Online: Fabric Meditation Books with Emma Freeman

Online

We are just delighted to offer another class by one of our favorite instructors, Emma Freeman. Emma is skilled at teaching and honoring her students’ work. In this two session class over two weeks, (June 15 and June 22), you will learn how to create fabric books out of repurposed textiles like curtains, napkins, dish…

$50.00

In-Person/Outside: Telling Wild Tales: A Poetry Workshop with Laurie Allmann

Belwin Conservancy 825 Stagecoach Trail S, Afton

This class will take place at Belwin Conservancy's Stagecoach Prairie, 825 Stagecoach Trail South,  Afton, MN. Are you curious about the natural world? Would you like to play with poetry as a way to paint a scene and convey what you observe in wild places? Join environmental author and poet Laurie Allmann for a morning…

In-Person: Build a Wooden Paddle

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

Paddle Making is Back!! 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…

Sold Out $175.00

In-Person/Outside: Beginning Basket Weaving – Weave a Bike Basket!

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

  How about weaving your very own bike basket? Here's a fun class to learn all the basic basket-making techniques using reed.  In this class, you will make your very own Bike Basket. This includes how to lay out the base of the basket, shape the sides and create a very sturdy rim. Complete with…

Online: Impressionist Landscape Painting with Emily Anderson!

Online

This is a 2 session class.  Saturday, July 17 and Saturday, July 24. We're excited to welcome back Emily Anderson, who has agreed to do another painting class.  Be sure to register soon, as we expect this class to sell out .....  Do you wish you could sit down and paint a beautiful scene, but…

In-Person/Outside Shibori Indigo Dye Class

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

One of the earliest written descriptions of shibori dates to 238 CE! Shibori is an ancient Japanese dyeing technique that involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and then binding it to create incredible patterns. The dyeing process is quite playful and the end result is undeniably stylish. We love how each dyed item is unique,…

Sold Out $65

In-Person/Outside: Beginning (or Otherwise) Loom Weaving

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

  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 even find some truly natural…

Sold Out $75.00

In-Person/Outside: Sew Your Own Leather Market Tote Class

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

In this class, we will learn the basic skills of leather working 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 approximately…

In-Person/Outdoor: Herbal Remedies for Good Health – July 24

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

Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through the woods, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants.  Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing.   Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries by…

In-Person/Outside: Raising Minnesota Monarchs at the Mahtomedi Monarch Nursery!

Mahtomedi, Minnesota Mahtomedi

Did you realize the eastern Monarch butterfly population (those east of the Rocky Mountains) has declined by 80% in the last twenty years? And that a November count of the western Monarch population suggests those butterflies are on the edge of extinction?!  Here’s a class for you to learn what you can do to help…

Online: Needle Felt a Barn Owl

Online

Needle felting is fun!  Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable Barn Owl.  We will mail you the materials ahead of time, then Laura will take you step-by-step through the process via Zoom.  No previous experience is necessary.  The materials kit comes with enough wool to…

Geology Bike Tour (Morning Tour)

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

  Marine and Scandia Area Geology Field Trip by Bicycle! We're sure biking throughout the countryside is a traditional skill that you'll love to experience!  Join Dale Setterholm, retired geologist and bike enthusiast for an entertaining session where you'll see the St. Croix Valley in a new and informed way.  We can't think of a…

Geology Bike Tour (Afternoon Tour)

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

Marine and Scandia Area Geology Field Trip by Bicycle! We're sure biking throughout the countryside is a traditional skill that you'll love to experience!  Join Dale Setterholm, retired geologist and biking enthusiast for an entertaining session where you'll see the St. Croix Valley in a new and informed way.  We can't think of a better…

In-Person: Build a Wooden Paddle

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

Paddle Making is Back! 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…

Sold Out $175.00

In-Person/Outside: Herbal Remedies for Good Health – August 7

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

How we are keeping you safe during Covid-19! Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through the woods, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants.  Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing.   Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote…

In-person/Outside: Make a Slim Minimalist Wallet with Fish Leather

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

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 slim minimalist wallet using tanned/dyed fish leather!  Fish leather is the second strongest…

In person/Outside: Intro to Tai Chi

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

This is a two session class on Sunday - 8-8-21 and 8-15-21. T’ai Chi is a holistic 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 T’ai Chi practice may…

In-Person/Outside: Plant-based Natural Dyes

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

Have you wanted to try plant-based dyeing but didn't know where to begin? In this in-person outside class, you will learn about the what, why and how of plant-based dyes before trying it out using plant-based dyes grown right here in Minnesota! We’ll explore multiple methods of plant-based dyeing including bundle dyeing, the practice of…

In-Person/Outside: Herbal Remedies for Good Health – September 18

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

Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through the woods, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants.  Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing.   Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries by…

Online: Impressionist Landscape Painting with Emily Anderson!

Online

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…