Upcoming Classes

2017 Classes

* Please note that the Porkies Folk School is in the Eastern time zone. All class times are Eastern time.

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



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Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Build a Bat House

Park Interpreter Bob Wild and Woodworker Dave Rasumssen

$29 Class Fee + $15 Materials Cost = $44 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Saturday, April 15, 2017

bat-houseCelebrate Earth Day by learning about the important role bats play in our ecosystem and building a bat house to take home.

Please bring safety glasses, ear protection and a hammer. Students younger than 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.

10 spaces available; 5 students needed to hold the class

Please bring a lunch.

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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Friday, June 2, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.–Saturday, June 3

from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. ET

Crafting a Wooden Flute

Tom Gustin

$94 Class Fee +  $30 Materials Cost = $124 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Friday, May 26, 2017

flute-classUse a kit developed by the instructor and your own hand as a measuring tool to craft a wooden flute. Learn how to play your flute and compose your own unique song. The instructor will guide you, step by step, through the complex process of crafting your flute.

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

Students 18 and older are welcome and must be able to use small xacto blades and sandpaper. You need to provide xacto blades 11 and 17.

Please bring a lunch on Saturday.

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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Friday, June 9, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m ET

Saturday, June 10, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

Greenland Paddle

Dave Rasmussen

$60 Class Fee + $15 Materials Cost = $75 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Friday, June 2, 2017

paddleShape and finish a Greenland style kayak paddle and learn the history of this unique paddle.

You are welcome to bring your own draw knives, hand planes, palm sander, belt sander, and tape measure. Please bring safety glasses, ear protection, and dust mask.

12 spaces available; 5 students needed to hold the class

Please bring a lunch on Saturday.

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, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.–noon ET

Fusing Glass

Beth Cox

$21 Class Fee + $25 Materials Cost = $46 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017

monarch pin[1]Learn the ancient technique of glass fusing to create jewelry components and/or a sun catcher. Pieces will be fired off site and returned to students.

15 spaces available; 4 students needed to hold the class

Ages 12 and older are welcome. No previous glass cutting experience is needed.

blk fused pin[1]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, June 24, 2017 from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Hand Forging Copper Bracelets

Mollie Larsen

$20 Class Fee + $5 Materials Cost = $25 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017

copper braceletJoin us around the fire where you will hand forge your own copper bracelet using fire, stone and wood.

9 spaces available; 3 students needed to hold the 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, June 24, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. ET

Double the Crafting Fun

Beth Cox and Mollie Larsen

$35 Class Fee +$30 Materials Cost = $65 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Monday, June 19, 2017

copper braceletJoin Beth and Mollie for a double the crafting fun!

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

Please bring a lunch.

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, July 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–noon ET

Celebrating Lake Superior through Memoir

Felicia Schneiderhan

$20 Class Fee +  $0 Materials Cost = $20 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, July 11, 2017

img_0397-version-3Explore a wide variety of memoir forms as Lake Superior Magazine writer Felicia Schneiderhan guides you through a series of activities, and begin your own Lake Superior memoir piece. Beginning and advanced memoir-writers are welcome!

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

Bring a notebook or other writing materials.

  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.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. ET

Dyeing Yarn using Natural Dyes

Dawn Andersson

dyed-yarns-anderssondg$24 Class Fee +  $20 Materials Cost =  $44 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Saturday, July 15, 2017

Dye yarn using dyes from local plants. Learn which local plants provide the best dyes. Experiment with a variety of mordants to “fix” the dyes, and fill a notebook supplied by the instructor with dye samples.

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

Please bring a lunch.

  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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Friday, August 18, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.

Basketry Petals and Stars

Karen Tembreull

$30 Class Fee +  $55 Materials Cost = $85 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Friday, August 11, 2017

img_1160Form a lovely white pine bark petal basket stitched and rimmed with split spruce root, and weave two Scandinavian birch bark stars. This class is a basketry deal! Each student will take home three pieces of basketry art.

 12 spaces available; 4 students needed to hold the class.img_2930

Students age 12 and older and all skill levels are welcome.

Please bring a lunch.

  

 

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, August 19, 2017 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Weave a Willow Tension Tray and Suet Holder for Birds

Poppy Hatinger

$20 Class Fee +  $10 Materials Cost = $30 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Saturday, August 5, 2017

(This date is firm because the willow needs to be soaked for a week before it is used.)

  1. IMG_20150805_21Popp5455Construct a tension tray in the morning and a suet holder that your birds will love in the afternoon. Both projects use sustainable harvested upper peninsula willow. The instructor will lead a class discussion of willow growing and harvesting and other uses for this natural material in your home and garden.Bring a sharp, by-pass hand held pruners and an old bath towel.suet-feeder

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

Please bring a lunch.

Questions? Call 90-884-7662 or e-mail  

When registering, please include your complete name, mailing address, phone number and email address.

This class has been sponsored.

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Tuesday, October 24, Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26, 2017 from 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. ET

Create a Cutting Board

Dave Rasmussen

$58 Class Fee + $20 Materials Cost = $78 Total Fee

Registration Deadline is Tuesday, October 17, 2017

cutting-boardChoose your woods; then glue a straight stick cutting board, sand and edge with a router. Take all three sessions to create a chevron design cutting board (pictured) at no extra cost.

Any routers, palm and belt sanders brought you bring will speed up the process by decreasing the wait times for shared equipment.

8 spaces available; 5 students needed to hold the 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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Days, Dates and Times ET

Class Title

Instructor Name

$ Class Fee +  $ Materials Cost = $ Total Fee

Registration Deadline is date/year

Class description

 spaces available; students needed to hold the 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.

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