Build a Bluebird House! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Bluebirds are highly desirable backyard residents for their attractive plumage, insectivorous diets, and melodious songs. With the right bluebird house positioned properly to attract tenants, any birder can become a bluebird landlord. All bluebirds are cavity-nesting species, and they need safe, secure locations to raise their broods. Unfortunately, they are not assertive, and more aggressive…

Leather Journal with Candace LaCosse (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Have you ever thought, “I need to write this down!” Whether you are journaling for grandchildren, children, or for yourself, this leather journal will capture it all. We proudly welcome back Candace LaCosse, master leathersmith, to help you whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro. Learn more on her Instagram page: Hemlocks Duluth.…

Writing Workshop: Moving Forward in Our Writing (Online)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

This class has been moved to online due to an abundance of caution regarding COVID-19 “You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.”  --  Conrad Hall  This workshop is for anyone who writes—students striving to master a skill. It’s for all genres of writing—fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama. Working together,…

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Impressionist Landscape Painting with Emily Anderson! (Online)

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This is a two session class.  Saturday, September 18 and Saturday, September 25! We're so darn excited to welcome back Emily Anderson to teach an online painting class. This is a two session class - September 18 and 25 -- don't miss the opportunity to join her! Do you wish you could sit down and…

$75.00

Mushrooming with the Gentleman Forager (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Marine Mills Folk School is thrilled to offer this mushrooming class with Mike Kempenich, the Gentleman Forager . How does a day of "all things mushrooms" sound: first a presentation on identifying and finding mushrooms, then a drive to a secret mushrooming spot about 45 minutes from Marine Mills Folk School where you'll walk with…

Get Creative with Cool Weather Containers (Online)

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Container designer, Michelle Mero Riedel, will show you how to reflect the rich texture of the fall season in your container combinations. Get creative adding seasonal favorites like mums, kale and pansies to your existing containers or start new combining with perennials, annuals and seasonal grasses. Container gardening is not just for summer!  Welcome visitors…

FREE! Welcome Back Extravaganza & Third Birthday Celebration! October 2, 2021

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Our Welcome Back Extravaganza starts at 10:00 am and will wrap up at 2pm and everyone is invited! Join us to celebrate Marine Mills Folk School and more!  It’s our third birthday and we’re returning to a full schedule – so we’re throwing a free party: Artist Marketplace – a mini-art fair with demos and…

Needle Felted Chickadee (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving, then felting fine detail using merino pre-felt 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.…

Sold Out $95.00

Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

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…

Sold Out $75

Welcome Back Extravaganza FREE Make & Take Bracelet Class! (Session 1)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

This FREE class will be a fun introduction to the world of fiber arts. Session 1: 10:00 -11:00 am      Get dressed-up for a party -- make a fun bracelet and wear it to our ‘Welcome Back Extravaganza’ on October 2. All Ages and all abilities welcome. Students will learn the knit stitch, how…

Design your own set of Fused Glass Bowls (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Join glass artist Susan Tracy and make a set of four handcrafted 3 1/2 inch fused glass bowls to enjoy or give as gifts.  This fun workshop introduces the art of glass fusing and slumping. What is glass fusing and slumping, you ask?  Simply described, fusing is joining two pieces of glass together using heat,…

Sold Out $80

Welcome Back Extravaganza FREE Make & Take Bracelet Class! (Session 2)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

This FREE class will be a fun introduction to the world of fiber arts. Session 2: 12:00 to 1:00 pm     Get dressed-up for a party -- make a fun bracelet and wear it to our ‘Welcome Back Extravaganza’ on October 2. All Ages and all abilities welcome. Students will learn the knit stitch,…

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Memory Cloth Books (Online)

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This is a two session on-line class.  Classes are held on Oct 3 and October 10, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Create soft, tactile books out of fabric that holds some meaning to you. It could be connected to anyone in your life or a version of yourself that has transitioned in some way.…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

To Be Announced!

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…

Sold Out $175.00

Octoberfest: Blue Cheese to WOW Your Friends & Family! (Online)

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Who doesn’t enjoy an excellent blue cheese? We know you will love making this in the comfort of your own kitchen under the guidance of our cheese master, Gary Colles. Whether you have taken one of Gary’s previous cheesemaking classes or not, you will love pulling this cheese out of your refrigerator knowing that you…

Oktoberfest: Traditional Sausage Making the Calabrian Way (Online)

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Bob Grant learned sausage making at the knee of his Italian immigrant grandfather, and now you can join in the tradition! In this demonstration class, students will learn everything they need to know to hand-make Italian sausage. How do you select the correct pork cut? What seasonings to use and how much? How to grind…

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Weaving on Natural Objects with Emma Freeman (Online)

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This is a two session class, Saturday 10-9-21 and Saturday 10-16-21 Explore creating simple weavings on things like rocks, stone tiles and pieces of tree bark with different threads and fibers. We'll use a basic weaving technique to create sculptural pieces where the loom becomes part of the finished piece. This process is meditative, delicate…

Octoberfest: Beermaking Basics and Brewing (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

If you’ve ever dreamed of making your own beer  at home but you weren’t sure what was involved or where to start, this is the class for you!  Just in time for Oktoberfest, this demonstration class will cover the process, the equipment, time and expense (and cost savings!). We’ll also provide equipment checklists, and links…

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Sourdough from Start to Finish! (In-Person)

Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

This is a two session class:  the main work day is Saturday October 16 from 9-3 pm, but we'll begin on Friday, October 15 from 7-8:30pm with the all important start of fermentation. Did you try your hand at Sourdough bread during the pandemic?  Did it leave you with questions you need answered?  Or have…