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Welcome Nate and Laura to North House! They joined this fall as part of the two-year Artisan Development Program, during which they will hone their craft and teaching skills with the goal of growing the next generation of craft leaders.

The Winter 2021/2022 Course Catalog is on its way to mailboxes near and far, but you can enjoy the digital version now in anticipation for the new course registration opening on October 29!

Courses for March and April 2022 are now posted online, go have a look. Registration opens next week, so there is plenty of time to pour over our the 2022 catalog that should be hitting mailboxes as we speak and find a perfect course.

Big changes are happening this summer on North House's campus in Grand Marais. There's a new timbered stairway under construction, an improved bike trail, and a more visible crosswalk to keep students safe when crossing the highway.

In her latest blog post, Christine Novotny gives us a glimpse into the fascinating process of weaving large blankets!  

Looking for more online craft content? Visit our Crafting in Place page for a full schedule of upcoming webinars, videos, and more, as well as the complete archive of past content.

Featured Events & Activities

New On-Campus Courses for 2022

New On-Campus Courses for 2022

Registration now open!

New coursework for January through April is posted! Visit the calendar to see the new course offerings and start planning your trip. Registration is open for January and February classes. March and April 2022 courses have been announced, registration opens in late October.

Sign up for our eNewsletter to get all the details as the date approaches. North House members always get access to register a day early.

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Winterers' Gathering

Winterers' Gathering

Online throughout November and on-campus the 18th through 21st

Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North at this year’s Winterers’ Gathering. There will be Winter-centric coursework, a winter tent camp, gear sale, film festival, speakers, this is a classic event to welcome the season of white.

  • Weekly webinars from arctic wildlife to camping tips, expeditions to winter poetry
  • Arctic Film Festival
  • On-campus courses, Chili Feed, Winter gear & ski sale
  • Featured Speaker Jon Turk
     Move North House Forward

    Move North House Forward

    Full-time Staff Opening

    North House is fueled by the focused efforts and inspired work of our team. After welcoming several key new additions to our staff team, we are now actively looking for candidates to fill our newly evolved Administrative Director position.

    Resident Artisan Blog

    Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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    In her latest blog post, Christine Novotny gives us a glimpse into the fascinating process of weaving large blankets!  

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    In her latest blog post, Resident Artisan Emily Derke writes about her experience learning about hide tanning on a trip to Oregon.

    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!