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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
7pm-9pm CT
Instructor: Rick Yonker
.25 days
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Creating Movement in Handwoven Textiles: Online Webinar

Movement is a principle of visual art that seeks to move the viewer's eye around and through the work. In weaving, this can be created in a multitude of ways - from manipulating threading drafts and treadling patterns, to color placement and proportions. This webinar will focus on several essential…
Wed, Mar 31st, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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, Mar 4th, 2021  –  Thu, Mar 18th, 2021
7-8:30 pm CT for 3 Thursdays, March 4th, 11th, and 18th
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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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
0.5 Days
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Finger Crocheted Hat: Online Course

Spring is coming and that means you probably need a new hat and a new hobby! Learn the very simple craft of finger crochet in this online workshop. Find one skein of size 6 bulky yarn, rustle up a pompom if that’s your look, bring all ten fingers and you’re…
Sat, Mar 27th, 2021
10am-1pm CT
Instructor: Teri Smith
1 Day
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Fly Casting Workshop

Landing a fly gracefully on a quiet inland lake or gently on a rushing river is an experience everyone should have. In this workshop taught by Erik Swenson and Aaron Gerlovich you'll be introduced to the basic techniques of dropping a fly 50-60 feet out, as well as the fundamentals…
Mon, May 24th, 2021
9am - 5pm
2 1/2 Days
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Fly Fishing Intensive: Casting and Presenting a Fly

Imagine casting a fly to a feeding fish more than 50 feet away, allowing the fly to drift naturally through clear slow-moving water, and then watching the fish surface and take it in. That successful moment in fly fishing doesn’t happen by accident. This course is designed as an intensive…
Fri, May 28th, 2021  –  Sun, May 30th, 2021
Days 1/2; 9am-4:30 pm, Day 3; 9am-1pm
Instructor: Mike Hero
6 Days
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Fly Fishing the North Country in Prime Time

Early July marks the peak of northern Minnesota’s famous hexagenia mayfly hatch, a time when brook and rainbow trout readily rise to a dry fly on Minnesota’s designated streams and trout lakes. This course is scheduled to take full advantage of this fly-fishing opportunity. Beginners, as well as experienced fly…
Tue, Jul 6th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 11th, 2021
Day 1; 9am - 5pm, Days 2-6; 10am - 9pm
Instructors: Mike Hero, Jan Shepherd
4 Days
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Grand Marais Area

The North Shore area of Lake Superior provides some highly prized fly fishing opportunities. Many inland lakes are stocked with rainbow, brown and brook trout, and are accessible by float tube. Tributaries to Lake Superior contain trout and salmon species and are accessible by foot. This course is for the…
Sun, Jun 27th, 2021  –  Wed, Jun 30th, 2021
Days 1-3; 12 pm - 8pm, Day 4; 10am - 4pm
Three evenings, one hour each
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Get to Know the Night Sky: Online Course

Over the course of three evenings we'll explore the constellations, planets and naked-eye highlights of the spring season with an emphasis on understanding the movement of the stars and celestial cycles. Through knowledge we can nurture a closer connection to the night sky and better appreciate our place in the…
Wed, Mar 17th, 2021  –  Wed, Mar 31st, 2021
7pm - 8pm, 3 Wednesday evenings, March 17th, 24th, and 31st
Instructor: Bob King
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer 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, Jul 21st, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 25th, 2021
Day 1; 6 - 9pm, Days 2-4; Sunrise - 5pm, Day 5; Sunrise - 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
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Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style originating in Norway. The Gudbransdal style of rosemaling originated in the Gudbransdal region and is recognized by foliage of the acanthus leaf. This course emphasizes the basic technique for painting these acanthus scrolls. Students will apply their skills to a 12’’ lidded box. This…
Fri, Aug 6th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 8th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Tara Austin
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Hand-Sewn Leather Project Tote

There are so many possible uses for this bag that the only name that does it justice is “project tote.” Carry needlework, kindling, tablet or farmers’ market treasures in style. This durable hand-sewn project tote is made of vegetable tanned leather that will develop a lustrous dark honey patina as…
Fri, Jul 2nd, 2021  –  Sat, Jul 3rd, 2021
9am -5pm
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 Days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking skills and design techniques that may be applied to a variety of future projects. In this class, we will make a hand-stitched, leather tote – perfect for toting a laptop or several books. The finished…
Fri, May 28th, 2021  –  Sat, May 29th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
4 Days
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Handwoven Wool Tote Bag

Design, weave, and sew your own custom wool tote bag, perfect for all of your north woods adventures. You’ll create a custom bag approximately 15” x 15” x 3”, woven with a basic twill structure. After designing and weaving their wool yardage, students will gain experience fulling their wool cloth…
Thu, May 20th, 2021  –  Sun, May 23rd, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Erin Endsley