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


Community Knit Night – February 27, 2024

Feb 27, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

Community Bridge Club: Beginners/Intermediates – February 27, 2024

Feb 27, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

Build a Wooden Paddle (Intergenerational) March 1-3, 2024

Mar 01, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

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

(Waitlist) Create a Barn/Hex Sign – March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM

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

(Waitlist) Make a Sami-Inspired Bracelet (Intergenerational) March 2, 2024

Mar 02, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

carving spoon

Woodcarver’s Corner

The Washington County Library system is a great resource for carvers of all skill levels "The Washington County ...
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Molly Sanford at Dare to Repair community event

Monthly Fix-it Clinic to Start at Osceola Senior Center

Marine Mills Folk School’s mending and small electronics repair clinic begins December 2 On Saturday, December 2, Marine ...
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Kate Seitz and Robin Brooksbank outside of Marine Mills Folk School

Marine Mills Folk School Hires First Executive Director

Kate Seitz will lead the folk school as its first executive director Marine Mills Folk School (MMFS) has ...
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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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"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!"

Marine Mills Folk School gratefully acknowledges the support and grants it has received from the following organizations:

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Alice M. O'Brien Foundation logo
St Croix Valley Foundation logo
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