June Newsletter

View this email in your browser June Newsletter Learn Something New The Birch Bark Canoe Project kicked off this week with the first public building session this past Sunday. If you would like to participate, you can come to the Ely Folk School pocket park at 1pm on Sundays throughout the summer, registration found here. More information on […]

The Ely Folk School Mercantile is open

Written by Alexia Springer Some of you may remember a few years back when the Ely Folk School had a mercantile. Unfortunately, I do not but I am pleased to announce that the mercantile is being revived and items are starting to become available for purchase. Slow and steady wins the race due to limited […]

May Update

Thank you to everyone who came out to our spring bonfire a few weeks back. We hope you had a great time! Special thanks to the band members pictured above, it isn’t a party until there is live music.  We’re looking forward to a robust summer class list with many free opportunities for folks of all ages […]

May Newsletter

View this email in your browser Gearing up for Summer The weather may not be cooperating yet, but I can feel (and almost taste) summer when looking through the summer class list. Plans to make pies, pick blueberries, make wild rice knockers, help with the birch bark canoe project, and participate in one of our newest classes, “Creating a […]

EFS Is Hiring!

Join a burgeoning non-profit spreading the joy of handicraft. The Assistant Program Coordinator works 20 hours per week at $15 per hour. They are responsible for volunteer coordination and supports class management, instructor outreach, and event planning. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Lucy Soderstrom at lucy@elyfolkschool.org. Please apply by noon on […]

April Update

These mid-April snowstorms and blustery winds have tested my patience, but I am resolved to be resilient. The truth is I simply can’t complain. April has been a blesséd month thus far. Straddled between two extremely delightful potica classes (more on that later), was an enriching Ely Folk School instructor retreat. A promising combination of […]

The Magic in Being Creative

Written by Instructor John Kopp Creativity doesn’t come from a piece of us but from the whole of us. I find myself thinking these words as I wonder about the creativity responsible for the class “Writing with Your Child for Your Child”, a class that has as much focus on the joy of being together […]

April Newsletter

View this email in your browser April Newsletter Learn Something New Looking ahead at the class schedule, it is exciting to see the synergy our program coordinators are creating among classes. For example, you can learn to make feta cheese and then add it to a beautiful charcuterie board for Mother’s Day in May. A few […]

Mid-March Update

Spring is around the corner. Have you made spring break plans? The Ely Folk School is gearing up to host a week of youth classes in April. Please help spread the word and consider buying a gift certificate for someone you know to take a class. Most classes are for ages 8-18, or younger children accompanied by a parent or […]

Earrach Sona

View this email in your browser March Newsletter Earrach Sona! Happy March! March is a blustery month for me, in more ways than just the unpredictable and tumultuous weather. There are celebrations this month, like St. Patrick’s Day, my dad’s and baby niece’s birthdays, and spring pushing out winter. But it is also a month […]