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

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$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 Saturdays: …

Beekeeping made easy!

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$404 tickets left

Tom Minser, owner of Nature’s Nectar is here to help you get started in Beekeeping.  You do not need to have prior beekeeping experience.  This class will tell you what items you will need to start beekeeping and strategies for keeping your bees healthy and successful. We will cover: Purchasing equipment and bees Hiving packages…

Garden all year long!

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$207 tickets left

Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Lee Olson will teach you how to grow microgreens in soil and you’ll go home with 5…

Family Open Gym Nights: Thursdays through March 26, 2020

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Marine Mills Folk School is pleased to co-sponsor a community-building series, along with the City of Marine on St. Croix! There is a nice sized gym at our location!  Bring the kids (in fact, you can’t show up without them!) for a weekly ‘Open Gym Night’. Let the youngsters run off some steam while you…

Intro to Nålbinding

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75Sold out

Due to January class being sold out, we have added another opportunity to learn Nålbinding!  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…

Sew a Leather Market Tote

February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80Sold out

In this class, we will learn the basic skills of leatherworking while sewing a classic 100% leather tote bag. Learn about cutting leather, preparing it for stitching, saddle-stitching and riveting handles. Leave with a beautiful Market Tote of your very own and the skills to do countless leather working projects for a lifetime Tote measures…

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

February 1 @ 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…

Build a Wooden Paddle

February 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$125Sold out

This is one of our most popular classes! 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 bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class…

Salmon Leather Wallet

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$501 ticket 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 learn how to create your own leather bi-fold wallet using tanned/dyed salmon leather!  Fish leather is the second strongest…

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

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$851 ticket 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.  We may venture outside to weave, if weather…

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