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Celestial Navigation III: Navigating by the Stars

Learning to navigate by the stars is the oldest form of Celestial Navigation and has been used for millennia by seafarers to find their way on the seas.  This is the third course in our Celestial Navigation Series and will introduce you to taking and working out sights from the…
Sat, Oct 27th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 28th, 2018
Instructor: Mark Gordon
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, Sep 6th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
Thu, Oct 4th, 2018
Instructor: Judi Barsness
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
2 Days
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Coracle Boat: Build Your Own

A coracle or currach is an ancient boat of Irish and Welsh origin which was used in the rivers to net salmon. Originally covered with a single cow hide, these "modern" (built in the last 300 years) coracles will have a polyester fabric cover stretched over a woven willow frame.…
Sat, Sep 1st, 2018  –  Sun, Sep 2nd, 2018
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
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
1 Day
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Crafting Cider: Hard and Sweet

From traditions reaching deep into American and European history, the art of making fine craft ciders is at once satisfying and simple. In this class we will start by pressing some juice, you'll also learn about blending, yeast choices, racking, bottling and we'll finnish the day with a tasting session.…
Sat, Sep 22nd, 2018
Instructor: Lindsay Lee
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
2½ Days
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Crafting the Traditional Stake & Strand Willow Basket

When northern European emigrants came to North America they brought with them a host of crafts and skills necessary for survival in their new world. The basketry tradition known as ‘stake & strand’ was one such craft, as baskets were used to store nearly everything around the homestead. Learning to…
Tue, Aug 28th, 2018  –  Thu, Aug 30th, 2018
Instructors: Lindsay Lee, Lee Zieke
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
2.5 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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Creative Mending

Bring your old worn clothes and textiles, and leave with them repaired and looking better than ever! Everyone is welcome in this course, from beginners who have never sewn a stitch before to experienced fiber artists looking for more ways to add unique touches and extend the life of their…
Tue, Sep 11th, 2018  –  Wed, Sep 12th, 2018
Instructor: Tasha Miller Griffith
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