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Laminated Canoe Paddles

In this class students will build one laminated paddle, similar to the fancy wooden paddles often seen in canoe outfitters shops. Not just show pieces, laminated paddles have several unique qualities that make them highly functional on the water. The lamination of several pieces of wood makes the shafts light,…
Thu, Jun 24th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 27th, 2021
Day 1: 4pm-7pm, Days 2/3: 9am-5pm, Day 4: 9am-noon
Instructor: Josh Tolkan
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Lathe Turning: The Wooden Bowl

The wooden bowl is a reflection of both utility and beauty - an inspiring craft form to experience. Explore the grains of northern birch as you learn safe lathe operation and turning techniques to turn a wooden bowl on the electric lathe. From tree to bowl, working with fresh cut…
Fri, May 14th, 2021  –  Sun, May 16th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Lost Wax Casting: Sterling Silver Rings

Rings on fingers have been around since the beginning of civilization. Egyptian and Greek legend place the wedding ring on the third finger of the left hand, because of a belief that the vein of that finger traveled directly from the heart. The Romans extended this description and called this…
Fri, Aug 27th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 29th, 2021
Day 1:4-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-2pm
Instructor: Todd Hawkinson
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Mushroom & Fungi Intro

Join us on the North Shore and Superior National Forest as summer wanes and the seasonal mushrooms fruit in all their majesty. In this course students will be introduced to the basics of mushroom foraging and immersed in the bewildering world of general fungal knowledge. Want to learn to identify…
Sat, Aug 14th, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sat, Aug 21st, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
Sun, Aug 22nd, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Mushroom & Fungi: A Closer Look

If you've scratched the surface of mushroom identification, you probably have realized that it's a far more complex subject than simply naming toadstools-- these are some of the living organisms we know the least about, a whole ecosystem of mystery. For those students who would like a deeper understanding of…
Sun, Aug 15th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Michael Karns
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Natural Dyes in the Steam Box

Dyeing cloth using natural materials is a magical process: Add a bit of steam and assorted leaves, flowers, and old rusty nails, and wait an hour…the results are extraordinary. Who knew all the colors of nature were hidden in plain sight? In this course, you’ll learn a bit about the…
Sat, Aug 7th, 2021
9am - 4pm
Instructor: Cheryl Larsen
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Natural Plant Dyes

Enjoy the “thrill of discovery” in the many colors which can be achieved, and the variation of color that can be found in nature’s palette, by learning the complete subtleties of dyeing with natural materials. Dyeing with natural plants is more than a craft, it’s a fascinating and inexpensive hobby.…
Fri, Jul 30th, 2021  –  Sun, Aug 1st, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Karen Rognsvoog
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Needle Felted Critters: Online Course

Needle felting is fun and therapeutic...and who doesn’t have a little frustration to work through in a creative and positive way these days? In this virtual class with fiber arts instructor Laura Berlage, we will mail you a kit with all the supplies you need (just bring a scissors), including…
Fri, Jun 11th, 2021
2-5pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Fri, Jul 9th, 2021
2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Needle Felting & Bead Embroidery: Painting with Beads & Fiber

Combine bead embroidery and needle felting to create a unique landscape “painting,” while learning the basics of both in this two-day workshop. Participants will bring a landscape image (photo, magazine image, postcard etc.) to inspire their beaded piece. First, you will create a simple needle-felted wool background fabric. Then, you…
Sat, Jul 10th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 11th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Jo Wood
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North Woods Field Exploration: Woods, Bogs and More

The beauty of the North Shore is especially evident in the spring and early summer, when the wide variety of habitats in the neighborhood burst into bloom and are filled with birdsong. Spend three days exploring the natural world on the doorstep of Grand Marais, discovering the ecology of maple…
Fri, Jun 4th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 6th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructors: Margie Menzies, Lisa Tracy
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Painting with Wool: Dala Horse Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Dala horse image and take your colorwork skills to a new level. Dala horses have been a Swedish icon for centuries and this class will take a new spin on the traditional wooden painted form by recreating the image in wool.…
Fri, Aug 6th, 2021
2-5 pm CT
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Pastry Pleasures -Strudel & Danish Pastry: Online Course

Fabulous bakeries with their jewel-toned Danish are wonderful, as are time-saving foods like phyllo dough that inhabit grocery store freezers. This class, however, returns these foods to their handmade origins. We’ll make a butter-laminated Danish pastry dough that makes the most of a shortcut. Then you’ll amaze yourself by pulling…
Sat, Jul 31st, 2021
Instructor: Kim Ode
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Perching Stools

We all spend a lot of time sitting so how can we do a better job of it? The key ergonomic feature of a perching stool is the forward sloping seat which rotates your pelvis keeping your back aligned in it’s natural s-shape. It makes for a comfortable rest at…
Fri, May 28th, 2021  –  Sun, May 30th, 2021
9am - 5pm
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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Playful Freeform Embroidery: Online Course

Learn all the basic stitches you need, and discover freeform embroidery with threads and wool yarn. You'll be inspired by traditional styles and the world around you. Sample different techniques and materials, and get tips for planning and transferring designs. We'll learn together over two sessions on Zoom, with time…
Fri, Jul 23rd, 2021  –  Fri, Jul 30th, 2021
2-4 pm each Friday on July 23rd and 30th
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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Raw Felted Fleece: A New Approach to the Sheepskin Blanket

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 and…
Sat, Jul 24th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 25th, 2021
Day 1; 9am - 5pm, Day 2; 9am - 2pm
Instructor: Becky Utecht