Upcoming Workshops

 

2015 Classes

* Some class instructor fees have been sponsored in full or part to keep our prices down for our students.

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Adirondack ChairFriday, September 11, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET,
Saturday, September 12, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

Adirondack Chair

Instructor Don Chastan

$7 Class Fee + $33 Material Fee = $40 Total Fee

Friends Members $5 Class Fee + $33 Materials Fee = $38 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Friday, September 4, 2015

Build a traditional, comfortable Adirondack chair from prepared pine. Instructor will guide the student in measuring, cutting, construction and fastening. Tools, fasteners, and wood will be provided at class. The chair will be ready to paint or varnish by the student at home. The instructor will provide all hand tools, fasteners, and lumber.  The student brings their own safety glasses and gloves.  Safety glasses can be provided if needed.

Bring a sack lunch both days. Beverages will be provided.

8 spaces available; 3 students needed to hold the class.

Register for Class

Questions? Call 906-884-7663 or e-mail
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

* This class has been sponsored by an anonymous donor.

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Greenland paddleFriday, September 18, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; 
Saturday, September 19 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET

Making a Greenland Paddle

Instructor Dave Rasmussen

$20 Class Fee +  $25 Materials Cost = $45 Total Fee

Friends Members $15 Class Fee + $25 Materials Cost = $40 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is September 11, 2015

Participants will learn the history of the Greenland kayak paddle. They will then use power and hand tools to shape and finish their own paddle. Lunch will be provided by On the Noggin beauty salon.

20 spaces available; 5 students needed to hold the class.

Register for Class

Questions? Call 906-884-7663 or e-mail
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

* This class has been sponsored by On the Noggin beauty salon.

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620Saturday, September 26, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., and
Sunday, September 27, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET

Letting Loose with Watercolors

Instructor Donna Lenard

$30 Class Fee +  $0 Materials Cost = $30 Total Fee

Friends Members $27 Class Fee + $0 Materials Cost = $27 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is September 19, 2015

Participants will be encouraged to explore the medium as they let watercolors help them create. 

10 spaces available; 3 students needed to hold the class.

Register for Class

Questions? Call 906-884-7663 or e-mail
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

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Saturday, October 3, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET

Fresh Locally Grown Garlic Year Round?

Instructor Wayne Walma

$18 Class Fee +  $7 Materials Cost = $25 Total Fee

Friends Members $15 Class Fee + $7 Materials Cost = $22 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is September 28, 2015

Class will cover the basics of garlic growing, review most common methods and challenges of growing in this northern climate. We will review sources of information for further study/information. Cost considerations in growing garlic will be discussed. How about growing for market? Students will leave with garlic samples for growing.

30 spaces available; 8 students needed to hold the class.

Register for Class

Questions? Call 906-884-7663 or e-mail
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

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The Porcupine Mountains Folk School is sponsored in cooperation with the Porcupine Mountains State Park and the Friends of the Porkies, whose mission is to promote and enhance the use of the Porkies. The DNR is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural resources for current and future generations.