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Summer Program

WEEK-LONG RESIDENTIAL CLASSES FROM MAY – OCTOBER

The Summer Program, which runs from May through October, is The Clearing’s oldest and the one that most closely resembles Jensen’s original folk school vision. The mainstay of the Summer Program is week-long classes, with 25 to 35 students and instructors living at The Clearing, eating family-style meals and renewing their spirit through close contact with the native landscape. The Clearing experience is made up of many special components. The classes, sense of community, forests, meadows, water, sunsets, home-cooked meals, traditions and history all blend to create a wonderful place to learn, relax, reflect and make new friends.
2024 Summer Program Registration Dates Announced

GENERAL REGISTRATION
Registration Start Date #1: March 5, 2024
Registration for classes held between April 28 and August 3 begins March 5, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Registration Start Date #2: March 7, 2024
Registration for classes held between August 4 and November 1 begins March 7, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

On General Registration Start Dates #1 and #2 (see above), an individual may register for him/herself and one other person.

LIFE MEMBER REGISTRATION
Life Member Registration Start Date #1: February 27, 2024
Friends of The Clearing Life Members may register for classes held between April 28 and August 3 beginning on February 27, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

Life Member Registration Start Date #2: February 29, 2024
Friends of The Clearing Life Members may register for classes held between August 4 and November 1 beginning on February 29, 2024 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time.

On Life Member Registration Start Dates #1 and #2 (see above), a life member may register for him/herself and one other person who is also a life member.

2024 Summer Program Calendar

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WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:00 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amStitched Stories #1Judy Hasheider

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:01 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amWood Turning #2Rob Nelson

WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:02 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amInkle Weaving #3Joan Sheridan

WEEK#1 28apr(apr 28)6:03 pm04may(may 4)9:00 amIndependent Study: #4

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#2 05may(may 5)6:00 pm11(may 11)9:00 amExpressive Watercolor Fresh & Loose #5Jane Barnard

WEEK#2 05may(may 5)6:01 pm11(may 11)9:00 amBasket & Gourd Workshop #6Denise Arzberger & Annelies Gebert

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#2 05may(may 5)6:02 pm11(may 11)9:00 amBeginning Blacksmithing #7James Viste

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#2 05may(may 5)6:03 pm11(may 11)9:00 amPaper Arts: Marbling, Bookbinding & Cartonnage #8Nancy Akerly

WEEK#2 05may(may 5)6:04 pm11(may 11)9:00 amIndependent Study #9

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#3 12may(may 12)6:00 pm18(may 18)9:00 amSpring Birds Of Northern Woods & Waters #10Nancy Stevenson & Gerry Janz

WEEK#3 12may(may 12)6:01 pm18(may 18)9:00 amSpring iPhone Photography Retreat #11Karen Alesch

WEEK#3 12may(may 12)6:02 pm18(may 18)9:00 amIndigo & Shibori Resist Techniques #12Kipp Inglis

WEEK#3 12may(may 12)6:03 pm18(may 18)9:00 amIndependent Study #13

WEEK#4 19may(may 19)6:00 pm25(may 25)9:00 amWatercolor In May At The Clearing #14Kari Anderson

WEEK#4 19may(may 19)6:01 pm25(may 25)9:00 amPoetry Camp: Revising Your Manuscript #15Robin Chapman

WEEK#4 19may(may 19)6:02 pm25(may 25)9:00 amThe Art Of Nature & Outdoor Photography #16Hank Erdmann

WEEK#4 19may(may 19)6:03 pm25(may 25)9:00 amCopper Enameling & More #17Julie Lukosaitis

WEEK#4 19may(may 19)6:04 pm25(may 25)9:00 amIndependent Study #18

WEEK#5 26may01junWatercolor Excitement #19Ed Fenendael

WEEK#5 26may01junSpring Wildflowers #20Larry Morrison

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#5 26may01junWriting From Your Life: Memoir & Personal Essay #21Margaret Hawkins

FULL - Join the waitlist!WEEK#5 26may01junFrom Kiln To Forge: Making A Glass Tile & A Forged Display Stand #22Nance Tucker & James Viste

WEEK#5 26may01junIndependent Study: #23