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Traditional Crafts

Currently Scheduled Traditional Crafts Courses

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Beaded Buckskin Shoulder Bag

Traditional beadwork is widely practiced in Grand Portage, Minnesota, where for generations it has…
Thu, Nov 7th, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 10th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marcie McIntire
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Birch Bark Boxes: Scandinavian Bark Basketry

In this class, students will make durable, airtight birch bark boxes that are perfect for storage…
Sat, Oct 5th, 2024  –  Tue, Oct 8th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
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Craft Exploration Camp for Adults

If there’s one thing that all North House students have in common, it’s curiosity: how…
Mon, Aug 5th, 2024  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2024
9am-3pm
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Craft Exploration Camp for Families

Make this year's North Shore vacation unforgettable: join us for our first ever family craft…
Mon, Aug 5th, 2024  –  Fri, Aug 9th, 2024
9am-3pm
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Gifts of the Porcupine: A Quillwork Intensive

Using porcupine quills, students will learn to sew them onto home-tanned hide. This class is not…
Sat, Nov 2nd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2024
9am-4pm each day
Instructor: Jean Marshall
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Hand Drawn Maps: Exploring Your Relationship with the Land

In this hands-on class, students will learn how to create their own hand-drawn maps, focusing on…
Sat, Nov 23rd, 2024
9am to 5pm
Instructor: Bryan Hansel
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Hand-Stitched Leather Travel Accessories & Gifts

Two things that many of us can expect during the holidays are traveling and gifting! In this class,…
Sat, Nov 16th, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 17th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Candace LaCosse
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Handmade Whisk Brooms

One whisk broom is never enough! Great for cleaning off car seats or workbenches, whisking dirt out…
Sun, Jul 21st, 2024
9am-5pm
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Hardcover Codex Bookbinding

Hand-bound hardcover books are not only functional and beautiful, but they hold a certain…
Fri, Aug 2nd, 2024  –  Sun, Aug 4th, 2024
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-noon
Instructor: Maeve Gathje
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Herbalism Apprentice: Beginner's Botanical Medicine

Desire to be more self-sustainable with your health care and home? Dipped your toes into the deep…
Fri, Sep 27th, 2024  –  Sun, Sep 29th, 2024
Days 1-2: 9am-5pm; Day 3: 9am-3pm
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Introduction to Handmade Brushes

In this class we will use a combination of hand and power tools to craft brushes with uses…
Sat, Oct 26th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 27th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Marybeth Garmoe
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Luffarslöjd: Bowls of All Sizes

Luffarslöjd is an old craft that is part of the tradition of making beautiful and useful…
Fri, Sep 6th, 2024  –  Sat, Sep 7th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Faith Clover
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Mabon Medicines: Being Deeply Rooted

Mabon, the celebration of the autumnal equinox, reminds us to reconnect and remember our true wild…
Sat, Oct 12th, 2024  –  Sun, Oct 13th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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Nordic Herbals

Healing traditions, like all crafts, reflect the landscape and stories of the people who create…
Sat, Nov 2nd, 2024  –  Sun, Nov 3rd, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructor: Gigi Stafne
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North Shore Cyanotype Folio

In 1842, Anna Atkins used the cyanotype process to make the first book illustrated by photographic…
Fri, Jul 5th, 2024  –  Sun, Jul 7th, 2024
9am-5pm each day
Instructors: Beth Dow, Keith Taylor