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

Featured Classes

Online: Paj Ntaub – Introduction to Traditional Hmong Embroidery

  Minnesotan author Kao Kalia Yang’s book ‘The Latehomecomer’ has been chosen as one of the national NEA Big Read recommended books this year!  ArtReach and other local organizations are…

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In-person/Outside: Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

This is an introductory spoon carving class.  We will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques.  After applying those skills on practice sticks, students will begin…

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Online: Summer salads with a zing!

Salads don’t have to be boring!  Join Chef Maggie and learn how to create delicious and exciting summer salads. In this class you will learn the elements of composing a…

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Online: Welcome Back Birds! Who are you and what do you want to eat?

After a tiring long trip, don’t you love to relax, snack and sip an adult beverage?   So do all those beautiful migrating birds that return north in the spring! …

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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

May Days

Refresh, renew and reacquaint yourself with the joy of creating!  Ease into in-person activities at one of our safe, supportive…

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Featured Class: Coward in the Kitchen?

Lori is back teaching in the kitchen!  Spend an evening with this funny, talented cook as she encourages, cajoles and…

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Our Backyard: Wild & Scenic

We’re all itchin’ to get outside and return to ‘normal’ activities.  Did you know the Twin Cities is a neighbor…

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