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May 2020

Announcing Class Cancellations

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

MMFS is committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for all our students, instructors, and volunteers.  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.  All classes have been cancelled through May 1, 2020.  At that time we will reassess the changing situation regarding COVID-19 precautions. Students registered for cancelled classes will receive an email with confirming details and will be issued a gift certificate…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

- Sold out!
May 1 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on May 2, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on May 3, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140.00 Sold 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 bent shaft paddle ready for varnishing. This class will take place over 3 days for a total of 9 hours: Friday 5/1 - 5:30pm -…

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Introduction to Stove Carving: House Numbers

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
$90 4 tickets left

Create unique hand-carved house numbers with skilled stone mason Mike Tibbetts.  This is how gifted stone masons of the Middle Ages began learning their craft, by creating castle numbers!  Perhaps not, but this class will provide a hands-on introduction to stone carving, and you’ll take  home a beautiful addition for your house.  Learn what material works best, how to create a stone blank of the desired size, design considerations and how to carve stone.  Each participant will take home an…

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Shibori Indigo Dye

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$50 14 tickets left

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. One of the earliest written descriptions of shibori dates to 238 C.E.! Popular instructor, Cara Corey will lead students in a variety of Shibori folding techniques to create brilliant patterns with indigo-dyed textiles. You will use wood boards, clips, rubber bands, and other items to…

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Sew a Leather Market Tote

May 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 13 tickets left

In this class, we will learn the basic skills of leatherworking 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 16”x14” and is made out of brown oil-tanned cow hide. All materials will be prepared by the instructor before class, but each step of…

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Chip Carving for Beginners

May 9 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$65 2 tickets left

There are many techniques and ways to carve wood. One of the most basic methods, which is great for beginners,  is chip carving.  Chip carving is a very old craft found throughout history in many cultures and was believed to have started in China. It eventually spread through various wars and invasions into Europe and into Switzerland. Early in history, it was a carving technique used to add ornate decoration to buildings and churches. It eventually became a popular folk…

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June 2020

Block Printing on Fabric

June 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$80 7 tickets left

One of the oldest forms of art, block printing is both historical and accessible, as it involves simply carving an image on  linoleum blocks and using permanent fabric inks to print the designs on fabric. Join Karen Rognsvoog, experienced folk school teacher, for an introduction to block printing on fabric.  Learn how to carve your own design on to a linoleum block and then transfer (print) this design on natural fiber fabrics (cotton, linen and silk) to create napkins, table…

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July 2020

Beginning Crop Art

July 25 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$60 3 tickets left

Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year?  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 art and agriculture’.  Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between?  You decide, as you join the fun and create your own design.  Did you know the Minnesota State Fair is the only state fair with…

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