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New & Noteworthy

Enjoy Robin Wall Kimmerer's reading from her essay "The Giveaway" in this short video.

Robin, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, is our featured speaker at the online Unplugged concert & celebration this Saturday.

Learn More & Buy Tickets

North House jewelry instructor Liz Bucheit's beautiful Viking Posament bracelet is one of the many unique and handcrafted items now available for bidding in the Points North fundraising auction. Learn more in the brief video above!

Browse & Bid

Video: Automata, Mechanical Marvels in Wood—A Video Postcard

Get a peek into the classroom of Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood in this video postcard from campus.

Video: Build Thoreau’s Cabin—A Video Postcard

Get a peek into the classroom of Build Thoreau’s Cabin in this video postcard from campus.

Video: Spoon Carving Traditions—A Video Postcard

Get a peek into the classroom of Spoon Carving Traditions in this video postcard from campus.

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

Support Unplugged

Support Unplugged

Make an additional gift during Unplugged

The Unplugged event is both a celebration of the season and North House’s most important annual fundraising event. We are humbled by the support we’ve received from you already, whether you’ve purchased a ticket or placed a bid in the Points North auction.

However, that doesn’t mean we’re resting! Every additional gift helps to ensure that we are able to keep hand craft alive for years to come. Maybe you missed out an an auction item and have a little extra cash in your pocket, or maybe you’re just feeling generous. Please use the link below to make an additional gift during this year’s Unplugged show.

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Sailing through the end of September!

  • Sails are around one hour in duration.
  • Each sail is limited to a single group or household.
  • There is a booking minimum of four tickets per sail (you can still sail with fewer than four, but must pay for four). Maximum of six.

We’re excited to be on the water again, and we hope you’ll join us!

Points North Online Auction

Points North Online Auction

Auction open until Sep 20, 10pm

This year’s auction features one-of-a-kind items crafted by North House instructors, artwork, dining experiences, lodging packages, unique North Shore experiences, and more!

Phased re-opening of campus planned

Phased re-opening of campus planned

North House is beginning a phased reopening of campus in July and August. Our goal is to begin welcoming students back to campus in a limited capacity while continuing to ensure the safety and health of our students, instructors, staff, and community.

For classes scheduled during this time period, unfortunately, many must still be canceled. However, classes that are able to be safely hosted on campus will continue as scheduled, with other classes moving online. Please see our COVID-19 Update page for details.

Starting in July, our school store, front office and campus will reopen to the public. School store & front office hours are Wednesday - Thursday, 12 - 4pm, and Friday - Sunday, 9am - 4pm. We welcome inquiries at any time - email us at or call 218-387-9762.

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

Resident Artisan Christine Novotny delves into the process of growing flax fiber and discusses it in this latest blog post. 

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Resident Artisan Elise Kyllo considers the role of the community in her often solitary craft in her latest blog post. 

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!