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This June, a delegation from Sweden's Sätergläntan Institute for Slöjd and Handcraft is visiting North House to celebrate 100 years of craft.

The 2023 Members' Gathering and Annual Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 31, on campus and online.

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Do you have craft tools, equipment, or a forgotten canoe you no longer use? Give them new life in the 2023 Boats-to-Tools Auction

Summer is here at North House, with sailing, craft demonstrations, mini courses, and more. Stop by campus this summer for a taste of traditional craft and life on the Grand Marais Harbor!

Courses for Unplugged, Hide Week, and fall online courses open for registration on June 8 (or June 7 for members). Read on for the full list.

Looking for more? Read through more recent blog articles or visit Crafting in Place to see upcoming online events and watch past content.

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Summer Programs

Summer Programs

It’s summertime in Grand Marais and the North House campus has much to offer! Whether you're looking to sail Lake Superior, try a wood-fired baking course, or see live craft in action, we have activities for folks of all ages

Northern Landscapes Festival

Northern Landscapes Festival

Friday, June 2 - Sunday, June 4 2023

Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape. We turn our attention this year to the aquatic landscapes of the north, with evening presentations on beavers and their impacts on the boreal forest and the Lake Superior fishery. We are pleased to welcome many returning instructors and favorite offerings, and happy to introduce new instructor Dr. Cynthia Lane, offering a multi-day course in basic botany.

Wooden Boat Show

Wooden Boat Show

June 16-18

Wooden Boat Show features craft demonstrations, community food events, speakers, kids activities and of course, wooden boats as we celebrate the summer solstice. In 2023, the event includes an extra special birthday celebration with our friends from Sätergläntan Institute for Slöjd and Handcraft Community as they celebrate 100 years of handcraft education. A delegation of Swedish craft teachers from the school will join us for coursework, demonstrations and naturally, cake!

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.

North House Featured in PBS Documentary

North House Featured in PBS Documentary

Craft in America's HOME episode highlights North House Folk School

North House is pleased to have been featured in an episode of the award-winning PBS series Craft in America.

The episode titled HOME features North House Folk School’s timber framing programs, as well as instructor Biskakone Greg Johnson’s connection with traditional Ojibwe crafts from his home in Lac Du Flambeau. The episode also features other artists whose work explores what HOME can mean. 

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Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

More From the Road: Scandinavia Update #2 – May 18

Laura Brown's adventures through Scandinavia continue, complete with new sights, new friends, and a new travel quilt.

Exploring Norway – May 11

In this blog post, Resident Artisan Nate White shares about the first part of his travels through Scandinavia, including feeling awe while exploring Norway's stave churches and the Norwegian Folk Museum.