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Bread and Butter for Kids!

This fall, let’s celebrate the power of our sun with baking! Through stories, songs, and hands on baking practice, students will learn all about what it means to be a baker…and even make their own Sun Bread (as featured in the book by Elisa Kleven) and butter. By the end…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
9am-11am
Instructor: Hannah Stadler
0.25 Days
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Celebrate the Lake: Family Organic Indigo Dye & Fiber Workshop

Join fiber artist and botanist Sarah Nassif to explore the magic of organic indigo to dye a variety of fibers shades of blue. Using water from Lake Superior in the process, we will learn how water plays a role in fabric production traditionally and nowadays, and how this affects the…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Sarah Nassif
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Sarah Nassif
1 Day
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Fall Treats for Families

Creating family traditions is all about getting together to do something fun: and when you can eat the results, it's even better. Spend a day in the kitchen creating fall treats from scratch, learning baking techniques and new recipes. You'll make pumpkin bread from real pumpkins, dipping caramel and a…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-5pm
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
0.25 Days
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Following the Thread: Songwriting with Claudia Schmidt

Join performer and song writer Claudia Schmidt  in an exploration of the craft and art of songwriting. Discover how to weave a thread an idea into the full tapestry of song. This course welcomes anyone with a song to sing and a story to tell, regardless of level, age or…
Fri, Sep 13th, 2019
1pm-3pm
Instructor: Claudia Schmidt
0.25 Days
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Get Down with Your Past Self: Storytelling Workshop with Kevin Kling

Storyteller Kevin Kling is back with a new workshop exploring our oldest folk art! Tall tales, myths, folktales and poems came over the ocean with waves of immigrants to a land where a powerful storytelling culture already existed. How did our family narratives bring comfort, community and resiliency?  How did…
Fri, Sep 13th, 2019
9am-11am
Instructor: Kevin Kling
0.25 Days
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Join the Choir! Perform at Unplugged!

Ever wanted to appear on stage at Unplugged? This is your chance! Performers Dan Chouinard and Bradley Greenwald invite anyone who loves to sing to join their pop up choir. In this short workshop, you’ll learn a four part arrangement of a popular song and perform it on stage on…
Fri, Sep 13th, 2019
2:00pm-4:00pm
0.5 Days
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Pollinator Palaces: Mason Bee Houses Built by Kids

Become an architect for insects! Come learn about pollinators and their importance to ecosystems. Using this new knowledge, students will use design and woodworking skills to build a beautiful house for mason bees to take home and put up in the yard. Mason bees are one of nature’s most gentle…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
9am-12pm
Instructor: Ian Carr
0.25 Days
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Printmaking for Kids

Printmaking is a very old and very fun way of producing multiple copies of an image. Kids will design a pattern, maybe an animal or landscape, or even a fantastic creature! Then using simple tools they’ll carve that picture into a piece of linoleum. Then, roll that block with different…
Fri, Oct 18th, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Josie Cooke
0.25 Days
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Sustainable Stringed Instruments for Families

Start strumming! Build your own sustainable stringed instrument by repurposing what you already have (ahem, some might call it junk) into a tool for joyful noise-making. By constructing simple instruments out of commonly found objects, we will explore recycling, lutherie, and community by working together and playing together. There will…
Sat, Oct 19th, 2019
1pm-4pm
Instructor: Amir Najam