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Webinar: Lunch and Learn with Barn the Spoon

Barn Carder will join us from his home in The Forest of Dean to chat about his work carving and selling wooden spoons

Airing LIVE on Fri, Mar 12 at 12:00pm

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Webinar: Understanding the Nuances of the Drawknife with Curtis Buchanan

Chairmaker Curtis Buchanan will discuss this essential woodworking tool in-depth.

Airing LIVE on Thu, Mar 11 at 6:40pm

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Instagram Live: Live Artisan Development Info Session

Join us on Instagram for a live Info Session about the Artisan Development Program application process. Meet current resident artisans and have your questions about the program answered! 7 pm Central on Tuesday March 9th here on the North House Instagram page.⁠

Tue, Mar 9 at 7:00pm

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We are now accepting applications for the Artisan Development Program! We will accept two resident artisans who will participate from September 2021 through June 2023. 

Click here to learn more and apply!

Webinar: Lunch and Learn: Traditional European Woodcarving with Mary May

Join prolific instructor Mary May for a presentation from her studio. She’ll cover the basics—her tools and techniques, as well as a bit of sharpening.

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.

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Accessibility at North House

Accessibility at North House

Scholarships, Work Study, and Local Discount

We believe that craft education should be accessible to anyone with an interest in learning, and that the mission of our school is made richer by welcoming a diverse range of students to our campus.

To that end, our organizational values have guided the creation of three key efforts to create greater access to our programs.

  • Work Study Program
  • Scholarship Program
  • Local Discount
March is Wood Month!

March is Wood Month!

Join us in the virtual woodshop for a series of free presentations from near and far!

Wood Week has gone virtual and become Wood Month! We’ll explore technique, cultural history, tools and interesting current work with Mary May, Curtis Buchanan, Barn the Spoon, Daniel Lundberg, Joshua Klein, Julia Kalthoff, and Jarrod Dahl. Thursday evenings and Friday mid-days on Zoom. BYO wood shavings!

New Course Registration System!

New Course Registration System!

An exciting shift has occurred with the course registration process at North House! After more than a year of planning, we have implemented a new, more robust system for registration through our website. Things might look a little different, but we’re confident it will allow for you, the student, to have a better experience with the process.

The biggest difference you will notice is the need to create an account in order to register for a course. Once you are logged in, you can not only register yourself for a class, but can register for a friend or family member as well. After establishing an account, you will also be able to login anytime to find out what courses you have signed up for. The full roll-out of all of the available features will likely take a couple of months, but in the end this new system will provide better communication between North House, students, and instructors.

Please have a sense of humor and some patience with this new system in the coming weeks as we work out some inevitable bugs – the end result should be fantastic!

New Coursework!

New Coursework!

New on-campus courses for late spring and summer!

Registration for all of our new in-person courses opens on Friday, February 19!

New online coursework is open for registration now.

All on campus courses will have COVID-19 protocols in place. Click here for our up-to-date policies.

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

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In her latest blogpost, resident Artisan Christine Novotny discusses the processing of wool from raw fleece and how it informs her weaving practice.

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Resident Artisan Boatbuilder Josh Tolkan gets in the zone in an Adirondack Guideboat build. Read about it in his new blogpost. 

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!