Alydia Downs

Alydia Downs is originally from Marine on Saint Croix and is happy to be back teaching locally.  She completed her bachelor’s degree from UW-La Crosse in Art and Archaeology and will be completing her MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in Blacksmithing and Metalsmithing after a semester in Sweden this coming fall.  Alydia has shown…

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Dawn Pivec

Dawn Pivec is the owner and acupuncturist at Loon Holistic Health (loonholistichealth.com) in Scandia, MN. She has supported thousands of people in their healing journeys  since 2013. This session will help you to understand new possibilities for your healthcare.  

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Emma Crutcher

Emma Crutcher has always been fascinated by trash and is thrilled to make it her life’s work! Emma is a maker based in South Minneapolis working with waste plastic to create functional and beautiful items. She is the founder of Cool Trash, started in 2022 as an official label for her creative exploits. Cool Trash…

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Meg Stump

Margaret Stump is a prolific pin loom weaver and the author of three books on pin loom weaving: Pin Loom Weaving; 40 Projects for Tiny Hand Looms, Pin Loom Weaving To Go; 30 Projects for Portable Weaving, and Adorable Beasts; 30 Pin Loom Woven Animals & 4 Playscapes. Margaret has contributed over forty creative projects …

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Kim Burnham

I strive to create functional art that is meant to be seen and used everyday. Creating my work brings me so much joy because I know that each piece will continue to share its beauty with the world. A platter will bring people together as it is passed around a table, a mug will offer…

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Bill Voedisch

Instructor:  Bill Voedisch Age 79, have played bridge for 65 years, competitive duplicate bridge for 57 years.  Earned ACBL Life Master status in 1980.  Currently a Diamond Life Master with 5,700 master points, the 29th ranked player in Minnesota.  Sectional, Regional and District championships too numerous to mention, both pairs and teams.  Have been a…

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Rosie Peters

Rosie Peters

Rosetta “Rosie” Peters is a poet, author, public speaker, storyteller, and activist. She is of Yankton, Crow Creek, and Oglala descent and is excited to be a part of the revitalization of her ancestral language, Dakota. Rosie is the recipient of a 2020 Minnesota State Arts Board Creative Support for Individuals grant and a 2021…

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Barbara McAfee

Barbara McAfee

Barbara is a master voice coach, singer/songwriter, author and speaker. She is the author of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence and has eight CDs of mostly original music. In 2007, she founded the Morning Star Singers, a volunteer comfort choir that sings for people facing illness, end of life, depression, or grief. Learn more at…

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Carrie Katzenmeyer

Carrie Katzenmeyer is an artist who resides in Marine on Saint Croix. She is a lover of upcycling, design, animals and old houses.

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Zach Jeffrey

Using the tenacity of a veteran and the grit of a martial artist to explore the craft of furniture design. Located in the St. Croix River valley of Wisconsin, obsessed with carving beautiful timber Zach Jeffrey can often be found following a curious passion. As a life long wood worker he has earned a wealth of knowledge from traveling to study directly alongside the country’s…

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Gemma Lockrem

Gemma is a culinary expert with a passion for tea and baking. She previously had her own teaching business and has had years of experience honing her baking skills and increasing her baking knowledge through teaching and baking demonstrating. Her greatest interest now is in sharing her expertise in these areas. She will give you great tips and…

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Grant Schroeder

Greetings all, my name is Grant and I’m a creative who primarily works with leather and waxed canvas, but I also get a kick out of making spoons. I’ve spent years teaching teens primitive technologies in unique settings and look forward to seeing what we can make together.

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Surelle Strike

Surelle Strike

Surelle Strike is a painter, printmaker, and art teacher. She loves nature, fairy tales, and making art with new people! She lives in Forest lake with her family, and is constantly looking for ways to get creative with new mediums.

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Renee Vaughan

Renee Vaughan

Renee Vaughan plays traditional Scandinavian music on the nyckelharpa, an instrument with a history spanning over 700 years. A versatile collaborator, Renee lends her talent to an array of musical projects throughout the northern heartland area, including solo performances, participation in intercultural and intergenerational bands, as well as informative presentations and storytelling performances.  Additionally, she is…

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Cathryn Peters

Cathryn Peters

Cathryn Peters, based in Hudson, WI, has been teaching chair caning and basketry for over 40 years across the country at basketry conventions, folk schools, woodworking schools and online. Peters enjoys passing on these heritage crafts and loves watching the creative juices flow with students in her classes. Cathryn is a founding member and two-term…

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Lisa B. Martin

Lisa B. Martin

Lisa B. Martin is a published writer and award-winning international literacy advocate with over 40 years of teaching experience. She has lived and taught in Massachusetts, Maine, the Pacific Northwest, and Mexico. The Fearless Writing workshop series is inspired by the wisdom of Seattle author William Kenower’s books and podcasts: Fearless Writing and Everyone Has…

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Kay Anderson

Kay Anderson

“After spending years in the software consulting world using my creativity to build software solutions for my clients, I decided to retire. Then there was Covid. I decided I needed to make changes in my life. I bought a dog – a Siberian Husky full of life– and I learned to paint. I fell in love with alcohol…

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Tina Green Krause

Tina Green

“I started my woodcraft journey in 2017, fueled by a desire to learn and create handmade, functional, beautiful objects that I could make for my home. There are so many ways craft and creating has made my life richer. I am grateful to have the opportunity to share what I know, be connected and inspired…

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Jane Grant-Abban

Jane Grant Abban

“Through both my paintings and therapeutic art workshops and retreats, my goal is to help others experience the joy and wonder of creating with child-like freedom,” Jane says. “For many adults that inner child may have gone unnoticed and unexpressed for many years. I want to re-awaken that child within because it is an essential part of…

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Carol Stec

Carol Stec

Carol is a lifelong crafter. She learned to sew, knit, and crochet as a child and has shared her knowledgewith fortunate co-workers and friends for decades. In addition, Carol has developed and constructed herown patterns in all three categories. She has found her background in health care to be beneficial inteaching, as it cultivated patience,…

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Wesley Hathaway

Wesley grew up in Indiana where being creative was always encouraged, whether it was playing an instrument, drawing, or just cutting up popsicle sticks. Wesley spent 6 years in the United States Air Force which is how he stumbled upon a folk school in Fairbanks, Alaska and got exposed to craft back in 2017. Wesley…

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Tasha Hock

Tasha Hock is passionate about textiles: their history, how they function in our contemporarylives, and how they connect us to one another. She teaches our Talismanic Embroidery class.

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