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Build a Wooden Paddle Session One (December 10-11-12) In-Person

Off Site - To Be Announced

  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 will take place over 3 days for a total of…

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Build a Wooden Paddle Session Two (December 10-11-12) In-Person

Off Site - To Be Announced

  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 will take place over 3 days for a total of…

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Photography for Kids – Age 10+ (In-Person)

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

This class is a two session class meets Saturdays 12-11-21 & 12-18-21 In this fun class, students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This series of classes with Carl Wegener will include two consecutive Saturday classes. Students will be asked to…

Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving (In-Person)

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

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…

Cardamom Dough for Bread, Buns and Pastries (In-Person)

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

Cardamom is a favorite Scandinavian and holiday spice. Can't you just smell the bread baking? Here’s a chance to use cardamom to get a head start on your holiday baking. Join Master Bakers Bryce and Brennan Johnson for this hands-on class.  We’ll make cardamom dough together, then Bryce and Brennan will help you shape the…

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Learn to Needle Felt! Acorns, Gnomes OR Berries! (In-Person)

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

  This class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. Perfect for beginners. No experience necessary. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven…

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Tallow Skincare (In-Person)

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

Not for the faint of heart, but for resourceful deer hunters and ruminant farmers. Be sure to let the deer hunters in your life know about this interesting and useful class! Render and utilize animal fat as a whole-body natural moisturizer and skin protectant. Students will learn how to render deer tallow for skincare and…

Wild Mushroom Identification and ……Tasting! (In-Person)

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

The Gentleman Forager is back! This class is perfect for the beginner, or for any experienced mushroomer who wants to brush up on their skills. Veteran mushroom hunter Mike Kempenich—owner of Gentleman Forager, Founder of Forest to Fork, and past wild mushroom identification certification instructor at both the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin…

All About Beekeeping! (Online)

Online

Tom Minser, owner of Nature’s Nectar is here to help you get started in Beekeeping so you'll be ready to go next year!  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. Topics…

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Tuesday Knit Night at 6:30pm (In-Person)

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

Schedule: Every Tuesday November 2 through December 28th.  (There will be NO KNIT NIGHT on 12-21-21!) ***This event requires NO registration!  Just come if you can and enjoy! Knit Night Returns! Come as you are and bring a knitting project -- whether you’re in the middle of one, or a project you’ve been meaning to…

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Free! Bluegrass Jam Session, 3rd Saturday of each month (in-person)

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

Bluegrass Jam Sessions are returning to MMFS! An essential skill of bluegrass music is the ability to take part in informal playing situations, also known as a “jam session”. Participants arrange themselves in a circle, choose a song from a common repertoire, sing, accompany each other, and play solos. Often, they do this despite no…

Free

Flour as Flavor: Pastries with Whole Grains (In-Person)

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

Since the onset of industrial scale milling of grain, the taste of most widely distributed flour has been neutral to bland, a blank canvas used to develop structure or showcase other flavors. In this one day class, we will look back towards an older, and now re-emerging, idea in baking: that different flours have their…

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Beginning (or Otherwise) Loom Weaving (In-Person)

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

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.  You may even want to bring some natural…

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Scandinavian Spoon Carving From Start to Finish Weekend! (In-Person)

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

This workshop is scheduled for Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9, 9-4pm. Here is a two-day workshop to learn how to carve a spoon from start to finish.  Or if you’ve taken our 'Intro to Spoon Carving Class' and want to learn more, this is the class for you. This workshop covers all aspects…

Make Your Own Soap (In-Person)

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

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…

Make an Heirloom Bear (In-Person)

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

Heirloom bears -- a symbol of love, safety and comfort -- are bears made lovingly for a specific person or occasion. This class will teach you to create a fully jointed bear that can sit, turn its head, and move its arms. Several size bear patterns will be available from 12" to 18" and patterns…

Fabulous FERMENTATION – Beginner Vegetable Fermentation (In-Person)

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

Curious about making your own fermented veggies at home? Join us for a hands-on vegetable fermentation class, where students will learn about the basic history and benefits of fermentation, the two common methods used in vegetable fermentation (dry-salting and brining), food safety, supplies needed and troubleshooting. Students will chop, salt, and mix their very own…

Traditional Somali Finger Weaving (In-Person)

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

Using no loom or frame, Somali nomads use traditional finger weaving techniques to make floor mats for their homes and other uses. This class provides you a wonderful opportunity to work with 4 Somali-heritage grandmothers for hands-on, authentic finger weaving! You’ll find the process is absorbing and meditative, plus hear stories and learn about the…

Beginning Crop Art (In-Person)

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

Crowds file past the crop art exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year?  Then this is the class for you!  Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the ‘collision of…

Kurv Lerret (Canvas Handled Basket) (In-Person)

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

  Learn to basket weave while making this Kurv Lerret (Canvas Handled Basket). Here's a fun class to learn all the basic basket-making techniques using reed. You will learn how to lay out the base of the basket, shape the sides and create a very sturdy rim.  The base measures 16" by 7" and the…

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