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New & Noteworthy

The first of several planned craft kits have been sent to the homes of Cook County Elementary School Students! 

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Intern Jake Fee expands the Intern Dictionary in a new blog post.

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Director’s Update, April 2020

A message from our Executive Director, Greg Wright

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April 10: Studio Tour Video by Marybeth Garmoe, available on Facebook and YouTube after 10am

LIVE: April 9 at 7pm: Turning a Bowl from a Log with Jim Sannerud Live on Instagram and Facebook

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Crafting in Place

Crafting in Place

In these uncertain times, craft can be calming, inspiring, and sustaining. We are busy cooking up new ways to bring you craft experiences and connections from afar. Sign up for our e-Newsletter, follow us on Instagram, like us on Facebook, and stay tuned!

Coming Up (all times CST):

We will have a new schedule and a new blog post in the e-news next Friday, April 10! Much more is in the works!

Courses cancelled from March 19 to May 17

Courses cancelled from March 19 to May 17

Dear Friends,

North House is pausing all coursework from March 19 through May 17 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and protect our students, instructors, staff, and neighbors. If you are registered for a course during this time frame, you should have received an email regarding your refund options. If you didn’t, please email us at or call us at 218-387-9762.

North House will remain open 9am - 2pm, Monday - Friday, to handle course registrations and respond to student questions via phone and email. Additionally, classes outside this period are still open for registration and our online school store remains open as well. Our campus and brick-and-mortar store are closed to the public.

Because community is at the heart of our mission, we will miss seeing you during these weeks to come, but we hope we’ll get to see you back on campus soon. Please stay happy and healthy!

Shop From Afar!

Shop From Afar!

​The North House campus is now closed to foot traffic, including the school store, but we’re happy to help you shop from afar!

Stock up on books, tools, craft projects, and whatever else you might need to make the coming weeks more enjoyable. A selection of our items are available online, with more coming soon! If you can’t find something you’re looking for, please call us at 888-387-9762 and we’ll be happy to help! We’d love to hear from you.

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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Elise Kyllo blogs about the joy of her time in the Artisan Development Program, rhythms changed by COVID-19, and the essentiality of making.

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Wooden storage boxes have long been considered a great woodworking project with challenges varied enough to meet skill levels from beginner to advanced.

Request a Catalog

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here!