Teach & Learn Northwoods Skills & Crafts in Ely, Minnesota

Nature - A Walking Play sponsored by Ely Folk School

Nature play

Nature – a play about the friendship between Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau will be presented August 22-25. Click here for details and to order tickets.

From ethnic cooking classes to basket weaving, jewelry making, furniture building, photography, fabric arts, writing, painting and other arts, stained glass making, gardening, sustainable living, herbs and health, foraging, canoeing and canoe building, dances and music, there are classes for most every interest at Ely Folk School, conveniently located at the top of the hill in downtown Ely, Minnesota.

2019 Birch Bark Canoe Project begins May 13th and runs every Monday night from 5-9 through August 12th (except Memorial Day). Read more here.

Eco-Friendly House Building classes are being offered weekly through the summer and fall. Please click here to see what is being offered.

Welcome, and scroll down to see our class offerings!

Spring Challenge!

Help us match the generous grant we received from IRRRB (click here for more info).  Please click “Donate” to give a one-time or ongoing donation.

Upcoming Classes

Here are upcoming classes and events. Click on the pic for more information and/or to register.  Click here to see in calendar format.

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Your financial support enables us to continue to offer memorable learning experiences that celebrate our Northwoods heritage, art, craft, and culture. Please click “Donate” to give a one-time or ongoing donation.

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