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Marine Mills Folk School is a burgeoning experiential learning center located in the beautiful St. Croix Valley, less than an hour from the Twin Cities.

Our teachers will be your guides in woodworking, fiber arts, baking or other arts & crafts pursuits.

We offer lifelong, hands-on, whole-person experiential learning for all ages in a supportive environment that is fun, collaborative, and restorative.

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Taking Pride in Ourselves

One of our not-so-secret goals as a folk school is to create world peace by bringing together people from different cultures and ways of life. With the Twin Cities Pride Festival and other Pride events taking place this weekend, we wish to honor LGBTQ+ individuals who have been fighting for decades for equal rights.

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Folk School Aims to Strengthen and Empower

Marine Mills Folk School (MMFS) opened its doors in October 2018 as an experimental learning center located in the St. Croix Valley. Their mission is to support communities and strengthen connections by inviting all people to discover the joy of creating together through traditional arts and crafts.

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Inside Kirsten Aune's shop in Duluth

Scandinavian Textile Artist Returns to Marine Mills Folk School

Kirsten Aune, artist-owner of Kirsten Aune Textiles Studio in Duluth, Minn., will be returning to Marine Mills Folk School on Monday, June 20 to teach Scandinavian Textile Stenciling.

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