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NORTH HOUSE FOLK SCHOOL

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OUR MISSION

The mission of the North House Folk School is:
     to enrich lives and build community
     by teaching traditional northern crafts
     in a student-centered learning environment
     that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.

Five basic tenets guide all programs and classes at the folk school:

  • Create a rich, positive environment that inspires lifelong learning in a non-competitive environment.
  • Promote and preserve the knowledge, skills, crafts and stories of the past and present.
  • Help students recognize and develop their creativity, talents and interests in a student-centered environment that affirms individual differences.
  • Foster the concept of inter-generational learning.
  • Provide creative and meaningful opportunities for individuals, families and groups.

The learning that is emphasized is inspired by the Scandinavian "folkehøjskole" where learning is valued for its own sake. The focus is on traditional methods and technologies and their application in a variety of areas.

North House Folk School is a 501-c-3 educational nonprofit, and depends on the generous support of donors at many levels.
 


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North House Folk School | P.O. Box 759 - 500 Highway 61 West | Grand Marais, Minnesota 55604
218-387-9762 | 888-387-9762 | info@northhouse.org

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Music |
Northern Ecology | Outdoor Skills & Travel | Painting & Photography | Sailing | Shelter | Sustainable Living
Timber Framing |  Traditional Crafts Woodcarving | Woodworking &  Furniture Craft

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