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Kid's Makers Mornings

Free
Calendar Aug 12, 2022 at 9 am

Fridays, June 3 through August 26, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free!

Join other young makers and crafters at the Ely Folk School for a relaxed morning of creativity and sharing. Any project is welcome! The Ely Folk School and Ely Community Resource (ECR) are excited to partner this summer and offer this program.

All are invited, no matter skill level or age! Ages 8-18, or younger children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drop in whenever as you like, for as long as you like. 

A local instructor will be present each week to facillitate a fun, kid-friendly craft project in case you don't have anything to work on and still want to create.

Please register so that we know who to expect and so we may send you emails about the craft and snack for the week. 

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Gyotaku: Fish Printing
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Gyotaku: Fish Printing

$42

with Lyn Reed

Calendar Aug 12, 2022 at 12 pm

Friday, August 12, 2022
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $36  Materials: $8

The Art of Gyotaku ( ghio-at’-koo ) is the ancient Japanese art of fish printing. Gyotaku has been used for over a century to record catches of sport fish. The Japanese fish printing technique provides valuable information for ichthyological studies. The process of Gyotaku gives us an appreciation for the beauty and diversity of nature.

In this class you will create your own fish prints using real fish caught locally. The process begins by using a fish to produce a black and white print. You will then be guided in enhancing the print using watercolor paints for a gorgeous piece of fishy wall decor!

About the Instructor: Lyn Reed is a lifelong teacher and learner. She has been an art educator for over 35 years. In her personal work, Lyn specializes in pottery. Lyn’s work also reflects the flora and fauna of her homeland, often carving her vessels with shapes and textures inspired by nature.

Songwriting Workshop

$25

with J. Jeffrey Messerole

Calendar Aug 13, 2022 at 3 pm

Saturday, August 13, 2022
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $25

Are you looking to write an original song but have gotten stuck somewhere along the way? Join singer-songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole for a songwriting workshop. During this creative workshop, J. Jeffrey Messerole will gently guide you through your ideas and process. 

J. Jeffrey Messerole released his first EP in 2013 and since then has written more than a hundred original songs and has released six additional full-length albums in those nine years. His songs are compared to John Prine, Jason Isbell, and even Bob Dylan. The motifs of his songs can vary as greatly as the wild flowers in the native tall grass. Messerole does frequently write about that flora, as well as the fauna of the region. Not to mention all of its wildlife. Not one to shy away from subject matter, the songs can frequently meander across the lines between love and loss, success and failure, or life and death.

J. Jeffrey Messerole Live in Concert

$20

with J. Jeffrey Messerole

Calendar Aug 13, 2022 at 7 pm

Saturday, August 13, 2022
7:00 PM

Tickets: $20

Multi-award winning songwriter J. Jeffrey Messerole is an Americana musician from Iowa's capital city. From the depths of his Iowa roots, Messerole masterfully blends the sounds of his guitar with engaging lyrics, and often a harmonica, to tell gritty American tales that are bound to evoke emotion from all of his listeners. The motifs of his songs can vary as greatly as the wild flowers in the native tall grass. Messerole does frequently write about that flora, as well as the fauna of the region. Not to mention all of it's wild life. Not one to shy away from subject matter, the songs can frequently meander across the lines between love and loss, success and failure, or life and death.

J. Jeffrey Messerole has garnered awards and distinctions that have landed him in the same company as John Prine, Jason Isbell, and John Hiatt. Fans of the aforementioned artists will find satisfaction in his songs as well. Messerole is happy to share his original folk, blues, and alternative country music that's cultivated right here in the heart of the Great Plains.

Rattle Making
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Rattle Making

$55

with Alison Bell

Calendar Aug 17, 2022 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Wednesdays, August 17 & 24, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM each day

Tuition: $40  Materials: $15

Learn how to make a rattle with rawhide, beads or found objects, and a carved wooden handle. In the first class we will be working with wet rawhide, cutting a pattern, hand sewing with sinew, and stuffing with sand to form a shape. The second class will be carving the handle and decorating the rattle. There will be beads, feathers, leather, and assorted objects for rattle adornment.

Help will be given to students not comfortable with carving the wooden handle. 

About the Instructor: Alison Bell grew up in the midwest and is most at home in the woods. She has a degree in Experiential Education and taught wilderness skills to adults and children in the 1980's with Medicine Hawk, a wilderness school in Wisconsin, working with the scouts, schools, and camps, and private functions. Her life then took a different direction but she always knew the time would come to teach again. 30 years later and she is raring to go! 

Kid's Makers Mornings

Free
Calendar Aug 19, 2022 at 9 am

Fridays, June 3 through August 26, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free!

Join other young makers and crafters at the Ely Folk School for a relaxed morning of creativity and sharing. Any project is welcome! The Ely Folk School and Ely Community Resource (ECR) are excited to partner this summer and offer this program.

All are invited, no matter skill level or age! Ages 8-18, or younger children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drop in whenever as you like, for as long as you like. 

A local instructor will be present each week to facillitate a fun, kid-friendly craft project in case you don't have anything to work on and still want to create.

Please register so that we know who to expect and so we may send you emails about the craft and snack for the week. 

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Kid's Makers Mornings

Free
Calendar Aug 26, 2022 at 9 am

Fridays, June 3 through August 26, 2022
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Free!

Join other young makers and crafters at the Ely Folk School for a relaxed morning of creativity and sharing. Any project is welcome! The Ely Folk School and Ely Community Resource (ECR) are excited to partner this summer and offer this program.

All are invited, no matter skill level or age! Ages 8-18, or younger children accompanied by a parent or guardian. Drop in whenever as you like, for as long as you like. 

A local instructor will be present each week to facillitate a fun, kid-friendly craft project in case you don't have anything to work on and still want to create.

Please register so that we know who to expect and so we may send you emails about the craft and snack for the week. 

This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Songwriting Circle
Registration Unavailable

Songwriting Circle

Price not
available

with Joey Kenig

Calendar Aug 30, 2022 at 1 pm

Tuesday, June 28, 2022,
Tuesday, July 26, 2022,
Tuesday, August 30, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Please bring $10 cash per person per session to cover participation fees.

This is a monthly meeting for songwriters and poets.  We will gather to share works in progress and to talk about the process of writing lyrics.  It is not a time to perform fully polished pieces; instead, we’ll share things we’re working on and would like others to hear (and comment on).

Our summer schedule will roughly align with the new moon each month (June, July and August).  Perhaps the new moon will be a catalyst for new work.

Please contact Joey Kenig (host/facilitator) with questions: (218)235-1462; joey@housedogcarpentry.com.





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