Make Mittens for Ukraine

The Ely Folk School is making mittens for kids in Ukraine! Why? Because hearty Elyites know that there is no bad weather, just improper preparation and access to good clothing. We are putting that belief to good use and drawing on Ely’s resourcefulness and neighborliness to sew рукавиці (mittens) for children in Ukraine. A project […]

May Newsletter

View this email in your browser Gearing up for Summer The weather may not be cooperating yet, but I can feel (and almost taste) summer when looking through the summer class list. Plans to make pies, pick blueberries, make wild rice knockers, help with the birch bark canoe project, and participate in one of our newest classes, “Creating a […]

EFS Is Hiring!

Join a burgeoning non-profit spreading the joy of handicraft. The Assistant Program Coordinator works 20 hours per week at $15 per hour. They are responsible for volunteer coordination and supports class management, instructor outreach, and event planning. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to Lucy Soderstrom at lucy@elyfolkschool.org. Please apply by noon on […]

The Magic in Being Creative

Written by Instructor John Kopp Creativity doesn’t come from a piece of us but from the whole of us. I find myself thinking these words as I wonder about the creativity responsible for the class “Writing with Your Child for Your Child”, a class that has as much focus on the joy of being together […]

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 […]