Loading Events

Upcoming Events › Folk School

Events Search and Views Navigation

Find Events

Event Views Navigation

Events Search

May 2019

Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Day 1 of 2

May 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$75

Design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that you custom tailored for your body size. Using this lightweight, efficient paddle helps reduce paddling fatigue.  Day 1 of 2 is the Design phase of the class. For day 2, click on "Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle Day 2 of 2" A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, May 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register for this class or…

Find out more »

Create Your Own West Greenland Paddle: Day 2 of 2

May 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map

Design and construct a traditional Inuit kayak paddle that you custom tailored for your body size. Using this lightweight, efficient paddle helps reduce paddling fatigue.  Day 2 of 2 is the Construction phase of the class. See Day 1 for the class fee. The class fee covers both days of this class. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, May 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register for this class…

Find out more »

June 2019

Beauty in Fused Glass

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$46

Use an ancient glassworking technique to create jewelry components and/or a suncatcher. You will learn the technique from instructor Beth Cox who will fuse the pieces off site and return them to you. Ages 12 through adult are welcome; no glassworking experience is needed. Please bring a lunch if you are also attending Mollie Larsen's copper bracelet class. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Monday, June 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15…

Find out more »

Hand Forging Copper Bracelets

June 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$36

Forge your copper bracelets in an open fire and pound them into shape using a stone "hammer." Gather with instructor Mollie Larsen around an open fire as you learn a forging technique that's as old as history. Each bracelet is a unique piece of art. Ages 16 and up are welcome; no experience is needed. A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by Monday, June 10 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register…

Find out more »

MiniLoom Weaving

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$35

Weave your own one-of-a-kind piece of art. Instructor Jeni Varecha will introduce you to using the mini-loom. You will take home a mini-masterpiece embellished with bead decorations of your choice. Use your piece as a broach, ornament, pendant, or something to fill that "small" space that needs something. Jeni will provide the mini-looms and the beads. Ages 5 and older are welcome. Please bring a lunch. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Saturday, June 15 in order…

Find out more »

Acrylic Pour Painting in the Porkies

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$40

What an innovative way to create a work of art! Instructor Pamela Hecht will assist you as you go step by step, using the fluidity of paint itself instead of tools. Pour the paint directly on the surface, and tilt the canvas to move the paint around. Colors blend naturally as they contact one another. Use 1 or 2 colors at a time or use multiple colors for maximum blending. Paintings need to lie flat as they dry. You will…

Find out more »

Acrylic Pour Painting in the Porkies

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$40

Another opportunity to explore an innovative technique for creating works of art. Instead of using brushes or knives, instructor Pamela Hecht will coach you as you use the fluid nature of the paints to move them around on the canvas. Tilt one way, then another, and colors run and blend naturally. You will create two pour paintings that need to lie flat while the paint dries. No experience is needed. Students age 12 and older are welcome. A minimum of…

Find out more »

July 2019

Nalbind a Toothbrush Rug

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$70

Bring a bit of fabric arts history to life with instructor Donna Kallner as you use nalbinding, a fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crocheting, to loop a toothbrush rug. Carbon dating places the oldest known samples at 6500 BC. Originally made of wood or bone, more recent needles were often carved from toothbrush handles. Finnish miner's wives used nalbinding to knit socks, scarves, mittens and sweaters. Learn a basic nalbinding stitch; then use it and fabric strips to make…

Find out more »

Nalbinding from an Oval Start

July 14 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$70

Learn how to work Broden stitch using your thumb to gauge the thickness of your knitted fabric. With instructor Donna Kallner, you'll learn how to make an oval start,  how to increase and decrease, how to knit a piece without a pattern. Using a single needle, pass the full length of the thread through on each stitch to produce a fabric that is exceptionally stable. You will not take a finished product home; you will leave knowing you can start…

Find out more »

Natural Artisan Soap

July 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
+ Google Map
$42

Enjoy the luxury of bathing with your own handcrafted artisan soap. Learn all steps in the process of making this special soap including adding herbs, natural colorants, and essential oils. Instructor Gary Olds will explain types of oils and fats used in soap recipes, equipment needed, sources of ingredients, and how to create recipes to match different skin types. Students age 16 and older are welcome. You may purchase equipment for future use from Gary. Please bring a lunch if…

Find out more »
+ Export Events