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August 2019

Block Printing for Nature Lovers

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$50

Carve a block-printing image of a wild creature or a landscape, and use your image to make a print. Leave with your print framed and ready to hang! Use your own design or one of Ben's. Instructor Ben Bohnsack will provide linoleum blocks, carving tools, and any other supplies needed. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, August 2 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 20 students.  To  register for this class, click "Add…

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Saving the Dark: a Conservation Film

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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Saving the Dark documents how excessive and improper lighting robs us of our night skies, disrupts our sleep patterns and endangers nocturnal habitats. The current advances in LED technology have enabled several cities to safely light their streets and save energy without disrupting the nighttime environment. Saving the Dark explores the need to preserve dark night.. Admission is free. Donations are welcomed. Film is SDH captioned for the Deaf & Hard-of-Hearing. Refreshments will be offered.  Discussion after the film.

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Eco Printing and Eco Dyeing with Silk

August 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$65

Discover colored dyes that you can extract from wild and domestic plant materials, and use contact printing to create your original designs on silk. Instructor Debbie Jircik helps you dip your toe in the water to experience this process. Experiment with using leaves and other botanicals to create designs, and take home your unique eco dyed silk scarf and sampler swatches to use for future inspiration. Students do not need to have prior experience with eco dyeing. Please wear an…

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Writing in Nature

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$25

What an opportunity to spend an afternoon in the Porkies! Instructor Marlene Broemer will provide samples of inspiring nature writing and then set students free to walk the trails and record their impressions by journaling or using prose or poetry to express their thoughts. If you are interested in nature and have always wanted to try your hand at writing, this is the class for you! Bring materials for writing. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by…

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Basketry 101: Mixed Media Barks

August 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$64

Weave this stunning basket!  Join instructor Karen Tembreull at the Porkies Folk School to weave your own to take home. Beginners are welcome. The class is open to students age 16 and older. The instructor will provide any tools that you need. Please bring a lunch. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Tuesday, August 5 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To  register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or phone…

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Ribbed Gathering Basket

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$38

Students in Poppy Hatinger's 2018 class selected this as "basket they most wanted to make next." You'll learn all you need to know to weave a rib style gathering basket with special emphasis on creating the frame to achieve the desired shape. Students age 12 and older are welcome. Please bring scissors, knife, towel and dishpan for soaking weaving material. Bring a lunch. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Saturday, August 10, in order to hold…

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Cane Wrapped Stones

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$30

Make flat, smooth stones a focus of attention by wrapping and weaving simple knots to embellish them. Wrapped with cane and other materials, each piece will be as unique as the stone you chose to wrap. Expect to complete 3 stones during the class. Instructor Poppy Hatinger will have some stones, and we encourage you to bring some of your own 2" to 6" stones that you can pick up on any Lake Superior beach. Please bring scissors, forceps or…

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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

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 clothing, long pants, and close toed shoes. The instructors will provide all other…

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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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