Discover the joy of creating together through traditional arts and crafts.

Featured Classes

Beginning Crop Art

Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year?  This is the class for you!  Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the ‘collision of art and agriculture’.  Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between? …

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Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to Foraging

Have you ever thought about foraging in nearby woods, fields, or trails, but haven’t had the knowledge or confidence to do so on your own?  Tanna Worrell, the Friendly Forager,  is based locally and has been sharing her enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, foraging for many years.  Join Tanna as the growing season begins in…

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Intergenerational: Make a Gift for Mother’s Day

Know what a mom really wants for Mother’s Day?  To enjoy some silence and time to herself while her loved ones plan a fun surprise for her! We’ve got some help for you.  Bring Mom a handmade key holder, yummy chocolate and a posy of flowers, then bask in her smile on Mother’s Day!  Ms.…

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About Us

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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Maker Space

One definition of ‘makerspace’ is where things are produced and not consumed. Another definition builds on that thought but suggests…

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Meet Instructor Tanna Worrell

As a new mother, Tanna had two focuses, the first being to put down roots and raise her family in…

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The Last Thing

Check out  local makerspaces, they are a great resource for tools and for people with suggestions on how to approach…

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“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

― Maya Angelou