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July 2018

Ontonagon Copper Fest

July 20 - July 22
Village of Ontonagon

Please check back for more details. This is a celebration of the copper mining and logging industries that were so important in the growth of Ontonagon, the harbor town.

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Artist in Residence Presentation

July 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: FREE

Create a sketchbook using materials provided by Artist in Residence Alexander Landerman. View Alexander's slide show as he tells you about his work. Come to the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School for Alexander's presentation. A Michigan Recreation Passport is required.    

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U. P. Stepping Stone in Stained Glass

July 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $26

Laura Hamlett will guide you as you cut glass by hand and with a glass band saw. Then create your own design of the U.P. (or any other design you choose!) Take your stepping stone home with the knowledge and pattern mold to be able to make many more! lease wear closed-toe shoes and bring glasses if you need them for close work. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Friday, July 20 in order to hold the…

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Stitching and Dyeing the Shibori Way

July 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $80

Join textile artist Heidi Bukoski to create an attractive sampler piece using shibori, a stitching and binding technique that the Japanese have used for nearly 1000 years. Heidi will show you how to have fun using a traditional indigo dye bath with high quality cotton fabric to learn the basics and then create another piece using your own design. Students need to bring: a seam ripper and/or very sharp, pointed small scissors; a thimble (if you use one), rubber gloves…

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August 2018

Writing in Nature

August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $37

Join writer, teacher and editor Marlene Broemer as you enjoy nature walking about the park trails close to the Folk School. Explore writings about nature that highlight nature experiences and write about your own explorations in the wilderness. All ages 12 and above are welcome. Families may attend together. Students need to be proficient in English and be interested in writing. Bring a laptop, tablet or notebook. The Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School does not have WiFi. All ages 12 and…

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Antlers Gone Wild!

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $86

  Basket weaver Pam Talsky will guide you as you weave an Antler Bowl, Wall Basket, Carrying Basket or Wall Hanging using white tail deer antlers and a large selection of natural and dyed natural material. Several samples of each will be available for inspiration!  Learn about the sustainable gathering and preparation of basketry materials. Students age 12 to 100 are welcome. Students of all weaving levels will find a basket they can successfully weave, finish, and be proud of.…

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Everyday Tote

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $56

Returning basketry instructor Poppy Hatinger will guide you as you weave a reed tote basket with Shaker-style handles using heritage techniques basket makers used in times past. You will select one of two design choices to decorate the sides and learn chicken scratch technique to construct the bottom of the basket. Beginners and ages 12 and older are welcome. Students need to bring: scissors, a ruler or tape measure, a dish pan, and a spray bottle. The instructor will provide…

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Lake of the Clouds in Stained Glass

August 19 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $42

Laura Hamlett will help you create a personalized scene of the Lake of the Clouds that is approximately 8"x10" with 20 pieces of glass. This is a more advanced class for which no previous glass experience is required. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring glasses if you need them for close work. A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Saturday, August 18 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students. To register for this class or…

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Porcupine Mountains Music Festival

August 24 - August 26
Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex
Cost: see the website

Go to www.porkies.org, hover over "helping the park," and select "Porcupine Mountains Music Festival" from the drop down menu.  The Music Festival committee will update information about dates, times, and artists who will perform in 2018. Check the website early and often to stay informed about the 14th Annual Music Festival.    

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October 2018

Create a Cutting Board

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Campground, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Cost: $55

The date and time shown are for Day 1 of the 3 day class. Day 2 meets on October 27 from 10:00 a.m.--noon. Day 3 meets on October 28 from noon--2 o'clock. Please note the information for all 3 days on your calendar. Master Woodworker Dave Rasmussen will guide you as you select your wood and glue it for finishing into a straight stick cutting board on Friday. Sand and router your cutting board and finish the straight stick design…

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