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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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Northern Landscapes Presentation: Fire and Ice- the Geologic Story of Lake Superior with Jim Miller

Thu, May 28, 2020
Join geology instructor Jim Miller for a fascinating evening of geology stories. He’ll tell the story of two geological events that created the dramatic rocky landscape of Minnesota's North Shore. One tells the tale of red hot lava flows that spilled out onto a barren landscape over one billion years…

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Brown Bag Lunch Series

Thu, Apr 23, 2020 – CANCELED: Woodblock Printmaking with Nick Wroblewski
Thu, May 7, 2020 – CANCELED: Traditions in Transition with jewelry instructor Liz Bucheit
Lunch and learn! Bring your own bag lunch and join us for our Brown Bag Lunch Series, learning about a different craft each time. All sessions are free and are from 12 - 1pm.

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Open Studio Night at Artisan Development Program Studios

Thu, Apr 30, 2020 – CANCELED
Drop by the Artisan Development Program studios to meet our second year Resident Artisans, see some of their current works-in-progress, and enjoy light refreshments. The Artisan Development Program is a two-year professional development and residency program for craftspeople at North House. 6:30 - 8:30pm at Betsy Bowen Gallery and Studios…

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Film Series

Thu, Apr 9, 2020 – KONELĪNE: Our Land Beautiful - CANCELED
What better way to spend a dark winter evening than kicking back and watching a movie with friends? Join us at North House for these free film screenings. All films play at 6:30pm (except Shepardess of the Glaciers - see below) in the Blue Building. We'll provide popcorn - bring…

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Contra Dance

Thu, May 21, 2020
Kick up your heels at a friendly community contra dance. There will be live music and a caller to teach you, no experience needed. Easier more family friendly dances will be featured at the start of the night. Come alone or bring a friend, and warm up on a cold…

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Hand-crafted Games Night! - CANCELED

Thu, Apr 16, 2020
This event has been canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Please see our COVID-19 response page for more information. Have a game you’ve made by hand? A modified version of a board game you love? Or do you just love games? Come to North House for a fun evening…

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