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Foraging for Spring Wild Edibles

Have you always been interested in gathering wild foods but just weren't sure where to start? This class is a great first introduction to spring edibles as we focus on just five common, nutritious and often abundant plants. These early risers sprout up almost as soon as the snow is…
Sat, May 26th, 2018
Instructor: Ian Andrus
5 Days
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Grand Marais & Beyond Nature Photography Workshop: Summer Session

Grand Marais & Beyond is a unique opportunity to photograph and explore the pristine shores of Lake Superior with editorial photographer Layne Kennedy (www.laynekennedy.com). The course is designed for the enthusiastic photographer, amateur or professional, with an emphasis on storytelling with your photography. At the conclusion of the workshop, each…
Wed, Jul 25th, 2018  –  Sun, Jul 29th, 2018
Instructor: Layne Kennedy
3 days
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Hand Carved Wooden Signs

Personalize any place by creating a hand-carved wooden sign. Woodcarver Jock Holmen will teach the entire sign-making process, from proper design to layout, letter and incise carving, painting and finishing options while students work on a personal project. Whether it will hang at the cabin, the garden, a business or…
Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Jock Holmen
3 Days
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Hand-Forged "Using" Knife

This class is just what the title suggests- making a knife that is meant to be used- in the garden or forest, for cooking or hunting. We will begin by hand-forging a blade of high-carbon steel, starting from round stock. With the blade forged to shape, we will do heat…
Wed, Jun 20th, 2018  –  Fri, Jun 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Robert Schulz
2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Cases: Saddle Stitch Style

There's real pleasure in making an object that you touch daily and that only improves with wear and tear—a leather case is exactly such a thing. Design and sew a stylish laptop cover, journal cover or clutch from the same basic pattern. In this course, students will learn foundational skills…
Sat, May 12th, 2018  –  Sun, May 13th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Clutch

Learn the foundational skills of leatherwork while making a fun and funky clutch that will turn heads at the co-op and coffee shop. This bag has pockets, a removable wrist strap, and brass hardware. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand tools to make a beautiful case…
Sat, Jan 13th, 2018  –  Sun, Jan 14th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
Handsewn Leather Tool Tote

Hand-Sewn Leather Tool Tote

Tote your tools in style in a sturdy, hand-sewn leather tool tote. This open-top hold-all is perfect for anything from carving tools to knitting supplies. In this course, students will learn foundational skills that can be applied to future projects. We will use the traditional two-needle saddle stitch and hand…
Sat, Mar 3rd, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 4th, 2018
Instructor: Beth Dow
2 days
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Hand-Sewn Leather Tote Bag

A beautiful and sturdy leather tote can last a lifetime. This class will introduce leatherworking skills and design techniques that may be applied to a variety of future projects. In this class, we will make a hand-stitched, leather tote – perfect for toting a laptop or several books. The finished…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018  –  Sun, Feb 4th, 2018
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
1 day
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Handcrafted Wood Jewelry

The geometric patterns of leaves and flower, the ripples of water, or the silhouette of a bird...nature provides an abundance of enjoyment and inspiration. Borrow these forms and create original wooden jewelry. Delicate details can be captured in simple wood outlines using the proper tools and techniques. Students will first…
Sun, Jan 21st, 2018
Instructor: Cecilia Schiller
1 Day
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Handmade Pasta

While a craving for fresh handmade pasta might make you more likely to think "I'll make reservations!" than "I'll make dough!," this does not need to be the case. Learn to demystify making fresh pasta. Once you learn, you’ll never want to go back to boil-from-a-box pastas again!  In this…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018
Instructor: Karalyn Littlefield
1 day
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or work benches, whisking dirt out of the tent while camping, sweeping those dust bunnies into the dustpan, brushing fur from clothing, or using around the wood stove for little bits of wood and ash, you'll wonder how…
Sat, Feb 10th, 2018
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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 2nd, 2018  –  Sun, Mar 4th, 2018
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
3 days
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Intermediate Woodturning: Adding Pattern, Color and Texture to your Work

So you’ve got the hang of making bowls and you’re ready for more? Read on! Woodenware has been embellished since Ancient Egypt: by adding color, pattern and texture, a finished piece reflect the taste, culture and interests of you, the maker.  On Day 1, we will learn how to navigate…
Sat, Feb 3rd, 2018  –  Mon, Feb 5th, 2018
Instructor: Jim Sannerud
2½ 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, Dec 1st, 2017  –  Sun, Dec 3rd, 2017
Instructor: Randy Schnobrich
3 days
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Knife Skills & Decoration

Ready to cut to the core of the matter?  No matter what the project is, traditional woodworking requires a solid command of two fundamental tools: the axe and the knife. This will be mostly a process/skill building workshop for folks who have some knife and axe carving experience but are…
Tue, Mar 6th, 2018  –  Thu, Mar 8th, 2018
Instructor: Jarrod Dahl