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Soap Making

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$40Sold out

Learn to make all natural glycerin-based soaps, infused with essential oils and natural fragrances! Join Wendy McGraw for an introduction to basic soap making, as well as a sea salt body scrub with olive and avocado oils.  Students will leave prepared to make soap at home with a complete manual and supply list, along with…

Beginning Handspinning: 2-day class

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$853 tickets left

Discover the age-old craft of handspinning natural fibers to make your own unique yarns. In ancient times twisting fibers together was the original and only way to create clothing and other textiles. Today artisans and students are exploring hand spinning for a variety of reasons, including economy, use of eco-friendly fibers, creativity and interest in…

The Essential Birch Bark Box

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$85Sold out

Birch bark has been used since ancient times in northern countries such as Scandinavia, the Baltics, Russia, the Northern islands of Japan and more locally, by Native Americans. Students in this class, will learn to prepare birch bark properly for craftwork, use a carving knife safely & with confidence, layout a traditional ‘finger type joint,’…

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

March 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$65Sold out

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…

Intro to Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

March 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60Sold out

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…

Intergenerational: Sourdough Bread Baking

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50Sold out

Slow down, get your hands messy, have some fun and learn the benefits of sourdough baking. The class will feature all steps of the sourdough baking process: sourdough culture maintenance and levain (starter) preparation, dough handling and shaping, as well as the final proof and how to bake in a home oven. You will leave…

Carpenter’s Star for Beginning Quilters

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$8011 tickets left

Curious to begin quilting?  This class provides your initial taste into this creative world with your knowledgeable guides, Wynn Martin and her helpful quilt-mate, Gloria Mueller.  Take your sewing skills and interest to a new level, in this supportive and fun class. This is a 2-Day class: Saturday, April 6 & Saturday, April 20, 10am-4pm…

Artistic Mending with Sashiko Stitching

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$559 tickets left

Do you have a beloved garment that is a little worse for the wear and could use some sprucing up? Or do you want to add interest to a plain garment? There is no better way to reinforce a worn area or add visual interest than with Japanese Sashiko stitching. A Japanese stitching technique born…

Intergenerational: Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

April 13 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$554 tickets left

Just in time for the Easter season, learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian Easter Eggs.  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs that will please the Easter Bunny or anyone lucky enough to receive the egg as a gift. The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage,…

Leatherworking 2.0- Tote Bag

April 13 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$996 tickets left

This advanced leather-working class will build on previously learned sewing skills, allowing students to create a larger, more complex project. Students who have previously taken Beginning Leatherworking will enjoy advancing their craft while completing a larger project. We will focus on refining your hand-sewing technique for speed and accuracy as well as problem-solving during 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