Archive for October 2019

Help Spread the Word About Marine Mills Folk School!

Having just celebrated our first year in operation, we’re busy making plans for our second. We think our artists-teachers are amazing and so do you! Feedback about our classes has been overwhelmingly positive. We’re proud of the opportunities we’ve been able to offer our artists, both for additional income and new audiences for their work.…

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Another Shameless Plug

We figure November 1 gives us license to start talking about the gift-giving season. So think about this tomorrow: we’ve got gift certificates for everyone on your list! Support our local organization and give the gift of life-long learning. 

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New Class: Create a Holiday Wreath

Create a holiday memory with a young friend or come on your own! Join Hallie on November 23 and learn how to make beautiful evergreen wreaths using foraged and farmed materials from Miminka, a local farm in St. Croix Falls, WI. A wonderful activity for Thanksgiving visitors, or make a perfect hostess present to bring with you later in…

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Back by Popular Demand: Barn Hex Signs on December 14

We had so many disappointed students who missed our previous Barn Hex Sign class, we talked Larry into giving another class! Make a unique gift or create your own barn art in the folk tradition of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Larry’s humor and guidance will make the class fly by and you’ll leave with a beautiful sign (about…

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The Last Thing

Our board member Nanc MacLeslie will be out of town and won’t be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in a long time. To help her assuage her guilt, she’s sharing a recipe her family loves, and you will too!

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Conserving and Protecting

We work to make sure Marine Mills Folk School reflects our mission and values. One of our fundamental beliefs is the recognition that nature has a significant effect on our wellbeing. We understand how important it is to protect and conserve natural places for us all to enjoy. This past week, Vice President Walter Mondale…

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Featured Class: Knit a Cozy Headband with Liz Towers

Bring your early Thanksgiving visitors and have fun learning beginning knitting skills, plus get a start crossing names off your holiday gift list! Join Liz Towers, accomplished knitting teacher, on November 23. Knitters are supportive, enthusiastic, fun, and are wonderful friends! You’ll leave the class comfortable that you are a knitter, too!

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A Poem

A recent student shared this poem with us. She said it was the perfect poem after a class at Marine Mills Folk School, as it further connected her experience. We think you’ll enjoy it as well. Wooden Boats—- Judy Brown I have a brother who builds wooden boats,Who knows precisely how a boardCan bend or turn,…

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Meet An Artist: Andrea Martin

 We periodically share interviews of artists and volunteers, believing our readers will enjoy getting to know our organization through the stories of those who help us advance our mission. Andrea Martin will be sharing her passion for art and papercutting at her class on November 9. A former biological researcher, Andrea used to spend time dissecting fruit…

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A Grand Time

Thanks to all who attended our Community Picnic as we celebrated our first year in operation! The bouncy castle was a hit with the young crowd, and we were tickled to hear all the enthusiasm from those who toured the building and glanced in at on-going classes. We ran out of food, including our birthday…

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