Instructors

The Hanji Crew

When Libby Pomroy joined a folk-art class at her daughters’ Korean Saturday school, she was quickly hooked on hanji, Korea’s unique, strong-fibered paper that lends itself beautifully to intricate paper cutting. She shared the craft with friend Kat Wesley, who found it irresistible. Together, they created the Hanji Crew, a small business that teaches hanji…

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Tom Minser

Tom Minser is the co-owner of Nature’s Nectar.  He and his wife live in Stillwater (May Township) and their store is located in Oakdale, MN.  Tom has kept bees for many years and currently runs 40 hives.  Tom is a mentor to many beekeepers and loves to share his experience, successes and failures in beekeeping…

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Torben Jarlstrom Clausen

Meet Danish Paper Cut Artist Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen. Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen has had several paper cut workshops in Denmark, Japan and in the US, where the participants, following his guidance, have the opportunity to put the scissors to paper and redeem their very own paper cut beings. Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen started out as a paper…

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Wayne Manthey

Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. “As I started making drums, I was especially interested in the vibration of rawhide and the sound it makes.  Once I was able to…

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Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin grew up in SE Iowa on a diversified family farm, raising crops and livestock. He later joined the Peace Corps and served as an extension educator in Ecuador.  Since 1999, Wayne has been at the University of Minnesota, first with the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture, and currently with the Minnesota Extension Service.…

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Yee Yang

Yee Yang is a professional educator. She is passionate about preserving Hmong culture, and has taught community members how to make Paj Ntaub many times, at local events and through the Walker Art Museum. Pajntaub Symbols are the language & knowledge system of the Hmong people. They are the oral storytelling of the Hmong culture,…

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