Archive for August 2019

Today-Barn Hex Signs, Tomorrow-World Peace

This past weekend instructor Larry Underkoffler shared his knowledge of Barn Hex Signs, developed as a result of his daughter’s research into their family ties to the Pennsylvania Dutch region of Pennsylvania. Our students included sisters spending time together and a mother and daughter doing the same. We love to see those heartwarming family connections…

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Photo Contest

Send us a favorite picture of Rover or Daisy, our ‘Dog Days of Summer’ Photo Contest is open for just a few more days. We’ll be drawing the name of the winner of a free Folk School class from everyone who has submitted a photo on FB or Instagram. Hurry up and submit your photo now! 

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Volunteers Needed!

 Got some time to help us spruce up our new home? We’d love the help and you’ll get a sneak peek at our new digs in the Marine School Building. Please let us know you’re coming, by using SignUpGenius.                                  Wednesday 9/28…

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Happy Birthday & Welcome Home!

REALLY BIG NEWS:Marine Mills Folk School has found a beautiful new home in the former Marine Elementary School building recently purchased by the City of Marine on St. Croix!    We can’t wait for you to come and check out our expanded space! We are excited to be able to offer a larger variety of classes. Join…

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Moving In–We Need Your Muscles

Many hands make light work.  Asking friends for help moving is a long-standing tradition, right!?   Tasks include vacuuming, dusting and help moving in some stuff (no heavy furnishings, we promise!)  If you can spare 1-2 hours to help the first week of September,   we will love you forever! AND you get a sneak preview of…

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Meet An Instructor: Theresa Angelo

Theresa has always enjoyed working with her hands, even during her career as a packaging engineer when she had the most fun making the models of new packaging. With serendipitous help from a friend who invited her to work at his studio she found her niche as a book binder. Join Theresa on September 14 as she shares her…

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Dog Days of Summer

While many think the ‘dog days of summer’ refers to the heat of the summer, turns out the phrase has been traced to ancient Greeks and Romans and the dog star Sirius, which rises just before the sun in late July to August, at least in the northern hemisphere. Who knew? Photo Credit: Matt Jones on Unsplash As we…

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Photo Contest: Dog Days of Summer

Young students of Carl Wegener’s Digital Photography classes this spring and summer have taken some wonderful pictures of their dogs and other animals, here are some examples. Got a favorite picture of your dog? Send it in for the chance to win a free class at Marine Mills Folk School! Submit to info@MarineMillsFolkSchool or via Instagram@MarineMillsFolkSchool by August…

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We’re Moving!

We’re excited to announce that beginning in September, we’ll be offering classes at the former Marine Elementary School building in Marine on St. Croix. This new location will allow us to expand our class offerings, as well as try some multiple-day classes, and perhaps some evening classes. We’ve appreciated the support and encouragement from River…

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Meet An Instructor: Anna Lowenthal Walsh

Anna is a ‘let’s do it’ kind of person who is never afraid to try something new and sees imperfections as interesting, not as failures! A transplant from California, she has been busy raising a family and working on her art after moving to Minnesota with her husband 15 years ago. She’ll be teaching the…

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