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Hardcover Codex Bookbinding: Online Course

This course will cover the basic tools, techniques and design elements involved in the construction of a hardcover book. Codex binding is the style of binding often seen today in hardcover books where groups of pages called signatures are stitched together and then attached to a hard case. Over the…
Mon, Mar 8th, 2021  –  Mon, Mar 15th, 2021
6:30-8:30 pm CT Monday, March 8th, Wednesday March 10th, and Monday, March 15th
Instructor: Sam Gathje
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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
3 Days
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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, Mar 26th, 2021  –  Sun, Mar 28th, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
Fri, Jul 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Jul 18th, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
2 Days
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Intermediate Needle Felting: Fawn

Ready to advance your needle felting skills while creating an adorable fawn? In this intermediate level class, we’ll explore the added complexities of adding legs (and making our little friend stand well), ears, tails, and more. We’ll also focus on the detailed colorwork that makes fawn so cute. Materials include…
Sat, Mar 20th, 2021  –  Sat, Mar 27th, 2021
2-4 pm CT on two Saturdays, March 20th and 27th
Instructor: Laura Berlage
3 afternoons
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Intro to Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork: Online Course

Beadwork uses simple tools but has tremendous scope for creativity and complexity. When looking at the work of the masters, it is easy to under-estimate how much time and patience is required. This course is designed to build basic skills so that students will feel confident in starting a larger…
Thu, Mar 4th, 2021  –  Thu, Mar 18th, 2021
2pm-4pm CST for 3 Thursdays; March 4th, 11th, 18th
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
2.5 Days
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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 this winter. Learn both basic and advanced woodworking  skills; from laminating wood to make runners to shaping a customized handlebar used for steering, you’ll walk…
Fri, Jun 4th, 2021  –  Sun, Jun 6th, 2021
Day 1/2: 9am-5pm, Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
2.5 Days
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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…
Wed, Apr 21st, 2021  –  Wed, May 5th, 2021
6:30 - 8:30pm; Three Wednesday evenings, April 21st, 28th, and May 5th
Instructor: Traudi Bestler
3.5 Days
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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
3 Days
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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 wood, learn…
Fri, Apr 30th, 2021  –  Sun, May 2nd, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Fri, May 14th, 2021  –  Sun, May 16th, 2021
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
2½ Days
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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, May 7th, 2021  –  Sun, May 9th, 2021
Day 1:4-8pm; Day 2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-2pm
Instructor: Todd Hawkinson
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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Masonry Heater Introduction: Online Webinar

Masonry heaters originated in Northern Europe where winters were cold and fuel wasn’t always plentiful. The natural response? Create a wood-fired presence that was at once incredibly efficient and highly attractive, capable of generating abundant heat and ideal for cooking/baking.  Masonry heaters are built with fire bricks and utilize their…
Sat, Mar 6th, 2021
9am - 11am CST
Instructor: Eric Moshier
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Medicine for the Vernal Equinox: Webinar

Winter and spring offer unique opportunities for connecting with the medicine of plants inside and outside our homes. In this two-session workshop, Monarda will lead participants in how to use the magick and abundance of these seasons to make wild, tasty teas, nourishing spring salad and several tantalizing uses for…
Tue, Mar 23rd, 2021  –  Tue, Mar 30th, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm, Tuesdays March 23rd and 30th
Instructor: Monarda Thrasher
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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
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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