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Strawberry Rhubarb Pie: Live Online

$25

with Lacey Squier

Calendar May 27, 2021 at 7 pm

Thursday, May 27, 2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Tuition: $25 per household

Celebrate the spring season with a traditional lard-crust strawberry rhubarb pie. Participants will be provided alternative ingredient list and instructions if they eat a vegetarian diet requiring a butter crust. 

The class tuition is per household. You can have as many cooks as your kitchen can hold. Ingredients and supplies lists will be sent upon registration. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey works at Ely Family Dental and serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.  

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Learn to Make Caerphilly Cheese: Live Online

$40

with Gary Colles

Calendar Jun 10, 2021 at 2 pm

Thursday, June 10, 2021
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Tuition: $40

June's Cheese of the Month is Caerphilly! 

Join Master Cheesemaker Gary Colles and the Ely Folk School as we make a new cheese from scratch each month. 

Caerphilly is an aged, crumbly white cheese with a natural moist and bright flavor. Your friends will be amazed when you pair seasonal fruits with homemade cheese!

Join us in the rewarding practice of making cheese from scratch under excellent tutelage with fine company. You will certainly learn something new and although you will not leave the Zoom class with a final product, the end results will wow you! 

You will receive the recipe and the supplies list in early June. Please be sure to fully read the ingredients list and reach out with questions on where to find any lesser-known ingredients. After class, your cheese may require additional care. 

About the Instructor: Gary Colles has been making artisan cheese for nineteen years. Beginning with teaching in Michigan where he and his wife live, he has added North Carolina, Alabama, Iowa, Florida and Minnesota. He has worked and trained with Glengarry Cheese Company in Canada, New England Cheese Making Company, and Farmstead Cheese Making. He is always reading more on cheese making, and his reference library now has fifty books on cheese.  

Please register for each person attending in your household to support both the instructors and the Ely Folk School. Thank you!

Homemade Frozen Pizza: Live Online

$30

with Lacey Squier

Calendar Jun 10, 2021 at 6 pm

Thursday, June 10, 2021
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

Tuition: $30

Summer evenings are precious! Prep tasty homemade pizzas in advance to have on hand for busy nights spent outdoors. Learn how to make four freezer-friendly pizza crusts with a variety of toppings.

Ingredient and supplies lists will be sent to registrants via email two weeks prior to class. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey works at Ely Family Dental and serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.  

Intermediate Needle Felting a Fawn: Live Online

$85

with Laura Berlage

Calendar Jun 18, 2021 at 2 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Fridays, June 18 and June 25, 2021
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $40  Materials and Shipping: $45

This class is for Intermediate needle felters and takes place over two 2-hour Zoom sessions. 

 Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable little fawn. We will mail you the materials ahead of time, then Laura will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom. 

The materials kit comes with enough wool to make two fawns, 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.

During these trying times, 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 kit will be mailed to each student, complete with the wool, needle, eye beads, and other necessary pieces. Students, as intermediate artists, are expected to have a foam work surface from previous classes with Laura or previous personal work. 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.

Learn to Make Asiago Cheese: Live Online

$40

with Gary Colles

Calendar Jul 8, 2021 at 2 pm

Thursday, July 8, 2021
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuition: $40

July's Cheese of the Month is Asiago! 

Join Master Cheesemaker Gary Colles and the Ely Folk School as we make a new cheese from scratch each month. 

Fresh asiago is a fantastic cheese to have in your fridge. Asiago can be used to enhance almost any sandwich or pasta. 

Join us in the rewarding practice of making cheese from scratch under excellent tutelage with fine company. You will certainly learn something new and although you will not leave the Zoom class with a final product, the end results will wow you! 

You will receive the recipe and the supplies list in early July. Please be sure to fully read the ingredients list and reach out with questions on where to find any lesser-known ingredients. After class, your cheese will require additional care prior to consumption. 

About the Instructor: Gary Colles has been making artisan cheese for nineteen years. Beginning with teaching in Michigan where he and his wife live, he has added North Carolina, Alabama, Iowa, Florida and Minnesota. He has worked and trained with Glengarry Cheese Company in Canada, New England Cheese Making Company, and Farmstead Cheese Making. He is always reading more on cheese making, and his reference library now has fifty books on cheese.  

Please register for each person attending in your household to support both the instructors and the Ely Folk School. Thank you!

Blueberry Hand Pies: Live Online

$20

with Lacey Squier

Calendar Jul 22, 2021 at 6 pm

Thursday, July 22, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Tuition: $20 

These butter-crust hand pies can be made in bulk and frozen either before they've been baked or after. Prep ahead to have at the ready to bring as a shareable treat when you're called to an impromptu summer bonfire with friends. Join us in community via Zoom no matter how ripe the blueberries are in your hometown. 

The ingredient and supplies list will be sent to registrants two weeks prior to class. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey works at Ely Family Dental and serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.  

Pupusas with Slaw and Salsa: Live Online

$20

with Lacey Squier

Calendar Aug 20, 2021 at 4 pm

Friday, August 20, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM 

Tuition: $20 

Participants are welcomed to stay on Zoom and eat pupusas while in community with classmates at 6:00, after the class officially ends. 

Pupusas are a filled masa griddle cake that originate in El Salvador. We'll make a bulk batch of vegetarian pupusas -- some to freeze for a rainy day, and some to eat with homemade salsa and slaw.

Ingredient lists will be sent to registrants via email two weeks prior to class. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey works at Ely Family Dental and serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.  





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