Kids Makers Morning 2023

Written by Alexia Springer, Program Coordinator Program Mission: To forge community and connection to place through craft and to offer opportunities to foster creative spirit through exploring new hands-on skills, materials, and hobbies. Program Goals The second year of Kids Makers Morning (KMM) wrapped up a few weeks ago and the Ely Folk School is […]

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 […]

Nobody Does Winter Better

Nobody does Winter better! The slogan for the Ely Winter Festival seems to be thrumming through the veins of everyone who lives up here in the Northwoods. The thermometer outside my home was awfully close to -40 degrees for several mornings – that one magical temperature where Fahrenheit and Celsius align, and where we’ve agreed […]

October Update

As October winds down, we have a fun new class to mention for November and a number of great events to attend. The Garden and Produce Club, a student-led organization at Vermilion Community College, will be teaching a monthly cooking class at EFS on various topics based on what produce is available. First on the list are chocolate beet brownies. (Note: […]

October Newsletter

Exciting New Updates It’s October and we’re on the other side of peak colors up here in the northwoods of Minnesota. In fact, an Ojibway name for this month is Binaakwe-Giizis which means Falling Leaves Moon. The Ely Folk School is celebrating seasonal turnover by launching a new Ely Folk School website. On the homepage of […]

Light on the Horizon

View this email in your browser Greetings Friends,       This spring has felt a little like deja vu from where Ely was at this time last year. Despite the current setbacks in community health, resiliency is what has always kept this town alive. As the darkness of winter fades and light returns, I am optimistic that the […]

March Newsletter

View this email in your browser We want to hear from you Greetings everyone,     Our unusually warm weather has us all thinking of Spring, and here in the Folk School office we’re busy contacting instructors and scheduling a mix of online and on-site classes for the upcoming seasons. This is a great time to let […]

Mid-Winter Class Update

Greetings from up North,      Outdoor temperatures have been record setting and we’ve had to reschedule some of the outdoor classes previously planned during the Ely Winterfestival. An updated class list for February and a few March classes are listed below. Make sure to read the registration deadline in order to receive your materials […]

October/November Classes

  Greetings, everybody,We are enjoying a long, lovely, very colorful fall here in Ely (as you can see by our photography instructor Ken Hupila’s gorgeous shot above) and I hope that your days are as colorful and enjoyable. More classes will be added as we go along, so watch for those on our Facebook page or website. Please […]

2019 Fundraising Campaign

Happy Birthday to Us! Our Ely Folk School is entering our 5th Season! Please join us for our Celebration and our Challenge. Our Celebration: Join us for our special event 3-5pm Sunday, June 9, and share highlights of our first half decade, updates on new classes, lots of yummy cakes (& other treats) Our Challenge: We’ve been gifted […]