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July 2021

Hammered Copper Jewelry

July 30, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021...   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 23 in order to hold the class.…

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August 2021

Northern Lights in Stained Glass

August 1, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021...   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 30 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…

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Eco Printing and Natural Dyeing

August 6, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021...   Instructor: Debbie Jircik. 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…

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Campers’ Memories

August 7, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021   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"…

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Pint Cozy

August 13, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021...   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 30 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 14 students.  To register for…

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Rustic Willow Accents for Your Garden

August 14, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021...   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…

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Cane Wrapped Stones

August 15, 2021 @ 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

Rescheduled for 2021...   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 8 in order…

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September 2021

Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 1

September 11, 2021 @ 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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$44

Rescheduled for 2021...   Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will teach by example beginning techniques of traditional blacksmithing, including how to manage and work a coal fired forge,  while safely using tongs and hammers to shape your own hand-forged S hooks and Drive Hooks.  Each participant will take home four finished hooks. No prior experience necessary.  Open to ages 10 and up with adult supervision. You must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and closed toe shoes.…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 2

September 11, 2021 @ 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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$47

Rescheduled for 2021...   Instructors: Payne Ann and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks. Take your skills to the next level and create a hand forged steel trivet with copper rivets. Learn how taper, punch and drift holes, and rivet your trivet together. Each participant will take home one completed trivet. Open to students 10 years (with accompanying adult) and older who have successfully completed the beginning class or have prior blacksmithing experience. You must wear natural fiber clothing, long pants and…

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Blacksmithing for the Beginner: Lesson 3

September 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$47

Rescheduled for 2021...   Instructors Payne Anne and Bill of Peninsula Hotworks will teach you how to apply your blacksmithing skills to thicker metal and learn to make a fire poker.  You will learn how to efficiently taper thick stock, fold the metal, forge weld it and create decorative reverse twists.  You will forge your own fire poker to pass down through the generations. Students age 10 (with an accompanying adult) and older who have taken the first two classes…

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