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All Ground Up: Sausage Making

Make your own sausage flavored the way you like it using your favorite meats. As a class, we will make and take home 4 to 5 kinds of sausage of your choosing from a list of about 10 varieties. These will be fresh, non-smoked, non-cured sausages like bratwurst, breakfast sausage,…
Fri, Oct 11th, 2019  –  Sat, Oct 12th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux
2.5 Days
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Antler Basketry

The graceful curve of the deer antler provides a creative springboard for the emerging folk-art form of antler basketry. In this course students learn to weave a stunning rib-style basket from dyed and natural rattan reed, incorporating a deer antler as the handle or focal point of the design. The…
Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Mon, Oct 28th, 2019
Days 1/2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Cathryn Peters
2½ Days
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Artisan Breads Immersion

Lace up your baking shoes and get ready for an artisan breads baking marathon. Combining the skills of our popular Artisan Breads I and II courses, this two-and-a-half-day intensive course allows students to dig deep into hand-crafted, long-fermented and hot-hearth baked breads. We’ll explore pre-ferments and a long cool rise…
Fri, Nov 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 10th, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Days 2 & 3: 8am-4pm
2¼ Days
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Artistic Bark-Edged Wooden Bowl Tutorial

This tutorial is intended for students with some experience with bowl turning on an electric lathe, and who want to learn more advanced woodturning methods. We will explore turning asymmetrical forms from bark-edged bowls to unusual end-grain pieces and burls. The tutorial will include selection of wood, cutting of bowl…
Thu, Jul 25th, 2019  –  Sat, Jul 27th, 2019
Day 1: 5-7:30pm, Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
Thu, Aug 1st, 2019  –  Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019
Day 1: 5-7:30pm, Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
Thu, Aug 8th, 2019  –  Sat, Aug 10th, 2019
Day 1: 5-7:30pm, Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Lou Pignolet
4 Days
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Automata: Mechanical Marvels in Wood

Cranks wind, gears turn, dragons chomp and birds fly. Welcome to the whimsical world of automata: simple wooden machines that delight and amaze. Join Cecilia Schiller for a four-day exploration of the art of making wooden machines and the mechanisms that make things move. Starting with the design process in…
Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
2 days
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Autumn Apple Abundance: From Sweet to Savory

Fall means apples in abundance! In anticipation of the season, join Chef Graden for an exploration of the versatile applications of a fruit that is both ubiquitous and under-utilized. This class will cover preparing (and eating!) all of these recipes, and more: apple and cran-apple ciders, apple pie, apple cider…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2019  –  Sat, Sep 28th, 2019
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Scott Graden
5 Days
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Basic Timber Framing

Learn the planning, layout and joinery necessary to construct a traditional timber frame (post and beam) structure, such as North House's blacksmith shop, bread oven shelter, fish house classroom, and other structures around campus. The course begins with the basic mortise and tenon joint, and then expands on these techniques…
Wed, Aug 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Tom Healy, Clark Bremer
Wed, Sep 4th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Tom Healy, Gerald David
1 Day
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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In a reflection of the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through your choice of one or two bead-embroidered projects, time permitting. The birch tree pin…
Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
3 Days
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Beginning Tinsmithing

Using tools and techniques of 19 th century tinsmiths, students will learn how to layout projects using patterns, cut tinplate, and assemble tinplate pieces into items they can take home, such as a tin cup or tankard, a tin sconce, tin ornaments and tinsel, cookie cutters, or a lantern. Students…
Fri, Aug 9th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 11th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Karl Schmidt
2 Days
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Birch Bark Baskets with Woven Lids or Handles

Join John and Julie for birch bark basket weaving. Students may choose one of two designs: a lidded square basket or a handled basket made with diagonal weave. The lidded basket is made using a willow stick that is attached to birch bark loops added to the basket and lid.…
Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: John Zasada, Julie Kean
3 Days
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Birch Bark Baskets: Athabaskan Influences

Learn to weave a basic wide Bias weave Birch Bark basket based on Native Alaskan Athabaskan style work. The piece may then be taken to the extreme and sewn with teacher prepared and dyed spruce roots, or kept a bit more basic with user friendly waxed threads (or a combination…
Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Mon, Oct 28th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Karen Tembreull
2 Days
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Birch Bark Containers: North American and Scandinavian

In this class we will create two different birch bark boxes, one based on a classic style produced throughout the birch forests of North America by native peoples, and another typical birch bark container produced throughout the Scandinavian countries. The North American style is created from a single sheet of…
Wed, Oct 23rd, 2019  –  Thu, Oct 24th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Dennis Chilcote
2 Days
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Birch Bark Tutorial

No patterns to choose from here - we simply offer the personal experience of seasoned weavers willing to pass along their knowledge. Join Julie Kean and Jack Sneve as they tailor the birch bark weaving experience to meet your desired outcome - a simple finger ring, wall baskets and bread…
Wed, Sep 11th, 2019  –  Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve
3 Days
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Black Ash Pack Baskets

The black ash pack basket: it's beautiful, highly functional and can be made using simple materials. The first part of the class will be spent preparing black ash splint for your basket by pounding a locally harvested log. Next, you'll weave the basket and finish it with a rim, handle,…
Fri, Jul 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 Days
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Blacksmithing: Crafting The Tools of the Trade

Outfit your own blacksmithing tool chest while developing and refining your skills on the forge. In this course, you will create the set of tools needed to become a backyard blacksmith, while simultaneously learning the basics of blacksmithing. Initial tool projects will include tongs and fire-tending tools. Heat treatment, forging,…
Mon, Sep 9th, 2019  –  Wed, Sep 11th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers