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Kids Only: Folded Paper Boxes

We can find paper everywhere in our daily lives!  In this class, we will use a simple material to make something beautiful and functional.  Students will also learn about the history of origami and about how different cultures use and reuse paper. They will take inspiration from the natural environment…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
Instructor: Lauren Warfield
1/4 Day
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Kids Only: Homemade Ice Creams

Making great tasting ice cream at home can be really fun and easy! In this class we will make several kinds of ice cream to take home, plus learn how to make edible bowls for a delicious presentation! Everything we do in class can be done easily at home, so…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
1/4 Day
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Kids Only: Nature's Architects

Have you ever made a blanket fort?  What about a tree house?  In this class we will learn about natural building, and how we can design & build using the materials in the environment around us.  How can we use our creativity in combination with natural material to build what…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018
Instructor: Anne Grinager
1/4 Day
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Kids Only: Plant Potions

Perfect for the budding chef or botanist, in this class kids will explore the medicinal properties and culinary flavors of wild harvested and homegrown herbs. We will use fresh, local plant materials with culinary bases like water, butter, vinegar, oil, and honey. Participants will leave with stimulated minds and taste…
Fri, Oct 19th, 2018
Instructor: Sam Martinez
2.5 days
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Kitchen Basket and Beyond: Black Ash Hex Weave

The hex weave basket is commonly called a "cheese basket" because it can be used for processing cheese. However, this holey design is perfect for holding produce or other display needs. This project will be made from pre-pounded Black Ash splints, which the students will help cut and prepare. The…
Fri, Jan 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 20th, 2019
Instructor: April Stone
.5 days
Lovikka mittens

Knit a Traditional Swedish “Lovikka” Mitten

Learn how to knit and embroider a mitten in the Swedish Lovikka style. Lovikka is a town located near the Arctic Circle with a renowned tradition of Sami-inspired embroidered embellishments, including a braided tassel. This mitten is knit in the round on double-pointed needles using a single ply yarn. The…
Sun, May 19th, 2019
Instructor: Wendy Johnson
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…
Sat, Oct 20th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 21st, 2018
Instructor: Kate Hartman
3 Days
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Krympburkar: Scandanavian-Style Shrink Boxes

The shrink box is a wooden container that relies on a simple trick: Freshly cut (green) wood and dry wood behave differently. The body of the vessel is made from green wood that changes in size as it dries (putting the “shrink” in shrink box). The bottom of the vessel…
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructor: Paul Linden
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…
Tue, Sep 11th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Alex Yerks
Sat, Mar 9th, 2019  –  Mon, Mar 11th, 2019
Instructor: Alex Yerks
1.5 Days
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Lake Superior Winter Photography: Getting Prepared

Whether wild and windswept, placid and smoke-filled, piled with icy shards or reflecting pastel hues, Lake Superior in the winter is a spectacular thing. But capturing this beauty in a photo takes some special preparation of both the photographer and the equipment. Learn how to keep your camera functioning in…
Thu, Nov 15th, 2018  –  Fri, Nov 16th, 2018
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
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 safe lathe operation and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Tue, Mar 26th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 28th, 2019
1 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, arranged…
Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
4 days
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Leather Handbag Design & Sewing

Where did you get that bag? You can make it! Leather handbags are both durable and fashionable and need not have a fancy name brand to reflect your personal taste and preferences. Design and sew your very own handbags in this hands on course with Molly Grant, who has been…
Tue, Jun 18th, 2019  –  Fri, Jun 21st, 2019
Instructor: Molly Grant
1 day
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Leather Journal Case

Learn the foundational skills of hand sewn saddle stitched leatherwork as you make a small pocket wallet and a beautiful case for a journal. We will discuss construction, surface decoration, basic wet molding, and leather care, and you will leave with a case that will develop a deep, rich color…
Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
Sat, Jan 26th, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
Handsewn Leather Tool Tote

Leather Tool Tote

Tote your tools in style in a sturdy, hand-sewn leather tool tote. This open-top hold-all is perfect for anything from carving tools to knitting supplies. In this course, students will learn foundational skills that can be applied to future projects. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand…
Wed, Mar 20th, 2019  –  Thu, Mar 21st, 2019
Instructor: Beth Dow