Vacations for the brain
Go to a summer school, and you'll come home with a skill.
© Beth Gauper
A student at the annual Mosaic Madness workshop in Mineral Point works on a birdhouse.
There's still snow on the ground, but it's time to think about summer if you'd like to come away from vacation with more than a sunburn.
Yes, there's summer school for adults, and now is time to sign up.
On Minnesota's North Shore, registration for 150 classes at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais also starts in February. Bread-baking classes are especially popular.
They're just two of the many arts and folk schools around the region (pictured, a mosaic class at Shake Rag Alley in Mineral Point, Wis.). All are in places you'd want to visit anyway, and in your time off from class, you can do some sightseeing.
For more, see Schools of know-how.
Last updated on March 22, 2013
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