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July 2020

Campers’ Memories

July 18 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$12

Out of respect for students, instructors and the larger community and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all, Folk School classes for the 2020 season are cancelled. The committee will work hard to reschedule classes for a robust 2021 season.   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…

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Eco Dye: Experiments on Paper, Wool, Silk, Cotton, and Linen: Day 1 of 2

July 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$60

Out of respect for students, instructors and the larger community and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all, Folk School classes for the 2020 season are cancelled. The committee will work hard to reschedule classes for a robust 2021 season.   Instructor: Dawn Andersson. Experiment eco dyeing on paper, wool, silk, cotton and linen using locally sourced dye plants that are easy to grow or pick in the wild. Mordant with alum and explore iron and tannin reactions in…

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Eco Dye: Experiments on Paper, Wool, Silk, Cotton, and Linen: Day 2 of 2

July 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Instructor: Dawn Andersson. Experiment eco dyeing on paper, wool, silk, cotton and linen using locally sourced dye plants that are easy to grow or pick in the wild. Mordant with alum and explore iron and tannin reactions in dyeing. Experiment with fibers coated with dried soy milk or various fibrous materials students bring from home. Instructor will provide ample materials to use as well. Students will go home with many finished examples of eco dyeing magic! Bring a lunch.  …

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August 2020

Dyeing with Natural Colors

August 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$83

Out of respect for students, instructors and the larger community and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all, Folk School classes for the 2020 season are cancelled. The committee will work hard to reschedule classes for a robust 2021 season.   Instructor: Donna Kallner. Use homegrown and foraged barks and blossoms to dye wool yarn with natural color. Learn about cold mordanting to prepare fiber for dyeing, brewing plant dyebaths, and immersion dyeing of yarn. You'll go home with…

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Campers’ Memories

August 8 @ 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

Out of respect for students, instructors and the larger community and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all, Folk School classes for the 2020 season are cancelled. The committee will work hard to reschedule classes for a robust 2021 season.   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…

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September 2020

Finnish Nalbinding: Day 1 of 2

September 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$90

Out of respect for students, instructors and the larger community and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all, Folk School classes for the 2020 season are cancelled. The committee will work hard to reschedule classes for a robust 2021 season.   Instructor: Donna Kallner. Learn a Finnish folk art tradition for stitching yarn using your thumb as a gauge to make thick, warm wearables like hats mittens and slippers. This technique is worked with a single long wooden needle.…

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Finnish Nalbinding: Day 2 of 2

September 27 @ 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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Out of respect for students, instructors and the larger community and concern for the safety and wellbeing of all, Folk School classes for the 2020 season are cancelled. The committee will work hard to reschedule classes for a robust 2021 season.   Instructor: Donna Kallner. Learn a Finnish folk art tradition for stitching yarn using your thumb as a gauge to make thick, warm wearables like hats mittens and slippers. This technique is worked with a single long wooden needle.…

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June 2021

Fused Glass Garden Art

June 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$46

Rescheduled for 2021...   Instructor: Beth Cox. Create colorful glass elements perfect for yard or potted plant embellishments, while learning the ancient technique of glass fusing. Pieces will be fired off site and returned to students.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Monday, June 14 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or call 906-884-7663. For information about refunds, click on the…

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Hand Hammered Copper Bowl

June 19, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$41

Rescheduled for 2021...   Instructor: Mollie Larsen. Craft your own copper bowl using techniques as old as history.  Forge your bowl in an open fire, and pound it into shape with stones.  Each bowl will be a unique piece of art. The class will be held outside by an open fire. All students age 16 and older are welcome. No experience is needed. Be prepared to work outside near an open fire in direct sunlight. A minimum of 2 students…

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Aldo Leopold Bench

June 26, 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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$68

Rescheduled for 2021... Instructor: Dave Rasmussen. Construct your own Aldo Leopold bench using treated lumber. To shorten wait time, bring any of the following tools & equipment that you have: routers, palm and belt sanders; bring tape measure, safety glasses, and ear protection if you prefer your own.  Beginners with minimal woodworking experience ages 14 and older are welcome.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Saturday, June 19 in order to hold the class. Maximum…

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