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June 2020

Fused Glass Garden Art

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$46

Instructor: Beth Cox. Create colorful glass elements perfect for yard or potted plant embellishments, while learning the ancient technique of glass fusing. Pieces will be fired off site and returned to students.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Monday, June 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15 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…

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Hand Hammered Copper Bowl

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$41

Craft your own copper bowl using techniques as old as history.  Forge your bowl in an open fire, and pound it into shape with stones.  Each bowl will be a unique piece of art. The class will be held outside by an open fire. All students age 16 and older are welcome. No experience is needed. Be prepared to work outside near an open fire in direct sunlight.   A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by Monday,…

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Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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free

Celebrate with us on the longest day of the year. Hot dogs and sides, the traditional bonfire circle, a brief history and science of solstice, traditional music by Jason Busniewski. Celebrate with us rain or shine! This is a free event!  

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Aldo Leopold Bench

June 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$68

Instructor: Dave Rasmussen. Construct your own Aldo Leopold bench using treated lumber. To shorten wait time, bring any of the following tools & equipment that you have: routers, palm and belt sanders; bring tape measure, safety glasses, and ear protection if you prefer your own.  Beginners with minimal woodworking experience ages 14 and older are welcome.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Saturday, June 20 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 4 students. …

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Stepping Stones in Stained Glass

June 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$21

Instructor: Laura Hamlett. Create a stepping stone embellished with stained glass to use in your garden or home. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, June 26 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 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 page. Directions: Follow M-107 west from Silver City to…

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July 2020

Applique Beadwork: Rosette Earings: Session 1 of 2

July 13 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$45

Instructor: Cynthia Cote: Learn the applique stitch to create circular beadwork for a pair of earrings. The beadwork rosette is stitched on ultrasuede with a leather backing. Front and back are stitched together with a decorative beadwork edging. Examine samples of beadwork; discuss basic design and color combining. Cynthia enjoys introducing students to the joy of beadwork. All ages teen to adult are welcome. Some experience with needle and thread is helpful, and manual dexterity is important. Begin your earrings…

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Applique Beadwork: Rosette Earrings: Session 2 of 2

July 18 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Instructor: Cynthia Cote: Finish the pair of earrings you began in Session 1. Take your finished earrings home to wear and enjoy. You must have taken Session 1 to take this class.   See Session 1 for the class fee.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by the start of class on July 13 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or call…

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Campers’ Memories

July 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$12

Instructor: Marlene Broemer. Join a writing workshop to record their memories of Lake Superior and nature of the Porkies. Take a short nature hike and use some printed and crafts materials to create a permanent memory of the Park.  The class will be coordinated with the Park Host’s activities.   A minimum of 4 students need attend in order to hold the class. Maximum of 10 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or call 906-884-7663.…

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Eco Dye: Experiments on Paper, Wool, Silk, Cotton, and Linen: Day 1 of 2

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$60

Instructor: Dawn Andersson. Experiment eco dyeing on paper, wool, silk, cotton and linen using locally sourced dye plants that are easy to grow or pick in the wild. Mordant with alum and explore iron and tannin reactions in dyeing. Experiment with fibers coated with dried soy milk or various fibrous materials students bring from home. Instructor will provide ample materials to use as well. Students will go home with many finished examples of eco dyeing magic! Bring a lunch.  …

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Eco Dye: Experiments on Paper, Wool, Silk, Cotton, and Linen: Day 2 of 2

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Instructor: Dawn Andersson. Experiment eco dyeing on paper, wool, silk, cotton and linen using locally sourced dye plants that are easy to grow or pick in the wild. Mordant with alum and explore iron and tannin reactions in dyeing. Experiment with fibers coated with dried soy milk or various fibrous materials students bring from home. Instructor will provide ample materials to use as well. Students will go home with many finished examples of eco dyeing magic! Bring a lunch.  …

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