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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

October 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$6010 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…

UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$4515 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using darning techniques such as sashiko stitching. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness as people…

Tool Sharpening Skills

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$607 tickets left

Learn to sharpen hand tools such as planes, chisels, axes, and knives, or other tools with cutting edges such as lawn mower blades or shovels.  In this class, general hand sharpening techniques and tools will be reviewed and demonstrated, with plenty of time for students to then apply these techniques as they gain practical sharpening…

Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$6510 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn…

The Art of Grape Growing: Wines with a Sense of Place

November 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$4020 tickets left

In this second of three classes in the Wine Series with Spillery Creative, discover just how much grape growing practices impact the flavor of wine. Taste wines that evoke a sense of place as you explore the term “terroir”. Learn about the evolution of a grape from bud to harvest and the crucial way in…

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

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$856 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…

Soap Making

November 9 @ 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…

Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$8012 tickets left

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy learning the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate…

Holiday Breadmaking

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5010 tickets left

You’ll be ready for the holidays with some delicious breads!  We’ll make Cardamom Bread, a delicately flavored braided yeasted bread.  In Finland it’s called “pulla” and is typical in cafeterias where it is considered as sign of a high-quality place.  You’ll discover multiple ways to use this versatile dough, and get in some good hand…

Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$558 tickets left

Learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs.  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs that will please anyone lucky enough to receive the egg as a gift. In addition, Laurelie will instruct on making 1-dye, hanging Christmas ornament eggs. The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic…

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