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June 2022

Woodland Mushrooms

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

After a walk down a forested path in the Porcupine Mountains, you may want to capture your own woodsy mushroom scene. Instructor Laura Marquardt will guide your creation of several varieties of mushrooms and lichens using velvet, cotton fabrics, wool and dried moss. Mount your creation on a small piece of driftwood or a tree branch. Mushroom identification reference books will be available to aid in your creation. You are encouraged to bring your own mushroom pictures and mounting piece…

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Conservation Film: The Wisdom to Survive

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Center, 33303 Headquarters Road
Silver City, 49953
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THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE accepts the consensus of scientists that climate change has already arrived, and asks, what is keeping us from action. Will we have the wisdom to survive?

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Summer Solstice Celebration

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Join us at the Old Carpenter Shop/Folk School to celebrate the longest daylight of the year. Play Kubb, a Scandinavian lawn game, join the bonfire circle, sample tasty treats. Enjoy music. Stay for s'mores. Goodwill donations appreciated.

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Introduction to Creating with Alcohol Ink

June 25 @ 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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$51

Instructor Diane Kribs-Mays will lead you as you experiment with several techniques on several substrates during the first hour and then work on one substrate of your choice using six colors of ink to create a nature scene. Wear painting clothes.  Bring a toothbrush, a plastic bag for take-home art and a notebook. A minimum of 6 students need to be registered by Thursday, June 15 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 10 students.  To register for this…

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Glass Fusing Fun

June 25 @ 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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$48

Instructor Beth Cox will introduce you to the basics of glass fusing that you can use to create jewelry, sun-catchers, yard art, and more.  No glass cutting experience is required for this fun and easy class.  The assembled pieces will be fired off site and returned to you. Ages 12 through adult are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by June 20 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 15 students.  To register for this…

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July 2022

U. P. Sun Catcher in Stained Glass

July 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
$39

Teens through senior citizens can take this introductory class taught by Laura Hamlett to learn the copper foil method of stained glass and make a beautiful UP in their choice of colored glass. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by June 28 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 10 students.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below or call 906-884-7663. For information about refunds, click on the Refund Policy link at the…

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Northern Lights in Stained Glass

July 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$57

Choose your own colors from a variety provided by instructor Laura Hamlett to create a landscape scene featuring the northern lights. This intermediate class using the copper foil method is offered to teens through senior citizens. A minimum of 2 students need to be registered by June 28 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below or call 906-884-7663. For information about refunds, click on the Refund Policy…

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Folk School Open House

July 3 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Wonder what a Folk School is all about? Come to the Porkies Folk School open house. Tour our classroom and wood shop, check out student products from former classes, chat with a Folk School volunteer. All ages are welcome!   Goodwill donations are appreciated.

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Beginning Broom Making

July 9 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$55

Clean up dust and crumbs using a whisk broom that you make using traditional broomcorn. Instructor Sandy Lindblom will guide you through the process as you make a broom from scratch. You may use your broom, or you may decide to display it as a work of art. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by July 2 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 7 students.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below…

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Beginning Broom Making

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$55

Clean up dust and crumbs using a whisk broom that you make using traditional broomcorn. Instructor Sandy Lindblom will guide you through the process as you make a broom from scratch. You may use your broom, or you may decide to display it as a work of art. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by July 2 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 7 students.  To register for this class, click "Sign Up Online" below…

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Applique Beadwork Rosette Earrings: Session 1 of 2

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$45

Stitch a circular beadwork pair of earrings with instruction from Cynthia Cote. The beadwork rosette on ultrasuede is stitched to a leather backing using a decorative bead edging. Learn basic design and color combinations in this introductory level class. Some experience with needle and thread is helpful. Manual dexterity is important. Teens through adults are welcome. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by July 6 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 8 students.  To register…

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Silk Painting from Nature

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$62

Instructor and former Artist in Residence Marty Kotter will teach you the skills needed to paint on Habotai silk. Marty will encourage you to paint a nature scene, an object from in the Porkies, or even an abstract with colors or patterns reminiscent of nature.  You will use resist, a stretcher frame, and water based silk paints to complete 1 or 2 paintings.  Marty will give suggestions about ways you may finish your paintings for display. Students who feel they…

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