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As Artisan Development Program alumnus Elise Kyllo wraps up her Scandinavian travels, she takes a moment to reflect on her experiences and think about how they will influence her life and work going forward. 

News and articles by and about North House's valued instructors from all around the web: Ian on foraging, about Candace the cordwainer, Jim on phenology, and Josh on building a herring skiff.

As summer takes shape North House has a new Events and Activities Guide detailing all the ways to get involved in the coming months. Get the scoop and save the date for everything that catches your interest.

Two amazing Resident Artisans are wrapping up their time in the Artisan Development Program. It’s time to celebrate them and all of their work! The Cohort IV finale show runs June 29-July 7 (9am-5pm). All are welcome at the opening reception June 28 at 6:30pm. 

In her latest post, Resident Artisan Laura Brown looks at the beauty and necessity of using secondhand and salvaged material in her work. 

Looking for more online craft content? Visit our Crafting in Place page for a full schedule of upcoming webinars, videos, and more, as well as the complete archive of past content.

Featured Events & Activities

Summer Programs

Summer Programs

Safe, family-friendly activities for Summer on the North House campus

It’s summertime on the Grand Marais Harbor and the campus has much to offer, whether you’re well-versed in craft or just curious about what’s happening at North House. A free Saturday Campus Tour is a good way to get oriented to the history and activity of the school. Two-hour Intro to Wood Fired Baking and Try It: Timber Framing mini-courses are a great way to spend some time learning with a small group. Every Thursday through Sunday, see craft in action with live demonstrations with our Instructors in Residence. And of course, you can book a sail on our schooner, Hjørdis.

Read more in North House's Summer Activities Booklet.

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Daily Sailing on Lake Superior

Hjørdis sails now open for registration! The flagship of the Grand Marais Harbor, Hjørdis shares the name of the mythical Norse goddess of war. Take a trip on this 50’ traditionally-rigged steel schooner and gain access to both the largest lake in the world and experience Grand Marais as it was approached in the centuries before Highway 61 — from the water.

Hiring Facilities Director

Hiring Facilities Director

Bring North House to Life

The Facility Director serves in a key role: managing campus operations, overseeing facility improvements, collaborating with instructors to volunteers, and serving on North House’s leadership team. Request a full resource/ application packet on our website or by calling 218-387-9762. Closing date: Aug 11, 2022 at Noon.


 

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Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

Be Still Enough to Listen – June 30

As Artisan Development Program alumnus Elise Kyllo wraps up her Scandinavian travels, she takes a moment to reflect on her experiences and think about how they will influence her life and work going forward. 

An Alternative to Consumption – June 23

In her latest post, Resident Artisan Laura Brown looks at the beauty and necessity of using secondhand and salvaged material in her work.