The Tree House Studio

"He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman. He who works with his hands and his head and his heart is an artist." - Saint Francis of Assisi

Winter in the Tree House-This weekend!

Dec 2, 2013

Please join us in the Tree House Studio this weekend,

December 7 & 8!

The sale will run from 10-4 on Saturday, 11-4 on Sunday.

Live Music

Food and Refreshments

Unique Gifts & Stocking Stuffers

There will be something for everyone!

This years vendors will be: Cliff Borgerding, Lila Donlin, Bethany Donlin, Terri Emmerich, Barb Novak, Ann Leedahl, Jackie Leedahl, Mike Leedahl, Brenda Olson, Karla Sattler, Pat Peroutky, Tony Peroutky, Jim Poff, Bev Tallent and Sara Trekell.

 

 

Tai Chi and Qigong- coming in June!

May 13, 2013

Tai Chi and Qigong Classes

Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese healing art that focuses on a slow relaxed pattern of movements.  It has been medically proven to reduce stress, increase flexibility, enhance energy and improve conditions such as high blood pressure, arthritis, asthma, stomach ailments and heart problems. It focuses on proper breathing and stretching. . The pattern of movements is done standing and moving across the floor.  It is called “The Dance of the Spirit”

Classes:  Mondays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Noon- 1:00 p.m.  Or   7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: $56.00

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Chinese Medical Qigong is a type of individual bodywork focusing on techniques for preventing, healing and strengthening.  The exercises focus on strengthening ones organs and healing illnesses by stimulating the body’s energy flow.  Qigong can lower blood pressure, increase the body’s ability to use oxygen efficiently, boost the immune system, slow the aging process and increase brain chemicals that reduce stress and anxiety.

The Objectives of this class is to learn specific energy absorbing techniques and techniques for strengthening the Internal Organs. You will also learn a Qigong pattern of 18 movements.  We will use a combination of breath, movement, meditation and sound.

Classes:  Mondays, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.  Or  6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

Cost: $56

Instructor Nancy Bronson was certified in 1999 as a Medical Qigong/Tai Chi Instructor by Chinese Master Shou-Yu Liang and Mr. Wen-Ching Wu.  She studied the Yang Style Tai Chi Short Form under Chinese Master Wangun Tang of the American Tai Chi Ch’uan and Health Association and is a Certified Instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis through Dr. Paul Lam of the Tai Chi for Health Institute. 

To register or for more information contact Nancy Bronson at 320-356-7292 or nbronson@hotmail.com (please put the class title in subject line and be specific about which class and which time you are interested) 

Exercise for the Christian Body & Soul

I praise You because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way. Psalm 139:14 NCV

Classes lead by Rebecca Pierskalla, CPT

When we think of worshipping God, activities such as prayer, singing, and dancing are the first to come to mind. But can we worship our Creator, the one who made us, with exercise? With yoga? Using the foundation of Biblical scripture, we will learn how to move from often a fragmented state of being to a more unified place with God. We will use traditional yoga postures to cultivate physical strength and flexibility in the body, while at the same time learning to calm the mind and rest in the Holy Spirit.

Experience worship in an entirely new way, learning to praise Christ with our entire being. Saturday, May 4, 11, and 18, 2013 7:30-8:30 am

Classes lead by Rebecca Pierskalla, CPT Contact info: freedomfighter@q.com  Cell # (320)291-5129 Free will offering taken Space is limited, please contact to reserve your spot Registration/Waiver form will be required to participate

Join us in the Kalla Lake Sugar Bush!

Apr 15, 2013

We invite you, your family and friends to join us in the Kalla Lake Sugar Bush (at the Tree House Studio). Learn,  hands-on,(from our expert Mike Leedahl) about everything you need to know regarding the making of pure maple syrup.

We plan to be in the sugar shack Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings this week. Plus, most of the day Saturday and Sunday. So, come ready for some learning, some fresh air and a taste of what we like to call- "liquid gold" or pure, fresh maple syrup.

If you plan to join us or if you have any questions, please contact Mike at 320-356-7737 or Jackie at 320-290-0085.

We look forward to seeing you! 

 

2 NEW HAPPENINGS AT THE STUDIO!!!

Apr 10, 2013
Read below to learn about 2 new events taking place at the Tree House Studio!-
 
The Sap is flowing and the Kalla Lake Sugar Shack is cooking!!!
Join Mike Leedahl tomorrow, at the Tree House Studio sugar shack, 1pm-dark. Learn step-by-step how you can make pure, organic maple syrup. For more information contact Mike at 320-356-7737 or 320-493-0798. Syruping will continue Tuesday and Thursday afte...rnoons until the sap runs out :)
ALSO
Please join us, beginning this Saturday at the Tree House Studio: Exercise for the Christian Body & Soul
I praise You because You made me in an amazing and wonderful way. Psalm 139:14 NCV When we think of worshipping God, activities such as prayer, singing, and dancing are the first to come to mind.  But can we worship our Creator, the one who made us, with exercise?  With yoga? Using the foundation of Biblical scripture, we will learn how to move from often a fragmented state of being to a more unified place with God.  We will use traditional yoga postures to cultivate physical strength and flexibility in the body, while at the same time learning to calm the mind and rest in the Holy Spirit. Experience worship in an entirely new way, learning to praise Christ with our entire being. Saturday, April 13, 20, and 27, 2013 9:30 am Tree House Studio located at Angel Fire Ranch Directions from Avon I-94 East or West to Avon Exit. Turn South on County Road 9. Go 1.5 miles to Kalla Lake Road. Take a Left.   Go 1.7 miles to the "T" or 300th Street. Take a Right. Turn in the first driveway on the Right- Angel Fire Ranch. Drive between the barns, parking will be to the Left. Classes lead by Rebecca Pierskalla, CPT Contact info: freedomfighter@q.com  Cell # (320)291-5129 Free will offering taken Space is limited, please contact to reserve your spot Registration/Waiver form will be required to participate

Intruduction to Snowshoeing-Register soon!

Jan 16, 2013

 

 

 

 "Introduction to Snowshoeing"- a hands-on workshop

Instructor: Mike Leedahl

When: Saturday, January 26

Time: 9am-3pm

Cost: $20.00

Ages 16 and older

To PRE- register contact Mike at blackpowderbeagles@gmail.com or myleedahl@msn.com

No snowshoes or experience necessary! Bring a friend!

Join Mike and learn about snowshoes and snowshoeing. Including: which came first, the ski or the snowshoe? snowshoes and U.S. history, snowshoe styles-why the funny shapes?? Learn the difference between traditional and modern materials. Which style will work best for your needs? Try many different styles of snowshoes and learn the basics of how to dress for snowshoeing and cold weather. More information will be provided upon PRE-registration.

Mike Leedahl is an educator, Minnesota Master Naturalist and an Outdoor Guide

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year! New Classes!

Jan 12, 2013

Happy 2013 everyone! My hope is that everyone is HEALTHY and  enjoying all of the possiblilities of the new year. Below are a few classes taught by some fabulous instructors, that are coming up soon- in February. Please check them out and sign up soon! And don't forget to bring your friends!

We look forward to seeing you in the studio! 

Down the Strip---An Experience in Quilting

 Instructor:  Sara Trekell & friends

Date:  Saturday, February 2, 2013

Time:  9:00am---4:00 pm

Cost:  $25.00 plus the cost of the fabric &   batting you will need to purchase

Level:  Beginner

Min/Max:  6 to 10 people

To Register:  avalonethanzmom@charter.net

Registration Deadline:  January 30, 2013

Class Description:   This class will give you the choice to sew   a new quilt top or bring   your own finished quilt top.  If you   choose to bring a completed quilt top you will be working on backing and   quilting it, then making and sewing on the binding.  If you choose to sew a new quilt top you   will join 2ス・ strips (by the width of the fabric) together to form your quilt   top.  It is quite a fun process and you   won't know how it will look until you are done!  Some quilting basics will be discussed but   you will have plenty of time to work on your project.  Four experienced quilters will be on hand   to assist you. 

At the to time of your registration you will be advised   of what you need for class. 

New Quilt Top:  A jelly roll---approx. 38 to 42   pieces.  (Questions---we will explain!)

 

Existing Quilt Top:  Enough fabric for the back of your quilt   and to make your binding, also batting.

 

 

Drawing & Watercolor Techniques for Nature Journaling

Instructor: Jim Poff

Date: February 4, 11, 18, 25, and March 4

Time: 6:30-9pm

Cost: $60

Level: Interested observers, age 16 and up

Min/max: 4/8

To register: jpoff@csbsju.edu or 320-248-1625

Deadline: January 28

This will be a basic introduction to drawing and watercolor techniques that are useful in recording observations in a nature journal. One of the goals of this class is to not only enable you to better record your observations, but to make you a better observer of the natural world. Observation is a talent that involves many skills and like most skills, observational skills can be improved with practice. The intent of this course is to introduce you to some new tools and to provide you with guidance and the opportunity to get the practice that will make you a better observer of nature. A materials list will be provided to registrants.

 

Thank YOU!

Dec 3, 2012

Tree House Studio would like to say "Thank YOU!" to all of the wonderful people who stopped out for "Winter in the Tree House" this past weekend. The space was truely filled with the spirit of the season, we enjoyed every minute of it and had an amazing weekend! Thank you patrons, for supporting local, American made arts and crafts! May you have a very blessed Christmas holiday!

Thank you to: Terri, Jim, Mike, Bill, Nancy, Sue, Pat, Tony, Brenda, Ann, Sara, Karla, Bev, Debra and Cliff for all of your fabulous crafts, art and energy! And of course, we would not have had as much energy without our own personal chef, Mark! Thank you Mark, from all of us!

For those who are interested in more glasswork, the studio will be open periodically throughout the next few weeks. Check back here weekly for times. Also, "Like" us on Facebook at "The Tree House Studio".

WINTER IN THE TREEHOUSE!

Nov 14, 2012

Please join us for Winter in the Tree House on

Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm and Sunday, December 2, 11am-4pm

Shop, relax and get in the Holiday Spirit!

Food & refreshments, Live Music, Storytime, Demonstrations, Children's "Make & Take" Table

Tai Chi Refresher Course- Sign up today!

Oct 23, 2012

Tai Chi Refresher Class

Instructor: Nancy Bronson, Certified Medical Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor

Date: Mondays, November 5, 12, 19, 26, December 3, 10

Time: 6 – 7pm

Cost: $48

To register: nbronson@hotmail.com (subject line: Tai Chi refresher) or (H) 320-356-7292 or (C) 320-492-3587

Deadline: Call anytime for information on the next class

This class is for past Tai Chi students that would like to improve and perfect their form.

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