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Our mission is to enrich lives and build community by teaching traditional northern crafts in a student-centered learning environment that inspires the hands, the heart and the mind.
Take a class, swing by campus to witness live craft in action, attend a signature event, shop our high-quality variety of craft in the school store, or take a sail on the schooner, Hjordis!
Five basic tenets guide all programs and classes at North House:
Create a rich, positive environment that inspires lifelong learning in a non-competitive environment.
Promote and preserve the knowledge, skills, crafts and stories of the past and present.
Help students recognize and develop their creativity, talents and interests in a student-centered environment that affirms individual differences.
Foster the concept of inter-generational learning.
Provide creative and meaningful opportunities for individuals, families and groups.