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Spring Instructor-in-Residence

Blacksmith, Cody Myers, will be at North House this spring for three weeks and will be offering two courses for the community:
Registration for Cook County Residents ONLY, now through April 25th. Registration open for non-Cook County residents starts April 25th.

Basics of Blacksmithing
Multi-session course: Monday, April 30, Wednesday, May 2, and Friday, May 4 • 6-9pm

Learn the ancient craft of heating, shaping and bending steel in the coal forge. Students will be introduced to the basic skills of the blacksmith including safety, fire control, tools and equipment in both a classroom and 'on the forge' setting.The class will begin with basic projects such as decorative nail-in-hooks to learn hammer skills. More advanced projects such as basic tool making and decorative/ornamental work will be encountered as class progresses.
Cost (Cook County Residents): $25
Cost (Non-Cook County Residents): $75
Ages: 15+
Sign-up: Call North House 218.387.9762

Families at the Forge | Saturday, May 5th, 9am - 3pm

The North House Blacksmith Shop excites the curiosity of adults and kids alike, as hammers pound, sparks fly and red hot metal becomes a fire poker, hook or other tool right before their eyes. Try your hand at the forge in this family class, as kids and adults work together to craft simple items and get a sense for this ancient trade. The tuition rate covers one adult and child working together. For an additional child or adult in a family, add $25. In order to provide adequate supervision and safety, limit 2 children/adult.
Cost (Cook County Residents): $25 per adult/child pair, $25 for additional child or adult
Cost (Non-Cook County Residents): $75 per adult/child pair:
Ages; 10+
Sign-up: Call North House 218.387.9762

About the Spring Resident Instructor, Cody Myers:
Growing up on a farm in the northwoods, Cody has always led a hands-on lifestyle. Through traveling he took a great interest in the way that people lived long ago and how those traditions still survive in the world today. The fine balance of art and function, design and utility, steel seemed to be the perfect medium to work. As a blacksmith, he apprenticed under David Hanson of Duluth, Minnesota. Bringing hammer to hand, steel to anvil and turning billet to knife he is grateful to share in teaching the art he loves.


Summer Instructor-in-Residence

Wander through campus and see craft in action! From blacksmithing, to bowl-turning, to net-making, there will be plenty of craft to check out under the timber frame here at North House. Starting June 22, 2017, one of our instructors will be on campus from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Thursday to Sunday, demonstrating their craft and answering questions.

In addition, our instructor-in-residence will be a weekly mini class offered on Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Please register by 9:00 a.m. the day of the mini class by calling us at (218) 387-9762. The cost for these mini classes is $20 per person or $30 per adult/child pair. Minimum age requirement and additional materials fee may apply depending on the course. Call us at (218) 387-9762 or stop by our school store for more details.

On campus 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thursday to Sunday