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Pine Needle Basketry

Create a traditional coiled basket from locally harvested red pine needles. Starting with either a pliable birch bark base or an elegant agate base, you will work with a variation of the spiral stitch to form a basket with a distinct spiral pattern inside and out. Samples of pine needles…
Sat, Oct 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 27th, 2019
9am-4pm
Instructor: Paula Sundet Wolf
0.5 Days
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Pollinator Palaces: Mason Bee Houses Built by Kids

Become an architect for insects! Come learn about pollinators and their importance to ecosystems. Using this new knowledge, students will use design and use woodworking skills to build a beautiful mason bee house to take home and put up in the yard. Mason bees are one of nature’s most gentle…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Ian Carr
2 Days
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Post-and-Rung Stool Building

In this two day course each student will build a post-and-rung stool as we explore aspects of traditional chair making. On day one, students learn about splitting logs for stool pieces and how to shape stool parts using a shaving horse, drawknife, and spokeshave. On the second day, students use…
Sat, Mar 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 22nd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Rose Holdorf
12 Days
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Pram Boat Building: Build Your Own Norwegian Pram, Group Build

Take this one-of-a-kind opportunity to build a custom-sized, traditionally built wooden lapstrake boat, originating in design and construction from the fjords and fishing villages of Norway and Sweden. Students will complete the Norse Pram, an inshore craft that makes an excellent tender or rowboat at the lake, and is often…
Fri, Jan 24th, 2020  –  Tue, Feb 4th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: John Beltman
3 Days
Rug hooking

Primitive Rug Hooking: Open Session

Rug hooking traces its roots to the northern colonies and Canada, when immigrants utilized textiles on hand to create rugs for their homes. Hooked rugs are made by drawing narrow strips of wool fabric through a background fabric of cotton, linen or burlap with a curved hook much like a…
Fri, Jun 12th, 2020  –  Sun, Jun 14th, 2020
9am-4pm
Instructor: Carol Dunn
Tue, Jun 16th, 2020  –  Thu, Jun 18th, 2020
Instructor: Carol Dunn
0.25 Days
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Printmaking for Kids

Printmaking is a very old and very great way of producing multiple copies of an image. Kids will design a pattern, maybe an animal or landscape, or even a fantastic creature! Then using simple tools they’ll carve that picture into a piece of linoleum. Then, roll that block with different…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Josie Cooke
2 Days
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Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Birds of the Northwoods

Punch needle rug hooking is a contemporary take on traditional rug hooking, in which the piece is worked from the back using an Oxford Punch Needle. The yarn is fed through the core of the punch needle, which leaves behind even loops on the opposite side of the backing. This…
Sat, Feb 15th, 2020  –  Sun, Feb 16th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
1 day
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Pysanky--Ukranian-Style Eggs

Pysanky (Ukrainian-style wax resist eggs) are a traditional folk art once practiced by families to celebrate the return of spring. The eggs have a rich historic background, and the designs found on the eggs are thousands of years old and can be found in artisanal work throughout Eastern and northeastern…
Sat, Mar 28th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Theresa Hornstein
1½ Days
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Raw Felted Fleece: A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

Unfortunately, traditional sheepskin blankets with a tanned leather back require that the sheep make the ultimate sacrifice. Yet it doesn't have to be so! Instructor Becky Utecht has developed a modern approach to an age-old craft. Using felting techniques, students in this course will start with an unwashed sheep fleece…
Fri, Jul 24th, 2020  –  Sat, Jul 25th, 2020
Day 1: 9am-5pm; Day 2: 9am-noon
Instructor: Becky Utecht
2¼ Days
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Red-Osier Dogwood Frame Basket

An abundance of easily accessed and harvested native materials very suitable for basketry grow in our northern region. In this class we will make a frame with strikingly red osier dogwood and then weave a basket with a handle using a mixture of cattail and iris leaves, basswood fiber, willow…
Fri, Apr 24th, 2020  –  Sun, Apr 26th, 2020
Day 1: 1pm-5pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
1 Day
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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 6th, 2020
9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
3 Days
Screen printing

Renegade Screen Printing with Natural Dyes

Learn to screen print your own unique designs and to dye fabrics, 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
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
Fri, Mar 27th, 2020  –  Sun, Mar 29th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
4 Days
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Revelations in Rep Weave

Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of rep weave in a four day workshop with celebrated weaver Kelly Marshall. This course will include presentations and discussion covering the unique characteristics of rep weave, color blending and designing, pattern block movement as well as demonstrating weaving technique and material selection. Each…
Mon, Feb 10th, 2020  –  Thu, Feb 13th, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kelly Marshall
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
9am-5pm
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 30th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 1st, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep
Fri, Aug 21st, 2020  –  Sun, Aug 23rd, 2020
9am-5pm
Instructors: Kim Garrett, Mary Schliep