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 […]

We’re Growing – Apply now to join our team!

The Ely Folk School is growing! We’re hiring a full-time Program Director. The ideal candidate will be someone who is inspired by the Ely Folk School mission, is curious, and understands the importance of lifelong learning.  Ely Folk School Program Director Job Description Job Summary  The Ely Folk School Program Director works in collaboration with […]

November Newsletter

Give to the Max Starts Today!Can you give $5+? The Ely Folk School depends on the statewide Give to the Max campaign for our annual budget! Can you help us reach 150 donors between now and November 16th?  The Ely Folk School offers diverse programming that focuses on working with your hands, sharing your stories, […]

October Newsletter

October…this transitional month between warm fall colors and stark moving landscapes of winter.  Here at the folk school, our staff have been really doing some wonderful things.  We are excited about some new classes and products! On Saturday, October 7, Alexia taught Basswood Basket.  Baskets are woven from the fibers of the bark, which can be dyed […]

August Newsletter

Photo by Chris Ellerbroek Summer Traditions Rusty crayfish are a well-known menace in our Northern Minnesota lakes. But did you know that crayfish are so valued and tasty in Sweden, that the country has a designated hunting season for the crustaceans? Enter the Kraftskiva. To celebrate the beloved crayfish season, a crayfish party emerged across […]

Join our team!

The Ely Folk School is hiring Do you feel strongly about handcraft? Do you want to learnskills that enhance your life and well-being? Do you want toconnect with Ely’s community about folk schooling? Join our team! Ely Folk School Mercantile Manager Job Description Job Summary: The Ely Folk School Mercantile Manager works in the Ely […]

A Year in Review

Written by Alexia Springer How has the year 2022 already come and gone? Upon reflection, this year somehow feels like the longest year that so quickly flew by. Much has happened, both in our collective world and in my personal circle. The Ely Folk School has been a major part of my year and it […]

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 […]

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 […]