Aspire Artisan Studios & Folk School

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    • May 1, 2019 - October 31, 2019

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  • Located 30 minutes west of the Twin Cities on MN-5, on the grounds of the Historic Andrew Peterson Farmstead.

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  • Open seasonally from May through October. Folk School class and workshop times vary. Please call for tour inquiries.

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  • 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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  1. Blacksmithing | Viking Age Hammer Class

    Blacksmithing | Viking Age Hammer Class

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    Students in this class will use a coal forge and basic blacksmithing tools to hand forge a small blacksmith hammer, typical of those used during the Viking age. Pre-registration required.

  2. Blacksmithing | Viking Age Swedish Axe Class

    Blacksmithing | Viking Age Swedish Axe Class

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    In this new blacksmith class for 2019, students will forge their own Viking age Swedish axe! We will begin with a review of the axes from the Mastermyr, Sweden archaeological find. Students will be instructed in the principles of axe forging along with heat treatment of tool steel before moving on to forging a fully functional Swedish style axe. We will also explore typical day-to-day life of the individuals using axes such as these over 1,000 years ago. Pre-registration required.

  3. Blacksmithing | Viking Age Swedish Axe Class - 2nd Date Added!

    Blacksmithing | Viking Age Swedish Axe Class - 2nd Date Added!

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    Due to popular demand, a second viking age swedish axe class has been added! In this new blacksmith class for 2019, students will forge their own Viking age Swedish axe! We will begin with a review of the axes from the Mästermyr, Sweden archaeological find. Students will be instructed in the principles of axe forging along with heat treatment of tool steel before moving on to forging a fully functional Swedish style axe. We will also explore typical day-to-day life of the individuals using axes such as these over 1,000 years ago. Pre-registration required.

  4. Block Print & Card Making Class

    Block Print & Card Making Class

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    Students will learn the basics of how to create their own greeting cards and art prints. Create your own design, transfer and cut the design into a provided 4" x 6" silicone block and print the design. Each student will make 10 note cards to take home and any number of "art prints" they wish to make using various papers supplied by the instructor. Students may keep the created block, gouge tool and prints. Instructor will provide all materials needed for each student to complete the project. Pre-registration required.

  5. Deer Hide Tanning Class

    Deer Hide Tanning Class

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    Have you ever wanted to learn how to beautifully tan your own deer hide? By using the wet scrape method, students will learn all the steps involved in scraping the deer hide and begin the softening process. Students will also learn the smoking process that is needed to finish the hide. This is a beginner class where, with demonstration and instruction, students will work simultaneously on one deer hide. Following this class, students will have the knowledge on how to tan their very own deer hide. Pre-registration required.

  6. Loom Knit Socks Class

    Loom Knit Socks Class

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    Make a pair of your very own loom knit socks! In this beginner class, you will be instructed how to, step-by-step, knit your own socks using a circular loom of 14 cm diameter/24 pegs. Students will have the freedom to customize their socks to desired size, color and length (ankle or calf). Pre-registration required.

  7. Quilting Bee Workshop

    Quilting Bee Workshop

    8060 MN-5
    Waconia, MN 55387
    Call: (612) 272-2826

    Share the joy of quilting at Aspire Artisan Studios & Folk School's monthly Quilting Bee workshop! From May through October, stitch on a new quilt top every month with your friends, daughters, mothers and grandmothers. Learn the technique and history of hand quilting at the beginning of the workshop. After instruction, talented quilters of all abilities will add decorative hand stitching to the top of a pieced quilt. There will be 10 Quilting Bee chairs available for every two-hour session. Sessions times are 10am - 12pm, 12pm - 2pm or 2pm - 4pm. All skill levels welcome! Pre-registration required.

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