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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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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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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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Neon 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 to assemble a scenic piece with or without the neon lights of the aurora borealis. Laura provides all materials for students age teen through senior citizen. A minimum of 4 students need…

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October 2019

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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Create a Cutting Board: Day 2 of 3

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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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 2: finish your straight strip board or use it to set up your chevron board. See Day 1 for the class fee.…

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Create a Cutting Board: Day 3 of 3

October 20 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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This has been a very popular class. Design and make your own chevron wood cutting or serving board using your straight stick (2 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. See Day 1 for the class fee. One class fee covers all sessions. Students age 14 and older with basic woodworking skills are welcome. Please bring routers and palm…

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