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

Featured Classes

Be My (Naturally Sweet) Valentine!

Sweets to the sweet!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Why send a boring old card when you can dazzle your sweetheart with delicious treats made with honey, dates and maple syrup and no refined sugar!?    We will make Honey-Sweetened Herb-Infused Chocolates, ’Salted Caramels’ made with dates and Maple Syrup Pecan Pralines.  Instructor Betsy…

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Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

Rosemaling means “rose painting” in Norwegian.  Join us to learn and practice the techniques and designs of this beautiful traditional craft.  Pam Anderson is one of the most entertaining instructors we have come across!  You will have a great time learning! This class will be over the weekend of February 8 & 9. Saturday Feb…

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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

A simple piece of paper + 1 sharp knife = Art! In this class, you will learn the basic techniques for turning a piece of paper into a cut-paper design using only an x-acto knife and a cutting mat. Students will learn the basics of papercutting, an age-old art form found in many cultures around…

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Fermentation 101 – Sauerkraut Workshop

Curious about making your own fermented veggies at home? Join us for a hands-on vegetable fermentation class, where students will learn about the basic history and benefits of fermentation, the two common methods used in vegetable fermentation (dry-salting and brining), food safety, supplies needed and troubleshooting. Students will chop, salt, and mix their very own…

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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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Beat the Winter Blues!

Deepest, darkest part of winter dragging you down? Find creative inspiration at Marine Mills Folk School! Whether working with leather…

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Featured Class – Create Beautiful Art

February 22  Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting “Beyond impressed” “Wonderful instructor – informative and easy to listen to!” “I felt…

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Got Some Last Minute Time This Weekend?

January 25  Garden All Year Long! Doesn’t this sound appealing – learn how to grow fresh green salads year-round, with no…

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

― Maya Angelou