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Upscale Dream Necklace

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Nov 23, 2019 at 1 pm

Saturday, November 23, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $20 Materials: $15

Students will create a one-of-a-kind necklace loosely based on the style of a Native American dream catcher. Recycled jewelry and natural materials will be used to create these necklaces. Students should bring any broken earrings or necklaces they'd like to incorporate into their pieces. Students can also consider picking up materials they find outdoors such as bark, feathers, or pieces of rusted metal to bring to add to the finished pieces.

 About the instructor, Kay Vandervort: Kay 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.

Kay retired to Ely three years ago after a career as a freelance writer followed by thirty years as a nonprofit executive director. She has taught several jewelry and polymer clay classes in the past at the Ely Folk School, sharing her beautiful creations, her skills, and her playfulness exploring color and creativity.

Thanksgiving Dinner at Ely Folk School
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Ely Folk School

Free
Calendar Nov 28, 2019 at 3 pm

Please join us on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 at 3:00 for a potluck dinner. We'll provide a roasted turkey with stuffing and gravy, coffee and tea, so bring one of your Thanksgiving favorites to share. We'll start at 3:00 so you'll be free to enjoy other Thanksgiving activities like the open house at the State Theater and the tree lighting at the Grand Ely Lodge.

We'll have some music and games and lots of camaraderie. If you're having dinner elsewhere, you're welcome to join us for dessert or just drop in to say hi if you're out doing the Thanksgiving shopping night stroll. Please do RSVP by emailing info@elyfolkschool.org or calling 218-235-0138.

Make REAL Mincemeat Pie

$40

with Johnnie Hyde

Calendar Nov 30, 2019 at 12:30 pm

Saturday, November 30, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $30  Materials Fee: $10

Not just cooked raisins, this delicious, traditional mincemeat starts with venison, then is supplemented with apples, citrus, spices, molasses, currants, raisins and topped off with brandy. The instructor will gather the organic, local-when-possible ingredients. (OK, not the oranges.) Students need to bring a quart container to take home mincemeat to make their own holiday pie.

About the instructor: Johnnie Hyde has been making her mother’s mincemeat recipe for more than 40 years. What better credentials could you possibly ask for?

Create a Custom Switchplate

$35

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Nov 30, 2019 at 1 pm

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

Tuition: $25  Materials: $10

Create a unique switch plate using polymer clay and your choice of designs for your home or cabin. Polymer is an easy-to-use medium that can be stamped, carved, scored, and painted to achieve the desired effect. Participants will have a finished switch plate at the end of the class.

Additionally, it is a chance for you to experiment with polymer clay before investing in the supplies and clay. Polymer clay, as a medium, has many uses for creating unique jewelry, decorative bowls, art pieces, and figurines. Wear clothes you can get paint on.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort remembers, “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read...so we read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project to work on, so I developed the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic media.

It is the exploration of color and texture that excites me about working with polymer. It can be manipulated, stacked, stamped, carved, and scored to create interesting layers and textures

Kay 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 trained 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 at the Ely Folk School.

 





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