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


West African Drumming Interactive Showcase (Intergenerational) September 23, 2023

Sep 23, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Spoon Carving for the Terrified! – September 22, 23 & 24

Sep 22, 2023 6:00PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Build a Wooden Paddle (Intergenerational) September 22, 23, & 24, 2023

Sep 22, 2023 4:00PM—7:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School To be announced Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Macrame Plant Hanger – September 23, 2023

Sep 23, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Beginning Carving – Carve a Kuksa – September 23 & 24, 2023

Sep 23, 2023 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

About Us

Marine Mills Folk School is an experiential learning center located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley, less than an hour's drive from the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Our teachers are skilled artisan-instructors and will be your guides in woodworking, fiber arts, culinary arts, and other traditional arts & crafts.

We offer lifelong learning for all ages in a supportive environment that is fun, collaborative, and restorative. Join us and discover the joys of creating together!

News & Updates

North Shore Trail bluegrass band performs onstage at the Marine Fall Festival in 2022.

Community Takes Center Stage at the Marine Fall Festival

The Marine on St. Croix community is coming together on Saturday, September 16 to celebrate the beauty of ...
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Bluegrass band North Shore Trail performs at the Marine Fall Festival at Marine Mills Folk School while a crowd watches.

Marine Fall Festival Returns September 16

Celebrate the beauty of autumn and handcrafted art at Marine Mills Folk School in the St. Croix Valley ...
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Friendship Is Good for Your Health

We think it’s great fun to meet new people—at Marine Mills Folk School (MMFS) headquarters in Marine on ...
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MMFS Board Members stand outside, ready to welcome you to the folk school.

The Genius of the Folk School Model

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"Yes, the class was very enjoyable. The instructions were great and we had a relaxing time with the dialog going on in class. Everyone involved was very encouraging."

"It was good to have a variety of experience levels among the students. Everyone helped each other. It felt like a community."

"I gained confidence, enjoyed the illustrations by Jim Lammers as well as his enthusiasm and easy-going manner. He covered a lot and the pace was just right. I enjoyed sharing our pictures (and seeing that mine were pretty good)."

"Really enjoyed getting back to painting with acrylics and learning some new techniques. Instructor also made it a fun class."

"I learned about techniques and materials to paint a barn quilt, something I've been wanting to do for years!"

"The class was a great combination of education on geology of the area and scenic bike tour. Our group found it interesting to learn about the geology and watershed."

"The grandmas were fun and engaging, willing to help and share. They are very skilled and it was fascinating to learn this craft and the history behind it."

"It was a visceral experience, as well as cognitive. Very clearly explained, very gentle and approachable instruction. And I have an AMAZING drum now!"

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