Erik and I have been invited to participate at the Norsk Høstfest in Minot, North Dakota on September 26-29. The festival was founded in 1978 as a way to celebrate Nordic heritage, and has grown in North America's largest Scandinavian festival with tens of thousands of people visiting from all over the world. Norst Høstfest features a number fo Nordic exhibits with internationally recognized artisans, craftpersons and chefs participating. During the festival, we will be demonstrating spoon carving and axing, as well as selling our spoons. We are looking forward to being apart of this big event.
In July we had two classes, our Kids Crew Carving Camp and Crop Art Class. The Kids Crew Caving Camp was a four day camp for kids going into the 5th grade and older. They learned about different knife grips and carving techniques. We had a great time teaching the class and look forward to the next one.
The Saturday after the Kids Crew, guest instructor Liz Schrieber taught a Crop Art Class. All of the students who attended aspire to compete in the MN State Fair. So keep an eye out for their work in the Horticulture Building this fall.
We also have an Intro to Spoon Carving Class coming up on Thursday August 9th from 6-9:00pm and a Two Day Spoon Carving Class on Friday September 7&8th. The Two Day Spoon Carving Class is for beginners as well as students who have taken our Intro Class as it is a slower paced, more in depth class that goes over axing out a spoon as well as spoon design.