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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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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
3 Days
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Boat Design Principles and Carving a Half Model of a Lake Superior Fish Tug: Online Course

This is an opportunity to dip your toes into the world of boat lofting, the technique used by master ship builders for generations until the advent of computer aided design. Rather than lofting students will use boat design techniques at scale. In the first session, students will draft the Grand…
Tue, Mar 16th, 2021
6:30-8:30pm CST on three Tuesday evenings, March 16th. 23rd, and 30th
Instructor: Josh Tolkan
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
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
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, 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
0.25
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Craft of Arrow Design: Online Webinar

There are few things as beautiful and satisfying as watching the flight and arc of an arrow as it leaves the string of your bow. Arrows are part of who we are. We know that crafting arrows was a part of the earliest peoples who relied on bows and arrows…
Tue, Mar 30th, 2021
7:00pm-9:00pm CST
Instructor: Rick Yonker
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
Thu, Mar 4th, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT for 3 Thursdays
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
0.5 Days
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Croutons, Panzanella, and More: Creative Cooking with Old Bread Online Course

Whether you are a long-time home baker or you only recently took it up, every household with a bread baker has run into the problem of old bread. Whether it was forgotten or there just wasn't time to eat it, throwing out a nice loaf of bread is the worst.…
Sun, Mar 7th, 2021
10 am-1 pm CT
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
2 Days
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Design Your Own Timber Frame: Generating Working Drawings Online Course

If you’ve dreamed of designing and building a timber framed home but have run into some stumbling blocks translating your castle in the sky onto paper, we can help. Join timber framing instructor Gerald David for a new online course that aims to give the beginning timber framer guidance towards…
Tue, Mar 2nd, 2021
6:30-8:30 pm CT on two Tuesdays March 2nd and 9th
Instructor: Gerald David
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, Mar 5th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 7th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood