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Category: Folk School Class1-Day Watercolor Class

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July 3, 2014

Do you love color? Have you ever thought you would like to paint? Come and join us to learn how to express your self through color, texture and form. This is a 1 day workshop introducing participants to color, composition, and perspective. Also specifics on water-colors. Experimenting with color and texture. Supplies included by the instructor, Judy Hiltunen.

Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Appropriate for all ages, 8 and under must have a parent/guardian with them.

Liaison Barb Braithwaite. Host Debby Kisor.

$5 Class Fee + $5 Materials Fee + $10 Total Fee Friends Members: $2 Class Fee + $5 Materials Fee = $7 Total Fee

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Category: MeetingsFolk School Committee Monthly Meeting

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July 8, 2014

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Category: Folk School ClassCreating Well-BE-ing by Crowding Out Stress

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July 12, 2014

So what are you creating? Every year thousands of Americans report an increase in their stress levels. This is odd since people are innately designed to experience wellbeing. In fact our systems are excellent at letting us know when we are not perceiving wellbeing and lousy at signaling when we are experiencing wellbeing. Instructors Shelley Roy and Andrea Christopher will help participants make small intentional shifts that will help them crowd out stress, and increase wellbeing. Based on the latest science of human behavior, Perceptual Control Theory (PCT), and proven healthy practices, participants will learn to virtually eliminate stress in both their personal and professional lives.

Registration deadline is Friday, July 4. 2014

Liaison is Sally Berman. Host needed.

$55 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = $55 Total Fee

Friends Members $50 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = $50 Total Fee Open to all ages 10 years and up.

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Category: Folk School ClassHandspun Landscape in Tapestry

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July 13, 2014

Use your unique handspun yarn and roving to create the landscape that surrounds you. Students will weave a small landscape in tapestry technique using handspun yarns to contrast with a variety of commercial spun yarns. We will discuss loom set up, basic tapestry weaving technique, and explore the effect of handspun in landscape design. The instructor, Ruth Manning, will provide all yarns and bobbins, frame looms if desired, and discuss finishing of tapestry, and show examples of her work. Students should bring small amounts of their handspun or purchased roving. All levels of experience are welcome.

Registration deadline is Thursday, July 3, 2014

Liaison is Barb Braithwaite. Hosted by Joy Ibsen

Class Fee $80; Friends Members $65

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Category: MeetingsFriends Montlhy Meeting

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July 15, 2014

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Category: Artist in Residence ProgramArtist in Residence Public Presentation: Essay Writing and Poetry

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July 17, 2014

"Eyes to see, ears to hear, a heart and soul to embrace and remember the lesson, the beauty, and fascination”. This writing workshop by Patricia Miller is designed to help potential writers see beyond what every tourist sees and learn to write about the natural environment.
Space is limited for this free workshop. Call 906-884-7663 to reserve your spot.

The presentation will be held at the Folk School building.

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Category: Folk School ClassBeach Art Class

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July 26, 2014

Comb the beach for “treasures” and then create your Beach Art Masterpiece. No experience required. Debby Kisor is the instructor. This 2-hour workshop will give families the rest of the day for other things while providing a fun, fast-paced, and attention-grabbing project to do together. Participants can bring either their own beach finds (rocks, glass, driftwood) or use things provided by the instructor, to make a framed collage or small sculpture out of your treasures. Students will use gorilla glue, grout, and work with small pieces. Registration is open until the start of class. Hosted by Debby Kisor. REGISTER: call 906-884-7663 the Monday just prior to the workshop to pre-register. 12 spaces per class. Walk-ins will be accepted as long as the class does not exceed 12.

Liaison and Host Debby Kisor.

$5 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = $5 Total Fee Friends Members $0 Class Fee + $0 Materials Fee = FREE

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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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