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July 2020

Natural Artisan Soap

July 31 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$42

Instructor: Gary Olds. Enjoy the luxury of your own handcrafted artisan soap. This workshop covers all steps in the process, including the adding of herbs, natural colorants and essential or fragrant oils. Learn everything you need to know to make your own soap at home. Bring a lunch if you are staying for the afternoon's copper jewelry class.   A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Friday, July 24 in order to hold the class. Maximum of…

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Hammered Copper Jewelry

July 31 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

Instructor: Gary Olds. Explore the excitement and satisfaction of working with copper and other embellishments to create your own piece of beautiful, unique, handmade artisan jewelry. Leave with either 2 sets of earrings, or an earring/necklace set.  Learn how to continue making jewelry at home using common household tools and a modest investment in specialty tools.   A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by Friday, July 24 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 6 students. …

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August 2020

Northern Lights in Stained Glass

August 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

Instructor: Laura Hamlett. Imagine having the northern lights flashing through your window year-round. Use the copper foil method do create the aurora borealis in stained glass. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, July 31 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 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.…

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Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing

August 7 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$81

Instructors: Debbie Jircik and Mary Burns. Draw on the collective experiences of the instructors to make a variety of samples of contact printing, explore natural dyes, and create an eco-printed silk scarf. Dive deep into the process of eco-printing using foraged and cultivated plants/leaves; investigate the interaction of tannin, iron and mordant using sustainable methods (no plastic barrier cloth).  Participants will also have the opportunity to work with northern Wisconsin cultivated fresh leaf indigo dye. Leave the class with samples,…

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Dyeing with Natural Colors

August 8 @ 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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$83

Instructor: Donna Kallner. Use homegrown and foraged barks and blossoms to dye wool yarn with natural color. Learn about cold mordanting to prepare fiber for dyeing, brewing plant dyebaths, and immersion dyeing of yarn. You'll go home with enough plant-dyed yarn to knit a hat, or perhaps to stitch a project in the Finnish nalbinding technique this instructor will teach at PFS September 26-27!   A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Saturday, August 1 in order…

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Campers’ Memories

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 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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Pint Cozy

August 14 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$60

Instructor: Karen Tembreull. Begin with a birch bark base, add willow bark on the sides, use cotton thread as a twiner and weave a basket that will fit a pint mason jar. Karen will provide the jars. Bring a lunch. All levels of weavers ages 16 and older are welcome. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Friday, July 31 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 14 students.  To register for this class, click "Add…

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Rustic Willow Accents for Your Garden

August 15 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$50

Instructor: Poppy Hatinger. Weave a garden tower using willow, a pizza box and a pail. After lunch weave a willow flower garden accent. Go home prepared to dress up your garden! Bring a sharp pair of pass pruners and wear work clothes or a protective apron. An old sheet and garden gloves are optional. Ages 12 and older are welcome. Moderate hand strength is required. Bring a lunch. The registration deadline is FIRM to allow adequate soaking time for the…

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Cane Wrapped Stones

August 16 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$28

Instructor: Poppy Hatinger. Wrap smooth stones using cane and other lacing materials, simple knots and embellishments to create unique accent pieces for your home. Expect to take home 3 completed stones. Ages 10 and older are welcome. Bring some stones to wrap. The instructor will have a limited supply. Bring scissors, forceps or needle nose pliers, and a small hand towel. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Sunday, August 9 in order to hold the class.…

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Silk Painting from Nature: Paint today, quilt tomorrow

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$60

Instructor: Martha Kotter, 2019 Friends of the Porkies Artist in Residence. Paint a nature scene from the Porkies or a nature-inspired abstract using resist, a stretcher frame, and water-base silk paints to complete one or two paintings. Bring a lunch and patience! Ages 11 through adult are welcome. Your painting from today's class is your ticket into tomorrow's quilting class. Bring a lunch.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, August 14 in order to…

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