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Mini courses, family programs, craft demos, workshops, artisan residencies, and more!

North House programs offer a great way for anyone to come down and get a taste of craft. Some programs don't require pre-registration, making them convenient drop-in opportunties if you happen to be around campus!

Looking for programs on a specific date? Check out our Program Calendar!

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Youth Summer Camps

Mon, Jul 26, 2021 - Thu, Jul 29, 2021 – Creativity in Nature
Mon, Jul 26, 2021 - Thu, Jul 29, 2021 – Youth Sailing Camp
Mon, Aug 2, 2021 - Thu, Aug 5, 2021 – Youth Sailing Camp
Mon, Aug 2, 2021 - Thu, Aug 5, 2021 – Young Makers Camp
Mon, Aug 9, 2021 - Fri, Aug 13, 2021 – Youth Craft Camp: Wood, Fiber, Water
Calling young creative folks!

Summer Youth Camps at North House Folk School: day camps for youth ages 8 - 16. As a camper you will try out lots of skills while making new friends and having fun! Youth will be in a small group while they learn from instructors who are knowledgeable and excited to help youth learn about traditional crafts.

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Intro to Wood Fired Baking

Thursdays 1-3 pm or Fridays from 11 am-1 pm, June 24th - September 10th
Students will be introduced to baking bread using a wood fired oven. Each student will get to bake carta di musica and focaccia while exploring the history and science of bread baking.

Children ages 7 and up are welcome, and must register along with an adult. Click below for registration information!

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Instructor Residencies

Thu, Jun 24, 2021 - Sun, Jun 27, 2021 – Elise Kyllo - Wool Felting
Thu, Jul 1, 2021 - Sun, Jul 4, 2021 – Tara Austin - Rosemaling, Roger Abrahamson - Wood Turning
Thu, Jul 8, 2021 - Sun, Jul 11, 2021 – Tina Fung Holder - Basketry
Thu, Jul 15, 2021 - Sun, Jul 18, 2021 – Kim Garrett - Rosemaling, Angela Robins - Green Wood Bowl Carving
Thu, Jul 22, 2021 - Sun, Jul 25, 2021 – Jo Campbell-Amsler -Willow Basketry
Thu, Jul 29, 2021 - Sun, Aug 1, 2021 – Beth Dow - Leatherwork
Thu, Aug 5, 2021 - Sun, Aug 8, 2021 – Julie Kean - Birch Bark Basketry
Thu, Aug 12, 2021 - Sun, Aug 15, 2021 – Marybeth Garmoe - Broom Making
Thu, Aug 19, 2021 - Sun, Aug 22, 2021 – Cheryl Larsen - Textile Collage and Rust Dyeing
Thu, Aug 26, 2021 - Sun, Aug 29, 2021 – Karen Keenan - Swedish Hair Jewelry
June 24th-September 5th | Thursday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm each day Free!  Stop by our outdoor commons in the center of campus each week to see live traditional craft demonstrations with our talented artisan instructors. Each week a different instructor will be featured and visitors will have the opportunity to observe…

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Community Boat Building Days: The Herring Skiff

Wed, Jun 16, 2021 - Sat, Jun 19, 2021
Wed, Jun 23, 2021 - Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Join in and lend a hand as we build a herring skiff this summer! Wednesdays through Saturdays in June, join Josh Tolkan in the outdoor workshop to help out: no experience required, just a willingness to learn. Tasks will include woodworking, finishing, fairing the hull, painting, building and installing seats, decks and knees.

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