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

Featured Classes

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving (In-Person)

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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Grow your own Microgreens all year long! (In-Person)

  Enjoy hands-on learning and gain the confidence to grow your own food (even in small indoor spaces). This  class will include discussion and demonstrations of the planting techniques, then…

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Painting With Raindrops (Online)

  This class is three Wednesday evening sessions:  11/3/21, 11/10/21, 11/17/21  6:30-8:00pm Over three weeks, we will explore many beautiful ways to collaborate with nature to create contemplative mixed media…

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Mixed Media Nature Books (Online)

  This class is three sessions:  Mondays, November 1, November 8 and November 15. In this three week class, learn how to create beautiful hand bound books made with fabric…

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Learn to Needle Felt! Acorns, Gnomes OR Berries! (In-Person)

  This class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. Perfect for beginners. No experience necessary. Felting is older…

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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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The Possibilities of October

Engage your hands and head with a traditional skills class at MMFS! Stone balancing with Peter Juhl is meditative and creative, you’ll wonder…

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Featured Class: Basket Weaving – Handy Tote

Whether this is your first foray into basket weaving or you’ve taken a previous class with Kirsten and want to…

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Create A Christmas Heirloom: Scandinavian Stenciled Stockings (Online)

Kirsten Aune is a talented artist out of Duluth who loves sharing her skills and passion for Scandinavian-style stenciling. Sign…

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