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November 2019

Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$60

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? Are you an experienced quilter and want to polish your skills?  With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy reviewing the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each…

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Imagination + Kids + Camera = FUN! Beginning Photography Age 10+ – 2 half-day classes

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$65

A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that express themselves in relation to the world around them.    Students will be introduced to technical and aesthetic aspects of photography, providing them with the foundation for life-long enjoyment & expression. This class is on 2 consecutive Saturdays:  November 16th & November 23rd, from 9:00am - 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital…

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Beginning Knitting-Make a Cozy Headband

- Sold out!
November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 Sold out

Intimidated by knitting?  Tried it multiple times but got frustrated and dropped it?   Join long-time instructor Liz Towers who will gently guide you and support you as you become an honest-to-goodness knitter! You can do it! Learn the basics as you knit a cozy headband just in time for winter. Once you make one, Liz promises you’ll be knitting more as Christmas gifts!  Choose from 3 project options and please specify your choice when signing up. Students will receive…

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Creating Wreaths – Intergenerational

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November 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$40 Sold out

Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   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 for students to add into their creation. Wreaths will be made on wire forms, which will be provided by the teacher, Hallie Chasensky.  This will be…

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Creating Wreaths – Additional Saturday Class

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November 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 Sold out

Due to popular demand, we added ANOTHER WREATH CLASS on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   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 for students to add to their creation. Wreaths will be…

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Creating Wreaths – Additional Class Added!

- Sold out!
November 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$40 Sold out

Due to popular demand, we added this wreath class on Sunday, Nov. 24! Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   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 for students to add into their creation. Wreaths will be made on wire…

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Creating Wreaths – Yet another Additional Class Added!

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November 24 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$40 Sold out

Due to popular demand, we added ANOTHER wreath class on Sunday, Nov. 24 from 1:30pm to 4:00pm Come make your own foraged and farmed evergreen wreath with Miminka, a local flower farm located in Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin.   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 for students to add into their creation. Wreaths will…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

November 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on November 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm

One event on November 25, 2019 at 5:30 pm

$125

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/weeks for a total of 9 hours: Monday 11/11,  5:30-8:30 pm Monday 11/18,  5:30-8:30 pm Monday 11/25,  5:30-8:30 pm Space is extremely limited, so register early!  Only 4 participants per class.…

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Tuesday Knitting Nights at MMFS 6pm

November 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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One event on November 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 3, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on December 10, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free

Come as you are and bring a knitting project you’re in the middle of, or have been meaning to start!  If you don't knit, bring your crochet or embroidery! Whatever you want to work on.  Find a new friend or meet up with an old one, to enjoy time knitting together. This group will be a haven for knitters where everyone is valued.  Knitters are wonderful at supporting each other, this will be an opportunity to learn and share knowledge. …

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December 2019

The Art of Tasting Wine: Holiday Picks

December 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40 15 tickets left

In this third class of the Wine Series with Spillery Creative, we will take a deep dive into wine tasting using the deductive method, just in time for the holiday season. We will cover sight, smell, taste and conclusion while sampling wines perfect for the holidays. We will learn wine terms and how to describe what you experience in your glass. Put your newfound knowledge to the test with a blind tasting and leave knowing how to determine a wine’s…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 11:00 am

One event on December 8, 2019 at 11:00 am

$125 2 tickets left

What a fabulous gift for someone (our yourself) this holiday season!  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 12/6,  5:30-8:30 pm Saturday 12/7, 11:00am-2:00pm Sunday 12/8, 11:00am-2:00pm Space is extremely…

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But Enough About Me – Memoir Writing

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 3 tickets left

“Tell all the Truth but tell it Slant”  --Emily Dickinson In this workshop we’ll learn, as Emily Dickinson advises, how to slant our observations of the world, to tell the truth, but in a manner more creative than simple recording.  We’ll practice memoir pieces using artistic techniques – vivid imagery, scenes, metaphors, dialogue and rhythms of language – to use our distinctive voices to tell our own unique experiences. Join local memoirist and poet Marge Barrett as she shares her…

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Photography – Beyond the Basics

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$50 10 tickets left

 In this basic photography class, you will learn how to do more than shoot on automatic. You will understand the basics of photography and use that knowledge to shoot as a more advanced photographer while becoming comfortable with your camera and its capabilities. This class is for students 17+ Students to bring: Your own digital camera Our Location: Marine Elementary School, 550 Pine St., Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 NOTE: Be aware we may cancel class if a minimum…

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Norwegian Kransekake!

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$35 6 tickets left

Have you always wanted to bake this traditional showstopper of a confection but been too intimidated by the 18 rings, specialty pans, and icing decoration to try? Come learn about the Queen of Scandinavian Cakes - Kransekake/Kransekage/Kransekaka (Norwegian/Danish/Swedish).  In this class, you will learn about the history of the cake and many tips and tricks that will help you learn how to master this beautiful creation. (Spoiler alert - It will still take practice.) You will see examples of how…

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Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

December 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 13 tickets left

Love the smell of honey and the calming flicker of firelight?  Then come to this class and make your own pair of hand-dipped beeswax candles. Exquisite, beautiful, relaxing, and not to mention romantic, beeswax candles are the sought-after candle, but oh, so expensive to buy! Here you will work the craft and hand dip your own to take home.  You will also learn the history of candle making, material comparisons, resources, and discover interesting health benefits to this simple light…

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Holiday Treats with Nature’s Sweets

December 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45 1 ticket left

Speaking of treats - We’re so pleased to welcome back to food guru Beth Dooley! Join Beth and explore making delicious holiday treats using the gifts of nature’s beautiful sweeteners:  maple syrup and honey.  Using recipes from her latest cookbook, Sweet Nature, Beth will guide us through the process of making several delicious savory, and sweet, treats: Maple Black Pepper Biscotti, Savory Sweet Cocktail Nuts, and Very Chocolate Maple Brownies.  Always enthusiastic and entertaining, Beth will share her knowledge and…

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Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

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December 14 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 Sold out

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 primarily in southern Pennsylvania, a region settled by farmers from the Rhineland area of Germany. Create a unique handmade gift for friend or family, or…

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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 2 tickets left

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 to complete hand carving a spoon! Class is appropriate for adults and ‘young adults’ aged 15 or above.  Each ‘young adult’ must be accompanied by…

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January 2020

Beginning Crocheting

January 4, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 9 tickets left

If you have ever wanted to learn how to crochet, now is a great time to do it! In this 2 1/2 hour class, we will learn how to chain, single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, triple crochet and more.  Our goal is to send each participant home with a beautiful and useful crocheted hot pad holder and with the confidence to continue to work on your craft at home.  Instructor Pam Anderson is known for her humor and…

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Fresh New Year Vision Board

January 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free 20 tickets left

Envision your best year yet! Be intentional and get the most out of your time and energy!  Join local professional coach Jen Bertsch for a mini-vision board workshop.  Explore your hopes and dreams.  Create an artistic visual plan that will ensure you accomplish what you hope to this year, and with inspiration for the future. This class is offered as a benefit to support the Marine Mills Folk School!  A goodwill offering of $20 is suggested.  An additional $5 is…

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