Our Artist Workshops are designed to inform and inspire both aspiring and professional artists with focused, hands-on practice in the beautiful 100 year-old barn. These small groups become supportive communities that share conversation and progress long after the workshop is done. Prices and seating availability will be based on the individual workshops. Invites will be clear about the skill level needed for each event.
Animal Illustrations with Sarah Nelson
August 3, 2019
FINDING YOUR VOICE
WITH BARBARA McAFEE
SATURDAY JUNE 17, 2023
10:30AM – 5:00PM
Join master voice coach Barbara McAfee for a joyful exploration of your full voice. Our voices are essential to how we live our lives, express our gifts, and connect with those around us. Yet we get very little guidance in how to tap their full potential. During our time together, participants will move, breathe, play, laugh, and explore new territories in our voices – and our lives. No singing experience is necessary. None. You’ll never think about – or use – your voice in the same way.
All of Barbara’s work is rooted in voice. As a master voice coach, she helps people find their voice, whatever that means to them. She is author of Full Voice: The Art and Practice of Vocal Presence and is now training people to do her work. As a singer/songwriter, she has produced eight CD’s. She is a third-generation song leader and loves getting people singing together without the need for written music or perfection. A native Minnesotan, she lives in St Croix Falls, Wisconsin. You can learn more about Barbara here.
After the Workshop, Barbara will be hosting a community sing-along in the barn from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. Please feel free to pack an additional picnic supper to enjoy on the property from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
WOODEN SPOON CARVING
WITH TIM DENNISON
SATURDAY JULY 15, 2023
$125 A PERSON
9:30AM – 4:00PM
Come enjoy an introduction to the ancient craft of carving wooden spoons with craftsman Tim Dennison. Participants will begin with an introduction to the hand tools involved in the process (including safety tips!) and an overview of spoon design. Thereafter, participants will spend the majority of the day bringing a roughed out spoon blank to nearly finished form. All supplies will be provided and all levels of experience are welcome (limited to 8 participants). Come learn, enjoy the company of others and make some shavings!
Hailing from Madison WI, Tim brings with him years of experience in both woodworking and instruction. As a former high school teacher, Tim loves to engage learners wherever they are and share his interests. Tim's love for traditional Scandinavian woodworking was sparked while living in Grand Marais, MN in close proximity to the North House Folk School. When not teaching or carving, Tim also enjoys playing music and adventuring with his family.
WITH JOHN RAJTAR
SATURDAY AUGUST 05, 2023
$80 A PERSON
10:00AM – 4:30PM
In Poland, Easter eggs are called pisanki (‘peace-AHN-keeh’), which comes from the verb pisac, or ‘to write’. In Poland, Easter eggs are called pisanki (‘peace-AHN-keeh’), which comes from the verb pisac, or ‘to write’. Join us as we celebrate this Polish tradition of transforming eggs using writing tools, handmade dyes and beeswax. All necessary supplies will be provided and all levels of skill are invited!
John Rajtar lives in Minneapolis. He is constantly rewriting his story and is an Explorer of Aesthetics through food, travel, art, beauty, conversation, music and culture. Art is his passion.
with Ann Mekala
Saturday, June 12, 2021
"What a lovely day learning and growing with beautiful people! Thank you for having me."
- Ann Mekala
"This was so lovely! Thank you for fostering community, creativity and beauty in your space. Can't wait to return!"
"This has been an honor and a joy. The connections I've made with nature and others I will never forget."
STAINED GLASS MOSAICS
with Kristin Dieng
Saturday, June 15, 2019
"Thank you for having us! It was a lot of fun. I thought Kristin did a great job. She was friendly and helpful. Everwood always provides a cool atmosphere."
"I enjoyed the whole day! This was my first time trying glass mosaic art and I really enjoyed it. Kristin was very helpful. You all do a great job of making everyone feel welcome. Such a beautiful setting, too."
"Thank you for hosting such an awesome event and for introducing us to Kristin's talent! We love how our artwork turned out."
with Sarah Nelson
August 03, 2019
"I loved being here, drawing and learning from Sarah. Such great hospitality (& chickens)!"
"So so great! Sarah was wonderful. The space is beautiful and the class and people were lovely. Thank you for a perfect day!"
"Thank you. Today was heaven and I learned SO much."
with Annabella Sardelis
Saturday, September 14, 2019
"You have cultivated a place that is nurturing, welcoming and generous. There is no scarcity here — it exudes abundance. The difference between teaching at an arts non-profit and here is that you are coming from an abundance mindset that is curating an experience that will last a lifetime."
- Annabella Sardelis
"What a peaceful, healing place. I feel so honored to be a part of this day. The art was about the techniques, the nature and beauty, the setting and those around me. It all truly is sacred."
"Enchanted by the silence, the scenes. Couldn't have asked for a better place to learn and be."
TAKE YOUR KNITTING
TO THE NEXT LEVEL
with Gretchen Funk
Saturday, September 08, 2018
"Thank you for having us for the wonderful knitting workshop. What an amazing setting and spectular hosts!"
- Gretchen Funk
"Hard not to be inspired in such a beautiful space. Beautiful day! Wonderful teaching! Perfect kick off of fall."
INTRO TO THE
with Jason Kaping
Saturday, August 25, 2018
"An absolutely solid weekend teaching and enjoying the farm. Hope to come back soon."
- Jason Kaping
"This was my first pottery wheel experience and I loved it! I was more successful than I anticipated. The instruction was wonderful with no stress!. Love the setting here. I would love to do this again."
& VISUAL STORYTELLING
with Andy Richter & Selma Fernandez Richter
Saturday, October 14, 2017
“Thank you for inviting us to spend the day at the farm. We had a wonderful students and a great experience. We'd love to come back!"
- Andy + Selma
"Thank you for the very informative and fun class in such a beautiful location! This was a great opportunity and I appreciate all the work that went into today."
BUILDING A LASTING WARDROBE: TAILORING, ALTERATIONS, AND REPAIR
with Kathryn Sterner & Emily Bryngelson
Saturday, July 08, 2017
“Thank you for another unbelievably beautiful weekend at Everwood. I absolutely love being here.”
- Kathryn Sterner
“Thank you so much for hosting us in such a beautiful and inspiring space. It was more than I could have hoped for. Hope to visit again someday.”
- Emily Bryngelson
“What a beautiful day! New friends, learned a lot, I felt the 'I can!' Fantastic creative space. I'm excited to make a new dress from an old. Thank you ladies for the inspiration.”
with Lynn Tanaka
Saturday, October 08, 2016
“Thank you so much for an incredible experience at Everwood Farmstead! I had a great time, and am very thankful for this opportunity. Thank you to you both for the incredible hospitality - great food, great conversation, and a very cozy bed! To be a part of the Everwood Farmstead magic this weekend warmed my heart to the core.”
- Lynn Tanaka
“Thank you so much for a fabulous day of fun, good food and the making of new friends on your beautiful property! We did appreciate the chance to experience it! Thanks again!”
A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG WRITERS
with Amanda Zieba
Saturday, August 06, 2016
“Thank you so much for hosting me (and the young writers)! It was a perfect day filled with inspiration, fun and incredible talent. Everwood is truly a special place, one I will never forget.”
- Amanda Zieba
THE ART OF
with John Mark Nelson
Saturday, July 09, 2016
“What an incredibly beautiful day! I so very much enjoyed leading this thoughtful, engaged group through a discussion on the craft and process of songwriting. All the best wishes, and long live Everwood Farmstead!”
- John Mark Nelson
“Thanks John Mark Nelson! It was a wonderful experience with you and the folks at Everwood. Beautiful place with Beautiful people. I was mentally writing lyrics for my next project as I was pulling away. So fired up!”
with Oklahoma Poet Lareate Dr. Nathan Brown
September 12, 2015
“Spent a magical day at Everwood Farmstead Foundation with a gifted poet/song-writer/storyteller/teacher/artist Nathan Brown. He shared his palette of words and led us back to ourselves. Reminding us to take the time to create our art one word at a time.”
“The place that is Everwood is a gift. You guys are generous and forward thinking and I love it!”
“What a lovely, inspiring and profoundly joyous way to spend a September day. I’m so glad I came to the writing workshop. Thank you so much!”
with Coco Connolly
August 01, 2015
“A heartfelt thank you to Chris and Bill at Everwood Farmstead Foundation for giving me the opportunity to teach a class for beginning watercolor artists! Everyone was inspiring! Truly. Fascinating that 10 out the 14 students were absolute beginners. People from the world of finance, lawyers, IT software... goes to show we all have art in us.”
- Coco Connolly
“Many thanks to Bill and Chris for being outstanding hosts! And special thanks to Coco Connolly for sharing her artistic talents with us! Look ma, I can paint!!!”