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 announce a sliding scale pricing structure for select classes in 2022! 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 […]

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, […]

Introducing Our Newest Team Member

Nora Rickey – Assistant Program Coordinator Nora is a self-taught fiber artist and educator who recently moved to Ely to have a closer access to nature’s inspiration. Born and raised in the Twin Cities to a family of artists, Nora grew up with a deep appreciation of different crafts. She studied acting in NYC and […]

November Newsletter

Greetings! I’m Rick, the newest board member for the Ely Folk School. I have served on many boards and advisory councils in my time on earth, and so far, this is my favorite! The staff is outstanding and the other board members are committed and engaged in the operations of EFS. Most of my employment […]

October Update

As October winds down, we have a fun new class to mention for November and a number of great events to attend. The Garden and Produce Club, a student-led organization at Vermilion Community College, will be teaching a monthly cooking class at EFS on various topics based on what produce is available. First on the list are chocolate beet brownies. (Note: […]