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A weekly feature on Northland Morning keeping you up to date on Twin Ports art happenings. Airs Mondays at 8:20. Hosted by Annie Dugan of the Duluth Art Institute.

Where's Art: Back to Folk Schools

Storefront of Duluth Folk School
Don Osborn [via Flickr]

While some people are focusing on "back to school" Annie Dugan is focusing on the various folk schools in our region.

The Duluth Folk School in the craft district is "dedicated to creating community through the joyful experiences of handcrafting art." Upcoming classes include spoon carving, rosemaling (taught by Tara Austin) and navigational charting.

The North House Folk School in Grand Marais not only offers courses but is now accepting applications for their 12-month-long Craft Education Internship through September 22nd.

The Ely Folk School might be one of the few folk schools with a specific focus on root beer. "This is sort of a nod to Dorothy Molter, aka the Root Beer Lady," says Dugan. "You get to learn her history as well as learning a recipe on how to make your own."

And if you're looking for a bit of a southern trip, Marine Mills Folk School in Marine on St. Croix and Vesterheim Folk Art School in Decorah, Iowa have a lot to offer.

You can hear Where's Art every Monday morning at 8:20 on Northland Morning.

Luke Moravec is the host for Northland Morning on The North 103.3. He’s also a local actor, musician and writer. He loves puzzles, riddles and fun mysteries.
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