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Artisan in Residence Nate White writes on pursuing craft without stifling the ever-present urge to create, by questioning the role capitalism and consumerism play in daily life. Don't miss Open Studio Night this Friday November 17th, 4-6pm.

Posted November 16, 2022
by Nate White
Once a month, my fellow resident artisans and I open our studios for a couple hours to the public.…
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The latest Shavings newsletter is here. Check it out for timely updates on North House, heartening thoughts from former Interns and volunteers, and advice on charitable giving.

Posted November 3, 2022

North House depends on the gracious support of its members and foundation partners. Read more for an update on all the generous gifts that have helped us flourish and fulfill our mission in 2022.

Posted November 2, 2022
Throughout our history, the support of generous foundation partners has advanced North House’s…
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Over MEA Weekend, October 21-23, campus brimmed with families enjoying the school break by participating in local activities including North House’s Family Weekend.

Posted November 1, 2022
“Family Weekend had several hundred participants come into the Blue Building to create…
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The Thoreau's Cabin completed by an industrious group of students led by instructor Randy Schnobrich is up for auction! It's a small building with big potential. Read on for more photos and information.

Posted October 28, 2022

Community classes are launching this fall! They are scheduled largely in the evenings so locals who work during the day can participate. Initial offerings include cooking, sewing, felting, and woodworking.

Posted October 28, 2022
Courses that last all day on consecutive days can be inaccessible for locals with jobs so North…
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Laura talks about joining ADP as a quilter, a skill which doesn't fit neatly into either "art" or "craft". So what? Connections forged by quilting bring out newfound creativity in people of all ages and genders.

Posted October 20, 2022
by Laura Brown
A few months ago, I saw this comic (pictured below) circulating on social media. It feels…
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Resident Artisan Nate White recounts making a "democratic" chair. Using  a minimum of hand tools reduces the barriers to learning and practicing a craft, making it more accessible for everyone.

Posted October 18, 2022
by Nate White
Recently I got back from a trip in Maine where I was taking a class with my friend and mentor…
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Join the Team! Next Monday, November 21 is the last day to apply in North House's search for a new Program Manager. Serve in a key role coordinating community programming, volunteers, interns, and resident artisans.

Posted October 14, 2022

This summer brings a new landmark outside of the green office building: North House's natural dye garden. Inspired by former instructors and tended by stalwart volunteers. As the season slips away here's a look at its late summer blooms.

Posted October 13, 2022