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Intro to Tai Chi

February 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$5017 tickets left

Tai Chi is a meditative moving practice that has been gaining popularity in recent years with many studies tying this practice to improved health, wellness as well as longevity. Evidence-based studies have shown that the health and wellness benefits of Tai Chi practice may include increased bone density, lowered blood pressure, increased physical strength and…

Focaccia Bread – A Tour of Italy

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50Sold out

Take a tour of Italy through your senses! We will be making focaccia from the north to the south of Italy, both potato focaccia and herb focaccia. Impress your loved ones with your baking skills learned by master baker Ross Safford. Join us for mouth-watering fun during this half-day class! Ross will also be offering…

Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.005 tickets left

Be the boss of your own knitting!  No need to perform a full-blown amputation when a little first aid would do.  Learn how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your knitting … or ripping out your hair! In this class students will learn how to recognize and diagnose knitting mistakes on actual swatches provided…

Intro to Boro Fabrics

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$5512 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 various darning techniques. 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 have become interested…

Drum Making

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$7513 tickets left

Leap Day is a sacred day in many cultures.  To make the best use of the energy of Leap Day 2020, try bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life, like making something beautiful by hand!  Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His…

Build a Wooden Paddle

March 6 @ 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…

Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$555 tickets left

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament.…

Lavashe/Crackers from Scratch! Intergenerational Baking

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$507 tickets left

Make your next gathering even more personal with homemade crackers (lavashe). There are as many ways to make lavashe as there are regions in the world! Lavashe is a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries, is made with flour, water, and salt. It can be served with dips like​…

Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$558 tickets left

It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs!  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic…

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

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$6511 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 Saturdays: …

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