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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, Apr 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2 & 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
2 Days
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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
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, May 10th, 2019  –  Sun, May 12th, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-9pm; Days 2 & 3: 8am-4pm
Instructor: Amy James
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, May 9th, 2019  –  Sun, May 12th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
2 Days
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Basic Flintknapping

Have you ever wondered how our ancestors produced sharpened tools of stone-like axe heads, knife blades, and arrow points? Learn how flintknapping evolved and how to identify appropriate base materials from which you can produce a variety of sharpened stone tools. This class will introduce the basic techniques of pressure…
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Robert Keiper
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, Apr 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
Wed, Aug 14th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Peter Henrikson, Tom Healy
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
1½ Days
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Beaded Doilies

Brightly-colored seed beads have been used to embellish and brighten clothing and homegoods for centuries. Learn to make a beaded doily in this short class and experiment with color and pattern repetition to create a unique piece. Beadwork artist Marcie McIntire will provide instruction and materials for creating these lovely…
Sat, May 18th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
1 Day
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Beekeeping Basics

Hobby beekeeping is growing as people realize how rewarding it can be to collaborate with the amazing honey bee. A few pieces of equipment, a little bit of training, and a lot of patience can lead to not only delicious honey for you and yours, but a new relationship with…
Sat, May 18th, 2019
9am-3pm
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
3 Days
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Birch Bark Berry Basket: Workshop and Field Harvest

Fully experience the craft of making a traditional birch bark basket for the gathering and storage of berries or anything you please. This course includes time focused both on material preparation and on basket making. Day one includes an extended session in the woods to harvest the birch bark in…
Fri, Jun 28th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 30th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Dennis Chilcote
3 Days
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Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

Scandinavians & Russians commonly kept small, flat birch bark boxes in their pockets for the then-popular taking of snuff. Large finger and lap jointed boxes often held coffee, tea, salt, even butter. Today they continue to hold keepsakes, buttons, spare change, jewelry, dried fruits, oatmeal or a child's found treasures.…
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Fred Livesay
1 Day
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Birding By Ear

Most birds are not known for sitting still. By learning to recognize their songs, calls and the habitats they live in, you can have a satisfying birding experience every time you step outdoors, with or without your binoculars! In this one-day workshop we’ll travel to various habitats and birding hotspots…
Fri, May 31st, 2019
6am-2pm
Instructor: Ann Russ
1 Day
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Birding by Ear: Mid-Migration

Most birds are not known for sitting still. By learning to recognize their songs and calls and the habitats they live in, you can have a satisfying birding experience every time you step outdoors, with or without your binoculars! In this morning workshop we’ll travel to various habitats in Cook…
Sat, May 18th, 2019
6am-2pm
Instructor: Ann Russ