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Tickets are now available for the 2021 Arctic Film Festival taking place November 20th and 21st as part of next weekend's Winterers' Gathering. See the full schedule here and reserve your tickets here

Meet Laura Brown, one of the new residents in the Artisan Development Program at North House, in this introductory blog post. 

Come join the Winterer's Gathering fun as a North House volunteer. Help is needed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, November 19–21 to make the event flow smoothly. Take you pick of helping set up, hosting the Info Booth, or cooking/serving/cleaning during the (in)famous Chili Feed.

Webinar: Building the LAFTET BADSTUA (Timber Sauna) - Axe me How I Spent the Pandemic

Faced with COVID, a group decided to set up an outdoor workshop in a backyard in the heart of St. Paul. They designed a little building, hand hewed Red Pine logs and used Norwegian ‘lafting’ joinery to craft a timber sauna.

Webinar: The Longest Way

Emily Ford became an advocate for increased diversity and representation in outdoor pursuits when she hiked the 1200 mile National Scenic Ice Age Trail in the winter of 2020/2021.

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

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. 

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. Image: Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

Introducing Laura Brown

Meet Laura Brown, one of the new residents in the Artisan Development Program at North House, in this introductory blog post. 

Introducing Nathan White

Meet Nathan White, one of the new residents in the Artisan Development Program at North House, in this introductory blog post. 

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here!