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Scandinavian Heart Dala Horse Ornament: Live Online

$42

with Kim Garrett

Calendar Nov 6, 2021 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, November 6, 2021
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $42

Come and paint a Scandinavian Heart Ornament with a Dala Horse added for extra fun. In this class we'll learn how to make the design, prepare the ornament for painting and use acrylic paint to make our ornaments.

Make it a day of painting fun and join the morning's Scandinavian Heart Ornament class with Kim! 

Students will receive a list of supplies needed upon registration.

About the Instructor: Kim Garrett has been painting Scandinavian folk art in the Norwegian Rosemaling and Swedish Dalmålning styles for about 14 years. Kim has traveled to Scandinavia several times to learn her craft from expert folk artists there. She has been teaching for 8 years throughout the Midwest. 

Needle Felt a Cardinal: Live Online

$76

with Laura Berlage

Calendar Nov 12, 2021 at 2 pm

Friday, November 12, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $36   Materials: $25  Shipping: $15

Register before November 2nd in order to receive supplies prior to the class. 

Needle felting is fun! Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable little cardinal. Cardinals are a common sight around the Northwoods in November! We will mail you the materials ahead of time, then Laura will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom. No previous experience is necessary.

The materials kit comes with enough wool to make two cardinals, so you can perfect your technique on the second one after class. All you need to complete the project is a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a pair of scissors. Everything else is included! Experience the magic of needle felting or learn some new tips to add to your growing skillset.

Needle felting can feel especially therapeutic, as we repeatedly stab the wool with our barbed needles while creating a cute, wooly friend in the process. Join us for this welcoming online class!

A full kit will be mailed to each student, complete with the wool, foam work surface, needle, eye beads, and other necessary pieces. Students will also receive in the kit a welcome letter with notes on using Zoom as well as a link and password to a pre-recorded version of the class if they find this resource additionally helpful.

About the Instructor: Laura Berlage is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming ideas into form and overlapping narrative and visual.

Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm—especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with engaged, hands-on teaching for small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

Papermaking

$34

with Sarah Elkins

Calendar Nov 17, 2021 at 5 pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Tuition: $24  Materials: $10

What could spread more joy than a note written on a piece of colorful unique paper? Papermaking has been essential to society for thousands of years but in modern times mass production has led to an emphasis on low cost and uniformity in paper products. Learn how to make beautiful and unique handmade paper from junk mail and paper scraps.

Students will learn the basics of the paper making process as well as how to choose and embed additions such as glitter, metallic foil, and botanicals. Students will go home with 15-20 sheets of homemade paper.

About the Instructor, Sarah Elkins: I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I have always had a fascination in handmade goods and enjoy learning and experimenting with different techniques and media. I am primarily self taught and through my creative journey I have learned that the aspect of crafting and creating I love the most is seeing the unique individuality different people bring to a project. Because of this I emphasize individuality and creativity in my classes.

Although I dabble in many areas, I focus my time on crochet, embroidery, and papermaking. I am the owner and primary creator of Corduroy Cat Studios, a home goods and stationery business.

Writing from a Sense of Time and Place

$20

with Linda LeGarde Grover

Calendar Nov 22, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Monday, November 22, 2021
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuition: $20

A light meal will be provided. 

In this interactive writing workshop, participants will begin a creative writing project in the form of essay, poetry, fiction or memoir (or a combination of any of these). Prompts will be suggested, and the concepts of time and place will be examined from diverse individual and community worldviews.

There will be discussions within very small groups as well as among the entire group of participants; these can provide a shared richness of energy and thought. At the end of the workshop, some participants may have a completed piece, some may have the foundation for work that may be developed further.

Participants should bring paper to write upon, paper to jot down notes and ideas, and pens or pencils.

This event is sponsored by Ely's chapter of American Association of University Women. Find a full schedule of Linda's workshops and book reading from AAUW.

About the Instructor: Linda LeGarde Grover, professor emeritus of American Indian Studies at UMD, is a member of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe and author fiction, poetry, research articles, newspaper columns and essays.

She is a recipient of the UMD Albert Tezla Teaching and Research Award for her work in integrating her research into her courses and of the UMD College of Liberal Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Linda’s book publications include The Dance Boots (University of George Press 2010); The Road Back to Sweetgrass (University of Minnesota Press 2014); The Sky Watched: Poems of Ojibwe Lives (Red Mountain Press 2016); Onigamiising: Seasons of an Ojibwe Year (University of Minnesota Press 2017) and In the Night of Memory (University of Minnesota Press 2019), and the forthcoming collection of essays Gichigami Hearts: Stories and Histories from Misaabekong (University of Minnsota Press 2021). Her work has received the Flannery O’Connor Award, Janet Heidingerr Kafka Prize, Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers & Storytellers Fiction Award, Red Mountain Press Editor’s Award, Northeastern Minnesota Book Award and Minnesota Book Award. Linda lives in Duluth, where she was born.

Linoleum Print Patches

$73

with Nora Rickey

Calendar Dec 2, 2021 at 1 pm

Thursday, December 2, 2021
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $48  Materials: $25

Students will learn how to carve a 4”x6” linoleum block to create prints and patches. Students will learn which fabric and inks are best for printing on fabric versus on paper. If you’ve ever wanted to create multiple works of wearble art, this is a good place to begin! 

Linoleum printing is a long practiced art form, in which you cut a design into the linoleum before printing it with ink. We will explore working with both fabric and paper. We encourage you to use the prints you make on fabric for mending your worn clothes! 

About the Instructor, Nora Rickey: I am a self taught visual artist and educator living in Minnesota. Raised in an artistic household and trained in NYC, I came into my visual arts practice when I moved back to the sweet Midwest. Here, I began exploring and teaching myself different fiber arts skills and incorporating them into my work. Whether a hidden secret or on full display, I love to create pieces that transform the wearer into art. 

Needle Felt a Snowy Owl: Live Online

$76

with Laura Berlage

Calendar Dec 10, 2021 at 2 pm

Friday, December 10, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Tuition: $36   Materials: $25  Shipping: $15

Register before December 1st in order to receive supplies prior to the class. The snowy owl is the cute guy in the center of the photo.

Needle felting is fun! Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable little snowy owl. We will mail you the materials ahead of time, then Laura will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom. No previous experience is necessary.

The materials kit comes with enough wool to make two owls, so you can perfect your technique on the second one after class. All you need to complete the project is a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a pair of scissors. Everything else is included! Experience the magic of needle felting or learn some new tips to add to your growing skillset.

Needle felting can feel especially therapeutic, as we repeatedly stab the wool with our barbed needles while creating a cute, wooly friend in the process. Join us for this welcoming online class!

A full kit will be mailed to each student, complete with the wool, foam work surface, needle, eye beads, and other necessary pieces. Students will also receive in the kit a welcome letter with notes on using Zoom as well as a link and password to a pre-recorded version of the class if they find this resource additionally helpful.

About the Instructor: Laura Berlage is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming ideas into form and overlapping narrative and visual.

Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm—especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with engaged, hands-on teaching for small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

Homemade Beeswax Wraps

$34

with Sarah Elkins

Calendar Dec 16, 2021 at 6 pm

Thursday, December 16, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuition: $24  Materials: $10

What could spread more joy than a note written on a piece of colorful unique paper? Papermaking has been essential to society for thousands of years but in modern times mass production has led to an emphasis on low cost and uniformity in paper products. Learn how to make beautiful and unique handmade paper from junk mail and paper scraps.

Students will learn the basics of the paper making process as well as how to choose and embed additions such as glitter, metallic foil, and botanicals. Students will go home with 15-20 sheets of homemade paper.

About the Instructor, Sarah Elkins: I have been crafting for as long as I can remember. I have always had a fascination in handmade goods and enjoy learning and experimenting with different techniques and media. I am primarily self taught and through my creative journey I have learned that the aspect of crafting and creating I love the most is seeing the unique individuality different people bring to a project. Because of this I emphasize individuality and creativity in my classes.

Although I dabble in many areas, I focus my time on crochet, embroidery, and papermaking. I am the owner and primary creator of Corduroy Cat Studios, a home goods and stationery business.





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