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We are asking for a slice of your philanthropy pie!

‘Tis the season of fresh fruit pies, and the Ely Folk School is poised for a fresh start. We are hopeful, we are excited, and we are prepared for a safe and busy summer.  We have received a pledge for a $10,000 matching donation from an anonymous donor! Please help us secure these funds by […]

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Spring Class Update

Hello Friends,It was a joy to have gathered in community earlier this month at our spring bonfire event. As you plan your summer activities, keep the Ely Folk School in mind. There are many classes on the calendar, available for registration and we look forward to opening our doors a few hours a week this summer. We are excited […]

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2021 BBCP Registration

Thank you for your interest in the Birch Bark Canoe Project! You can use this form to register for working on the canoe and/or to donate to the project. We encourage folks to come and observe as often as you like, free of charge. Thank you! BBCP Registration form for BBCP 2021. Name* First Last […]

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April Class Update

Inside, you will find information on:– Our new ceramics studio– A Spring Bonfire at Semer’s Beach– Upcoming on-site {and virtual} classes — including an introduction to our blacksmithing program– Statement on Covid19 and on-site learning A dream many people had when the Ely Folk School began in 2015 started to come true when a kiln was offered […]

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Onsite Classes & COVID-19

Everyone here at the Ely Folk School looks forward to welcoming you back into our classrooms! Coming together through learning and conversation encourages our individual creativity, dispels isolation, and provides connection to others with similar interests in our community.  Participants will be asked to wear masks and keep appropriate social distance and are also encouraged to have vaccinations […]

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Welcome Back EFS Classroom

Everyone here at the Ely Folk School looks forward to welcoming you back into our classrooms! Coming together through learning and conversation encourages our individual creativity, dispels isolation, and provides connection to others with similar interests in our community.  Participants will be asked to wear masks and keep appropriate social distance and are also encouraged to have vaccinations […]

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Ceramics

A dream many people had when the Ely Folk School began in 2015 started to come true when Phil Leino asked if we would like to have a kiln that he had purchased years before for his sister. Having checked out many used kilns in the past, Program Coordinator Betty Firth didn’t let her hopes […]

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April Newsletter

View this email in your browserLight on the HorizonGreetings Friends,       This spring has felt a little like deja vu from where Ely was at this time last year. Despite the current setbacks in community health, resiliency is what has always kept this town alive. As the darkness of winter fades and light returns, I am optimistic […]

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BBCP Update

Thanks to instructor Erik Simula, birchbark canoe building has been a ‘flagship’ of the Ely Folk School since we launched in spring 2015.  Erik facilitated a team of EFS volunteers and students who crafted our first canoe, a 14-footer, literally from the ground up: first by gathering spruce root, pitch, cedar and birchbark in the […]

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