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We have openings for extended Work Study sessions this fall and winter. Immerse yourself in campus life, earn course tuition credit, and take a class! Lodging provided. Learn more and apply here. 

On July 27, North House is welcoming four internationally acclaimed craft artisans from India. Read on to learn more about the delegation's visit, including when you can meet them and see their work. 

Tara Austin has her first solo show at Vesterheim! In this blog post she writes about Boreal Ornament V, her exhibit that's on display now through September 22, 2024. 

Sail Lake Superior! Take a trip on our traditionally-rigged schooner and experience Grand Marais from the water. Sails through the end of August are open for booking—learn more and book your sail here

Like other art forms, craft can be a powerful way to raise awareness for important issues. In this blog post, intern Lauren Dahl writes about the Boundary Waters and felting as environmental action. 

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Featured Events & Activities

Join us for Unplugged 2024, September 19-21

Join us for Unplugged 2024, September 19-21

The annual celebration of music, craft, and community that you won't want to miss

Two unforgettable nights of music on Thursday and Friday evenings, along with a free family concert Saturday morning! Celebrate the dedication at the new Welcome Center at the Birch Bark Bash on Saturday evening with a delicious meal by Chef Scott Graden of the New Scenic Café! Don't miss this year's Points North Auction or the Folk Artisan Marketplace and Speaker Series which are open to all. Tickets are on sale now

New 2025 Courses Coming Soon!

New 2025 Courses Coming Soon!

Request Your Catalog

New courses for 2025 will open for registration on August 29, which means now is the perfect time to sign up to receive your course catalog! Not on our mailing list yet? Sign up before July 31 to make sure your copy arrives ahead of registration, and keep your highlighter handy for making plans in the coming year!


Summer Programs

Summer Programs

A visit to Grand Marais isn't complete without checking out the North House campus! We have a host of memorable and engaging programs happening throughout the summer. Whether you're looking to sail Lake Superior, try a wood-fired baking course, or see live craft in action, you can find activities for all ages at our harborside campus. 

Find our full list of summer programs here and start planning your next trip to campus! 

Photo by Ethan Sorensen

Framing the Future

Framing the Future

The Campaign for North House

Framing the Future sets the stage for the next 25 years of enriching lives and building community on the shores of Lake Superior. Creating a new front door that welcomes the world to North House, strengthening our core operations, enhancing campus access—this campaign is the critical next step of programmatic and campus evolution. 

Construction on the new building has started! Follow along with the progress through our blog and video updates here

October—December 2024 Courses Are Now Open!

October—December 2024 Courses Are Now Open!

Plan Your Fall Trip to the Folk School

All 2024 courses are now open for registration, including courses during Family Weekend in October and Winterers' Gathering in November! Visit our Courses Overview page to find a full list of new courses. 

You can also check out our Work Study program and apply for an extended Work Study session. 

School Store

Our School Store is here to support your craft journey! Find books to keep you inspired, craft kits to engage your hands and mind, handcrafts made by our talented artisan instructors, and much more.

Request a Catalog

Enjoy the tactile sensation of browsing our newsprint catalog of courses? Request your free copy of the North House Catalog here! And browse the digital edition while you wait!

Resident Artisan Blog

Read what our resident artisans have been up to!

Boreal Ornament V: First Solo Exhibit at Vesterheim – July 10

Tara Austin has her first solo show at Vesterheim! In this blog post she writes about Boreal Ornament V, her exhibit that's on display now through September 22, 2024. 

Rosemaled Range Hood – June 21

Craft adds unique and personal touches to the home. Using a technique she observed in Sweden, Resident Artisan Tara Austin took on a new project: rosemaling a range hood.