Programs

Thanks for your interest in our outstanding craft programs!

Our state has a rich history in handicrafts. A revival of sorts originated in the late 1950s and early 1960s due to a fortunate confluence of native skills, government attention, and the state’s centennial celebration. Among the first to take action were the Future Homemakers and Future Farmers clubs, which raised funds in the mid-1950s to construct the Craft House at Cedar Lakes. A variety of weekend classes began at the Craft House in 1959 and continue today as folk art is celebrated with weekend and week-long classes that are offered through Cedar Lakes and the Road Scholar programs.

Basketry, rug hooking, pottery, wood carving, wood turning, stained glass, painting, music such as fiddle and dulcimer, nature printing, writing, and fly-fishing instruction is offered throughout the year. Come join us to learn a new art, make new friends and find a new get-a-way for a relaxing adventure.

Fees/Tuition, Meals and Lodging

A $50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application for each class sponsored by Cedar Lakes. The balance of the fee is payable 30 days prior to the first day of scheduled class. Road Scholar class fees are paid directly to Road Scholar. The workshops and seminars are offered with special package costs that include instruction, meals, and lodging. The package costs for the classes are noted: (C) commuter with no meals; (D) dormitory accommodations with meals; (S) semi-private 2 people per room with meals; and (P) private accommodations with meals. Please note certain weeks, room availability may be limited at the Conference Center. Cedar Lakes does not assign roommates for semi-private rooms.

Materials Fees

A fee is charged for most workshops to cover the cost of expendable materials and supplies. A “to bring” supply list will be sent to students prior to the workshop.

Refunds

The fees (excluding the $50 non-refundable deposit) will be refunded if notice is received three weeks prior to the beginning of the class. A complete refund will be made if the Crafts Center is required to cancel a workshop due to insufficient enrollment.

Enrollment

Class size is limited to maximize the learning opportunity. Apply early to insure your place. These workshops are available without regard to race, national origin, sex, or handicap.

Hours

All classes meeting on a daily basis will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Weekend classes begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday and run through 1:00pm Sunday.