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Ely Folk School

209 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1451
+1 218-235-0138
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A place to learn new skills

The Ely Folk School offers local crafts persons and artisans a place to share their knowledge with... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2017
Cecilia R
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Ely, Minnesota
Learning at its Best!

I have taken numerous classes at the Folk School and attended many of the cheerful events such as... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
msteele2017
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Ely, Minnesota
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also provide the means for passing on traditional stories and skills to future generations. EFS is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to build a community of learners that teach and celebrate the wilderness heritage, art, history, culture, and craft of all people in northern Minnesota. In 2016 we offered over 225 classes and 25 events. Students came from seventeen states and one Canadian province. Past examples of classes include pine needle and black ash basket weaving, rosemaling, silver-smithing, potica-making, traditional dance, and wool felting. In 2016, and repeated in 2017, our Birch Bark Canoe Project resulted in completion of a seventeen-foot canoe, offering the Ely youth to work alongside dedicated adults.
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16 May 2017
“A place to learn new skills”
30 Mar 2017
“Learning at its Best!”
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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209 E Sheridan St, Ely, MN 55731-1451
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+1 218-235-0138
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Reviewed 16 May 2017

The Ely Folk School offers local crafts persons and artisans a place to share their knowledge with others who wish to learn fun skills. Many classes offered year round with reasonable pricing. The staff is willing to work with incoming groups to accommodate classes designed...More

Thank Cecilia R
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I have taken numerous classes at the Folk School and attended many of the cheerful events such as pot lucks, concerts, dances and skill shares. I especially enjoyed a class offered in "Chip Carving" taught by Peter Pestalozzi. I had never done this kind of...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I attended a folk dance at the Ely Folk School recently, and my cheeks hurt from smiling! It was a great experience, and I look forward to returning to take a class on making Potica this summer! The location in downtown Ely is very easy...More

Thank Molly O
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