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Build a Wooden Paddle

April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$140Sold out

If you have not been able to take this class yet – now is your chance!  Limited space available! 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…

Sourdough from Start to Finish

April 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
$901 ticket left

Learn all the secrets of sourdough bread making!  This is an eight-hour class, starting Friday evening and picking up again on Saturday. Students are encouraged to come on Friday to get a sneak preview and to help start the fermentation process. On Saturday master breadmakers Bryce and Ross will take you through the steps of…

Telling the Story – A Writing Workshop

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$609 tickets left

Nothing grabs a reader more than a good read, a story a reader just can’t put down!  This writing workshop will center on storytelling across all genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry).  We’ll  read some short pieces from master storytellers and discuss how these writers captivate and hold an audience. We’ll work on a number of writing…

Beginning Crop Art

April 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$601 ticket left

Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year?  This is the class for you!  Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the ‘collision of art and agriculture’.  Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between? …

Abstract Alcohol Inks on Canvas

April 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$506 tickets left

Alcohol inks are a vibrant, dye-based medium that work best on non-porous surfaces such as glass, Yupo paper, metal, and more! However, did you know that you can also apply alcohol inks to canvas? You can, and they look wonderful! This intriguing medium has recently gained popularity over the last few years. You may have…

Intermediate Nålbinding

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$755 tickets left

This class is designed as a follow-up to ‘Introductory Nålbinding’ with Janet Ames. Those Vikings never did anything easily, and Nålbinding is no exception – it’s hard to do! Janet is offering a day of guidance to give beginning students more time to practice their new craft, ask questions, and share the frustration and rewards…

Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55Sold out

Beautify your property and neighborhood!  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…

Gardening: Companion Planting

April 18 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$40 – $5037 tickets left

Get ready for spring planting! In this class, Companion Planting, you will learn the secrets and science of how flowers can help you grow healthier vegetables. The practice of companion planting is making a comeback with organic home gardeners- and for good reason! With a few key flowers; some to attract beneficial insects and some…

Raising Backyard Chickens (intergenerational)

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$3013 tickets left

Raising backyard chickens is fun!  As one of our chicken-raising board members says, “You can lose hours watching chickens!  Plus, eggs are nature’s perfect food!”   In this backyard chicken class you will learn everything you need to get started raising your own chickens for eggs or food! Breeds – Layers & Broilers Housing &…

Herbal Tea Gardening

April 18 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
$40 – $5038 tickets left

Growing an herbal garden is rewarding on many levels. Growing herbs specifically for tea opens new worlds of flavor and self-care. This is a beginner’s class and we’ll focus on well-known herbs; both the growing of and preparation of the plants for tea.  We’ll also get to sample some homegrown teas. Participants will go home…

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