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Beeswax for Your Skin

$35

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 1 pm

Saturday March 30, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials: $15

Learn the versatility of beeswax! You will learn how to use beeswax as an additive with herbs and oils to create a variety of consistencies and products. Learn how to make a wonderful moisture cream for your face and a treat for your lips. You will go home with a jar of moisture cream and lip butter for everyday use.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and is a Certified Health Coach. Her knowledge of using herbs keeps her family healthy, and she is passionate about sharing that wisdom through her business, Tranquility Wellness.

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Create Your Own Amber Beaded Necklace

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Mar 31, 2019 at 10 am

Sunday, March 31, 2019
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials: $20

In this class you will create your own 18 to 24 inch natural Amber necklace. Amber is fossilized tree resin which possesses the look of hardened honey. It has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic time. It also is valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone. Amber has been used as a power in medicinal creams and is said to have healing powers when worn in a bracelet or necklace.

As a student, you will learn basic beading techniques as you select from a variety of amber beads, cultured pearls, stone beads and glass beads to create a beautiful, natural looking necklace that will compliment almost any outfit. In addition to learning basic beading techniques, students will learn about what cords and findings work best for various jewelry projects.

About the Instructor: Kay Vandervort has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not for profit management. She has facilitated workshops at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School.

Honey Tasting

$40

with Deb Funk

Calendar Mar 31, 2019 at 3 pm, runs for 1 week

Sunday, March 31, 2019
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $20  Materials: $20

Good honey is just as layered and complex as wine, chocolate, and olive oil.  Become a honey connoisseur by tasting several different honeys from many locations around the world and describing their different accents.  Learn about how honey bees actually make their particular flavor of honey, the different grades of honey, and what foods are perfect companions with honey. Come taste the difference that each honey bee can make.

About the Instructor: Deb Funk began raising honey bees as a hobby after retiring. Through that experience, she came to learn how important they are to our food supply. She was trained on sensory analysis when learning how to taste the different varieties of honey.

 

Honey Walnut Potica

$48

with Mary Louise Icenhour

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuition: $40, Materials: $8

Learn how to make the renowned pastry associated with Ely’s Slovenian heritage. You’ll make the dough, learn how to roll it just right, then create and add the walnut filling, and bake to take home your own delicious potica. Enjoy learning from Mary Louise Icenhour in our wonderful teaching kitchen from her mother’s recipe (Rose Mavetz).  Bring your own rolling pin, Mary will provide all the ingredients. 

About the Instructor: Mary Louise is an Ely native & retired teacher who loves to share her passion for traditional skills & teaches our Pine Needle Basketry, Apple Strudel, Pasty and Canning classes and serves on the Board of Directors.

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Macro Photography and Bees

$10

with Ken Hupila

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Tuition: $10

We'll take a quick look at the use of macro photography and shooting bees. First, a definition of what macro photography is, how and where it’s used and implications for shooting insects. Next we’ll look at dedicated macro lenses and what to expect from those. We’ll go on to using other lenses (pros and cons) and the use of extension tubes. From there we’ll dive into technique, use of light, depth of field problems and weather considerations. We’ll finish with bee photography in particular – particularly how to get them from being “busy bees”!"

 

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Milk Jug Pollinator Planter & Seed Balls

$20

with Deb Funk

Calendar Mar 31, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Tuition: $10 Materials: $10

Help provide food for pollinators by making a planter filled with seeds that you can plant in the ground in the spring. The planter will be stored outside in a snowbank until the seeds sprout and the frost danger has passed. All materials will be supplied. This class is great for adults and children. Help save the bees!

About the Instructor: Deb Funk began raising honey bees as a hobby after retiring. Through that experience, she came to learn how important they are to our food supply. She was even trained on sensory analysis when learning how to taste the different varieties of honey!

Deb helped establish the Ely Area Bee Club for local beekeepers and enthusiasts. Working with the University of Minnesota Extension, she obtained seed packets for distribution and learned what plants work well to attract bees in a pollinator garden. 

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Puff Pastry and Fruit Tarts

$39

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Mar 31, 2019 at 1 pm

Sunday, March 31, 2019
1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Tuition: $30 Materials: $9

In this class you will make and eat a fruit tart sweetened with honey. Every student will make their own puff pastry to take home to enjoy immediately or freeze for up to six months. Although a recipe will be used for making the puff pastry, the class will also consider creative ways the pastry can be used in appetizers and deserts.

Puff pastry is a delicate, light, and flaky pastry that can be used in countless different ways. You might also know it by its French name: pâte feuilletée. What makes them unique is the butter layered within the dough, creating hundreds of flaky layers. This process is called “lamination.” When the cold butter goes into a hot oven, steam is released, causing all those layers to separate and the pastry to puff up sky high.

Note: Students are asked to bring their own rolling pin to the class.

About the Instructor: Kay Vandervort has a degree in secondary education and taught both in high school and technical college before moving to a career in not for profit management. She has facilitated trainings at both regional and statewide conferences on topics related to non-profit marketing, volunteer management, and volunteer recruitment and screening. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School. Kate says; “To me, cooking, and particularly baking is an artistic expression that calls for a pinch of this and a dash of that with a heavy dose of experimentation.”

Reusable Beeswax Wraps

$15

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 11 am

Saturday, March 30, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $10  Materials: $5

Get ready to help the planet by eliminating the need for disposables like plastic and aluminum foil. You will learn how to use beeswax to make reusable wraps to store your food. Use them alone or to cover bowls - they will cling to plastic or glass, creating a seal. Wrap an onion with the smell wrapped up, too. You'll have the choice of fabrics in your favorite colors.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar and is a Certified Health Coach. Her knowledge of using herbs keeps her family healthy, and she is passionate about sharing that wisdom through her business, Tranquility Wellness.

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