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Online: Let's Os Up a Dala Horse

Free

with Kim Garrett

Calendar Jul 11, 2020 at 10 am

Saturday, July 11, 2020  10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Tuition: Free - Suggested Donation of $20 if you are able.

In this ZOOM class we will paint a decorative wooden Swedish Dala Horse in the Os style of Norwegian rosemaling. We will be using oil paints to complete this project. It is preferred that students have some experience with basic rosemaling skills as we will not be teaching basic rosemaling techniques.

The class is offered free, but you’ll still need to register so you can receive the Zoom invitation. If you are able to donate something to support the Folk School, we really appreciate it.  Visit elyfolkschool.org to donate.

About the Instructor: Kim Garrett has been rosemaling since 2007 and has studied with several "Gold Medal" winning American rosemalers as has traveled to Norway three times to stud traditional 18th century rosemaling design with Norwegian rosemaling instructors. She has also taken lessons in Sweden in the Swedish folkart painting style, Dalmaining. She has won several blue ribbons at the MN state fair for her rosemaling and received the Best in Show twice.

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Create a Unique Beaded Bracelet

$35

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 22, 2020 at 1 pm

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuition: $20  Materials: $15

You will create a beautiful, one-of-a-kind multi-strand bracelet with beads of your choice and memory wire. This is a simple project for even the inexperienced beader. Kay will teach you how to plan your design and show you techniques to give it a professional finish. The completed project is perfect for dressy occasions, but also adds a bit of flair when worn with jeans.

Students will work from a kit that includes the materials needed to complete the project. A variety of beads and colors will be available to choose from, and additional kits will be available to students at a discounted rate.

Kay will be wearing a mask while teaching and all participants will be asked to do so also. COVID safety precautions will be in place. 

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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Online Class: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic

$60

with Les Conrad

Calendar Jul 23, 2020 at 10 am

Thursday, July 23, 2020   10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, July 28, 2020     10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Thursday, July 30, 2020    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Tuition: $60

This class is for all of you photographers who want to improve your photographs...and who doesn't? Whether you are just beginning or deeply experienced, this class will help you to better understand Adobe’s popular photography editing program, Lightroom Classic.

All photographers need to organize, edit and share their photography. Lightroom can do it all (well almost all).This is a hands-on class. We will explore many of the most important tools in Lightroom. Key topics include but are not limited to Import, Organize and Rank photos, Basic and Intermediate Editing Tools, Lightroom workflow, Adding Watermarks and Exporting photos and much much more.

No experience with Lightroom Classic needed. Learning will be enhanced if you are able to use your computer with Lightroom Classic installed. There will be plenty of time for your questions. I’ll provide sample images to work on.

This is live Zoom class, so you will able to interact with the instructor, Les Conrad. You will receive the Zoom invitation to join the class after you register and 24 hours before the start of class.

About the instructor: Les Conrad is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

 

Create a Green Jasper Necklace

$35

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Jul 29, 2020 at 1 pm

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Tuition: $20  Materials: $15

Students will make a necklace featuring a natural jasper stone enhanced with infused color. The pendant combines the brown and beige of jasper, but also brings in a beautiful olive tint. Students will learn about what cords and closures work well, and have a variety of complementary beads to work with in order to design a necklace that features their own personal style. No previous beading experience is required.

 

Students will work from a kit that includes the materials needed to complete the project. A variety of beads and colors will be available to choose from, and additional kits will be available to students at a discounted rate.

Kay will be wearing a mask while teaching and all participants will be asked to do so also. COVID safety precautions will be in place. 

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. She 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.

Create Your Own Amber Beaded Necklace

$40

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 12, 2020 at 1 pm

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 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 and valued as a gemstone since Neolithic times. Amber is said to have healing powers when worn in a bracelet or necklace and is sometimes used in medicinal creams.

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.

Kay will be wearing a mask while teaching and all participants will be asked to do so also. Additional COVID safety precautions will be in place including hand-washing and appropriate social distancing. 

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.

Creating Polymer Clay Jewelry

$55

with Kay Vandervort

Calendar Aug 26, 2020 at 1 am

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $35  Materials: $20

Polymer clay can be used to create decorative pottery, wall decor, jewelry, and figurines. It is easy to work with and does not require any equipment other than what you would find in your kitchen. You will learn how to prepare the clay and blend layers and colors to create your own unique color combinations and designs. You will make jewelry components such as pendants, matching beads, and shapes limited only by the imagination.

You will complete a polymer clay necklace, choosing materials that Kay has organized by color theme. Additional polymer clay necklace kits will be available for purchase at a special student rate.

Kay will be wearing a mask while teaching and all participants will be asked to do so also. Additional COVID safety precautions will be in place including hand-washing and appropriate social distancing.

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. 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.

Online: Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic

$40

with Les Conrad

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 10 am

Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuition: $40

This class is for any photographer who uses Adobe Lightroom Classic and wants to learn more. This is not an introductory class, but is for individuals who are familiar with basic adjustments in Lightroom Classic and want to learn advanced techniques.

This is a hands-on class. We will explore many advanced techniques in Lightroom Classic. Key topics include Adjustment Brushes, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, Presets (both off-the-shelf and custom), Custom Default Styles, Tone Curves, Retouching and more.

Basic familiarity with Lightroom Classic is a prerequisite. Learning will be greatly enhanced if you are able to work on your own computer with Lightroom Classic installed while following along with Les on Zoom. There will be plenty of time for your questions. Les will supply all students with a handout and some images to work on.

About the instructor: Les is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.





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