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Reinventing Rhubarb: Savory and Sweet

No one is on the fence about rhubarb. But rhubarb lovers don't mind the haters because that means more rhubarb for us! Still, even devotees can fall into a familiar pattern of pies, sauce and crisps. This class takes rhubarb in new directions -- as pickles, as a luscious curd,…
Sat, Jun 8th, 2019
Instructor: Kim Ode
3 Days
Screen printing

Renegade Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Learn to screen print your own unique designs and dye fabrics, all using natural dyes! Forget depending on textile companies or synthetic dyes—you'll be free to find rebellious color in your local environment, your kitchen, and from natural sources around the world. You won't need a lot of special equipment…
Fri, Aug 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Choose Your Own Telemark, Valdres or Unfinished Object Adventure

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. In this course, participants will be able to choose whether they wish to begin a project in the Telemark or Valdres style (beginners welcome in either style) or bring an unfinished object…
Fri, Nov 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Os Style

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and is done in many styles reflective of specific regions in Norway. The Os region in western coastal Norway is known for its fanciful flowers and bright colors, making it quite different from many of the other styles of rosemaling. In this course you'll…
Fri, Aug 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
Fri, Aug 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Shaded Telemark Style & Traditions

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian, and the Telemark region in southeastern Norway is known for the classic look of its painting with asymmetrical scrolls and varied placement of leaves and flowers. In this course you'll study and practice basic techniques of this traditional decorative painting style. Students will begin…
Fri, May 17th, 2019  –  Sun, May 19th, 2019
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
3 Days
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Rosemaling: Valdres-Style

Rosemaling is a decorative painting style which originated in Norway where it traditionally decorated churches, homes and farmhouse interiors. The Valdres style of rosemaling originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif. This course emphasizes the basic techniques of painting these traditional floral bouquets. Students…
Fri, Oct 11th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2019
Instructors: Mary Schliep, Kim Garrett
4 Days
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Rug Hooking Design: Patterns from Nature

Rug hooking is a textile craft, born out of necessity and the desire to bring beauty and warmth into the home.  Often, using mainly thrifted materials.  In this class, we will use the natural surroundings of the North Shore landscape to design a rug that is uniquely your own.  We…
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Instructor: Mary Logue
½ Day
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S is for Spring Greens

Spring Greens! Welcome this fresh new season with the early harvest—tender greens, delicate spruce tips, fiddleheads garlic scapes, ramps, morels, radishes, tender lettuces, and herbs. Here’s how to forage and harvest the season’s gifts: Spring Greens with Herbed Chèvre and Spruce Tip Vinaigrette; Spinach, Ramp, and Gruyere Tart; Wild Mushroom,…
Fri, May 17th, 2019
Instructors: Beth Dooley, Mette Nielsen
5 Days
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Sail Training Trip: Grand Marais to Knife River (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)

Join us for an adventurous sail training expedition from Grand Marais to Knife River, along Minnesota’s North Shore. Rigorous sailing on open water is to be expected. Each night we will stay at an all-weather anchorage along the North Shore such as Taconite Harbor or Silver Bay. If weather allows,…
Fri, Jun 28th, 2019  –  Tue, Jul 2nd, 2019
Instructors: Mark Gordon, Katya Gordon
10 Days
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Sail Training Trip: Isle Royale Circumnavigation

In the northwestern portion of Lake Superior is a unique and remote island archipelago. Isle Royale National Park preserves 132,018 acres of land that were federally designated as wilderness in 1976. The park consists of one large island surrounded by over 450 smaller islands, located in the largest freshwater lake…
Thu, Sep 5th, 2019  –  Sat, Sep 14th, 2019
Instructor: Mark Gordon
6 Days
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Sail Training Trip: Knife River, MN to North House (via the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore)

Join us for an adventurous sail training expedition from Knife River to Grand Marais, along Minnesota’s North Shore. Rigorous sailing on open water is to be expected. Each night we will stay at an all-weather anchorage along the North Shore such as Taconite Harbor or Silver Bay. If weather allows,…
Tue, Aug 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019
Instructor: Mark Gordon
11 days
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Sail Training Trip: Slate Island Exploration

Ask anyone who has sailed far and wide, and they will tell you the Canadian North Shore of Lake Superior is some of the best wilderness sailing in the world. The water is cold, clear and clean; the anchorages are amazingly beautiful, plentiful, and incredibly secure. In addition to that,…
Wed, Jun 5th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 15th, 2019
Instructors: Mark Gordon, Katya Gordon
1½ days
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Sámi-Inspired Embroidery for Embellishment

For centuries, the circum-polar people have embroidered pewter thread onto wool and leather to embellish clothing, bags, jewelry and other small objects. Learn this technique and develop your own designs with instructor Norma Refsal, who has traveled extensively in Scandinavia and draws inspiration from the Sámi people and their designs.…
Sat, Mar 2nd, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Norma Refsal
Sat, Nov 16th, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2019
Instructor: Norma Refsal
1 Day
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Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet

The serene and dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi adornment incorporates elements of their northern landscape—softened reindeer leather and sculpted antler. In this course you’ll…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Fri, Jul 12th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
Wed, Sep 11th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit
1 Day
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Sámi-Inspired Friendship Bracelet: Continuation

Expand on your Sámi bracelet skills! In this class we will create a wide multi-braided bracelet with a variety of intricate braids and coils using traditional spooled pewter coil. If you loved the single braid style of the Sámi bracelet class and want to experiment with different braiding combinations this…
Thu, Sep 12th, 2019
Instructor: Liz Bucheit