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Learn to Make Asiago Cheese: Live Online

$40

with Gary Colles

Calendar Jul 8, 2021 at 2 pm

Thursday, July 8, 2021
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $40

July's Cheese of the Month is Asiago! 

Join Master Cheesemaker Gary Colles and the Ely Folk School as we make a new cheese from scratch each month. 

Fresh asiago is a fantastic cheese to have in your fridge. Asiago can be used to enhance almost any sandwich or pasta. 

Join us in the rewarding practice of making cheese from scratch under excellent tutelage with fine company. You will certainly learn something new and although you will not leave the Zoom class with a final product, the end results will wow you! 

You will receive the recipe and the supplies list in early July. Please be sure to fully read the ingredients list and reach out with questions on where to find any lesser-known ingredients. After class, your cheese will require additional care prior to consumption. 

About the Instructor: Gary Colles has been making artisan cheese for nineteen years. Beginning with teaching in Michigan where he and his wife live, he has added North Carolina, Alabama, Iowa, Florida and Minnesota. He has worked and trained with Glengarry Cheese Company in Canada, New England Cheese Making Company, and Farmstead Cheese Making. He is always reading more on cheese making, and his reference library now has fifty books on cheese.  

Please register for each person attending in your household to support both the instructors and the Ely Folk School. Thank you!

Create Your Own Nature-Inspired Switch Plate Cover

$45

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 16, 2021 at 1 pm

Friday, July 16, 2021
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $30  Materials: $15

This fun project allows students to play with polymer clay and add a pop of color to their homes! 

Students will stack, roll, cut and restack layers of polymer clay to create a variegated color palate to use for creating the switch plate cover. The block of clay is then stamped or drawn on to further enhance the design. Charms or small trinkets can be added if desired. 

Students will work primarily with a combination of green tones, but other colors will be available for those who want to move beyond a nature theme. Once completed, the switch plates can also be distressed with paint to give them an antiqued look. No previous experience is needed. 

This class is a great way to experiment with polymer clay before investing in supplies of your own. Decorative switch plate covers also make great gifts!

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is monitoring local public health.

 About the Instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

 

Blueberry Hand Pies: Live Online

$20

with Lacey Squier

Calendar Jul 22, 2021 at 6 pm

Thursday, July 22, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuition: $20 

These butter-crust hand pies can be made in bulk and frozen either before they've been baked or after. Prep ahead to have at the ready to bring as a shareable treat when you're called to an impromptu summer bonfire with friends. Join us in community via Zoom no matter how ripe the blueberries are in your hometown. 

The ingredient and supplies list will be sent to registrants two weeks prior to class. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey works at Ely Family Dental and serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.  

Blueberry Hand Pies

$30

with Lacey Squier

Calendar Jul 24, 2021 at 9 am

Saturday, July 24, 2021
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Tuition: $20  Materials: $10

These butter crust hand pies can be made in bulk and frozen either before they've been baked or after. Prep ahead to have at the ready to bring as a shareable treat when you're called to an impromptu summer bonfire with friends.

Participants will leave class with eight uncooked, ready to freeze hand pies! All ingredients and supplies are provided. 

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is monitoring local public health.

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey works at Ely Family Dental and serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.  

Create a Memory Wire Bracelet

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 24, 2021 at 1 pm

Saturday, July 24, 2021
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $25  Materials: $15

Memory wire bracelets are fun to make and classy to wear. They utilize a wire that holds its shape when worn so that no closure is needed on this bracelet. Unleash your creativity and select from a variety of glass and stone beads. Personalize your bracelet to your color and style preferences. 

Students will learn how to finish off the ends of the bracelet and design the finished look so that it is pleasing to the eye. Bead selections from casual to dressy will be available. With Kay’s coaching, you can be an expert in beading in just a few hours!

This class will be held in person with limited seats available. Masks should be worn and social distancing observed. In addition to adhering to CDC and Minnesota State guidelines, the Ely Folk School is monitoring local public health.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort retired to Ely in 2014 and has become very involved in the community. She participates in AAUW (American Association of University Women,) works part-time at the Dorothy Molter Museum, and is involved in a book club, writing group, and a number of local discussion groups.

Kay enjoys experimenting with many types of craft media, is a wizard with color and jewelry design, and has taught a variety of creative jewelry classes at the Ely Folk School.

 

 





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