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Carving Ladles & Spoons

The spoon is in the eye of the beholder. A crooked branch can become a perfect ladle; a slight bend makes a lovely eating spoon. Enjoy three days of handwork in this greenwood carving class focused on ladles and spoons. Working with birch, you’ll use simple hand tools and carving…
Sat, Feb 2nd, 2019  –  Mon, Feb 4th, 2019
Instructor: Jon Strom
2 ¼ Days
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Cattail Weaving: The Northern Fedora

Traditional northern craft meets Don Draper? Fedoras are definitely back in fashion, DIY is all the rage, and in this fun course you can combine them both. Put a northern twist on a southern hat weaving tradition and make a woven cattail hat to protect yourself from the sun during…
Fri, Jul 26th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
Instructor: Tina Fung Holder
7 Days
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Cedar-Strip Boat Construction: Techniques & Fundamentals

With more than just aesthetic appeal, cedar-strip boats are known for being lightweight, strong and quick to build. Gain the know-how and confidence to complete a boat project in your own backyard through seven days of hands-on instruction building a tandem canoe with other students. Techniques involve setting up the…
Mon, Jun 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 30th, 2019
Instructor: Ken Koscik
11 Days
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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 16th, 2019  –  Thu, Sep 26th, 2019
Instructor: Ken Koscik
1 Day
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Cobweb Felt Lampshade

Felt is a non-woven fabric that utilizes the ability of microscopic scales on wool fiber to attach and hold together firmly. Cobweb felting is an advanced form of felting that is made with a single layer of wool – sheer, but sturdy enough to hold together well. Cobweb felt is…
Fri, Feb 15th, 2019
Instructor: Becky Utecht
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 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, Oct 25th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Sat, Jul 13th, 2019
Instructor: Judi Barsness
3 days
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Coopering: Make A Wooden Bucket

Coopering — the craft of joined wooden staves to create a vessel — was an integral skill in many cultures worldwide; from Japan to Ireland, every meal had a food or drink that had at some point been stored in a coopered vessel. The skill and product is still relevant…
Fri, Mar 15th, 2019  –  Sun, Mar 17th, 2019
Instructor: Eric Edgin
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
Wed, Jan 9th, 2019  –  Sat, Jan 12th, 2019
Instructor: Ian Andrus
4 Days
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Crafting the Throwing Axe

Popularized today by many historical re-enactors 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…
Thu, Apr 18th, 2019  –  Sun, Apr 21st, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
Thu, Jun 6th, 2019  –  Sun, Jun 9th, 2019
Instructor: Cody Myers
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 1/4 Days
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Creating & Designing Mosaics

Rediscover ancient techniques and combine them with modern expressions and materials in a 2.25 day mosaic class. Learn mosaic techniques including ceramic and glass cutting, use of different adhesives, and grouting. Each student will design and then create a small project for the home or garden. By the end of…
Fri, Feb 1st, 2019  –  Sun, Feb 3rd, 2019
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
2½ days
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Creative Fabric Reuse: Woolen Anorak

Great fabric lurks in closets, trunks, attics, and thrift shops: learn how to turn garments you don’t wear into a garment you will wear with the help of a pair of scissors, a sewing machine and some creative inclinations. Dig out your mother's wool skirt or the kilt you found…
Thu, Jan 10th, 2019  –  Sat, Jan 12th, 2019
Instructor: Mary Ellen Ashcroft
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
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…
Wed, Jul 24th, 2019  –  Sun, Jul 28th, 2019
Instructor: Robert Burns