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Category: Artist in Residence ProgramArtist in Residence Public Presentation: Encaustic

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July 31, 2014

Join artist Jennifer Terpstra for a slide presentation in which she explains how the use of maps inspires her encaustic art.

The presentation will be held at the Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center.

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Category: Folk School ClassChildren's Workship: Build a Birdhouse

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August 1, 2014

Build a simple wooden birdhouse with all supplies furnished by the instructor, Don Chastan. Smaller children can paint a completed birdhouse as their project; older kids and adults will construct their birdhouse, and if time permits, decorate them. Younger children who will be painting should bring an old shirt or apron to protect their clothes.

Registration deadline is Friday, July 25, 2014

Hosted by Barb Braithwaite.

Parents should attend for children age 10 and under.

The class will be 2 hours for those who are just painting an assembled birdhouse. They will need to arrive at 2:30pm.

$5 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = $5 Total Fee

Friends Members $0 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = FREE

Category: Folk School ClassA Midsummer’s Eve Storytelling

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August 1, 2014

Enjoy an evening of story telling in the woods, at the Folk School with storyteller Tracy Chipman. Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Liaison and Host Sally Berman

$15 Class Fee = $15 Total Fee

Friends Members: $10 Class Fee =$10 Total Fee

Children ages 6-12: $5 Class Fee = $5 Total Fee Children under 6: FREE

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Category: Folk School ClassStorytelling 101—An Introduction to the Power of Storytelling

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August 2, 2014

For thousands of years humanity has used storytelling to record its histories, to entertain, to commemorate and to explain the mysteries of the universe. Please join storyteller Tracy Chipman for a daylong foray in the wide and wonderful world of storytelling. We will explore a variety of stories, folktales, myth & personal narrative through telling, listening & imagining. This is a great class for anyone who wants to tell a better joke, spin a good yarn and/or simply share stories from their own life.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Liaison is Sally Berman. Host needed.

Bring pen or pencil and paper or notebook, and bring a sack lunch.

$60 Class Fee = $60 Total Fee

Friends Members: $55 Class Fee = $55 Total Fee

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Category: Folk School ClassAdirondack Chair

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August 8, 2014

Build a traditional, comfortable Adirondack chair from prepared pine. Instructor Don Chastan will guide students in measuring, cutting, construction and fastening. Tools, fasteners, and wood will be provided at class. The chair will be ready for the student to take home to paint or varnish . The instructor will provide all hand tools, fasteners, and lumber. The students will bring their own safety glasses and gloves. Safety glasses can be borrowed if needed.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014

Liaison is Barb Braithwaite. Hosted by Sue Baslie.

Class Fee $65; Friends Members $60

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Category: Folk School ClassAdirondack Chair

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August 9, 2014

Build a traditional, comfortable Adirondack chair from prepared pine. Instructor Don Chastan will guide students in measuring, cutting, construction and fastening. Tools, fasteners, and wood will be provided at class. The chair will be ready for the student to take home to paint or varnish . The instructor will provide all hand tools, fasteners, and lumber. The students will bring their own safety glasses and gloves. Safety glasses can be borrowed if needed.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 1, 2014

Liaison is Barb Braithwaite. Hosted by Sue Baslie.

Class Fee $65; Friends Members $60

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Category: MeetingsFolk School Committee Monthly Meeting

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August 12, 2014

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Category: Folk School ClassCedar Bark Twill Basket

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August 15, 2014

Students will weave a Twill Cedar Basket with folded rim. Students may bring their own small scissors and large-eye needle if they have them. Tools will be provided by the Instructor, Dawn Walden.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 8, 2014

Liaison and Host Karen Berg.

$45 Class Fee + $30 Material Fee = $75 Total Fee

Friends Members $40 Class Fee + $30 Materials Fee = $70 Total Fee

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Category: Folk School ClassBirch Bark Container

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August 16, 2014

Participants will learn to stitch birch bark with roots using an awl and apply a simple ash rim. The minimum size of the container will be approx. 3”high x 6”l x 3”d. Materials provided by instructor, Dawn Walden, include split and prepared cedar roots, prepared birch bark, and prepared cedar bark. Participants, please bring these tools, if possible: small water bucket, scissors, sharp kitchen type knife, small awl. Dawn will have tools available to use, including knives and awls. BYO lunch. Picture: The smallest Birch pieces are the workshop project but I will have larger sizes available in the workshop for an added cost if anyone would be interested.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 8, 2014

Liaison is Karen Berg. Host needed $138

Class Fee + $25 Materials Fee = $163 Total Fee

Friends Members $125 Class Fee + $25 Materials Fee = $150 Total Fee

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Category: Folk School ClassBirch Bark Container

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August 17, 2014

Participants will learn to stitch birch bark with roots using an awl and apply a simple ash rim. The minimum size of the container will be approx. 3”high x 6”l x 3”d. Materials provided by instructor, Dawn Walden, include split and prepared cedar roots, prepared birch bark, and prepared cedar bark. Participants, please bring these tools, if possible: small water bucket, scissors, sharp kitchen type knife, small awl. Dawn will have tools available to use, including knives and awls. BYO lunch. Picture: The smallest Birch pieces are the workshop project but I will have larger sizes available in the workshop for an added cost if anyone would be interested.

Registration deadline is Friday, August 8, 2014

Liaison is Karen Berg. Host needed

See August 16 for class fees

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Category: MeetingsFriends Montlhy Meeting

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August 19, 2014

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Category: Folk School Class1-Day Acrylics Workshop

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August 21, 2014

Students will be introduced to the facets of acrylic painting such as color, complement, brushes and supplies while painting a simple still life. All supplies are included by instructor Judy Hiltunen.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Liaison is Barb Braithwaite. Hosted by Karen Berg.

$7 Class Fee + $10 Materials Cost = $12 Total Fee

Friends Members: $5 Class Fee + $10 Materials Cost = $10 Total Fee

Category: Artist in Residence ProgramArtist in Residence Public Presentation: Tapestry

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August 21, 2014

Join artist Jenny Schu as she demonstrates her tapestry-making process and shows samples of her weavings. This will be an informal setting allowing for questions ,and Jenny will encourage those who attend to try their hand at weaving on her small tapestry loom. Walk in traffic is encouraged.

The presentation will be held at the Folk School.

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Category: Porcupine Mountains Music Festival10th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

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August 22, 2014N/A

Featuring: The Steel Wheels, Baskery, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Charlie Parr, and more!
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies, is a unique 3-day musical event held annually the weekend before Labor Day weekend.

The festival takes place at the ski hill and chalet area in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and it features Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass, contemporary music, and more from top-class regional and national touring acts.

For more information about the festival including ticket prices, visit the website: www.porkiesfestival.org

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Category: Porcupine Mountains Music Festival10th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

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August 23, 2014N/A

Featuring: The Steel Wheels, Baskery, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Charlie Parr, and more!
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies, is a unique 3-day musical event held annually the weekend before Labor Day weekend.

The festival takes place at the ski hill and chalet area in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and it features Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass, contemporary music, and more from top-class regional and national touring acts.

For more information about the festival including ticket prices, visit the website: www.porkiesfestival.org

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Category: Porcupine Mountains Music Festival10th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

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August 24, 2014N/A

Featuring: The Steel Wheels, Baskery, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Charlie Parr, and more!
This activity is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival, presented by the Friends of the Porkies, is a unique 3-day musical event held annually the weekend before Labor Day weekend.

The festival takes place at the ski hill and chalet area in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, and it features Americana, folk, blues, bluegrass, contemporary music, and more from top-class regional and national touring acts.

For more information about the festival including ticket prices, visit the website: www.porkiesfestival.org

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