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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 7th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 8th, 2019
Instructor: Jo Wood
1 Day
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Composite Canoe Repair and Maintenance

Composite canoes are light, efficient and paddle like a dream. But canoe country granite can chew them up if you’re not careful. It can seem a bit daunting to use modern resins and fabrics but fear not. We’ll take the mysteries out of repairing that faithful paddling friend safely, with…
Sun, Jun 2nd, 2019
Instructor: David Seaton
1 Day
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Cooking with the Seasons: Dinner on the Harbor

Spend a wonderful 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 cooking class, you’ll prepare and enjoy a delicious summer evening meal, including wine pairings and craft brews. Take home a recipe packet featuring…
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Sat, Sep 21st, 2019
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Sat, Oct 26th, 2019
Instructor: Judi Barsness
1 Day
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Craft of Sail

Spend a day aboard the 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…
Sun, Jun 16th, 2019
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Jul 14th, 2019
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
Sun, Aug 18th, 2019
Instructor: Matt Nesheim
½ Day
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Crafting Fine Homemade Hard Cider

You can make a fine light sparkling hard cider as good as any in the world with a minimum of equipment, some apple juice, and time. Come join in the fun as we begin one batch by pitching the yeast and finish another batch by bottling. Participants will all take…
Sun, Oct 20th, 2019
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
4 Days
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Crafting the Throwing Axe

Popularized today by many historical reenactors of the fur trade era, the throwing axe is a weapon that is deeply embedded in North American history. Akin to the hatchet, it offers the ability to split and chop wood but is also designed to be used as a hand-to-hand or throwing…
Thu, Apr 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 21st, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Oct 3rd, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 6th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
2 Days
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Custom Leather Sandal Construction

A pair of sandals that fits just right is a highly prized possession—and all the better if they are attractive and one-of-a-kind. Create a pair of custom hand-stitched leather sandals to enjoy for years to come. Students will spend some time sketching ideas and discussing execution, working from a few…
Sat, Apr 27th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 28th, 2019
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
Sat, Jul 20th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 21st, 2019
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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 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 with folds and…
Wed, Jul 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
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 kneading and…
Mon, May 6th, 2019  –  Sat, May 11th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Mon, Aug 12th, 2019  –  Sat, Aug 17th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Tue, Oct 8th, 2019  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
4 Days
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Decorative Ironwork Intensive

From fireplace tools to shelf brackets and kitchen racks, decorative ironwork can highlight any part of the Northern home. This course will enable beginner and intermediate blacksmiths to work alongside master blacksmith, Michael Jones, to design and build their own unique piece of ironwork. The course will start with a…
Thu, Sep 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Jones
2 Days
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Decorative Ironwork: The Art of the Candle Holder

Decorative and functional ironwork has a long history throughout the North Country. Hinges, gates, fire place tools, or even the humble candlestick: the most ordinary of objects becomes a striking work of art. In this class, students will work with blacksmith, Michael Jones, to create their own unique candle holder…
Sat, Jul 6th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 7th, 2019
Instructor: Michael Jones
4 Days
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Deerskin Mittens with Anishinaabe-Style Beadwork

Up north, there's a saying that there's no bad weather, just the wrong clothes. In this course, you'll outfit your hands to protect them from the elements by designing a comfortable and warm pair of deerskin mittens to wear during the winter months. The mittens are ideal for daily wear,…
Thu, Oct 31st, 2019  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
3 Days
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Der Zimmererbock, the German Sawhorse: Building with Hand Tools

There are many designs for the sawhorse, as it is one of the most important tools a timber framer or woodworker has in the workshop. Der Zimmererbock is the traditional version of a sawhorse used and taught throughout Germany, where instructor Gerald David did his training in the timber framing.…
Fri, Dec 13th, 2019  –  Sun, Dec 15th, 2019
Instructor: Gerald David
2 Days
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Design Your Own Small House

If you have ever dreamed of building your own small home, shop, sauna, studio, or cabin, this course is for you. Designing a space according to your own values and needs is a creative and satisfying endeavor. Instructor Mark Hansen has been designing and building small shelters for a variety…
Sat, May 4th, 2019  –  Sun, May 5th, 2019
Instructor: Mark Hansen
1 Day
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Drink Your Medicine: Healing Teas, Natural Sodas, and More

Join us for a day of exploring the world of drink-able medicine, aka herbal tea. As participants learn several techniques for making medicinal drinks, Monarda will weave in herbal wisdom, knowledge and stories. We will start the day with a plant walk, learning how to identify common weeds and wild…
Sat, Aug 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Monarda Thrasher