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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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Saturday, February 12, 2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuition: $25

During the season of reflection, receive winter’s gift of inner nourishment through nature writing. Set aside a Saturday morning to celebrate the strong bond between women, the natural world and animals. You will generate written pieces through free-flowing writing exercises and discussion within a supportive circle of women. Time permitting, you’ll also have the opportunity to share a piece of writing that you find especially inspiring.

About the Instructor: DyAnne Korda is a poet and experienced writing instructor. Her work has been published in many journals including The Wisconsin Academy Review. She is author of several poetry and story collections including This Earth Woman and Finding the Lost Woman. Korda was awarded her second Individual Artist Grant through the Donald G. Gardener Humanities Trust and an Artist Access Grant through the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council to complete her most recent book, The Shore’s Absolute Edge.

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Happy Hour in Rio: Coxinhas & Caipirinhas: Live Online

with Lacey Squier

March 10th to 11th, 2022

$36 More Info

Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM &
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Sliding Scale Course Fee: 
Supporting: $47  Standard: $36  Sustained: $25  
Please call to register.

Coxinhas are Brazilian chicken croquettes that Instructor Lacey first fell in love while traveling in Brazil for her honeymoon. Join us from the comfort of your own kitchens to make these tasty croquettes. 

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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Saturdays, February 12, 19, 26 & March 5, 2022
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $100  Materials: $70  Shipping: $17

This class builds on technique learned in Laura's Intro to Tapestry Weaving class. Students who have taken Level 1 or Level 2 are eligible for the class. 

Ready to practice your new tapestry weaving skills and apply them to a beautiful scenery piece?  “Canoe Trip” is a great Level 1 skill builder that combines techniques from Laura’s course like hills and valleys, soumak, coal mining, and more to create this lovely Northwoods image. The kit comes with beautifully hand dyed wool from her farm’s sheep and a lovely felt mounting board with wooden pins for showing off your finished work.  Practice good technique, enjoy the community of weavers, and advance your skills with this four-part class with Laura.

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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Needle Felt a Hummingbird: Live Online

with Laura Berlage

March 24th, 2022

$76 More Info

Thursday, March 24, 2022
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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

Register before March 11th in order to receive supplies prior to the class. Some basic experience needle felting is recommended - this class is at a continuing beginner level. 

Needle felting is fun! Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable little hummingbird. 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 hummingbirds, 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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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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