By Tim Kowols
Hidden in the trees of Ellison Bay, The Clearing Folk School continues to give students an opportunity to experience activities often forgotten. Through week-long and day classes, courses include everything from painting and smartphone photography to the fiber arts and blacksmithing. The Clearing Executive Director Michael Schneider says for over 80 years visitors have been able to learn in a relaxing atmosphere.
Schneider says last year’s installation of The Clearing’s forge was one of the most exciting moments in the campus’ history since he took over the executive director post 19 years ago. The first weeklong summer courses begin May 6 while day workshops begin June 11. Both options continue through October.
Photo Credit for program’s cover art to Dan Eggert