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Celebrate summer at the Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival, June 21-22! Try traditional craft, discover some of the boats of Lake Superior, and gather with family and friends beside the harbor. 

Bake fresh bread in our wood-fired oven! Our summer breads program has started for the season, with 2-hour mini courses happening most Thursdays. Learn more and book your session here. 

Want to get involved at North House? Volunteering is a great place to start! Join in the fun by volunteering at the Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival. Learn more and sign up here

Take a mini course during this year's Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival! These one-day classes are perfect for beginners looking to try something new. Mini course registration is open now—find a full list here. 

Join us for the Lake Superior Chowder Experience, an Empty Bowls fundraiser that features soups from local restaurants and freshly baked North House cornbread. 

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Featured Events & Activities

Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival

Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival

June 21-22, 2024

Summer on the North Shore is a magical time of year—the sun is at its zenith, boats dot the Grand Marais harbor, and the warm days beckon us outdoors. Celebrate the best of summer on Lake Superior at the Summer Solstice and Wooden Boat Festival! 

This year's event will bring community gatherings, traditional craft experiences, and activities for folks of all ages. Discover, dance, paddle, create, and welcome the brightest season at North House Folk School!

October—December 2024 Courses Are Now Open!

October—December 2024 Courses Are Now Open!

Plan Your Fall Trip to the Folk School

All 2024 courses are now open for registration, including courses during Family Weekend in October and Winterers' Gathering in November! Make sure to:

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

A visit to Grand Marais isn't complete without checking out the North House campus! We have a host of memorable and engaging programs happening throughout the summer. Whether you're looking to sail Lake Superior, try a wood-fired baking course, or see live craft in action, you can find activities for all ages at our harborside campus. 

Find our full list of summer programs here and start planning your next trip to campus! 

Photo by Ethan Sorensen

Framing the Future

Framing the Future

The Campaign for North House

Framing the Future sets the stage for the next 25 years of enriching lives and building community on the shores of Lake Superior. Creating a new front door that welcomes the world to North House, strengthening our core operations, enhancing campus access—this campaign is the critical next step of programmatic and campus evolution. 

Construction on the new building has started! Follow along with the progress through our blog and video updates here

School Store

Our School Store is here to support your craft journey! Find books to keep you inspired, craft kits to engage your hands and mind, handcrafts made by our talented artisan instructors, and much more.

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here! And browse the digital edition while you wait!

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

Rosemaled Range Hood – June 06

Craft adds unique and personal touches to the home. Using a technique she observed in Sweden, Resident Artisan Tara Austin took on a new project: rosemaling a range hood. 

Crafting Through The Seasons – May 21

How does a working craftsperson find balance in their creative practice? In her latest blog post, Caroline Feyling discusses questions she's been pondering about seasonality, scheduling, and the pillars of a sustainable craft career.