Continental Divide Folk School classes in winter & spring 2014

Classes will be added to this schedule as new learning opportunities develop.  More information on many of these classes will be added in the coming days.  Call 218-385-3339 with any questions.

Gentle Yoga every Wednesday morning at 9 am in the ground floor gallery.  This gentle yoga is taught by certified yoga instructor Ann Pate.  Details by clicking here.

Getting ready for your spring garden with Kathy Connell.  Four sessions.  Click here for details.

Tuning up your spinning wheel.  Do you have a spinning wheel at home?  Every wanted to see if it works and to learn more about it?  Bring it in for a tune up and get ready for the upcoming spinning sessions.  This tune-up session is free.  February 15 from 2-4 pm.

Learning rapid spinning.  March 8 and 15 from 10 am to 3 pm.  Now that your spinning wheel is “tuned up” it’s time to learn how to spin wool.  Bring your wheel if you have one, or there will be an extra wheel for you to try.  Bring wool cards if you have them too.  For this first session there will be wool for you to learn with.  Cost for this two-session class is $40.  Fee can be paid in 2 installments. Click here for details.

Cheesemaking.  Saturday, March 22 from 1 to 4 pm.  Learn the basics of cheese making.  Participants will learn how to make queso fresco and cottage cheese as well as a tomme cheese.  One variety of tomme cheese is gruyere.  The class will be held at the Creamery.  $25 fee for this class includes all materials. Click here for details.

Shinfeller workshop.  April 17th from 6-9 pm.  Karen Aakre will offer a shinfeller workshop in which participants will stencil traditional Norqwegian designs on small pieces of sheepskin to create either a headband and wristlets or baby booties and baby mittens. Cost of the class will be $50 per person (fee includes all materials). Click here for details.

Slovakian Egg Decorating.  Make Slovakian wax-resist Easter eggs.  Friday and Saturday, April 11 and 12.  6 – 9 pm on Friday or 9 am to noon on Saturday.  Taught by Pam Robinson.  $15 per person includes all materials.  These two sessions are identical.  Sign up for one only (unless you just want to repeat the process to learn it better). Click here for details.

Winemaking. Learn the basics of fermenting grapes and other fruits to make wine.  Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 2 pm, with second session to bottle wines on Saturday, May 17.  In between there will be two racking sessions which are optional, and dates/times will be decided at first class.  Taught by Ron Leasman from Long Prairie, owner of Leatherwood Vinegary.  Class limited to 6 persons.  Each student should expect to take home 15 to 20 bottles of wine.  Students supply clean wine bottles.  Everything else is included in the tuition of $160.  Pre-registration and tuition is due by April 1st.  Call 218-385-3339 to make arrangements. Click here for full details.

A conversation about Mysticism.  Click the link for details.

End of Life Seminar.  Dates to be announced.

Art of raku.  Brad Wegsheid.  Date to be announced.

Maple sugar camp.  Sorry, no maple sugar camp this year.

Build your own coffin.  This fall in late September.  Taught by Patrick Kilby.