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Advanced Photography - Focus on Landscapes

$50

with Ken Hupila

Calendar Jul 28, 2018 at 10 am

Saturday, July 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $50

Ever wondered how some photographers can get such stunning landscape shots that contain a large dynamic range and superb depth of focus in addition to a gorgeous scene? What elements should you be thinking of when planning for your inspirational images? How does light, time of year as well of time of day factor into your work? All questions answered in this workshop!

We will cover lens selection, compositional techniques, hyperfocus, image stacking, useful apps, use of filters, and long exposure photography. 

Workshop will consist of three hours in the classroom and a two-hour field trip to Kawishiwi Falls. That is about a 1/3 mile hike over a hiking trail that is rocky in portions, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear.

This class is intended for the intermediate level photographer and above.

About the instructor: Ken Hupila says, "I live in northern Minnesota and have been interested in photography since I won a box camera at a carnival when I was six. The last couple of years have finally seen an opportunity when finances and free time have allowed me to begin playing with the interest. I have been taking nature shots and sport photos for awhile and am just beginning to play with studio photography."

Ken's photography classes at the Ely Folk School have been very popular. He also offers Photographing Wild Orchids, Capturing Fall Colors, and Intro to Photoshop.

Birch Bark Baskets 101

$45

with Susanna Pershern

Calendar Aug 29, 2018 at 9 am

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuition: $40   Materials: $5

Learn to make a beautiful, simple birch bark basket using spruce roots, birch bark and saplings gathered from the Northwoods. You will walk away with a beautiful basket to remind you of the richness of the forest. After only a few short hours in the classroom, you will also carry with you the skills to make more baskets. All the materials will be provided.

About the instructor: Susanna Pershern is an artist and underwater photographer for the Submerged Resources Center of the United States National Park Service. Pershern trained in the traditional photographic processes and several alternative photographic processes at Rockport College, Rockport, ME, (now, Maine Media College.)

Susanna has experience as a young artist counselor and has taught previously at the Ely Folk School. She’s looking forward to returning to Ely and we’re very happy to welcome her back!

Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod
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Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod

$405

with Kris Kristufek

Calendar Jul 27, 2018 at 5 pm

Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod
This is a three-day class:
Friday     7/27/18  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7/28/18  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday   7/29/18  9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Tuitition: $180  Materials: $225

Build your first custom fishing rod under the guidance of professional rod builder, Kris Kristufek from LakeLady Custom Rods. You will build a rod up to seven feet long, with choice of action and power, thread color choices, handle choices, and more, using American-made component parts. Then add your own inscription and personal touches.  

This is an intensive course in which all necessary tools and equipment and supplies are furnished.  During three days of classroom instruction, you will learn how to build a fishing rod made from carbon fiber, attached the handle and reel seat, learn guide placement techniques, wrap the guides with fine thread, find the spine, apply epoxy finish and learn basic decorative techniques.

Why settle for big box store rods when you can build a much better rod yourself, custom-made to fit your measurements? 

In order to choose your custom materials which the instructor will order for you, you must register by July 2nd. Registrations will be taken after that date, but selection of materials will be from the choices the instructor brings to class. Students must be 13 years old or older.

About the instructor: Kris Kristufek of Breezy Point, MN, builds award-winning custom fishing rods. He uses only premium blanks and components, creating unique fishing rods for the discriminating angler at LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods. A Certified Professional Rod Builder by the Custom Rod Builders Guild, Inc., he is one of only two such Certified Pros in Minnesota and one of only 36 in the United States. He has build over 2,500 custom fishing rods. Kristufek is becoming known as the "Rod Professor" as he shares his skills, teaching others this interesting craft of custom rod building.

 

 

 

Create a Blue Magnesite Necklace

$25

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 14, 2018 at 2 pm

Create a Blue Magnesite Necklace
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $15  Materials: $10

For the look of turquoise without the expense, create a simple strand of blue magnesite with glass beads interspersed in the necklace to accent the variation in color of the stones. Several different styles of the stone will be available to fit differing tastes. This is a basic beading course and can easily be mastered by individuals with no previous beading experience.

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort says, “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read. We read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project we were working on while we watched. Hence, all my life I have gotten into the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic medium.”

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.

 

Create a Hardbound Book

$110

with Consie Powell

Calendar Aug 11, 2018 at 9 am

Two Day Class:
August 11, 2018, 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM
August 12, 2018, 9:00 Am- 1:00 PM

Tuition: $80 Materials: $30

An elegant and sturdy hand-bound book is a joy to make and a pleasure to use, whether for writing, sketching or as a guest book. In this class, we will create a hardbound, cloth-covered book with blank pages of high quality, acid-free paper .At the end of the class, you will have a book ready for whatever use you desire. The skills you gain using simple tools will enable you to make hardbound books at home without complicated bookbinding equipment.

About the Instructor: Consie Powell is an artist and writer who creates picture books for young readers and has been making her own sketch journals for years. She has taught bookbinding skills to numerous individuals, as well as teaching journaling classes for the Ely Folk School.

Feather or Flower

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 10, 2018 at 1 pm

Feather or Flower
Friday, Aug. 10, 2013
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Tuition: $25  Materials: $15

Create a one-of-a-kind necklace featuring either a feather or flower focal point. Once the technique is mastered, this simple-to-make bead embroidered technique can be modified in many ways using clay, button, bead, or collage accents. This process allows the individual to use a variety of texture and color to create depth in the completed piece. The completed pendant will be approximately 2" by 2".

About the instructor: Kay Vandervort says, “As children we could get out of doing dishes if we read. We read a lot. And, we could watch television if we had a project we were working on while we watched. Hence, all my life I have gotten into the habit of having a lap project---jewelry making, embroidery, sewing, or experimenting with a variety of artistic medium.”

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.

 

Intro to Traditional Beading

$35

with Adeline Potts

Calendar Jul 27, 2018 at 12 pm

Traditional Beading - Han Athabascan Style
Friday, July 27, 2018
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tuition: $30  Materials: $5

Adeline is offering this one-day class to beaders who have some experience and to first-timers who would like to learn some basic techniques and get a start on a project. She will be offering a series of three classes in September for students who would like a more in-depth experience.

You will learn how to paint with beads, creating beautiful designs in the traditional style of the Han Athabascan people of Alaska. The beading will be done on a felt background, so you will be able to attach your finished piece to a purse, moccasin, shirt or other article of clothing or frame it for your home.

You will learn all the basics of beading, including the preferred tools and materials, how to choose beads, and various stitches to use. Adeline will provide a number of Han Athabascan designs for you to choose from, and you will have a chance to learn about the Han Athabascan culture.

About the instructor: Adeline Potts is a Native of Alaska of the Han Athabascan tribe. She has had extensive experience beading professionally, creating intricately-beaded wedding garments and beautiful Moosehide moccasins. Adeline enjoys teaching, passing on the traditional skills to others. She and her husband spent over 30 winters living off the land in the Alaskan wilderness, fishing, hunting and trapping.

Intro to Wet Plate Photography

$22

with Chris Olsen

Calendar Aug 7, 2018 at 1 pm

Introduction to Wet Plate Photography
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Tuition: $10  Materials: $12

Come join us as we travel back in time 150 years to the early days of photography. This process was introduced in the 1850s, and was at its heyday during the Civil War. It is capable of making both negative and positive images. The collodion process, also known as wet plate, is enjoying a resurgence, and here is your chance to try it without the overhead of getting your own equipment.

Chris suggests bringing an apron or smock since silver nitrate used in the process stains clothes and hands.

About the instructor: Chris Olsen has a degree in history and works as a particle accelerator operator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Il. He has combined his interest in history and photography by practicing 19th century photography-both tintypes and daguerreotypes-for about 14 years. For the past nine years, Chris has been taking his photography to Civil War reenactments and given demonstrations at schools and living history museums and fairs.

Chris recently started using the wet plate process for backstage photos at concerts as well as astrophotography, is acting as historical consultant for a pitch film, and is writing for the Vatican Astronomy Foundation Blog. Chris has three daughters, and the two older girls are learning the collodion process

 





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