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Knitting 101: Yarn Bombing with Kirsten, incl. 2 half day classes

January 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50

Learn to knit and take home a fun product also!  Remember enthusiastically knitting what was supposed to be a beautiful scarf that you planned to give a loved one, only to have some ugly thing at the end that you didn’t want to see again?  Those days are over!  With gentle guidance and time to…

Hand-Sewing Leather: Everyday Goods

January 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$75Sold out

This entry-level class is designed to introduce the classic techniques of hand-sewing with leather. Students can choose from a mix of projects that demonstrate the basics of working with leather including cutting, punching, hand sewing, riveting, snap setting, finishing and care. Students will be guided through the process from hide to finished product – leaving…

Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

January 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$65

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.   The class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  January 19 & January 26, 2:00pm-4:30 each Saturday. Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them…

Intro to Nålbinding

February 2 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75Sold out

Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making…

Norwegian Rosemaling: 2-day class

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$759 tickets left

Rosemaling means “rose painting” in Norwegian.  Join us to learn and practice the techniques and designs of this beautiful traditional craft.  This class will be on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  February 2, and February 9.   Each student will go home with a round wooden plaque with their rosemaling design on it, enthusiastic to continue their…

Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

February 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85.002 tickets left

Whether you are a beginner or experienced weaver, you will enjoy learning how to weave on the versatile Schacht “Cricket” Rigid Heddle Loom. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture and a few simple techniques. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll…

Knowledge Next Door: Grocery Store Tour

February 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$2014 tickets left

Join Bre Marsel, Registered Dietitian, for the fourth and final talk in our series on nutrition and your family.  Did you know the average supermarket carries over 45,000 different food items?  It’s no wonder we’re confused regarding what to buy, as soon as we walk through the door.  For that reason, a grocery store tour…

Beginner Bookbinding: The Coptic Stitch

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
$706 tickets left

Said to have originated in Egypt in the 2nd century, the Coptic stitch has been used in bookbinding for almost 2,000 years.  Now is your chance to keep the tradition alive.  During this class you will learn about some of the tools and techniques used in non-adhesive bookbinding.  You will explore the Coptic stitch technique…

Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

February 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$656 tickets left

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays: …

Introductory Fly Tying: 1st of 3 classes available

February 16 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$506 tickets left

Always wanted to try tying flies but were intimidated by the apparent complexity?  Caught the fly fishing ‘bug’ and want to go to the next level by tying your own flies?   Join Tony Stifter of the St. Paul Fly Tiers for 1 to 3 available classes as you build a solid foundation on the…

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