Openings for Commuters at The Clearing

The Clearing Folk School is taking registrations for its coming season of weeklong classes, and there are openings for commuter students in many of the 90 classes. One slot in each class is reserved for a commuter student. As each class week draws near, extra commuter slots may become available.

Weeklong classes begin in early May and run through October. Class offerings include painting, drawing, wood craft, glass craft, fiber art, writing, poetry, photography, birding, geology, history, literature, music, yoga, meditation and exploring Door County.

Classes are held in the Schoolhouse or Workshop on The Clearing’s historic campus. Meals are served family-style in the Lodge, which, along with the rest of campus, is on the State and National Registers of Historic Places.

The Clearing was established in 1935 by renowned landscape architect and conservationist, Jens Jensen, as a “school of the soil,” a place close to nature, where adults could pursue art, craft, humanities and natural history while reconnecting with the native landscape.

The 2014 line-up of The Clearing’s weeklong classes (the Summer Program), including class write-ups, is available at For a catalog, call 920.854.4088 or 877.854.3225 or stop by the Jens Jensen Center at The Clearing, 12171 Garrett Bay Road in Ellison Bay from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday.

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