Anna Ruhland

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Anna Ruhland

Anna Ruhland is a multi-disciplinary artist and youth educator who specializes in textile and traditional folk-craft. Her work focuses on dispelling the notion that craft is "lesser women's work." Anna spent a year as a Craft Education Intern at North House Folk School in Minnesota and prior to that she was involved in art education programs for youth. She now teaches at an elementary school in the Twin Cities as well as through various cultural museums and arts organizations. Some of her current craft endeavors include honing in on her ancestral textile heritage, block printing, lace making, teaching youth how to use their hands and minds for creativity, honoring space for growth, and opening herself up to the fact that there will always be new things to learn from everyone.

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