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Boat Geometry: Lofting and Half Hull Modeling

This class will demystify the traditional practice of boat lofting and help students gain the…
Thu, Mar 3rd, 2022  –  Sat, Mar 5th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Josh Tolkan
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Boreal Birding Workshop

Spring in northeastern Minnesota is truly alive with life. After a winter of cold and white, there…
Fri, Jun 3rd, 2022  –  Sat, Jun 4th, 2022
7am-4pm
Instructor: Joshua Watson
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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…
Wed, May 4th, 2022  –  Sun, May 8th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod

There’s that old saying about teaching a man to fish, but this course lets students go a step…
Fri, Apr 29th, 2022  –  Sun, May 1st, 2022
Day 1: 4-7pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm and 7-9pm; Day 3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Kris Kristufek
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Bury Yourself in Your Work: Build Your Own Casket

None of us are getting out of this alive, so we may as well bury ourselves in our work! Put your…
Fri, Feb 4th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 6th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Carving Köksredskap: Breadboards, Butter Knives, & Spoons

Create beautiful and useful things for your kitchen using simple hand tools and native woods.…
Tue, Mar 15th, 2022  –  Thu, Mar 17th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jon Strom
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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…
Fri, Mar 4th, 2022  –  Sun, Mar 6th, 2022
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-1pm
Instructor: Marco Good
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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…
Thu, Feb 3rd, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 6th, 2022
Days 1-3: 9am-5pm; Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Christine Novotny
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Composite Canoe Repair and Maintenance

Composite canoes are light, efficient, and paddle like a dream. But canoe country granite can chew…
Thu, Jun 9th, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: David Seaton
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Creative Mending

Hand-stitched mending can be a gateway to creative expression, as well as a way to care for our…
Sat, Apr 2nd, 2022  –  Sun, Apr 3rd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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Crunchy Crackers: Online Course

Do you ever wish for more from your crackers than what the store-bought versions offer? Are you…
Sat, Mar 19th, 2022
10am-1pm CT
Instructor: Caleb Mattison
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Custom Leather Sandal Construction

A pair of sandals that fits just right is a highly prized possession—and all the better if…
Sat, May 7th, 2022  –  Sun, May 8th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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Decorative Ironwork: The Art of the Candle Holder

Decorative and functional ironwork has a long history throughout the North Country. Hinges, gates,…
Sat, May 21st, 2022  –  Sun, May 22nd, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Michael Jones
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Endangered Species Conservation in the Russian Far East

Join Featured Guest Speaker Jonathan Slaght for a small-group seminar to discover more about the…
Sun, Jun 5th, 2022
10am-noon
Instructor: Johnathan Slaght
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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…
Fri, Mar 11th, 2022  –  Sun, Mar 13th, 2022
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
Fri, Mar 11th, 2022  –  Sun, Mar 13th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jo Wood