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

Featured Classes

Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

Love the smell of honey and the calming flicker of firelight?  Then come to this class and make your own pair of hand-dipped beeswax candles. Exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, and not to mention romantic, beeswax candles are the sought-after candle, but oh, so expensive to buy! Here you will work the craft and hand dip your…

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Saami-Inspired Bracelet – Mixed Level

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

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign

Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found…

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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

Local Folk School Receives Grant

Marine on St. Croix, MN – June 6, 2019 Marine Mills Folk School today announced the receipt of a generous…

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Art v. Craft

What’s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson? Is the difference connected to a skill acquired through repetition versus…

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Meet Instructor Barb Casey

Growing up in Stillwater, Minnesota, in a house full of art, Barb Casey always had strong communication skills and pursued…

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

― Maya Angelou