Class Calendar

Feb
22
Fri
2019
Learn to Knit a Norwegian Style Sweater:
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

<p>Three Day Class: PLEASE NOTE the different times each day:</p> <p>Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday, February 24, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 noon</p> <p>Tuition: $140, Materials: $25</p> <p>Do you admire the beautiful sweaters from Scandinavia? Now you can learn to make your own!</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll knit a doll size sweater to learn the techniques of two-color knitting using steeks, which allow you to knit continuously in the round. You cut the steeks to shape your sweater and finish the cut edges. Steeks can be used to create armholes, neck openings, pockets, or cardigan fronts as well as to knit blankets in the round.</p> <p>About the instructor: Diane Thomson enjoys playing with fiber and has taught weaving, spinning, and knitting, in the Twin Cities, Sisu Designs in Ely and here at the folk school.</p>

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Rosemaling in the Valdres Style:
Feb 22 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

<p>Two Day Class:Friday, February 22, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PMSaturday, February 23, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM</p> <p>Tuition: $110 Materials: $35</p> <p>Participants will learn the basic strokes of rosemaling, progress through color mixing and working with oil paints, and then use those skills to complete a small bentwood box or decorative plate.</p> <p>Rosemaling means &ldquo;rose or flower painting&rdquo; in Norwegian. The Norwegian Folk-art of Rosemaling began around 1750.&nbsp;This class will focus on the Valdres style, which originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif.</p> <p>PLEASE NOTE the different times for each day.&nbsp;</p> <p>About the Instructor: Kim Garrett&nbsp;has been rosemaling since 2007 and has studied with several “Gold Medal” winning American rosemalers as has traveled to Norway three times to stud traditional 18th century rosemaling design with Norwegian rosemaling instructors. She has also taken lessons in Sweden in the Swedish folkart painting style, Dalmaining. She has won several blue ribbons at the MN state fair for her rosemaling and received the Best in Show twice.</p>

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Feb
23
Sat
2019
Learn to Knit a Norwegian Style Sweater:
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

<p>Three Day Class: PLEASE NOTE the different times each day:</p> <p>Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday, February 24, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 noon</p> <p>Tuition: $140, Materials: $25</p> <p>Do you admire the beautiful sweaters from Scandinavia? Now you can learn to make your own!</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll knit a doll size sweater to learn the techniques of two-color knitting using steeks, which allow you to knit continuously in the round. You cut the steeks to shape your sweater and finish the cut edges. Steeks can be used to create armholes, neck openings, pockets, or cardigan fronts as well as to knit blankets in the round.</p> <p>About the instructor: Diane Thomson enjoys playing with fiber and has taught weaving, spinning, and knitting, in the Twin Cities, Sisu Designs in Ely and here at the folk school.</p>

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Rosemaling in the Valdres Style:
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

<p>Two Day Class:Friday, February 22, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PMSaturday, February 23, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM</p> <p>Tuition: $110 Materials: $35</p> <p>Participants will learn the basic strokes of rosemaling, progress through color mixing and working with oil paints, and then use those skills to complete a small bentwood box or decorative plate.</p> <p>Rosemaling means &ldquo;rose or flower painting&rdquo; in Norwegian. The Norwegian Folk-art of Rosemaling began around 1750.&nbsp;This class will focus on the Valdres style, which originated in the Valdres valley and is known for its strong floral motif.</p> <p>PLEASE NOTE the different times for each day.&nbsp;</p> <p>About the Instructor: Kim Garrett&nbsp;has been rosemaling since 2007 and has studied with several “Gold Medal” winning American rosemalers as has traveled to Norway three times to stud traditional 18th century rosemaling design with Norwegian rosemaling instructors. She has also taken lessons in Sweden in the Swedish folkart painting style, Dalmaining. She has won several blue ribbons at the MN state fair for her rosemaling and received the Best in Show twice.</p>

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Feb
24
Sun
2019
Learn to Knit a Norwegian Style Sweater:
Feb 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

<p>Three Day Class: PLEASE NOTE the different times each day:</p> <p>Friday, February 22, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pmSaturday, February 23, 2019 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday, February 24, 2019 9:00 am – 12:00 noon</p> <p>Tuition: $140, Materials: $25</p> <p>Do you admire the beautiful sweaters from Scandinavia? Now you can learn to make your own!</p> <p>You&rsquo;ll knit a doll size sweater to learn the techniques of two-color knitting using steeks, which allow you to knit continuously in the round. You cut the steeks to shape your sweater and finish the cut edges. Steeks can be used to create armholes, neck openings, pockets, or cardigan fronts as well as to knit blankets in the round.</p> <p>About the instructor: Diane Thomson enjoys playing with fiber and has taught weaving, spinning, and knitting, in the Twin Cities, Sisu Designs in Ely and here at the folk school.</p>

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Mar
4
Mon
2019
Irish Dance Warmup:
Mar 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

<p>Monday, March 4, 20196:00 PM – 7:30 PMAdmission: Adults: $5&nbsp; Children: Free</p> <p>This class will be repeated on Monday, March 11th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.</p> <p>Come dance with Jim and Carol and learn some dancing steps basic to waltzes, polkas, jigs, and&nbsp;reels in the Irish style. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Bring a friend, your kids, or come alone – no partner is needed. Children will be admitted&nbsp;free of charge.</p> <p>Instruction will be provided by Jim&nbsp;Ganahl and Carol Booth.&nbsp;Please bring a pair of&nbsp;comfortable shoes suitable for dancing on a concrete floor. Sign up now&nbsp;to get a step ahead on the March 15 Irish Dance. For more information&nbsp;call Jim and Carol at 218-666-5990.</p>

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Mar
9
Sat
2019
Walnut Potica:
Mar 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

<p>Walnut PoticaSaturday, March 9, 20199:00 AM – 1:00 PMTuition: $40, Materials: $8</p> <p>Learn how to make the reknowned pastry associated with Ely&rsquo;s Slovenian heritage. You&rsquo;ll make the dough, learn how to roll it just right, then create and add the&nbsp;walnut&nbsp;filling, and bake to take home your own delicious&nbsp;potica. Enjoy learning from Mary Louise Icenhour in our brand new teaching kitchen from her mother&rsquo;s recipe (Rose Mavetz).&nbsp; Bring your own rolling pin, Mary will provide all the ingredients.&nbsp;</p> <p>About the Instructor:&nbsp;Mary Louise&nbsp;is an Ely native &amp; retired teacher who loves to share her passion for traditional skills &amp; teaches our Pine Needle Basketry, Apple Strudel, Pasty and Canning&nbsp;classes&nbsp;and serves on the Board of Directors.</p>

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Beeswax for your Skin:
Mar 9 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

<p>Beeswax for your Skin Saturday March 9, 2019 1:30 PM- 3:30 PM</p> <p>Tuition: $20 Materials: $15</p> <p>Learn the versatility of Beeswax! In this class there will be a demonstration on how Beeswax creates different methods to applying herbs and oils to form into shapes. Depending on th amount you use, beeswax will help create different products. Learn how to make a wonderful moisture cream for your face and a treat for your lips. You will have a jar of moisture cream and lip butter to bring home for everyday use.</p> <p>About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan&nbsp;has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She operates Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely where this class will be held.</p>

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Mar
11
Mon
2019
Irish Dance Warmup:
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 11 @ 7:30 pm

<p>Monday, March 11, 20196:00 PM – 7:30 PMAdmission: Adults: $5&nbsp; Children: Free</p> <p>This class is also offered on Monday, March 4th from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.</p> <p>Come dance with Jim and Carol and learn some dancing steps basic to waltzes, polkas, jigs, and&nbsp;reels in the Irish style. Beginners and experienced dancers are welcome. Bring a friend, your kids, or come alone – no partner is needed. Children will be admitted&nbsp;free of charge.</p> <p>Instruction will be provided by Jim&nbsp;Ganahl and Carol Booth.&nbsp;Please bring a pair of&nbsp;comfortable shoes suitable for dancing on a concrete floor. Sign up now&nbsp;to get a step ahead on the March 15 Irish Dance. For more information&nbsp;call Jim and Carol at 218-666-5990.</p>

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Mar
15
Fri
2019
Irish Dance:
Mar 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

<p>Friday, March 15, 20197:00 – 10:00 PMAdmission: Adults: $10&nbsp; Children: Free</p> <p>Note location: Ely Senior Center, 27 S. 1st Avenue East, Ely.</p> <p>Join Jim Ganahl and Carol Booth from “Friends on The Range” for another Great St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Get ready for live music and dance instructions.&nbsp;Wear comfortable dancing shoes.&nbsp;Children accompanied by an adult are free.&nbsp;</p> <p>For more information&nbsp;call Jim and Carol at 218-666-5990 or the Folk School at 218-235-0138.</p> <p>Last chance to buy raffle tickets for a chance to win the blanket coat or the bent willow chair! Drawing will be at 9:00.</p> <p>About the Instructors: Jim and Carol&nbsp;have been doing community dances throughout northern Minnesota from Duluth to International Falls. They teach the dances and play the music with Carol on piano and Jim on accordion. The dances range from Irish Ceili dancing and New England Contra dance to waltz, polka and tango. Carol and Jim make their home in a little house called The Music Box at the western end of Lake Vermillion.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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