Instructors

Dale Setterholm

Dale Setterholm

“My family grew up loving the outdoors, and we always took an interest in what it was we were seeing out there,” says Setterholm on his start in geology. He worked for the Minnesota Geological Survey for 40 years before retiring. “Geology is everywhere,” he says. “It’s the study of the earth, and we all…

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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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Diane Gamm

I took early retirement from 9-5 jobs to pursue my creative interests: pottery, photography and more recently, botanical printing and natural dyes. My art studio is a converted ice fishing house on wheels I moved into my backyard in Minneapolis, to be close to my garden plants for natural dyes and botanical printing. Along with…

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Emily Anderson

Emily Anderson leads workshops that help students create fresher and more intuitive paintings. A life-long artist, Emily recently picked up the paints again and has begun the joyful journey of creating playful and layered landscapes. Students will come away from the class feeling excited to know that often, the paintings that took the shortest amount…

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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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Erik Vevang

Erik Vevang

Erik teaches our popular beginning spoon-carving class. He has been creating handmade items since 2013 using traditional Scandinavian carving techniques. Starting with locally sourced wood and using only hand tools, he chops and carves spoons, bowls, butter spreaders, wall hooks and anything else needed for the home and kitchen. Over the past three years, he…

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Fred livesay helps a student in spoon carving

Fred Livesay

Fred Livesay is a crafts instructor and restoration carpenter residing in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a founding instructor of North House Folk School.  He teaches various crafts at folk schools, art centers, museums, and gatherings in the five-state area, and is a frequent guest instructor at Spoonfest, Edale, England. Primarily a woodworker, he is…

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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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Greg Kraft

Greg Kraft

Originally from North Dakota, Greg worked as a prison therapist while pursuing art, carving and sculpture using a variety of different materials including ice (first place co-winner in the 1998 Winter Carnival Ice Sculpture-Amateur Contest!), silver, antler, wood, leather and scrimshaw.  Now a full-time artist, Greg makes sculptures by inviting nature to steel.

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Heather Mashuga

Heather Mashuga recognized her passion for plants and herbalism in her first herbalism class, proceeding to earn her master’s degree in Holistic Health Studies, with a concentration in herbalism, from St. Catherine’s University.  She practices traditional Western herbalism and has been a practitioner and teacher for 4 years.  Heather incorporates knowledge and traditions of herbal…

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Heidi Skoog

Heidi Skoog

After nearly two decades as an award-winning florist, Heidi swapped blooms for an apron to pursue her passion for food. A self-taught jam-maker, Heidi combines traditional methods and a flair for experimenting with flavor combinations and unusual ingredients. The result is a well-balanced, vibrant preserve that has a lot of love and story in every…

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Jaime Souza

Jaime Souza

Jaime Souza has 20 years of teaching experience in the great outdoors. She has worked for incredible organizations, such as the Wild Rivers Conservancy of the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers, Osprey Wilds, and the Tahoe Rim Trail Association, leading a variety of nature-based adventures, classes, programs, and workshops for people of all ages. In…

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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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Janet Ames

A long time resident of Marine on St. Croix, Janet has a fine arts degree and professionally works as a teacher with at-risk and Special Education students. She is never far from wool, creating fiber garments and accessories using knitting, crocheting, naalbinding and other fiber arts techniques.

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Janice Hunton

Janice Hunton

West-African Drumming Ensemble Janice Hunton taught at the Perpich Center for Arts Education for 27 years and lead the African Drumming Ensemble there for 15 years. She studied West-African music at the University of St. Thomas, Hamline University, and has traveled two times to the Dagara Music Center in Ghana.

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Jim Lammers

A retired architect, Jim Lammers brings many years of drawing experience as he trained when freehand sketching was integral to the study of architecture. Jim had his own architecture and planning practice for 25 years.  He taught for many years at the University of Minnesota School of Architecture and currently is a guest lecturer at…

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JoAnne Sabin

JoAnne has been a beekeeper since 2005 and a beekeeping instructor and speaker for over a dozen years.  She is a member and librarian for the Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers Association (MHBA) and a member and on the Board of Directors for the Honey Bee Club of Stillwater.  She is also an avid gardener and photographer and…

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John Hanson

John Hanson is an artist, woodworker and soap maker from Minneapolis. He has been teaching soap making for over four years, with many of his classes resulting in wait lists. He sells his soap products in over twenty local stores including at his first customer, the Seward Co-op.

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Judy Sell

Judy Sell

Judy Sell has been creating dishes and vintage jewelry for over 25 years. She has been on HGTV: Crafters Coast-to-Coast and has been a Minnesota State Fair, Fine Arts, Blue Ribbon winner. She teaches mosaic art and our vintage jewelry tree classes.

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