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Families at the Forge

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike, as hammers pound, sparks fly, and red-hot metal becomes a fire poker, hook, or other tool right before their eyes. Try your hand at the forge in this family class, as kids and adults work together to…
Wed, Jul 7th, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Jul 12th, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
Wed, Jul 21st, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Jul 26th, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
Wed, Aug 4th, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 9th, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
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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…
Thu, Jun 3rd, 2021  –  Thu, Jun 24th, 2021
7-9 pm CT each Thursday for four weeks; June 3, 10, 17, 24
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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, May 28th, 2021  –  Sat, May 29th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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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
Instructor: Erin Endsley
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Herbal Foods and Drinks

Food is Medicine. This is a simple mantra that can inspire how and what you choose to eat and drink. This workshop will introduce participants to creative, delicious and nourishing ways to incorporate fresh and local medicinal and edible herbs into and onto daily foods. As participants learn several preparations…
Sat, Aug 21st, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Monarda Thrasher
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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 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
Days 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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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…
Fri, Jun 4th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 6th, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
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Knitting the Night Sky: The Borealis Hat

Let the colors of the Northern Aurora Borealis sky inspire this delightful winter hat knit with traditional Icelandic wool. It is an intriguing design using Scandinavian stranded knitting techniques, corrugated rib and optional fanciful hat toppers that make every hat as unique and magical as the winter night sky and…
Fri, Jun 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 13th, 2021
Day 1; 4-6pm, Day 2; 9am - 5pm, Day 3; 9am - Noon
Instructor: Annie Albertson
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Kumihimo: the Art of Japanese Braiding Online Course

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese technique used to make beautiful cords. Learn a little bit of history about how the braids have been used, then make two different cords which can end up as bracelets or necklaces. Students will learn how to braid on a kumihimo disk, ways to design…
Tue, Aug 3rd, 2021  –  Tue, Aug 17th, 2021
6:30 - 8:30pm; Three Tuesday evenings, August 3rd, 10th, 17th
Instructor: Traudi Bestler