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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!

Public Programs

Tour the North House Campus

Every Saturday at 4pm
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.

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Instructors in Residence (2024)

Weekends (Thursday-Sunday) 10am–4pm from June to Early September
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 their hands at work as well as ask questions about the craft.

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Summer At North House

Fri, May 24, 2024 - Sun, Sep 15, 2024
A trip to Grand Marais isn’t complete without a visit to North House Folk School.

At North House, you’ll find a welcoming place to connect with traditional craft, creativity, and Lake Superior. Whether you’re in Grand Marais for a week or a day, you can find one-of-a-kind activities on our harbor-side campus, from sailing to hands-on craft to events for all ages. Find a full list of our summer 2024 programs below!

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Daily Sailing on the Hjordis

May – September 2024
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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Looking for our full course offerings? Browse our courses here!

More Programs

We offer a broad array of programs for all ages! See all our programs here.

Looking for programs on a specific date? See our program calendar.

Explore our full range of immersive course offerings for the full craft experience.

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