North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota

North House Folk School

North House is well into its second decade. The campus on the Grand Marais Harbor supports over 225 courses and 120 instructors, attracting students from all over the country; indeed, the world. The range of northern crafts courses taught each year from basketry to northern ecology to woodworking, from a 1/2 day to two weeks in duration, all have one thing in common. In each, there is meaningful satisfaction that comes from creating with the hands, the heart and the mind.

North House Folk School, a non-profit supported primarily through memberships, is also the community gathering place for live music and dances, potlucks, films, festivals, ski swaps, boat auctions, baking outdoors in the firebrick oven simple, important stuff. The reach of North House extends far beyond the open-air timbered structures where most of the activity takes place. It travels with each student who goes home with an experience that cannot be easily duplicated anywhere else, that of self-discovery. And yes, you really can bury yourself in your work here the Build Your Own Casket class is one of the most popular!

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