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Intermediate Woodturning: Adding Pattern, Color and Texture to your Work

So you’ve got the hang of making bowls and you’re ready for more? Read on! Woodenware has been embellished since Ancient Egypt: by adding color, pattern and texture, a finished piece reflect the taste, culture and interests of you, the maker.  On Day 1, we will learn how to navigate…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018  –  Mon, Feb 5th, 2018
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
2 hours
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Joy of Singing with Claudia Schmidt

Join Unplugged Featured Performer Claudia Schmidt for an introduction to her favorite pastime (and her profession!): singing! Claudia will teach ways to approach singing that relax your body for the full hedonistic pleasure of sending sound into the air.  This will include some exercises and, of course, singing!
Fri, Sep 15th, 2017
Instructor: Claudia Schmidt
2½ Days
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Kick Sled Building: Push and Glide

Scandinavians know how to move on snow. Follow in their tracks, and take advantage of snow-covered roads, sidewalks and trails by crafting a kick sled this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking skills; from laminating wood to make runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering, you’ll walk…
Fri, Dec 1st, 2017  –  Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
½ Day
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Kids Knit!

Get started on a lifelong hobby by learning the basics of knitting. Expert knitters and very patient teachers Allen Holzheuter and Kate Hartman will help kids learn how to maneuver those needles and have them knitting by noon. Kids can be accompanied by an adult (even old dogs can learn…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
2 Days
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Kids Only: Slöjd in the Wood Shop

This kid’s course is meant as an introduction to the various hand tools and simple skills involved in working with wood. The course is co-taught by a father and son team, Paul Linden and Avery Carlson (age 12). We will start with an introduction to common tools, stressing safety for…
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017  –  Sun, Oct 22nd, 2017
Instructor: Paul Linden
3 days
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Knife Skills & Decoration

Ready to cut to the core of the matter?  No matter what the project is, traditional woodworking requires a solid command of two fundamental tools: the axe and the knife. This will be mostly a process/skill building workshop for folks who have some knife and axe carving experience but are…
Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl
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Knit an Arne & Carlos Inspired Bird

In spring of 2017, a new book by the well-known Norwegian knitting designers, Arne and Carlos, was published in English with the title, "Arne and Carlos' Field Guide to Knitted Birds.” Inspired by antique Christmas bird ornaments, they created over forty new varieties of knitted birds. Some are patterned on…
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Knitting in the Round: Using Circular Needles

Round out your knitting skills with circular needles: whether you call it circular knitting, seamless knitting, or knitting in the round, knitting with 2 needle tips joined by a flexible cord (a circular knitting needle) offers advantages when making a sweater, shawl, or afghan, but also when making small, tube-shaped…
Sun, Feb 18th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
1¼ Days
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Knitting Socks: The Essential Craft

Build your own boat and timber frame your own home - so why not knit your own socks? After all, "you can't go barefoot," as your mom used to say. In this day-long introduction to knitting socks, you’ll be on your way to making your own socks for the rest…
Thu, Feb 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Feb 16th, 2018
Instructor: Allen Holzhueter
1 day
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Knitting: Moving Beyond the Basics

Move beyond the basics in knitting in this intermediate course. Students will grow their skills by creating a small drawstring bag suitable for carrying a cellphone or tablet. The project is designed to teach students a number of knitting skills: pattern-reading including standard abbreviations and instructions, combining knit and purl…
Sat, Feb 17th, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
3 days
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Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

The kuksa is an old-style wooden cup made to travel far and wide and be at the ready, whether the beverage of choice is water from a Boundary Waters lake, coffee of any quality, or even a splash of something stronger (so we've been told). Over three days, students will…
Sat, Mar 10th, 2018  –  Mon, Mar 12th, 2018
Instructor: Alex Yerks
1 Day
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Lake Superior Coastal Navigation: Traditional and Electronic Methods

Get yourself oriented to the 'rules of the road' and learn the basic navigational skills needed for safe boating on coastal waters from certified U.S. Coast Guard instructor Ted Gephart. This class is an introduction to the basic techniques of traditional coastal navigation. It is a good balance of the…
Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017
Instructor: Ted Gephart
3 Days
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Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

The wooden bowl is a reflection of both utility and beauty - an inspiring craft form to experience. Explore the grains of northern birch as you learn detailed lathe handling and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Tue, Jan 30th, 2018  –  Thu, Feb 1st, 2018
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
½ Day
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Leaf Printing in the Steambox

Eco-prints are one of a kind prints made by steaming leaves against paper. No inks, dyes or paints are used to create them – the colors come just from the plants themselves. The colors are sepia-toned, the patterns are beautiful, and the process is non-toxic. Leaves are collected, pressed and…
Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
2 hours
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Let's Play: Improvisation Workshop with Dane Stauffer

Whose line is it anyway? Dudley Riggs Brave New Workshop. Second City. Improv Olympic. Improvisation is proliferating as a type of modern storytelling and entertainment. Come find out why! Step out of your comfort zone and enjoy the brain- boosting, spirit -lifting, day-brightening fun of collaborative storytelling. Through theatre games,…
Sat, Sep 16th, 2017
Instructor: Dane Stauffer