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Make a Salmon Leather Wallet

June 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$503 tickets left

Did you know eco-friendly fish leather uses the skin of processed fish that would otherwise be thrown away?  Fish leather is being used today in the design of handbags, shoes, even clothing.  In this class you’ll create your own leather bi-fold wallet using tanned/dyed salmon leather.  Fish leather is the second strongest leather after kangaroo…

Needle Felted Birds: Chikadee-dee-dee

June 1 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$551 ticket left

Needle felt a beautiful three-dimensional chickadee. Makers will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Instructions will be given for making wire legs and feet, and for hanging your bird as an ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a…

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

June 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$607 tickets left

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 carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon.  With Michele and Erik providing support and expert guidance, the goal of the class is for each student…

Summertime Vision Board

June 7 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Free20 tickets left

Have you ever made it through our long Minnesota winter, vowing to savor every moment that summer brings….only to arrive at Labor Day feeling that you didn’t enjoy summer the way you envisioned?  Don’t let that happen this summer!  Join local professional coach Jen Bertsch for a mini-vision board workshop.  Explore your hopes and dreams. …

Forest Bathing

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$508 tickets left

“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and have my senses put in order.”  –John Burroughs Shinrin yoku (colloquially known as forest bathing) is a traditional Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature by mindfully using all five senses.  This class is designed for those looking to increase health and well being in…

Introduction to Outdoor Painting in Oils

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$5010 tickets left

Take your oil paints outside and learn how to paint en plein air. This half-day class, held at William O’Brien State Park, will provide a hands-on introduction to outdoor painting. Nature is complex and light is fleeting. This class will help you gain a little control. You’ll learn to articulate why a scene is begging…

Introduction to Power Tools for Women and Girls

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$4012 tickets left

Designed by Anna for students who identify women and girls, and who want to become more proficient at using power tools.  This class will increase your comfort in using basic power tools such as a cordless drill, random orbital sander, reciprocating saw and jigsaw.  Participants are also encouraged to bring their own power tools that…

Tool Sharpening Skills

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$606 tickets left

Learn to sharpen hand tools such as planes, chisels, axes, and knives, or other tools with cutting edges such as lawn mower blades or shovels.  In this class, general hand sharpening techniques and tools will be reviewed and demonstrated, with plenty of time for students to then apply these techniques as they gain practical sharpening…

Learn to Japanese Fly Fish – Tenkara

June 11 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$506 tickets left

Tenkara fly fishing (Japanese “from heaven” or “from the skies”) is an easy-to-learn, simple fly fishing technique that makes fly fishing accessible and fun for all who try it.  The technique was originally developed by commercial fishermen in the mountain streams of Japan about 200 years ago who were focused on catching fish in order…

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants: An Introduction to Foraging

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$8010 tickets left

Have you ever thought about foraging in nearby woods, fields, or trails, but haven’t had the knowledge or confidence to do so on your own?  Tanna Worrell, the Friendly Forager,  is based locally and has been sharing her enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, foraging for many years.  Join Tanna as the growing season begins in…

We're always looking for new classes to offer at Marine Mills Folk School. If you have a specific course you'd like to see, or if you'd like to facilitate a class at the school, please apply to become an instructor, or email info@MarineMillsFolkSchool.org

"We are born makers.  We move what we're learning from our heads to our hearts through our hands."

- Brene Brown