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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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Daily Sailing on the Hjordis

Experience Grand Marais from the lake - sail with us aboard our 50' traditionally rigged schooner Hjørdis!

Sails are offered multiple times per day, most days during the summer. Click below for more information and booking!

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Instructor Residencies

Hands on! Come down to campus and see live craft in action with our summer instructor residencies. From birch bark weaving to paddle carving, there will be a different craft to check each week this summer at North House. Watch, ask questions, and maybe even try your hand.

Thursdays through Sundays, 10am - 4pm, with a mini-course on Saturdays.

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Tour the North House Campus

From the blacksmith shop to the woodshop, there is always something happening on campus. Discover the rich folk school tradition, visit the classrooms in action, and hear the stories! Meet at the Yellow Building - no registration required.

Saturdays at 2pm.

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Try-it: Timber Framing

Students will be introduced to the concept of timber framing by exploring timber framing tools, joinery, and history. As a group, students will raise a small timber frame and take it apart.

Fridays 10am - noon (not offered June 21 or September 13). Children over 8 are welcome with an adult. Click below for registration information!

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Try-it: Wood Fired Baking

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.

Thursdays 1 - 3pm and 4:30 - 6:30pm. Children over 8 are welcome with an adult. Click below for registration information!

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Mini-Courses

Take a mini course with one of our instructors in residence! These 2-hour classes make a great introduction to a new craft, or a fun opportunity to spend a couple hours doing something you already love.

Saturdays at 10am. Click below to see the full list of courses and registration information!

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