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Cedar-Strip Boatbuilding: Build Your Own Canoe or Kayak

Enjoy the contrast of light and dark wooden strips, the quiet lapping of water on wood and the pride of craftsmanship that stems from building your own cedar-strip boat. From start to finish, cut thin cedar planks and learn to assemble an appealing pattern for your canoe or kayak. Students…
Mon, Sep 17th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 27th, 2018
Instructor: Ken Koscik
2 Days
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Celestial Navigation 1: The Noon Sight for Latitude and Longitude

Celestial navigation is one of the oldest of all forms of navigation and for thousands of years has guided mariners safely across the trackless oceans of the world. It is a traditional craft that is rich in both history and romance. With the advent of modern electronics, one can now…
Thu, Oct 4th, 2018  –  Fri, Oct 5th, 2018
Instructor: Mark Gordon
2 days
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Celestial Navigation 2 : Spending the Day with the Sun

Once you've mastered the Noon Sight, it is time to spend a day with the sun, taking sextant sights throughout the day and advancing your position on the chart. This course will take students beyond the noon sight and teach them how to find a position by taking sextant sights…
Sat, Oct 6th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
Instructor: Mark Gordon
2 days
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Celestial Navigation III: Navigating by the Stars

Learning to navigate by the stars is the oldest form of Celestial Navigation and has been used for millennia by seafarers to find their way on the seas.  This is the third course in our Celestial Navigation Series and will introduce you to taking and working out sights from the…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Mark Gordon
2 Days
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Colors of Autumn Bead Embroidery

Autumn brings a riot of color to the landscape of the North Shore. This workshop is your opportunity to capture a bit of the season with beads. Each participant will bring an autumn image to inspire their design. From your image you will create a unique “bead painting” embroidered on…
Sat, Sep 8th, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 9th, 2018
Instructor: Jo Wood
1 Day
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Cooking with the Seasons: Dinner on the Harbor

Spend a fun evening in the kitchen as you learn new cooking skills and share great culinary fun with other students who love to cook. In this hands-on, participatory cooking class, you’ll prepare and enjoy a delicious summer evening meal, including wine pairings and craft brews. Take home a recipe packet…
Thu, Jul 26th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Thu, Sep 6th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Thu, Oct 4th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Thu, Oct 25th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
2 Days
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Coracle Boat: Build Your Own

A coracle or currach is an ancient boat of Irish and Welsh origin which was used in the rivers to net salmon. Originally covered with a single cow hide, these "modern" (built in the last 300 years) coracles will have a polyester fabric cover stretched over a woven willow frame.…
Sat, Sep 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
3½ Days
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Craft of Birch Ski Making: Making Your Own Set

Discover the secrets of the old Saami school of ski construction by crafting a custom pair of birch skis to meet your needs. In this course you'll learn about the origin of ski design, function and construction. We'll also cover topics such as wood grain, bending wood, types of bindings,…
Thu, Jan 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, Jan 6th, 2019
Instructor: Ian Andrus
1 Day
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Craft of Sail

Spend a day aboard Hjørdis and learn the basics of sailing a 50’ gaff-rigged schooner on Lake Superior. This course offers a mix of in-class preparation and on-the-water experience: topics include points of sail, seamanship, rope-work, sailing terminology and boat handling technique. Wind, weather and waves vary greatly on Lake…
Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Aug 19th, 2018
Instructor: Matthew Ecklund
1 Day
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Crafting Cider: Hard and Sweet

From traditions reaching deep into American and European history, the art of making fine craft ciders is at once satisfying and simple. In this class we will start by pressing some juice, you'll also learn about blending, yeast choices, racking, bottling and we'll finnish the day with a tasting session.…
Sat, Sep 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
2½ Days
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Crafting the Traditional Stake & Strand Willow Basket

When northern European emigrants came to North America they brought with them a host of crafts and skills necessary for survival in their new world. The basketry tradition known as ‘stake & strand’ was one such craft, as baskets were used to store nearly everything around the homestead. Learning to…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructors: Lindsay Lee, Lee Zieke
2 days
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Cranberries: Thinking Outside the Can

Thanksgiving is around the bend, and your cranberries deserve much more than just being cooked into a sauce, or worse, being scooped from a can.  Join Chef Graden to learn how to infuse fresh and dried cranberries into a wide variety of foods that can grace your Thanksgiving table, or…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Scott Graden
2 days
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Creative Mending

Bring your old worn clothes and textiles, and leave with them repaired and looking better than ever! Everyone is welcome in this course, from beginners who have never sewn a stitch before to experienced fiber artists looking for more ways to add unique touches and extend the life of their…
Tue, Sep 11th, 2018  –  Wed, Sep 12th, 2018
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
5 days
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Damascus Rings: Jewelry from the Blacksmith Shop

Combining blacksmithing and jewelry-making, this course offers an opportunity for beginning and advanced students of any interest to develop their skills as they forge and craft a Damascus ring with a silver liner. Students will begin by forging a piece of damascus steel, a particularly beautiful and ornamental steel filled…
Tue, Jul 31st, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 4th, 2018
Instructor: Robert Burns
6 days
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Damascus Steel Blade Forging

Highly prized for centuries for its uncanny strength, ability to hold an edge and distinctively beautiful swirling and flowing patterns, Damascus steel is art: forge welding at its finest as you combine different types of steel, forge them through fire and hammer into one solid billet. Like a baker uses…
Mon, Aug 13th, 2018  –  Sat, Aug 18th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers
Tue, Oct 30th, 2018  –  Sun, Nov 4th, 2018
Instructor: Cody Myers