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…

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Mixed Media Nature Books (Online)

Online

  This class is three sessions:  Mondays, November 1, November 8 and November 15. In this three week class, learn how to create beautiful hand bound books made with fabric and paper. We'll explore simple printmaking techniques with plants and leaves, play with painting fabric and paper with watercolor paints that will act as dyes,…

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Painting With Raindrops (Online)

Online

  This class is three Wednesday evening sessions:  11/3/21, 11/10/21, 11/17/21  6:30-8:00pm Over three weeks, we will explore many beautiful ways to collaborate with nature to create contemplative mixed media art that will deepen our relationship to the world around us. We will paint with raindrops or snow, print with plants, explore mark making with…

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…

Learn the Caning Process (In-Person)

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

Did you know the traditional skill of chair caning dates way back -- supposedly King Tutankhamen was buried with a caned settee. Chair caning has been practiced in Asia and Europe for centuries. Would you like to learn more about chair caning? Do you have one (or more) caned chair seats to replace?   Then this…

Make a Cozy Wool Wreath (In-Person)

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

  Learn how to crochet around a wire frame with your fingers to create a soft and cozy holiday wreath. Choose from 4 colors of merino wool roving yarn (undyed cream, conifer green, claret red or granite gray). The finished wreath is approximately 14 inches in diameter. We'll finish them by attaching a hanger and…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session One

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

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths.  All the foliage will be provided and a variety of dried floral will be available…

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Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Two

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

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided and a variety of dried floral will be available…

Sold Out $50.00

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Three

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

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided and a variety of dried floral will be available…

Sold Out $50.00

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Four

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

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided and a variety of dried floral will be available…

Sold Out $50.00

Scandinavian Stenciled Christmas Stockings (On-Line)

Online

Imagine stockings hanging by the fireplace - and those stockings were hand painted by YOU! Create a family heirloom online with talented artist Kirsten Aune as she walks you through personalizing your own stocking. You won’t be disappointed and like the snow outside your window - no two stockings will be the same! Please join…

Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching (In-Person)

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

Excited to return to traveling?! Hoping to head south this winter? Here's the class for you -- learn to draw and get more out of traveling!  ‘Moment sketching’ is capturing the moment, expressing how you feel about what you are observing and sketching.  It’s the perfect approach for traveling, as it will help you become…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Five

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

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided and a variety of dried floral will be available…

Sold Out $50.00

Botanical Print Journal (In-Person)

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

In botanical printing, the pigments and tannins in leaves are transferred to paper or cloth with prolonged heat to create prints. No paints, inks or external dyes are needed to create these beautiful monoprints. In this introductory class you’ll learn the basics of creating leaf prints on paper and binding a simple journal. Your print…

Make your own Wreath with Hallie Chasensky – Session Six

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

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Hallie Chasensky, owner of Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls. In this class you’ll be shown which trees and varieties make the best and longest lasting wreaths. All the foliage will be provided and a variety of dried floral will be available…

Sold Out $50.00

Paper Cutting with Torben (On-Line)

Online

Learn to create these wonderful paper-cut beings with Danish artist, Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen during an online class. The paper cut universe of Torben Jarlstrøm Clausen is inhabited with beings who have previously been confined inside the paper. At that time the beings were weighed down by their own and ambient limitations. In this online workshop…

Needlefelt a Santa (Online)

Online

Needle felting is fun!  Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable gnome-like Santa. 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. All you need to complete the project is…

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…

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…

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…