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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Sunday, August 9, from 1 pm – 5 pm

Vintage Silverware Windchimes

Instructor Darlene Marczak

$ Class Fee + $10 Material Fee = $ Total Fee

Friends Members $ Class Fee + $10 Materials Fee = $ Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Monday, August 4, 2015

 

windchimesHave you heard the sweet sound of wind chimes and looked over to see a bunch of silverware? What a great idea for repurposing some old utensils. Join the class to complete your own silverware wind chime. Supplies and tools will be provided.

You may bring your own beads for decorating your wind chime if you want.

Please call 906-884-7663 to register or e-mail
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

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2014 Classes

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

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Saturday, October 18 from 10am – 12pm ET

Artist-In-Residence Presentation

Instructor Anna Marie Pavlik

Free

Artist Anna Marie Pavlik will lead workshop participants in the process of soft foam printing. This activity is ideal for children and adults; all ages are welcome. Using textured objects and simple tools, participants will press images into soft foam plates. The plates will then be pressed to create multiple and lasting art prints. The presentation will be held at the Folk School.

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Saturday, October 18 from 10 am—12pm ET

Artist in Residence Public Presentation: Soft Foam Printing

Instructor:  Anna Marie Pavlik, Artist-in-Residence

Artist Anna Marie Pavlik will lead workshop participants in the process of soft foam printing. This activity is ideal for children and adults; all ages are welcome. Using textured objects and simple tools, participants will press images into soft foam plates. The plates will then be pressed to create multiple and lasting art prints.

Space is limited for this free workshop. Call 906-884-7663 to reserve your spot. The presentation will be held at the Folk School.
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

FREE CLASS

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Saturday, December 6 from 12 noon – 3 pm ET and Sunday, December 7 from 12 noon –3 pm ET

TWINING – The Ultimate Way to Recycle

Instructor: Cherri Allen

            $65 Class Fee + $45 Twining Frame Cost = $110

Friends Members: $60 Class Fee + $45 Twining Frame Cost = $105

Registration Deadline is Friday, November 28

Rag Rug 4-2012 Blue Green Beige II Rag Rug 7-2012 Light Blue Beige White II Rag Rug 12-2012 Table Runner  RAG Red Green BlueOn Saturday, students will make a twined hot-pad.  Fabric will be provided.  Twining is a cross between braiding and weaving.  The possibilities for color and material choices are endless.  This is recycling, reusing and re-purposing at its best. Students may choose to attend Sunday’s class to practice the craft while Cherri is available for assistance.

8 spaces available; 4 students needed to hold the class

Please call 906-884-7663 to register or e-mail
When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

On Saturday, participants may bring two non-stretchy fabrics of their choice prepared in 2 inch strips about 3 feet long wrapped into a ball that will fill your hand. On Sunday, participants can twine with anything non-stretchy, fabric, leather, yarn, ribbon, rope, plastic bags — almost anything that can be cut or ripped into strips.  Fabric may be purchased for $5 for Sunday’s class.

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Saturday, December 13 from 9:30 a.m. –12:00 p.m. ET

All Seasons Birch Twig Wreath

Instructor Wayne Walma

$20 Class Fee +  $23 Materials Cost = $43 Total Fee

Friends Members $17 Class Fee + $23 Materials Cost = $40 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is December 1, 2014

wayneWalmaStudents will assemble a birch twig wreath utilizing a wire frame and the one step, foot operated clamp machine.  Size choices include a 12”, 14”, or 16” wreath.  Various design possibilities will be presented.  Twigs will be selected by the student to achieve the look and size desired.

Students may bring safety glasses, gloves, and anvil pruner or snips.  (Safety glasses are available at the Folk School.  Snips will be available to share.) The class is open to students who are sixteen years old or older.  Younger students must come with a parent or other adult. Wayne will provide all materials needed to make the wreath. Please register by the deadline to give Wayne time to harvest the fresh birch twigs.

10 spaces available; 6 students needed to hold the class.

 To Register or Questions call 906-884-7663 to register 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.