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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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All Ground Up: Sausage Making

Make your own sausage flavored the way you like it using your favorite meats. As a class, we will make and take home 4 to 5 kinds of sausage of your choosing from a list of about 10 varieties. These will be fresh, non-smoked, non-cured sausages like bratwurst, breakfast sausage,…
Sat, Nov 13th, 2021  –  Sun, Nov 14th, 2021
Instructor: Jay DeCoux
Sat, Jan 15th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 16th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jay DeCoux
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Artisan Breads Immersion

Lace-up your baking shoes and get ready for an artisan breads baking marathon. Combining the skills of our popular Artisan Breads I and II courses, this two-and-a-half-day intensive course allows students to dig deep into hand-crafted, long-fermented, and hot-hearth baked breads. We’ll explore pre-ferments and a long cool rise to…
Fri, Jan 28th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 30th, 2022
Day 1: 4pm-8pm, Days 2 & 3: 8am-4pm
Instructor: Amy James
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Asekewin: Traditional Hide Tanning

Soak, scrape, stretch and smoke: these are the basic steps of asekewin or hide tanning, of the oldest methods of creating soft and pliable buckskin, one of the most useful handmade materials there is. This soft and strong fabric can be used for clothing, shoes, mittens, gloves, bags, and more.…
Sat, Oct 2nd, 2021  –  Mon, Oct 4th, 2021
Instructor: Greg Johnson
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Basket Making Sampler

The northern forests of Minnesota and Wisconsin offer a variety of materials suitable for basket-making. This course is an introduction to working with three of the most common: birch bark, willow and spruce root. Students will create three small baskets that will employ a variety of weaving techniques and traditions.…
Tue, Oct 5th, 2021  –  Thu, Oct 7th, 2021
Instructor: Emily Derke
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Better Butter Baking

We know that butter makes it better. But which butter? And what’s behind the magic? We’ll explore the wonders of lamination and see how only a few folds of butter and dough result in dozens of flaky layers. Croissants will be the main attraction, as we make both the classic…
Fri, Nov 5th, 2021  –  Sat, Nov 6th, 2021
Day 1: 4pm-5pm and Day 2: 9am-4:30pm
Instructor: Kim Ode
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Birch Bark Basketry

Birch bark holds a multitude of uses, and has been widely used across the world wherever birch trees have grown for much longer than anyone can remember. Even now, it is a common material for making useful things that utilize the locally available materials. What can be done with birch…
Fri, Jan 21st, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 23rd, 2022
Days 1 and 2: 9am-5pm Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Emily Derke
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Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

Scandinavians and Russians commonly kept small, flat birch bark boxes in their pockets in the 18th and 19th century for the then-popular taking of snuff. Larger finger and lap jointed boxes often held coffee, tea or salt. Today they continue to be made and hold keepsakes, buttons, spare change, jewelry,…
Thu, Oct 14th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 17th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Fred Livesay
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Birch Bark Stars, Birds, and More

From birds to beads, there are so many possibilities when it comes to birch bark. Join accomplished weavers Jack and Julie to learn to weave a variety of small projects, including garlands and a three dimensional star and more. Learn about the ecology of this iconic northern tree and leave…
Sat, Dec 11th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 12th, 2021
Day one: 9 am-5 pm Day two: 9 am-noon
Instructors: Julie Kean, Jack Sneve
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Bird Carving

This course will introduce students to the world of bird carving. This is a great class for beginners and experienced carvers alike. We will focus on song birds commonly found in the sub-boreal forest of the Lake Superior region. Of course, each bird is different but the general form, anatomy,…
Sat, Dec 4th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 5th, 2021
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
Fri, Feb 4th, 2022  –  Sun, Feb 6th, 2022
Instructor: Mike Loeffler
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Black Ash Hex Weave Basket

The hex weave basket is commonly called a "cheese basket" because it can be used for processing cheese. However, this holey design is perfect for holding produce or other displayed storage needs. This project will be made from Black Ash splints, which the students will help cut and prepare. The…
Fri, Oct 8th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 10th, 2021
Day 1: 2pm-5pm, Day 2/3: 9am-5pm
Instructor: April Stone
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Blacksmithing: The Basics & Beyond

Always wanted to try your hand at the forge? This is the place to start and continue to develop your blacksmithing skills. You will be introduced to the basic skills of the blacksmith including safety, fire control, tools and equipment in both a classroom and 'on the forge' setting. Student…
Thu, Oct 7th, 2021  –  Sun, Oct 10th, 2021
Instructor: Cody Myers
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Bowl Carving with Axe, Adze and Gouge

Make the wood chips fly!  This course is for students ready to stand at the chopping block and learn to use classic wooden bowl-carving hand tools – the adze, axe, gouge push knife and others .  During this class, topics including selection of wood stock, elements of bowl design, strategies…
Fri, Jan 14th, 2022  –  Sun, Jan 16th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Jon Strom
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Buche de Noel: Bake Your Own

At North House, you can build your own timber frame and bake your own cake!  Learn to make the bûche de noël, a classic French cake elaborately decorated to resemble a holiday yule log for the Christmas table. This class, open to novice and experienced bakers, is a chance to…
Sat, Dec 4th, 2021
Instructor: Kirsten Wisniewski
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Build Your Own Yurt

Create yourself a comfortable living space: a spare bedroom, office, studio, sauna, or whatever else you can dream up. The 18-foot yurt is an excellent shelter option that provides comfortable living arrangements for all four seasons. Working with skilled yurt builders, you’ll construct a simple yurt, complete with a door…
Thu, Dec 9th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 12th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus
Thu, Dec 16th, 2021  –  Sun, Dec 19th, 2021
9 am-5 pm each day
Instructor: Ian Andrus