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Mike Schelmeske

Grand Marais, MN
North House Folk School photo of instructor, Mike Schelmeske

Mike’s interest in Native American and Scandinavian traditions has kept him constantly pursuing boreal forest crafts and materials for project ideas. He finds utility craft particularly intriguing, and the thought of putting his crafts to work on an everyday level keeps him searching for the next project. Whether crafting with his teenage daughter, Aurora, or shaping canoe paddles from a crooked knife he fashioned from an old file, Mike’s ingenuity and approach to craft is refreshing.

Current Courses Offered by Mike Schelmeske

Teaser image for Handcrafting A Northwoods Paddle

Handcrafting A Northwoods Paddle

Create the traditional paddle used by Northwoods travelers for hundreds of years. In this course, a…
Fri, Jun 10th, 2022  –  Sat, Jun 11th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Schelmeske
Wed, Jun 29th, 2022  –  Thu, Jun 30th, 2022
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Mike Schelmeske

Past Courses Offered by Mike Schelmeske

Birch, Bark & Antler: Decorative Handles for the Nordic Kitchen