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Unplugged was a fantastic evening.⁠ Read more to hear about our featured speaker Jay Blades and featured performer Amythyst Kiah.

We are seeking applicants for the 2022 Craft Education Internship which will run January 19th-November 20th, 2022. Applications due September 26th.


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What a year for the Points North Auction! Bidding has closed.

Registration for January and February 2022 coursework is now open! Browse the course calendar or click through for a list of all the new courses.

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

 Move North House Forward

Move North House Forward

Two Full-time Staff Openings

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 and Program Manager positions.

Unplugged XX

Unplugged XX

Tickets are now on sale for the Unplugged Streaming Event and On-Campus Celebration!

Unplugged XX will be a streaming event on Saturday, September 18 featuring Jay Blades as our featured speaker. Jay is host of The Repair Shop (on Netflix and the BBC), a furniture restorer, and an advocate for the power craft holds to restore community.

This year’s featured performer will be Amythyst Kiah, who Rolling Stone magazine called “one of Americana’s great up-and-coming secrets.”

You can enjoy the online event broadcast from the comfort of your home, or you can join us for the On-Campus Celebration that evening for food, drinks, and enjoy the streaming event with a small gathering of community at North House. Learn more about covid protocols for the on-campus event.

New On-Campus Courses for 2022

New On-Campus Courses for 2022

Registration opens Friday, September 10 at 9am - September 9 for North House Members!

New coursework for January and early will be open for registration on Friday, June 10 at 9am CT! Visit the calendar to see the new course offerings and start planning your trip. North House members can register a day early on September 9. Become a member or renew your membership today!

New scholarships and work study sessions will also open for application on September 9.

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Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Hjørdis will be sailing until October 3! Sails for the rest of the season are available to book now, including new sunset sails in September!

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.

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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In her final North House Blog Post, Elise Kyllo reflects on what she has learned in her time in the Artisan Development Program. 

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In his latest blog post, Josh Tolkan reflects on his time in the Artisan Development program and how it's impacted his life and chosen craft. 

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!