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Teaser image for <p>Advanced Scandinavian Painting: Holi-Dala Horse: Online</p>

Advanced Scandinavian Painting: Holi-Dala Horse: Online

Please note this is an Online Course. Get festive with Scandinavian Folk Painting on a wooden Dala horse plaque. Kim has designed a new holiday-themed Dala horse that will give painters with some painting/rosemaling experience a chance to practice skills. We'll gather on Zoom to paint together over a Friday…
Fri, Nov 12th, 2021  –  Sat, Nov 13th, 2021
Day 1: 2-5pm Day 2: 10am-4pm
Instructor: Kim Garrett
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Comet, Eclipse and Aurora: Exploring the Night Sky Online

After getting oriented on celestial motions we'll spend the remainder of the first session and all of the second preparing for the upcoming almost-total partial lunar eclipse, a bright binocular comet and the possibility of northern lights as solar activity increases. Join instructor Astro Bob for two online sessions exploring…
Wed, Nov 3rd, 2021  –  Wed, Nov 10th, 2021
7:00-8:30pm each day
Instructor: Bob King
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Flax to Linen: Online Course

This class explores the history and contemporary uses of flax, the plant fiber from which linen is made. We will work hands-on to learn hand spinning of tow and line flax using tools and materials supplied by the instructor. Topics included: how to source textile flax seed, growing, harvesting, and…
Wed, Sep 29th, 2021  –  Wed, Oct 20th, 2021
6:30-8:30 pm CT each Wednesday for four weeks; September 29th, October 6th, 13th, and 20th
Instructor: Andrea Myklebust
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Forest Pond Skolt Sami Mittens: Online Course

These beautiful Skolt Sami mittens are based on a pair held in the The National Museum of Finland. The original was knitted by Satu Moshnikoff and obtained from Sevettijärvi, Finland (the homeland of the Skolt Sami) in 1987. According to the museum records, this mitten was inspired by one made…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sat, Dec 18th, 2021
1-3:30 pm CST on two Saturdays, December 11th and 18th
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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Fun with Fibers: Online Course

Have you ever picked a long piece of grass or a cattail or another leaf and wondered what you could make with it? Often, the answer is something very useful if you know how to do just a few things you’ll learn in this course. The forests and prairies and…
Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
10 am-noon
Instructor: Mercedes Tuma-Hansen
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Himmeli: Finnish Geometric Mobiles Online Course

Himmeli is a Nordic tradition brought to Minnesota by Finnish immigrants. Traditionally hung above a table or dining area, these intricate and beautiful geometric mobiles are a Christmas tradition and a link to old folk farming beliefs for ensuring a bountiful harvest. Himmeli can be enjoyed all year round though! …
Fri, Nov 5th, 2021  –  Fri, Nov 12th, 2021
2-4 pm each Friday on November 5th and 12th
Instructor: Mary Erickson
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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…
Sat, Oct 16th, 2021  –  Sat, Oct 30th, 2021
2pm-4pm CST for 3 Saturdays; October 16th, 23rd, and 30th
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
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Knitting Skolt Sami Socks: Online Course

The Sámi are Scandinavia’s only UN-recognized indigenous people. This class will focus on the Skolt Sami, whose traditional homeland lies at the junction of Norway, Finland and Russia. Instructor Laura Rickets wrote the pattern for these historical socks and they were featured in the Jan/Feb 2018 historical knitting edition of…
Wed, Dec 1st, 2021  –  Wed, Dec 8th, 2021
6:30-9 pm CST on two Wednesday evenings December 1st and 8th
Instructor: Laura Ricketts
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Needle Felted Critters: Online Course

Needle felting is fun and therapeutic...and who doesn’t have a little frustration to work through in a creative and positive way these days? In this virtual class with fiber arts instructor Laura Berlage, we will mail you a kit with all the supplies you need (just bring a scissors), including…
Sat, Oct 9th, 2021
2 -5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
2-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
Sat, Dec 4th, 2021
2-5pm
Instructor: Laura Berlage
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Olive Oil Soap Making Online Webinar

Curious how to make your own olive oil soap? This online class will demonstrate step-by-step the method for making “castile” olive oil soap. No animal products required. No synthetic or petroleum products used. By making your own soap, you can control what ingredients are in the product and ultimately what…
Wed, Oct 27th, 2021
6:30-8:00pm
Instructor: Jeanne Wright
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Painting with Wool: Kris Kringle Online Course

Explore the magic of needle felting with a delightful Old World style Kris Kringle and take your colorwork skills to a new level. In the first session of this class, students will learn how to stretch a felt backing onto an embroidery hoop and keep it tight for ease of…
Fri, Nov 19th, 2021  –  Fri, Dec 3rd, 2021
2-5pm each day
Instructor: Laura Berlage