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Adirondack Chair Building

Without question, the Adirondack chair is a timeless classic—its high back, large armrests and contoured seat and back are unmistakable.  For many, the Adirondack chair defines the ideal deck or lawn chair for a well-deserved break.  This course is the perfect opportunity for you to learn and expand basic woodworking…
Fri, Feb 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 28th, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
2 Days
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Advanced Sámi Inspired Bracelet Techniques: Online Course

Are you ready to tackle a more challenging Sámi inspired bracelet project? Make a bracelet worthy of a Nordic god! Expand your technical expertise by creating a beautiful multi-braid bracelet using the same tin thread and reindeer leather you've gotten familiar with in previous classes. Students will create a double…
Fri, Mar 12th, 2021
1-4 pm CT on two Fridays March 12th and 19th
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
0.25 Days
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Artisan Cheesemaking Online Course: Mozzarella

Looking for a great at-home hobby? Dive into cheesemaking! In this online introduction to the craft you will learn the basics of cheese making through videos, demonstrations, and live Q and A. We’ll cover milks, starters, bacteria, molds, and common household equipment for cheese making that you probably already have…
Wed, Feb 3rd, 2021
6:30-8pm CT
Instructor: Gary Colles
3 Days
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Bead Embroidery: The Pin Series Online Course

Discover the magic of “painting with beads” through your choice of seven different signature beaded lapel pin projects. In an introduction to the art and craft of bead embroidery, artist Jo Wood will lead you through the steps of creating your unique beaded project. The birch tree pin captures the essence…
Thu, Feb 11th, 2021
Feb 11th, 18th, 25th, 3-5pm CT
Instructor: Jo Wood
0.5 Days
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Better Butter Baking: Online Course

We know that butter makes it better. But which butter? Why unsalted? What’s behind the magic? We’ll tackle the wonders of laminated dough in this two-part class that includes a short one-hour prep on late Friday afternoon. On Saturday, we’ll complete a batch of Kouign Amann, a French muffin-like pastry…
Fri, Feb 5th, 2021
5-6 pm Friday night, 10 am-1 pm Saturday CT
Instructor: Kim Ode
3 Days
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Bird Carving: Online Course

This online course will introduce students to the world of bird carving. This is a great class for beginners and experienced carvers alike. We will focus on song birds commonly found in the sub-boreal forest of the Lake Superior region. Of course, each bird is different but the general form,…
Fri, Jan 15th, 2021
January 15th, 22nd, and 29th, 2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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, Mar 19th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 21st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
0.25 Days
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Boreal Basketry: All About Birch Webinar

Birch trees are a distinctive part of the boreal forest, and their bark has long been used for making strong and usable baskets around the northern hemisphere. In this live, online webinar, Emily Derke will dig into the variety of baskets and other items made with birch bark in North…
Wed, Jan 27th, 2021
6:30-8pm CT
Instructor: Emily Derke
4 days
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Build Your Own Yurt

Create yourself a comfortable living space: a spare bedroom, office, studio, sauna, or whatever else you can dream up. The 18-foot yurt is an excellent shelter option that provides comfortable living arrangements for all four seasons. Working with skilled yurt builders, you’ll construct a simple yurt, complete with a door…
Thu, Dec 10th, 2020  –  Sun, Dec 13th, 2020
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 Days
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Carving the Wooden Bowl

Learn how to make a traditional dough bowl using the axe and adze. In this three day course you will work a log down to a bowl with simple tools. We will cover axe ergonomics, design and layout, and finishing techniques with gouges, block planes, and draw knives. Every student…
Fri, Mar 5th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 7th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jess Hirsch
2½ Days
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Chainsaws: Safety, Maintenance and Tree Felling

A chainsaw is a powerful and efficient tool that requires a specific set of skills and experience to safely operate and maintain, even if those skills are used only on an occasional weekend at the cabin. This course will teach students to recognize and to avoid the hazards that surround…
Fri, Mar 19th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 21st, 2021
Days 1&2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Marco Good
3.5 Days
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Color Theory Through Weaving

We all have an innate color personality - colors that we're drawn to that describe who we are and how we see the world. Just as painters mix colors on a canvas, weavers combine colors on the loom to create new combinations optically. However, the colors that we're drawn to…
Thu, Feb 18th, 2021  –  Sun, Feb 21st, 2021
Day 1: 1-5pm; Days 2&3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
0.5 Days
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Cooking with the Seasons Online Course

Join long-time North House instructor Judi Barsness from the comfort of your own kitchen to learn new cooking skills and prepare a delicious meal as she brings her popular Cooking with the Seasons courses to the online format. Each session will feature the step-by-step preparation of an entree and accompaniment,…
Fri, Jan 15th, 2021  –  Sat, Jan 16th, 2021
4-5:30 pm CT on Friday and 2pm-5pm CT on Saturday
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Fri, Feb 12th, 2021
4-5:30 pm CT on Friday and 2pm-5pm CT on Saturday
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Fri, Mar 12th, 2021
4-5:30 pm CT on Friday and 2pm-5pm CT on Saturday
Instructor: Judi Barsness
3.5 Days
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Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Discover the secrets of the old Sámi school of ski construction by crafting a custom pair of birch skis to meet your needs. In this course you’ll learn about the origin of ski design, function, and construction. We’ll also cover topics such as wood grain, bending wood, types of bindings,…
Thu, Jan 7th, 2021  –  Sun, Jan 10th, 2021
Day 1: 5pm - 9pm; Days 2 - 4: 9am - 5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 Days
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Creative Mend-Along: Online Course

Hand-stitched mending can be a gateway to creative expression, as well as a way to care for our textiles, the people we love, and our planet. In this workshop we'll build skills for useful and beautiful stitching from simple to invisible to decorative. We'll try out hand-sewing techniques including darning,…
Thu, Feb 4th, 2021
February 4th, 11th, and 18th, 7-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith