Instructors

Aimee Van Ostrand

Aimee Van Ostrand Aimee Van Ostrand, L.Ac. is a Licensed Acupuncturist and owner of Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness Studio in Stillwater and White Bear Lake. Aimee holds a Masters degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She began teaching tai chi at her studios to encourage patients to maintain a life-long practice of movement and breath.…

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Aleks Knezevich

Aleks Knezevich Aleks Knezevich has been in the service industry for 22 years and has worked as a bartender for elite catering services in New York City, restaurants in the Iowa City and Minneapolis area, and even owned his own mobile bartending service. Aleks is also a professional musical theater actor in the Twin Cities,…

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Amanda Yadav

Amanda Yadav Amanda is a Minnesota native who grew up in a family of gardeners and started growing microgreens to keep her green thumb in shape during the long Minnesota winters. She now owns Fiddlehead Farm LLC and grows a menu of over 45 different varieties of microgreens for restaurants, co-ops and farmers markets in…

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Amber White

Amber White Amber White is an artist and maker who grew up in rural northern Minnesota and is currently located in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. She is a professional artist and adult-onset deer hunter who creates a myriad of 2D and 3D artwork for gallery and outdoor installation as well as antler jewelry, tallow body…

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Andrea Martin

Andrea Martin Andrea Martin is a Saint Paul artist and educator. She has been cutting paper for ten years and started working as a full time artist after retiring from teaching science. Andrea exhibits her work at art fairs and exhibitions regionally, nationally, and internationally. She belongs to several art organizations including MN Center for…

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Anna Lowenthal Walsh

Barb Casey Anna Lowenthal Walsh is a Minneapolis based artist and maker. She loves to design and build working with wood, paint and textiles, and to consistently experiment with new materials. Recent projects in wood include the build of a teardrop camper last summer, and a backyard warming hut last winter. She paints both quiet…

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Barb Casey

Barb Casey As a professional marketing copywriter and oil painter, Barb Casey is a little obsessed with expressing verbs and adjectives in paint.  She applies a similar creative process to both writing and painting:  analyze the subject, define the key message, edit extraneous information – and make the most important thing memorable.  She has lived…

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Bart Dunning

Bart Dunning Bart Dunning has been a woodworking hobbyist since he was in high school.  He has built furniture, rebuilt a couple of wooden boats and has done some 3-D and relief carving.  He has always enjoyed using woodworking hand tools because they are quieter and afford a more intimate sense of the wood being…

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Becky Utecht

Becky Utecht Becky raises sheep and makes fiber art, specializing in feltmaking. Using the wool from her flock of sheep, she creates two- and three-dimensional felt art pieces including wall art, garments, accessories, rugs, and vessels. Felting combines her love of animals and nature with her passion for art. She enjoys teaching and sharing the…

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Beth Dooley

Beth Dooley Beth Dooley has covered the local food scene in the Northern Heartland for thirty years. Her writings regularly appear in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and she has appeared on local television and radio. She has written or co-written numerous cookbooks, including ‘Savory Sweet’, ‘The Sioux Chef’s Indigenous Kitchen’ and most recently  ‘Sweet Nature‘.…

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