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Ely Folk School


Capturing Fall Colors


with Ken Hupila

Calendar Sep 29, 2018 at 9 am

Saturday, September 29, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuition: $70

Be a part of an autumn tradition in the North Country – observing and photographing fall color! This class will provide a one hour orientation on techniques and equipment utilization while in the field. We’ll then take our gear into the Superior National Forest and look for numerous vistas, unique perspectives, cozy vignettes and macro work. With luck we may come across some forest critters as a bonus!   

Bring lunch, camera and gear; manual, all lenses, tripod, remote release, circular polarizer (if you have it), and rubber boots. Dress for the day.

About the Instructor: Ken Hupila has been chasing wildlife around and enjoying the outdoors in northern Minnesota for over 60 years. He took his first wildlife image in 1964 and has been working on his craft ever since.

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Nature Writing: Autumn in the North


with DyAnne Korda

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $70 

As autumn’s colorful landscapes peak, we pause to appreciate summer’s bounty and prepare for the season to come. Set aside a day at The Ely Folk School on the edge of the Boundary Water wilderness to discover the richness of your inner harvest through nature writing. You will generate written pieces in a supportive group through reading, discussion, contemplation, hiking, and free-flowing nature writing exercises.

About the instructor: DyAnne Korda is a poet, artist, and experienced writing instructor with students of all ages. She has been published in many journals including The Wisconsin Academy Review, and is author of Path of Belonging, Between Moon and Creek, and Finding the Lost Woman. She was awarded an Individual Artist Grant through the  Donald G. Gardener Humanities Trust to complete her most recent book, This Earth Woman.

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