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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, Nov 6th, 2020  –  Sun, Nov 8th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
2 Days
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Felt Your Feet: Slippers or Boot Liners

Warm up winter by making your own woolen slippers or short boot liners. Using the ancient no-knitting wet felting technique, you will make a cozy, warm pair of slippers or boot liners. The craft hasn’t changed in centuries except we now use soap instead of ash or urine. It’s a…
Wed, Nov 18th, 2020  –  Thu, Nov 19th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
Four sessions, two hours each
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Flax to Linen (Online Course)

This class explores the history and contemporary uses of flax, the plant fiber from which linen is made. We will work hands-on to learn hand spinning of tow and line flax using tools and materials supplied by the instructor. Topics included: how to source textile flax seed, growing, harvesting, and…
Sun, Jul 19th, 2020
2-4pm on Zoom July 19th & 26th, August 2nd & 9th
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
4 Days
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Fly Fishing the North Shore: Fall Run Prep Session

Fall is an exciting time on the North Shore of Lake Superior. The leaves are gorgeous and the steelhead and salmon are just starting their spawning run. This class is for those who want to experience an intensive study of this amazing event and maximize their chances of catching mighty…
Sun, Oct 4th, 2020  –  Wed, Oct 7th, 2020
Day 1: 12pm-7pm, Days 2 & 3: 10am-6pm; Day 4: 10am-4pm
0.25 Days
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From Noodles to Strudels Online Course

Learn how to pull delicate strudel dough, explore a variety of fillings and end up with a strudel baking in your home oven. We'll also cover how to make noodle dough and cut a variety of shapes. Plan to end the day with dinner and dessert! You’ll receive the recipes…
Sat, Jul 25th, 2020
9am - 12pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
2½ Days
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Geology Up the Trail: Exploring the Ancient History of the Gunflint Trail

Head up the Trail and experience the unique and ancient geology of the Gunflint area. We are pleased to partner with Gunflint Lodge to offer students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the rich history of this special area using one of Minnesota's premier wilderness resorts as a home base…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 25th, 2020
Day 1: 7-9pm; Day 2: 8am-9pm; Day 3: 8am-1pm
Instructor: Jim Miller
0.25 Days
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German-Style Timber Framing Online Short Course

Spend an evening in a small group getting to explore your questions about German timber framing: styles, techniques and geometry. Gerald will provide an overview of the German timber framing tradition and will share a photo slideshow exhibiting the evolution of the humble class frame and examples of grand buildings…
Tue, Jul 28th, 2020
6:30pm-8:30pm CST
Instructor: Gerald David
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Fall Equinox 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…
Thu, Oct 15th, 2020  –  Mon, Oct 19th, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Days 2-4: Sunrise to Sunset; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
5 Days
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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 29th, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020
Day 1: 6-9pm; Day 2-4: Sunrise to 5pm; Day 5: Sunrise to 11am
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
3 Days
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Gudbransdal 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, Jul 31st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 2nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tara Austin
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 bag will…
Fri, Oct 23rd, 2020  –  Sat, Oct 24th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
3 Days
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Handcraft A Wool Braided Rug

The three-strand wool braided rug is reminiscent of an era when rag rugs were considered an affordable way to reuse worn clothing and blankets to create a rug for the home.  Early American immigrants and rural pioneers handcrafted the rag rug and created a fiber tradition that has been passed…
Fri, Oct 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 11th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
3 Days
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine, Self Care to Community

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep waters of herbalism, and ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, apprenticing with a Master Herbalist for an intensive weekend. Core components include: foundations in natural…
Fri, Jul 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 26th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Fri, Oct 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Oct 11th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
1 Day
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Invasive Color: Using Invasive Species as Natural Dyes

Many of the plants which we now consider invasive species were brought to this country for a purpose. This workshop explores several invasive plants which can be used as natural dyes. There's no guilt about peeling off the bark or pulling up the whole plant to make these dye baths!…
Thu, Sep 17th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Theresa Hornstein
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 of ash wood this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking skills. From laminating wood for making runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering,…
Fri, Dec 4th, 2020  –  Sun, Dec 6th, 2020
Day 1: 5pm-8pm; Days 2 & 3 9am-5pm
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich