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June 2020

Summer Solstice Celebration

June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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free

EVENT cancelled due to DNR management restrictions on public use of park buildings.   Celebrate with us on the longest day of the year. Hot dogs and sides, the traditional bonfire circle, a brief history and science of solstice, traditional music by Jason Busniewski. Celebrate with us rain or shine! This is a free event!  

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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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Silk Painting from Nature: Paint today, quilt tomorrow

August 21 @ 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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$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: Martha Kotter, 2019 Friends of the Porkies Artist in Residence. Paint a nature scene from the Porkies or a nature-inspired abstract using resist, a stretcher frame, and water-base silk paints to complete one or two paintings. Bring…

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Silk Art Quilting: Using the Previous Day’s Painting

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$55

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: Martha Kotter, 2019 Friends of the Porkies Artist in Residence. Use your silk painting from the previous class “Silk Painting from Nature” to make a quilted hanging .  They will learn about hand quilting and making embellishments. …

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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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