North House Folk School, Grand Marais
Thu, 02/05/2015 (All day) - Thu, 03/26/2015 (All day)
North House Folk School, on the harbor in Grand Marais, offers classes in northern craft and hosts a variety of public events and activities.
"Making It" Through Winter skill sharing series:
North House is hosting a series of skill sharing sessions, free and open to the public, on Thursday evenings in February, from 7 to 9 pm.
"Winter Animal Tracking," with Nate Johnson, February 5. Participants will learn to identify and interpret the tracks, movements, and behavior of northern fauna. The program will be classroom-based, but skills learned can be applied to tracks found outdoors. No registration is required.
"Useful Hand Sewing," with Carol Colburn, February 12. Participants will learn several basic hand stitches and strategies for successfully repairing, darning, patching and reinforcing everything from clothing to camping equipment, and will take home a sampler. No registration is required; nominal materials fee will be collected.
"Carving with a Knife," with Jim Sannerud, February 19. Participants will be able to try carving or hone their knife skills, and will learn several knife strokes while working on a take-home butter spreader. Program size is limited, so anyone interested is asked to call North House before 5 pm on February 19.
"Fix Your Holey Socks," with Elise Kyllo, February 26. Participants can bring socks or sweaters in need of repair and leave with socks that are good as new or sweaters with moth holes patched. No registration is required; nominal materials fee will be collected. Mending kits will be available.
"Fibers for Kids," with skilled artists from the Northwoods Fiber Guild, will give kids 7 years and older the opportunith to create hands-on fiber projects, including card weaving, knitting, felting wool, paper beadwork, decorative kumihimo braiding, and more. Everyone will leave with at least three completed projects. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is Saturday, February 14, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Preregistration is required.
"Carving for Kids" will give kids 8 years and older an introduction to use of knives as safe and efficient carving tools. Examples of uses of knives in crafts taught at North House will be demonstrated. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. The workshop is Saturday, March 7, from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Preregistration is required.
March movie nights:
Every Thursday evening in March, from 7 to 9 pm, favorite movies from past Arctic Film Festivals will be featured. More information about the films will be forthcoming.
The North House Folk School campus is located at 500 West Hwy 61, on the harbor in Grand Marais. Local residents receive a 25% discount on class fees. More information is available at 218-287-9762 or 888-387-9762, by email at email@example.com, and on the website, www.northouse.org. Registration for classes and events is available by phone and on the website.