Hello Friends,

Please view our most updated list of classes for the next three months. The weather is changing and it is exciting to think about winter activities like snowshoeing and a multitude of crafting opportunities on chilly days.

We at the Ely Folk School encourage you to sign up early for classes. One of the best ways to support EFS is by taking a class. 

This month we received a capacity building grant from Propel Nonprofits. Ely Folk School board and staff have a plethora of exciting, creative ideas for new courses and projects. Our efforts for the grant will be focused on strategic planning. Please give a big thank you to board member Johnnie Hyde for putting this application together and attending meetings while helping protect our communities from wildfires and COVID-19. Thank you Johnny! 

Alexia Springer, Media

Introduction to Clay Work
Tuesdays and Thursdays October 12 through November 4

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Interested in ceramics but have little or no clay experience? This class is for you!
Over the course of eight class sessions, you’ll learn about the different stages clay goes through during the making process, as well as the tools and techniques used to create both wheel thrown and handbuilt pottery. Try both handbuilding and throwing or choose just one path! You’ll learn how to design and glaze your pieces, and you’ll be able to use everything you make once you’ve finished the 4-week class!  

This class has eight sessions over four weeks. It is okay to miss one session. 
Bisque and glaze firing, tools, and studio time is all included. The materials fee covers your clay. 

September Class List

Create a Blue Natural Stone Necklace with Kay Vandervort
  September 22 at 1:00 pm – $39

Capturing Fall Colors with Ken Hupila
  September 25 at 9:00 am – $88

Make a Bent Willow Chair with John Bajda 
  September 25 at 8:00 am – $115

Demo: Wild Rice Hot Dish with Rick Anderson & Muriel Deegan – $25
  September 25 at 3:00 pm

Glowing Skin & Hair for Ages 12 – 18  with Jaime Brennan & Megan Olson
  September 29 at 3:00 pm – $60

Demo: Intro to Home Brewing with Charlie Cecil
  September 30 at 6:30 pm – $35
October Class List
Intro to Chip Carving with Bart Dunning
  October 2 at 12:00 pm – $80

Biscuits and Gravy: Live Online with Lacey Squier
  October 3 at 8:00 am – $25

Intro to Stained Glass with Betty Firth
  Monday, October 4 and 11 at 3:00 pm – $92

Starting Your Novel and “After Francesco” Reading with Brian Malloy
  October 6 at 6:00 pm – FREE

Glowing Skin & Hair for Ages 19 – 40 with Jaime Brennan & Megan Olson
  October 6 at 3:00 pm – $60

Sustainable Living with Andy Hill
  October 6 at 6:00 pm – FREE

Create a Herringbone Bracelet with Kay Vandervort
  October 7 at 1:00 pm – $39

 Hammer & Tongs and More: Making Basic Tools with Paul Webster  October 8 at 5:00 pm & October 9 at 9:00 am – $135

Nature Writing for Women: Honor Autumn: Live Online with DyAnne Korda
  October 9 at 10:00 am – $26

Introduction to Clay with Wade Pharr
  Tuesdays & Thursdays October 12 – November 4 at 6:00 pm – $330 

Glowing Skin & Hair for Ages 40+ with Jaime Brennan & Megan Olson
  October 13 at 3:00 pm – $60

Learn to Make Paneer: Live Online with Gary Colles
  October 14 at 2:00 pm – $40

Accessorizing your Pottery with Sandy Brandley 
  October 14 & 21 at 2:00 pm – $70

Writing With Your Child, For Your Child with John Kopp
  Thursday, October 14, 21, 28 & November 4, 11, & 18, 2021 at 6:30 pm – $80

Beginner Needle Tatted Flowers with Nora Rickey
  October 15 at 10:00 am – $50

Needle Felt a Pumpkin: Live Online with Laura Berlage   October 15 at 2:00 pm – $76

Needle-Tat a Pair of Lace Earrings with Nora Rickey
  October 16 at 10:00 am – $56

Glowing Skin and Hair for Men with Jaime Brennan and Megan Olson
  October 20 at 3:00 pm – $60

Xiao Long Bao with Lacey Squier
  October 22 at 5:00 pm – $55

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop with Peta Barrett
  October 24 & 25 at 9:00 am – $320

Stained Glass: Next Steps with Betty Firth
  Monday, October 25, November 1, 8, 15 at 3:00 pm –$184

Knit Matleena Mittens: Live Online with Laura Ricketts
  October 30 & November 6 at 2:00 pm – $55
November Class List

Sustainable Living with Andy Hill
  November 3 at 6:00 pm. – FREE

Build and Decorate a Bowl with Lyn Reed
  November 4 & 11 at 1:00 pm – $75

Scandinavian Christmas Hearts: Live Online with Kim Garrett
  November 6 at 9:00 am – $42

Scandinavian Heart Dala Horse Ornament: Live Online with Kim Garrett
  November 6 at 1:39 pm – $42

Glaze a Hand Built Bowl with Lyn Reed
  November 11 at 1:00 pm – $50

Learn to Make Sage Derby Cheese: Live Online with Gary Colles
  November 11 at 2:00 pm – $40

Needle Felt a Cardinal: Live Online with Laura Berlage
  November 12 at 2:00 pm – $76

The Maasepän Puukko with Paige May 
  November 13 & 14 at 9:00 am – $294

Wearable Art: Embroidered Patches with Nora Rickey
  November 13 at 10:00 am – $46

A Quiltmaker’s Journey: A Trunk Show and Lecture with Helen Smith Stone 
  November 13 at 2:00 pm – $20

Felted Crochet Wool Rug: Live Online with Laura Berlage
  Saturday, November 13, 20, 27 at 2:00 pm – $247

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