Discover the joy of creating together from a folk school tradition.

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

Community Knit Night (All Ages) May 21, 2024

May 21, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) May 23, 2024 – Session 3 of 6

May 23, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) May 24-26, 2024

May 24, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Private home To be announced Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Community Dare to Repair in Osceola (All Ages) May 25, 2024

May 25, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

Osceola Senior Center 310 Chieftan St. Osceola, WI 54020

Community Bridge Club (All Ages) May 28, 2024

May 28, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

About Us

Marine Mills Folk School is an experiential learning center located in the beautiful St. Croix River Valley, less than an hour's drive from the Twin Cities, Minnesota.

Our teachers are skilled artisan-instructors and will be your guides in woodworking, fiber arts, culinary arts, and other traditional arts & crafts.

We offer lifelong learning for all ages in a supportive environment that is fun, collaborative, and restorative. Join us and discover the joys of creating together!

mom and daughter proudly display their completed crochet baskets

Intergenerational Learning takes Center Stage this Mother’s Day

Marine Mills Folk School classes on May 11 are open to a variety of ages On Mother’s Day ...
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MMFS Founder Robin Brooksbank stands with MMFS artisan-instructor Laurelei Creuzer at an Appreciation Event

How to Build Community

By Laurelei Creuzer From a speech Laurelei gave at the March 2024 MMFS Appreciation Event Robin Brooksbank asked ...
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carving spoon

Woodcarver’s Corner

The Washington County Library system is a great resource for carvers of all skill levels "The Washington County ...
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Molly Sanford at Dare to Repair community event

Monthly Fix-it Clinic to Start at Osceola Senior Center

Marine Mills Folk School’s mending and small electronics repair clinic begins December 2 On Saturday, December 2, Marine ...
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"Yes, the class was very enjoyable. The instructions were great and we had a relaxing time with the dialog going on in class. Everyone involved was very encouraging."

"It was good to have a variety of experience levels among the students. Everyone helped each other. It felt like a community."

"I gained confidence, enjoyed the illustrations by Jim Lammers as well as his enthusiasm and easy-going manner. He covered a lot and the pace was just right. I enjoyed sharing our pictures (and seeing that mine were pretty good)."

"Really enjoyed getting back to painting with acrylics and learning some new techniques. Instructor also made it a fun class."

"I learned about techniques and materials to paint a barn quilt, something I've been wanting to do for years!"

"The class was a great combination of education on geology of the area and scenic bike tour. Our group found it interesting to learn about the geology and watershed."

"The grandmas were fun and engaging, willing to help and share. They are very skilled and it was fascinating to learn this craft and the history behind it."

"It was a visceral experience, as well as cognitive. Very clearly explained, very gentle and approachable instruction. And I have an AMAZING drum now!"

Marine Mills Folk School gratefully acknowledges the support and grants it has received from the following organizations:

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Alice M. O'Brien Foundation logo
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