Craft Workshops

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.

Quilting, basketry, rug hooking, tinsmithing, wood carving, woodturning, stained glass, painting, blacksmithing, needle felting, photography, writing and music such as fiddle, ukelele, psaltery and dulcimer, 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.

Artisans at Cedar Lakes 2023 Bios
View the 2023 Craft Catalog
Tish Westman’s classes will have a $15 Supply Fee

Fees/Tuition, Meals and Lodging

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. Package meals for the weekend classes begin with breakfast on Saturday and end with lunch on Sunday. Meals for weeklong classes begin with breakfast on Monday and end with lunch on Friday. Commuters may add meals to their reservation, if so desired. $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.

Week Workshops
( C ) $212.00 ( D ) $434.60 Holt Lodge ( P ) $816.20 ( S ) $577.70

Weekend Workshops
( C ) $143.10 ( D ) $225.78 Holt Lodge ( P ) $381.60 ( S ) $284.61  

Mountaineer Lodge (November and Old Time Fiddle Classes ONLY)Week Workshop( P ) $779.10 ( S ) $559.15

Materials Fees

A fee is charged for most workshops to cover the cost of expendable materials and supplies.  Fees and “to bring” supply lists are included in the Folk Art At The Lakes Catalog.


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.


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.


All classes meeting on a daily basis will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Classes end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  Weekend classes begin at 6:00 p.m. Friday and run through 3:00 p.m. Sunday.