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August 2019

Martha Kotter: Creating Fabric Art Workshop

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Attention Fabric Artists and Fabric Arts hopefuls. Try your hand at producing an art quilt and painting on silk with our third Artist in Residence, Martha Kotter, as your guide.

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September 2019

Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 1

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$44

Registration is closed because enrollment has met the maximum. Check back next year. Be the Village Blacksmith! Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will demonstrate managing and working a coal fired forge while safely using tongs and hammers to shape your own hand-forged S hooks and drive hooks. You'll forge 4 hooks to take home and display proudly. No experience necessary. Ages 10 and older are welcome; younger students need to come with an adult. Wear natural fiber…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 2

September 7 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$47

Move to a new level of blacksmithing using your new skills. Create a hand-forged steel trivet with copper rivets. Instructor Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will guide you as you punch and drift holes, and rivet your trivet together. In one short afternoon, you will produce one trivet to display proudly in your home. Wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and close toed shoes. All other safety equipment will be provided. Open to students age 10 and older…

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Northern Lights in Stained Glass

September 8 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$37

An exciting new stained glass class for 2019! Have you ever seen the northern lights flash through the sky? Instructor Laura Hamlett will guide you in making your own stained glass vision of the spectacle. Using the copper foil method of stained glass artistry,  you will select colors and create your own vision of the night sky. Laura provides all materials for students age teen through senior citizen. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, September…

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Wisdom to Survive: a Conservation Film

September 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Wisdom to Survive accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, "What is keeping us from action?" The film explores how unlimited growth and greed are destroying the life support system of the planet, the social fabric of the society, and the lives of billions of people. Will we have the wisdom to survive? The film features leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve and take…

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Crafting Quilt-like Ornaments

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$20

Be an Elf! Guided by instructor Jeni Varecha, design and craft one or more Christmas ornaments that will become family heirlooms. Students age 10 and older welcome. A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by Thursday, September 19 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 25 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or call 906-884-7663. For information about refunds, click on the Refund Policy link at the bottom of the Folk School…

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Discover Silver Metal Clay

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$65

Discover a new art medium, metal clay, a product made from recycled copper, silver or gold reclaimed from film, dental work or computer boards. Follow directions from instructor Kristy Walden to mold a sample of silver metal clay, texture it, shape it, and fire it just as you would ceramic clay. After firing, the material that resembles and works like ceramic clay, is transformed into pure silver metal. Buff it, polish it, burnish it, paint it, patina it. You will…

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October 2019

Racing to Zero: a Conservation Film

October 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Racing To Zero is a quick-moving, upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. Three years ago the mayor of San Francisco pledged to achieve zero waste by 2020. Racing to Zero tracks San Francisco’s waste stream diversion tactics and presents innovative new solutions to waste. This film documents a surprising, engaging and inspiring…

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Alex Gilford: Connections between Painting and Emotion Workshop

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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As you paint, do your emotions guide your color choices? Most definitely yes! Our fourth 2019 Artist in Residence, Alex Gilford, will help you discover the connection in this workshop.  

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Create a Cutting Board: Day 1 of 3

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$58

This has been a very popular class. Design and make your own wood cutting or serving board using either a straight stick (2 class periods) or a chevron (3 class periods) design. Instructor Dave Rasmussen will teach you how to use to several woodworking skills that you will use to create an amazing, beautiful, show-stopping cutting board. Day 1: select and glue the wood strips for your cutting board. One class fee covers all sessions. Students age 14 and older with…

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