Thank you to everyone who came out to our spring bonfire a few weeks back. We hope you had a great time! Special thanks to the band members pictured above, it isn’t a party until there is live music. 

We’re looking forward to a robust summer class list with many free opportunities for folks of all ages and interests. View a full list of classes here. 

Drop into EFS this weekend if you are in town on Saturday at 9am to make strawberry rhubarb pie! Lacey’s recipes become favorites in my household and the class this weekend is casual. 

Hope to see you, 

Alexia Springer

View a full list of classes here

Recurring Events

Thursday Makers 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.

 Drop in whenever as you like, for as long as you like. 

Game Night

Monday, June 6
Monday, July 11th
Monday, August 1
Monday, September 5

6:00 PM – FREE

Join the Ely Folk school for an evening of games and community. An assortment of board games, cards, and refreshments will be provided. 

Chipping Away: Carving Club 

First and Third Wednesdays, June through September

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Free – Register

Open to all wood carvers, whittlers, wood workers, and other artists! All levels of skill and experience are welcome. Everyone from a first time carver to a professional carver can join us, socialize, learn something, and get a little carving in!

We’ll meet every other Wednesday throughout the summer in the Ely Folk School’s Pocket Park on Sheridan Street and should we desire, we can carve around the campfire.

Birch Bark Canoe Project

Weekly starting Sunday, June 5, 2022
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

$15 or $50 for the summer

Join the Ely Folk School for our birch bark canoe project this summer! The BBCP is a community build and this summer we are completing work on our 20 foot canoe. We welcome you to join us as you’re available on Sundays, from 1 pm – 5 pm to respect, learn about, and craft an Anishinaabe birchbark canoe. 

*This activity is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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The Ely Folk School is made possible by: Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, Donald G. Gardner Humanities Trust, Lake Country Power, Minnesota State Arts Board, Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment, and Rotary International.