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Winter Series: Community Programs 

Open Crafting Nights

Join with new and old friends to work on a craft you love. These craft nights are free open to anyone, youth 14 and under should bring an adult. You bring your project, we provide a cozy space! Each craft night is hosted by a community member experienced in the craft, so these are a great place to bring your ideas and craft challenges to work through as a group. No registration is required, remember to bring your own materials! All will be hosted in the Green Building on the North House campus(across the highway from the lower campus).

Basketry: January 9th and 23rd, 5-7 pm

Wood Carving: January 9th and 23rd, 5-7 pm

Spinning and Knitting: January 10th and 24th, 5-7 pm

Community Classes:

Thursday nights 7-9 pm; Cost: $70, no discounts apply
Pre-registration required, space is limited (6 students)
To register: Call North House at 387-9762 or stop by our School Store to sign up

Wooly Worlds: Make a Felted Diorama
Instructor: Elise Kyllo
Dates: January 4th, 11th, 18th

Cabin fever setting in? Create an imaginary, silly, volcanic or a dream world you'd like to live in and make it out of colorful and sculptable wool.  
Week 1: We will learn to use the needle felting tool and learn how to paint a background 2d landscape or scene.
Week 2: Using needle felting and wet felting techniques, you’ll create sculptural items for your diorama.
Week 3: Continue sculptural felting and assemble your dioramas.  
All supplies will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring a box you like for your diorama and possibly photos or sketches of the scene. Any size box from a mint box to a wine box.  No experience is needed.  All ages, 9 and older welcomed.  Bring a large towel.  

Broom Making: Make your own broom
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
Dates: January 11th, 18th, 25th

Join resident artisan Marybeth Garmoe and learn to make a broom! A useful object to use around your house- making your own broom is a exciting experience. In this class we will start with the raw materials: broom corn, string, and a  sapling handle and learn to process them and create our own brooms. The instructor will bring some broom handles along to use, but if you would like to harvest your own sapling to use as a broom handle, feel free to do so. Some hand strength is needed, no experience is necessary. Ages 13 and up are welcome with an adult.

Kids Camp

Each summer, we offer a week-long Kids Camp for youth to explore traditional Northern crafts in a community of like-minded kids. As a day camp, youth join us for morning and afternoon craft classes each day with fun games and community building activities in between. Parents are invited to a camp celebration on the last day of the week.

Youth Sailing Program

North House owns the 50’ schooner Hjørdis and maintains a summer schedule of 2-hour sails from June-September. Building off the success of the community volunteer deckhand program, the organization is offering a Youth Sailing Program, providing learning opportunities and involving youth in everyday operations of their working boat.