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(Waitlist) Knife Skills are Life Skills with Fred Livesay (Ages 16+) April 27 & 28, 2023

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

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Join internationally respected woodworker and craftsman Fred Livesay for this 2-day class focused on knife skills. Students will learn 10 to 14 different knife grips and how to use them effectively for wood carving. In the process you will become comfortable with the use of a knife, safely carving both away and towards yourself. Sharpening…

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Community Open Carving Session – May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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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

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Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with a completed bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 8 hours: Friday…

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Community Open Carving Session – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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Build a Wooden Longbow (Ages 16+) June 21-23, 2024

Jun 21, 2024 5:00PM—9:00PM

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

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This course takes students through the step-by-step process of crafting a wooden longbow. To facilitate learning about constructing a traditional bow, students will start with a rough-cut stave of hickory which is already in the shape of a bow. Students will be making their own bow strings and so learn the process of weaving a…

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The Art of Chairmaking – June 29 & 30, 2024

Jun 29, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

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Explore chairmanning by learning the foundational skills of green woodworking while making a beautifully crafted stool. Skills of focus include: timber selection, splitting, shaping, joinery, and design. With diligent work, the student will be able to take home their very own handcrafted seat to sit on. This class takes place over two days: June 29 and…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) August 2-4, 2024

Aug 02, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

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

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*July and August classes will open to members on May 14 and non-members on May 16. Not a member? Sign up here. * Build your own bent shaft canoe paddle. Students will learn about wood selection and grains, use of hand tools and skill saw, paddle design and considerations, and paddle sizing. Each student will leave with…

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