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Anishinaabe-Style Bead Embroidery and Moccasin Sewing Online Course

Discover the designs, color, styles, and technique of traditional bead embroidery as you work with Ojibwe cultural specialist and Grand Portage band member Marcie McIntire, sewing and decorating a pair of moccasins in this course. You will design a pair of moccasins to make to fit your own feet! Using…
Thu, Oct 15th, 2020
1-4 pm each Thursday for five weeks
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
0.25 Days
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Artisan Cheesemaking Online Course: Farmer's Cheese

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, Dec 2nd, 2020
6:30-8:30 pm
Instructor: Gary Colles
3.5 days
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Birch Bark Large Tote

Carry around your studies, tools, or groceries in this beautiful and functional large birch bark tote basket. Students will learn about sustainable techniques for legal harvest and then use hand tools to prepare their 1 inch wide bark strips, and weave them into a tote base. The bag will be…
Sat, Sep 26th, 2020  –  Tue, Sep 29th, 2020
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Beth Homa Kraus
2 Days
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Birch Bark Sawtooth Table Basket

Discover the sturdiness and the beauty of birch bark by weaving a medium table top basket; perfect for organizing or displaying with its large base, shallow walls, and sturdy rim structure. This rim design will elevate your weaving skills by adding a three-dimensional pattern that mimics the zigzags of the…
Sat, Nov 7th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Beth Homa Kraus
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 3rd, 2020  –  Sun, Dec 6th, 2020
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Thu, Dec 10th, 2020  –  Sun, Dec 13th, 2020
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
3 Days
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Celtic Cabled Crochet: Online Course

“That’s crochet?” your friends will ask when you show off your new project. Yup! With this Zoom class, you’ll learn how to transform stitches you already know into intricate, embossed patterning that looks like Aran knit and Celtic knotwork. We’ll start by launching a short scarf project, so students can…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020
11/6 & 11/13: 2-4 pm CT; 11/20: 2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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,…
Sat, Oct 24th, 2020
2pm-5pm
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
1 Day
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Craft of Sail

Spend a day aboard the Hjørdis and learn the basics of sailing a 50’ gaff-rigged schooner on Lake Superior. This course offers a mix of in-class preparation and on-the-water experience: topics include points of sail, seamanship, rope-work, sailing terminology, and boat handling technique. Wind, weather, and waves vary greatly on…
Sun, Sep 27th, 2020
9am-4:30 pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
4 Days
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Deerskin Mittens with Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork

Up north, there's a saying that there's no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. In this course, you'll outfit your hands to protect them from the elements by designing a comfortable and warm pair of deerskin mittens to wear during the winter months. The mittens are ideal for daily wear,…
Thu, Oct 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 1st, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
3 Days
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Expedition Footwear: Making Hide & Canvas Mukluks

Remember the last time your feet were too cold to enjoy wonderful wintry weather? Do away with rigid, non-breathing footwear and discover the traditional footwear of the North: mukluks, the perfect footwear for your snowshoeing adventure. The flexibility of the natural materials used in construction allows the foot to generate…
Fri, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Warm up winter by making your own woolen slippers or short boot liners. Using the ancient no-knitting wet felting technique, you will make a cozy, warm pair of slippers or boot liners. The craft hasn’t changed in centuries except we now use soap instead of ash or urine. It’s a…
Sat, Nov 14th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 15th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
2 Days
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Felting for the Holidays: Online Course

A great class for beginners and fun for experienced felters. This class is composed of two session, three hours each. In week one, students will learn about the tools, tricks and techniques of needle felting sculptural items while making a 3-dimensional snowman (or abominable bumble, your choice!). Students will also…
Wed, Dec 2nd, 2020
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
4 Days
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session

Fall is an exciting time on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The leaves are gorgeous and the steelhead and salmon are just starting their spawning run. This class is for those who want to experience an intensive study of this amazing event and maximize their chances of catching mighty…
Sun, Oct 4th, 2020  –  Wed, Oct 7th, 2020
Day 1: 12pm-7pm, Days 2 & 3: 10am-6pm; Day 4: 10am-4pm
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Fall Equinox Session

The Grand Marais and Beyond course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. Led by editorial photographer Layne Kennedy, you will explore and photograph the scenic shores of Lake Superior, create portraits of local folks, photograph history of the region…
Wed, Sep 30th, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 4th, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2-4: Sunrise to Sunset; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
Thu, Oct 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Oct 19th, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Days 2-4: Sunrise to Sunset; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy