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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

July 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$605 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…

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

August 3 @ 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…

Saami-Inspired Bracelet – Mixed Level

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
$908 tickets left

The dramatic landscape of northern Scandinavia is that of the midnight sun, norther lights and the Saami, a nomadic tribal group that follows the migration of the reindeer.  Traditional Saami jewelry incorporates elements of their northern landscape – softened reindeer leather, braided pewter wire and sculpted antler.  Discover this unique tradition with veteran instructor Liz…

Foraging for Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants + Herbal Remedies for Health

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$8012 tickets left

This is a combination class with Tanna Worrell, the Friendly Forager, and Heather Mashuga, master herbalist.   Participants will learn about how to ethically forage and how to identify plants for both eating and for medicinal and health benefits.  At the end of class, the group will prepare a dish to eat and make a folk…

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$10010 tickets left

Punch needle rug hooking is quick and easy to learn, and once you know the basics, the possibilities of what you can make with this new fiber skill are endless!  Remember hooked rugs from your great-grandmother’s era?  While rug hooking uses a small hook that is used to pull up loops of yarn, the ‘punch…

Create a Barn/Hex Sign

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$556 tickets left

Barn signs or ‘hex signs’ are mostly known today for their decorative purposes, but some believe they were painted by Pennsylvania Dutch farmers to ward off evil spirits or storms, or to bestow blessings and protections on the farm family.  Using bright colors and often incorporating a star pattern, these beautiful designs were originally found…

Stillwater Art Trolley Tour: Kombucha and Other Summer Beverages

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jump aboard the charming Stillwater Trolley for a day of adventure!  Join Heather Rutledge, Executive Director of ArtReach as you head north from Stillwater for behind the scenes tours, meet and greets with artists and hands-on demonstrations. Marine Mills Folk School is excited to partner with ArtReach and Wahoo Adventures as participants will learn about…

Soap Making

September 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$406 tickets left

Learn to make all natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. Due to the use of lye (used as it has been for over 5,000 years in soap making), the soap portion of the class will primarily be a demonstration. Students will leave the class fully prepared to make their own…

Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

September 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$809 tickets left

Create a beautiful leather book in the medieval tradition, without the use of any adhesives.  Long-stitch book binding is one of the oldest methods of book binding and is still employed by book artists today.   In this  workshop you will produce a 4.5 x 6 x 1″ journal which although simple, will be beautiful and…

Introduction to Outdoor Painting in Oils

September 21 @ 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…

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