North House Folk School

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  • Please contact North House Folk School for complete details.


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  • Located 110 miles north of Duluth on Hwy 61, on the harbor in Grand Marais, MN at the foot of the Gunflint Trail.

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  • Open year-round. Open 7 days/week. Course times vary.

Green Practices

  • Waste Reduction/Reuse/Recycling
  • Water Conservation/Wastewater Mgmt Plan
  • Energy Efficiency/Conservation
  • Eco-Friendly Landscape/Facility Design
  • Eco-Friendly Purchasing Practices

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  • Can Accommodate Groups of 45 or more

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  1. Family Weekend

    Family Weekend

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    Make the most of school break!

    Bring the whole family to North House for our Family & Intergenerational Learning Weekend. In celebration of the joy of learning together all courses feature an intergenerational tuition rate, or a special rate for adult/child pairs. Ages vary for each course; see descriptions for specific ages.
    It's an inspiring opportunity for families to learn together.

  2. Northern Fibers Retreat

    Northern Fibers Retreat

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    This event celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring seminars and course offerings from long-time North House instructors as well as featured guest instructor. This year marks our 8th annual Northern Fibers Retreat, a collaboration between the Grand Marais Art Colony, North House Folk School and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. Returning this year are the Show n’ Share and the popular Lunch and Learn series. Also on the schedule, a kids program and more!

    Co-hosted with the North House Folk School and the Northwoods Fiber Guild. Classes and programs will be offered at both the Art Colony & North House.

    Stay tuned for more info

  3. Northern Landscapes Festival

    Northern Landscapes Festival

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    Spring is an explosion of life in the North! Discovering the birds, wildflowers, insects and more of this dynamic and rich northern landscape is the focus of this festival. Participation in the festival is open to anyone interested in hands-on learning and curious about the dynamics of the northern landscape. Field-focused courses form the backbone of the event - please visit North House’s website to learn more. In addition, multiple evening and afternoon programs explore the biology, beauty and biodiversity of the North. Pre-registration is required for all courses - evening programs are open to the public. For additional information on the festival, please visit or call 218-387-9762.

    Featured Presentation: Minnesota’s Changing Climate
    Saturday, June 3, 7pm
    From extended January thaws to July heatwaves to once in a lifetime storms seemingly every other weekend, there’s plenty of evidence that our Minnesota climate is changing. Join three of Minnesota’s leading climate scientists, Chief Meteorologist Paul Huttner of MPR, Dr. Jay Austin of the Large Lakes Observatory and Dr. Lee Froelich of the U of MN Center for Forest Ecology for a wide-ranging presentation on the latest climate science in Minnesota, climate changes on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes and climate change impacts on the forests of northern Minnesota. After a short presentation from each scientist, an in-depth round table discussion with a question and answer session from the audience will follow.
    o Latest Climate Changes in MN with Paul Huttner
    o Climate Changes on Lake Superior and the Great Lakes with Dr. Jay Austin
    o Climate Change Impacts in Minnesota’s Northwoods with Dr. Lee Froelich

  4. Unplugged XVI & Folk Artisan Marketplace

    Unplugged XVI & Folk Artisan Marketplace

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    North House Folk School's classic fall celebration and gathering!

    /// Storytelling - Community - Craft ///

    - One evening of storytelling and live music
    - Friday Night Flannel Formal fundraiser
    - Folk Artisan Marketplace with 12+ Featured Makers
    - Featured International instructor : Niklas Karlsson
    - Over a dozen courses and mini-workshops
    - Points North Online Auction with 100+ Items (sneak peek 8/30)

    Five Chefs presenting Five Courses : Judi Barsness | Scott Graden | Beth Dooley | Eric Edgin | Beatrice Ojakangas
    PLUS Fulton Beer, North Shore Winery, Voyageur Brewing

    Featuring Kevin Kling - Joined by: Dan Chouinard, Bradley Greenwald,
    Prudence Johnson, Simone Perrin, Claudia Schmidt, and Dane Stauffer

    Featuring 15 Instructor Artisans
    Hands-on craft demonstrations and traditional northern craft marketplace


  5. Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Festival

    Winterer's Gathering & Arctic Film Festival

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    Celebrate the crafts, customs, landscape, history and stories of winter travel and traditional life ways in the North.

    Coursework, workshops, a winter tent camp, gear swap, community dancing, evening films, featured speakers and more.

    /// Featured Speakers - stay tuned for details!

    /// Event Highlights
    Great Gear & Ski Swap | International Arctic Films | Winter Tent Camping | Snowshoe Shuffle Dance | Deep Freeze Chili Feed | Winter Skills Seminars

  6. Wood Week

    Wood Week

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    Let the woodchips fly! Join us for a week devoted solely to woodworking in its many forms. We have expanded the schedule this year, allowing for more course offerings, from spoons to bowls, stacked-handle knives to ax handling.
    Courses will run either Tuesday-Thursday or Saturday-Monday.

    All students, regardless of start date are invited to participate in the one day Carver’s Conference held Friday, March 2. This conference will include workshops, skill shares, excursions and open shop time at no additional cost (not to mention a rare wintertime wood-fired pizza bake that night!).

    Stay tuned for info on the featured instructor for 2018

  7. Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

    Wooden Boat Show & Summer Solstice Festival

    500 W Hwy 61
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    Call: (218) 387-9762
    Toll Free: (888) 387-9762

    Rows of hand-made and unique watercraft, a boat parade, craft demonstrations, an evening square dance, boat and tool auction, chili and brats...there’s a bit of everything during our Wooden Boat Show and Summer Solstice Festival. Try your hand at a workshop or course; be inspired by the stories of boat builders, sailors and travelers; plan your next adventure. Join us as we welcome the summer season in the best way possible: talking boats, celebrating community and hanging out on the shores of Lake Superior.

    Festival Highlights

    Harbor Side Wooden Boat Display | Boats-to-Tools Auction
    Wooden Boat Speaker Series | Craft Demonstrators
    Lake Superior Chowder Experience | Steam Bent Brunch
    Solstice Pageant on Saturday at 8 pm | Members Annual Meeting

    2017 Featured Speakers: Mark Neuzil and Norman Sims, authors of “The Canoe: A Natural History in North America”


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