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

Featured Classes

Writing: The Power of Place

Only 1 spot left in this class! As described by writer Mark Doty: “The inner life happens in the body, and the body is always somewhere. For me, it’s the vehicles the world provides, what Whitman called the ‘dumb beautiful ministers’ that allow us to see the soul.  What’s the self in an empty room? …

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Saami Inspired Scandinavian Bracelet

The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, northern lights, and the Sámi, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer. Traditional Sámi jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire, and sculpted antler. Discover this unique tradition with veteran instructor Liz Bucheit…

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Intergenerational: Build a Wooden Paddle

Create a special memory with a young person (age 12+) or build one on your own — in this class you will build a bent shaft canoe paddle.  Imagine:   finish the paddle and then head out on the St. Croix River, or local lake, to paddle using your own hand-made paddle….what could be better?  We…

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Intergenerational: Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques.  We may venture outside to weave, if weather…

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Hand-Sewing Leather: Everyday Goods

This entry-level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from a mix of projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving…

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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

Just in time for the Christmas season, learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs.  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for Christmas gifts or a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive…

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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.

Latest News

Servant Leader

We periodically share interviews of our artists and volunteers, believing our readers will enjoy getting to know our organization through…

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Stillwater Area Photographs in New Book

Our Digital Photography instructor, Carl Wegener, is one of twelve photographers who have published a book of some of their…

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Upcycle, Again

Reusing…..recycling….upcycling. Adding value to a used item, extending its life, creating new purposes and stories in the process. We’re bringing…

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

― Maya Angelou