Teach & Learn Northwoods Skills & Crafts in Ely, Minnesota


This could be you! Click the picture to discover the ways you can participate in this year’s Birch Bark Canoe Project.

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As we enter our third year, Ely Folk School takes great pride in our city’s heritage, our association with wilderness, and Ely, Minnesota’s “end of the road” identity.

The Ely Folk School  seeks to preserve and celebrate our community’s cultural arts heritage. Its success since being founded two years ago demonstrates our community’s embrace of its classes and cultural events. And, given its highly visible front-and- center Ely location, it serves as a catalyst for our downtown’s current rejuvenation, which the Minneapolis Star Tribune has hailed the “Ely Renaissance.”


Become an Instructor

Do you have an interesting skill or craft you would like to share?  We’d love to hear your ideas.  Click here if you have interest in being an Ely Folk School Instructor.

Some happy basketeers!

Upcoming Classes

Here are some of the upcoming classes. Prices shown include both materials fees and tuition. Click on any to see the description and/or to register.