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Kuksa Carving: Traditional Scandinavian Drinking Cup

The kuksa is an old-style wooden cup made to travel far and wide and be at the ready, whether the beverage of choice is water from a Boundary Waters lake, coffee of any quality, or even a splash of something stronger (so we’ve been told). Over three days, students will…
Tue, Sep 11th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Alex Yerks
4 days
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Scandinavian Beauty Shelf with Jögge Sundqvist

North House welcomes the return of Featured International Instructor Jögge Sundqvist to campus for Unplugged 2018. In this new course offering at North House, students will work with Jögge over four days to hand plane shelving and join four carved posts, complete with a decorative cornice. Jogge, or surolle, has…
Mon, Sep 10th, 2018  –  Thu, Sep 13th, 2018
Instructor: Jögge Sundqvist
1½ Days
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The Cedar Hand Drum: Carving, Stretching & Drumming

The timeless beat of the drum stems back to a time when we made our own music literally from the ground up. Before drum shops and before Putumayo, materials were hand-harvested from the forest to create wonderful sounds and were used to find rhythm in the world. In this course…
Sat, Oct 6th, 2018  –  Sun, Oct 7th, 2018
Instructors: Eric Mase, Dayna Mase
4 days
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Timber Carving: Mantles, Posts and More

Meet Jock Holmen, the “Norwegian Termite:” when it comes to carving on timbers, you can’t “stump” him. From blueberries to little people, lettering to logos, Jock can help you chisel your ideas into white pine as you design and carve decorative embellishments for your home. Choose from a variety of…
Tue, Sep 18th, 2018  –  Fri, Sep 21st, 2018
Instructor: Jock Holmen
3 Days
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Wooden Spoon Carving Traditions

Carving wooden spoons is an old folk tradition in Scandinavia, where carvers crafted spoons for home use, seasonal income and to give as gifts. The techniques, designs and embellishments commonly used today are deeply embedded in centuries of cultural history, but spoon carving is also a vibrant and growing craft…
Thu, Oct 11th, 2018  –  Sat, Oct 13th, 2018
Instructors: Fred Livesay, Jarrod Dahl