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June 2021

Fused Glass Garden Art

June 19 @ 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

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 Refund Policy link at…

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Hand Hammered Copper Bowl

June 19 @ 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

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 need to be registered…

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Aldo Leopold Bench

June 26 @ 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

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 of 4 students. …

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Stepping Stones in Stained Glass

June 27 @ 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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$21

Instructor: Laura Hamlett. Create a stepping stone embellished with stained glass to use in your garden or home. A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by Friday, June 25 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 12 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or call 906-884-7663. For information about refunds, click on the Refund Policy link at the bottom of the Folk School page. Directions: Follow M-107 west from Silver City to…

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July 2021

Applique Beadwork: Rosette Earings: Session 1 of 2

July 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$45

Instructor: Cynthia Cote: Learn the applique stitch to create circular beadwork for a pair of earrings. The beadwork rosette is stitched on ultrasuede with a leather backing. Front and back are stitched together with a decorative beadwork edging. Examine samples of beadwork; discuss basic design and color combining. Cynthia enjoys introducing students to the joy of beadwork. All ages teen to adult are welcome. Some experience with needle and thread is helpful, and manual dexterity is important. Begin your earrings…

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Campers’ Memories

July 17 @ 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

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 Park.  The class will be coordinated with the Park Host’s activities.   A minimum of 4 students need attend in order to hold the class. Maximum of 10 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or call 906-884-7663.…

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Applique Beadwork: Rosette Earrings: Session 2 of 2

July 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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Instructor: Cynthia Cote: Finish the pair of earrings you began in Session 1. Take your finished earrings home to wear and enjoy. You must have taken Session 1 to take this class.   See Session 1 for the class fee.   A minimum of 4 students need to be registered by the start of Session 1 on July 14 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 6 students.  To register for this class, click "Add to Cart" below or…

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Natural Artisan Soap

July 30 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$42

Instructor: Gary Olds. Enjoy the luxury of your own handcrafted artisan soap. This workshop covers all steps in the process, including the adding of herbs, natural colorants and essential or fragrant oils. Learn everything you need to know to make your own soap at home. Bring a lunch if you are staying for the afternoon's copper jewelry class.   A minimum of 5 students need to be registered by Friday, July 23 in order to hold the class. Maximum of…

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Hammered Copper Jewelry

July 30 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Union Bay Folk School Building, 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy
Ontonagon, MI 49953 United States
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$40

Instructor: Gary Olds. Explore the excitement and satisfaction of working with copper and other embellishments to create your own piece of beautiful, unique, handmade artisan jewelry. Leave with either 2 sets of earrings, or an earring/necklace set.  Learn how to continue making jewelry at home using common household tools and a modest investment in specialty tools.   A minimum of 3 students need to be registered by Friday, July 23 in order to hold the class. Maximum of 6 students. …

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Ecoprinting on Cards Using Natural Dyes

July 31 @ 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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$38

Instructor: Dawn Andersson. Experiment with as many different techniques for eco dyeing on paper as you and Dawn can fit into the class time frame. Learn to mordant the paper with alum, then dye it using plant parts from local sources, mostly Dawn's garden. All are easy to grow in our climate, and Dawn will bring some seeds and plants to share with you. Learn about the dance between iron and tannin, play with color blankets, and use leaves as…

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