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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…
Fri, Jun 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 13th, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Advanced Sami Inspired Bracelet Techniques: Online Course

Are you ready to tackle a more challenging Sami 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, Jun 25th, 2021  –  Fri, Jul 2nd, 2021
1-4 PM CT: June 25 & July 2
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
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Black Ash Market Basket

The market basket will take you many places: from the market to the beach, from picnics to the grocery stores. This course is an introduction to the awesome qualities of the ash tree, which we will use for both weaving the basket and making the handles. Through scraping and cutting,…
Fri, Jul 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am - 5pm
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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 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Ian Andrus
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Blacksmithing Basics: Cook Tools for the Campfire

Get ready to cook over the campfire and learn the basics of blacksmithing by creating your own set of handmade iron cooking tools that you can pack in your trunk, portage in your pack or break out in the backyard.  Students will create tripods, adjustable chain hooks, and grates, as…
Thu, Jul 15th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Michael Jones
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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,…
Thu, Jul 22nd, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 25th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

Always wanted to try your hand at the forge? This is the place to start and continue to develop your blacksmithing skills. You will be introduced to the basic skills of the blacksmith including safety, fire control, tools and equipment in both a classroom and 'on the forge' setting. Student…
Thu, Jul 8th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 11th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Aug 5th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 8th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Boreal Basketry Immersion

In this in-depth basketry course, we’ll explore the range of materials found in Northern Minnesota that can be used for making baskets. Birch, Basswood, Spruce, Cedar, Willow and Ash are some of the local species with ties to basketry. Get a taste of working with different materials as you create…
Thu, Jun 24th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 27th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Emily Derke
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Bows and Arrows: Crafting the Traditional Longbow & Arrow Making

This course takes students through the step-by-step process of crafting a wooden longbow, wooden-shafted arrow, and bow string. To facilitate learning about constructing a traditional bow, students start with a rough-cut stave of hickory. Bows are backed with flax-fiber linen.Each arrow includes a field point and feathers. String is made…
Fri, Jul 9th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 11th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Rick Yonker
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Build a Small Table from Reclaimed Wood

Build a highly functional new table, perfect for a home office, computer desk, potting table or anything in between using reclaimed cedar lumber. This table’s construction is designed around the use of basic tools, including the use of dowel pins and smaller cross pins to secure the joints. Students will…
Fri, Aug 20th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: John Hodnefield
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Build Thoreau's Cabin: Basic Building Skills Workshop

Pick up your hammer! This course is designed for students with little or no building experience who want to build a tiny home, small cabin, or workshop. The techniques for building a small frame building are not only for the skilled carpenter; nearly anyone can come away from this course…
Wed, May 19th, 2021  –  Sun, May 23rd, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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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, May 13th, 2021  –  Sun, May 16th, 2021
Day 1: 1-5pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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Community Felted Mural Project

Wool is an incredibly flexible and playful medium full of color and textural possibilities. In this workshop we will replace paint with wool as our artistic medium as we create one large mural encouraging us to consider the many challenges and injustices of the past year. There will be three…
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021  –  Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
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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, Jun 20th, 2021
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
9am - 4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
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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,…
Tue, Jul 6th, 2021  –  Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT for 3 Tuesdays, July 6th, 13th, 20th
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith