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Saturday, January 15, 2022
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sliding Scale Course Fee: 
Supporting: $56  Standard: $42  Sustained: $28

Pretty much every culture around the globe has a food tradition featuring savory pastry parcels. Join the Ely Folk School in learning how to make Jamaican Beef Patties inspired by Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rum Bar in Minneapolis. 

Registrants will learn how to make signature golden, turmeric-infused pastry crust using butter and sour cream, which will be filled with a beef and typical blend of Jamaican aromatics (scallions, garlic, curry powder, allspice, and habanero chile). This recipe can easily be made vegetarian using the cook’s preference for a beef substitute. 

Virtual registrants are invited to cook along with Lacey, though they should note the class time does not include 30(+) minutes of baking time. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.

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Makers Morning

January 27th, 2022

Free More Info

Thursday Mornings
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join other makers and crafters weekly at the Ely Folk School for a relaxed morning of creativity and sharing. Whether you crochet, quilt, solder, write, or weave, any project is welcome. This space is also excellent for students who did not finish a project during their class.

All are welcome, no matter skill level or (reasonable) project type. As we enter the darker months of winter, a space to share projects and work in a community setting are important! Drop in whenever as you like, for as long as you like. 

Our equipment is available for you to use and select materials are available for purchase. You must clean and return any equipmemnt used. Registration is not required, but welcomed. 

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Saturday, January 15, 2022
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Sliding Scale Course Fee: 
Supporting: $76  Standard: $57  Sustained: $38  
Cost includes a $15 materials fee. 
Please call to register. 

Pretty much every culture around the globe has a food tradition featuring savory pastry parcels. Join the Ely Folk School in learning how to make Jamaican Beef Patties inspired by Pimento Jamaican Kitchen & Rum Bar in Minneapolis. 

Registrants will learn how to make signature golden, turmeric-infused pastry crust using butter and sour cream, which will be filled with a beef and typical blend of Jamaican aromatics (scallions, garlic, curry powder, allspice, and habanero chile). This recipe can easily be made vegetarian using the cook’s preference for a beef substitute. 

In-person registrants will have the opportunity to eat a Jamaican beef patty during class, and will take home 8 raw pastries. Please bring your own baking sheet if you are able. 

About the Instructor: Lacey Squier loves cooking food of all kinds. She is an amateur cook who spends much of her free time learning how to recreate dishes from her favorite restaurant and travel experiences. It is liberating to realize you can have anything you want for dinner ... as long as you're willing to make it yourself!

When not experimenting with food at home (and making a huge mess of her kitchen), Lacey likes to take walks or go on a hike with her spouse, Eric, and their dog Wendell. Lacey serves as Chair of the Ely Folk School Board.

Class has begun
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Thursday Mornings
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join other makers and crafters weekly at the Ely Folk School for a relaxed morning of creativity and sharing. Whether you crochet, quilt, solder, write, or weave, any project is welcome. This space is also excellent for students who did not finish a project during their class.

All are welcome, no matter skill level or (reasonable) project type. As we enter the darker months of winter, a space to share projects and work in a community setting are important! Drop in whenever as you like, for as long as you like. 

Our equipment is available for you to use and select materials are available for purchase. You must clean and return any equipmemnt used. Registration is not required, but welcomed. 

Class has begun
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Thursday, January 20, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $36  Materials: $25  Shipping: $15

Register before January 10th in order to receive supplies prior to the class. 

Needle felting is fun! Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable little fox. We will mail you the materials ahead of time, then Laura will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom. No previous experience is necessary.

The materials kit comes with enough wool to make two foxes, so you can perfect your technique on the second one after class. All you need to complete the project is a work surface like a sturdy table, good light, and a pair of scissors. Everything else is included! Experience the magic of needle felting or learn some new tips to add to your growing skillset.

During these trying times, needle felting can feel especially therapeutic, as we repeatedly stab the wool with our barbed needles while creating a cute, wooly friend in the process. Join us for this welcoming online class!

A full kit will be mailed to each student, complete with the wool, foam work surface, needle, eye beads, and other necessary pieces. Students will also receive in the kit a welcome letter with notes on using Zoom as well as a link and password to a pre-recorded version of the class if they find this resource additionally helpful.

About the Instructor: Laura Berlage is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming ideas into form and overlapping narrative and visual.

Laura also loves working with the many and beautiful natural materials from her farm—especially the wool from her sheep. Completing her MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts at Goddard College in 2011, Laura continues her lifelong passion for learning with engaged, hands-on teaching for small groups to encourage creativity, imagination, and expression.

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Animal Tracking

with Steve Engel

$24 More Info

Saturday, January 15, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $24

Join the group enjoying the winter season with animal tracks literacy. We’ll meet outdoors and study the stories told by animal tracks in the snow. You’ll learn how to identify evidence of your wild neighbors and gain insight into their lives. All you need to bring is curiosity and warm clothing. And maybe snowshoes! We’ll meet between 10 am and 12 pm at locations near Ely. Group size limited to 10. 

You'll be notified several days prior to class as to where you'll be meeting.

About the Instructor: Steve Engel has looked at animal tracks as a window into nature for over forty years. He believes an awareness of animal tracks and sign is very helpful for seeing more of the life going on around us and leads to greater enjoyment and appreciation of the natural world. Getting outdoors to find and explore tracks and sign with an experienced tracker is a great way to improve your animal tracks literacy. Steve has earned a level III Track and Sign Certification from Tracker Certification of Cybertracker North America.   

Steve has a B.S. in Natural History from Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA. and has worked as an environmental educator, field biologist, shipboard naturalist, natural history trip leader, education director, artist, and writer. He enjoys helping others explore the outdoors and discover answers to their natural history questions.

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