as a full-time woodcarver and facilitator of craft. Learn about where his creative path has taken him in his newest blog post. 

The winter/spring catalog is here! A new North House catalog will land in mailboxes across the country this week, accompanied by fresh coursework for January – May 2024. Read on to find a full list of new courses.

On September 17, North House officially kicked off the public phase of our Framing the Future Campaign, a multi-year effort that sets the stage for the next 25 years of enriching lives and building community on the shores of Lake Superior. 

Say hello to our new ADP Resident Artisans! Earlier this month, we welcomed our newest cohort of Resident Artisans into the Artisan Development Program who will spend the next year living and crafting in Grand Marais

Looking for more? Read through more recent blog articles or visit Crafting in Place to see upcoming online events and watch past content.

Featured Events & Activities

2024 Winter/Spring Course Catalog

2024 Winter/Spring Course Catalog

Registration Opens Thursday, October 5

The Winter/Spring 2024 Course Catalog is now out, complete with Fiber Week courses, Wood Week courses, and incredible craft opportunities on every page. Mark your calendars—registration opens October 5 (or October 4 for North House members). 

Framing the Future

Framing the Future

The Campaign for North House

Framing the Future sets the stage for the next 25 years of enriching lives and building community on the shores of Lake Superior. Creating a new front door that welcomes the world to North House, strengthening our core operations, enhancing campus access—this campaign is the critical next step of programmatic and campus evolution.

Hide Week

Hide Week

October 2-9, 2023

New this year we'll host Hide Week, a thematic week exploring a key traditional craft material and process: hide and skin tanning, finishing, and sewing. In addition to coursework, we're thrilled to invite you to our inaugural Hide Week Gathering Day on Friday, October 6. With craft demos, mini courses, and our featured speaker Jean Marshall, this is a day you won't want to miss. Discover the story behind our first-ever Hide Week here

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Hjørdis sails now open for registration! The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here! And browse the digital edition while you wait!

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

Life After ADP – September 19

After his time in the Artisan Development Program, Wesley Hathaway continues on his journey as a full-time woodcarver and facilitator of craft. Learn about where his creative path has taken him in his newest blog post. 

The Two-Sided Triangle – July 13

In his latest blog post, Resident Artisan Wesley Hathaway shares a secret to carving eye-catching patterns: learning the two-sided triangle.