2024 Letter from the Executive Director

In this spring season of awakening, the Ely Folk School is taking inspiration from nature. We are clarifying where we have been and where we are going.  Where we have been: planting seeds for sustained joy and freedom within a strong, resilient community. Where we are going: A vibrant garden of interconnected blooms that make […]

2024 Summer Youth Classes

Written by Alexia Springer The Ely Folk School is excited to announce our third annual year of summer youth classes! This year, Kids Makers Morning serves Pre-K and Kindergarten children. The Creative Kids class series serves elementary aged kids. Each of these programs forge community and connection to place through craft and offers opportunities to […]

Private Classes

The following classes are available to be scheduled privately, for your family or small group. Contact info@elyfolkschool.org to schedule a class! ArtsGelli Plate PrintingPainting with FlowersSpoon CarvingBead Embroidered BraceletNature Switch PlatePainting Watercolor Notecards Culinary ArtsTraditional Cornish PastiesBlueberry Hand PiesSavory Pastries: Jamaican Beef Patties Dorothy MolterRoot Beer: History You Can Taste Fiber ArtsFabric Collage Hanging Outdoor Skills and […]

EFS Spring 2022 Fundraising

We knead your support – Help us raise some dough! As I gaze upon this painting, now hanging in the Ely Folk School – a Cecilia Rolando original, inspired by memories of her mother making potica – I can feel the smooth tension in the dough being stretched. I can smell the ground-walnut and honey […]

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 […]

Get Ready For Winter Festival

Winter greetings, crafters! At the folk school, we are getting ready and excited for Ely Winter Festival to happen! We are hosting many different classes in person and virtually, indoors and outdoors. Not only is our space a host for the Ely Art Walk, we will be sending art made by our ceramics and stained glass students to […]

January Newsletter

Welcome 2022 As we slow down and settle into the cold, now is a great time to write a list of creative goals for the coming year if you haven’t already done so. With winter comes crafting season! Whether learning a new skill, or finishing a half-started project, the Ely Folk School wants to be there to support you!  Come to Makers Morning […]

A Year in Review

Hello Friends,  As 2021 comes to a close, I am reaching out to thank you all. Everything we do at the Ely Folk School is centered around embracing our neighbors, sharing stories and experiences, and branching out to explore new realms. Without you, we would not be as successful in reaching these goals. Our holiday party on the 11th […]

Sliding Scale Classes

The Ely Folk School is excited to utilize a sliding scale pricing structure! We recognize that not all our class prices are accessible for our whole community, and this system allows folks to choose how much they pay for a class. Using a sliding scale helps us work toward our belief in economic justice and […]

December Newsletter

View this email in your browser Winter is good and here in the great northwoods. Fat snowflakes fell on November 24, but our Thanksgiving was relatively snow free. I lamented the lack of snow, but really there is much to be thankful for. Each evening when I walk my dogs around the block before bed, […]