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February 2020

Family Open Gym Nights: Thursdays through March 26, 2020

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2020

Marine Mills Folk School is pleased to co-sponsor a community-building series, along with the City of Marine on St. Croix! There is a nice sized gym at our location!  Bring the kids (in fact, you can’t show up without them!) for a weekly ‘Open Gym Night’. Let the youngsters run off some steam while you meet new friends or connect with old ones over a game of 4-Square or Hop Scotch.  Fight off Hibernation Blues during the darkest days of…

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Focaccia Bread – A Tour of Italy

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February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 Sold out

Take a tour of Italy through your senses! We will be making focaccia from the north to the south of Italy, both potato focaccia and herb focaccia. Impress your loved ones with your baking skills learned by master baker Ross Safford. Join us for mouth-watering fun during this half-day class! Ross will also be offering a cracker making class in March, so watch for that class and sign up for both! Students to bring: An Apron Our Location: Christ Lutheran…

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Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

February 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$35.00 4 tickets left

Be the boss of your own knitting!  No need to perform a full-blown amputation when a little first aid would do.  Learn how to fix knitting mistakes without ripping out your knitting … or ripping out your hair! In this class students will learn how to recognize and diagnose knitting mistakes on actual swatches provided by the instructor.  Students will receive a demonstration of the correct way to perform the technique and how to fix the problem. However, the real…

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Intro to Boro Fabrics

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February 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55 Sold out

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using various darning techniques. Boro cloth lends itself to several trending movements such as sustainability (upcycle, recycle, circular design); visible mending (sashiko stitching, slow stitching) and mindfulness, as people have become interested in more sustainable fashion and clothing.  Learn the History of Boro, the difference between sashiko and running stitch, embroidery floss and sashiko thread, fabric collage…

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Drum Making

February 29 @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
$75 10 tickets left

Leap Day is a sacred day in many cultures.  To make the best use of the energy of Leap Day 2020, try bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life, like making something beautiful by hand!  Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and the trees who donated the wood. The healing properties of a drum are found…

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March 2020

Intro to Tai Chi

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

$50

Tai Chi is a meditative moving 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 Tai Chi practice may include increased bone density, lowered blood pressure, increased physical strength and balance, increased immune function, decreased anxiety and depression as well as decreased inflammation. Experienced instructor Aimee Van Ostrand, owner of Healing Within Acupuncture & Wellness…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

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March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 7, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on March 8, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140 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 3/6 – 5:30 PM…

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Needle Felted Chickadee

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March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 Sold out

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving and felting fine detail using merino prefelt and merino roving.  Participants will learn needle felting basics and techniques to needle felt details and realism in wool. Unique finishing details will render a hanging bird ornament. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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Lavash/Crackers from Scratch! Intergenerational Baking

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 5 tickets left

Make your next gathering even more personal with homemade crackers (lavash). There are as many ways to make lavash as there are regions in the world! Lavash is a thin, soft flatbread popular in Turkey, Iran, and other Middle Eastern countries, is made with flour, water, and salt. It can be served with dips like​ hummus or baba ghanoush and used for wraps and other sandwiches. Learn a few styles in this inspiring class taught by master baker Ross Safford.…

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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$55 8 tickets left

It is time to learn the art of making Pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs!  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for special gifts or ornaments.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive this handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ - color.  Pysanky suggests ‘things written upon with color’, which will become clear as students…

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Monthly Bluegrass Jam- free

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Bluegrass Jam Session  First Saturday of the Month.  10amm-12pm - free! No need to register. Join the band - or just come and listen! 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 previous rehearsal, even with complete strangers! The unplugged,…

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

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on March 28, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 10 tickets left

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:  March 21st & March 28th, from 9:00am – 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital camera!…

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Growing a Regenerative Dye Garden

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$50 12 tickets left

Locally grown fiber and the skill of dyeing is gaining in popularity all over the place. In this class, you’ll learn how to process plants and flowers from your own gardens to create beautiful hues.  Together with instructor Maddy Bartsch, you will walk through the basics of growing dye plants including how to grow, harvest, use and store dye materials in conjunction with regenerative practices that bring more life to you and your garden. Participants will be guided through exercises…

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Intro to Maple Syrup Production

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$40 14 tickets left

Have you always thought about making your own maple syrup?  How do you know if you have the right trees?   How much sap does it take?  (40 gallons for 1 gallon of syrup! ) How does it get transformed into the wonderful golden elixir we love on our pancakes? We welcome local experts Dave Swager and Jim Smith, who will take us through all the steps in producing maple syrup.  We will meet at a nearby property to see how…

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Plochet a Basket (crochet w/plastic bags!)

March 21 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$50 15 tickets left

Plastic bags.  Everyone has a stash of them.  Turn yours into something beautiful!  Plastic grocery bags are not always recyclable. A better alternative is to upcycle them into stylish and practical items you can use around the home. Join Cara Corey, a maker on a mission to lessen waste and have fun doing it, will teach students this fun skill to use again and again, as we all know there is an unlimited supply of materials! You will learn how…

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Intro to Nålbinding

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March 28 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 Sold out

Experience the joy of creation; shaping things out of simple materials. Explore the ancient form of textile construction, Nålbinding (needle stitching), that can be traced back to the bronze and iron age. Nålbinding preceded knitting and crochet and is seen more recently in Scandinavian mittens, hats, stockings and milk strainers. Students will begin by making their own wooden needles from cherrywood (provided)  and proceed to learn the basic stitches of Nålbinding made by interlocking loops. Construction of a warm cowl…

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Knit a Lace Cowl

March 28 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 11 tickets left

Knit something beautiful for yourself!   We will be making a quick lace cowl - Simple and soft lace cowl, perfect for the transition to Spring!  You will learn the skills of knitting lace, learning to knit on circular needles (it's not as bad as you think it is!), and learning to read patterns and charts. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl, Cast On, Bind Off.  Needing a refresher is okay, but this class is not intended for complete…

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Book Binding – Leather Wrap Long Stitch

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March 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
$80 Sold out

Returning instructor Theresa Angelo will guide you in creating a beautiful leather book in the medieval tradition, without the use of any adhesives.  Long-stitch book binding is one of the oldest methods of book binding and is still employed by book artists today.   In this  workshop you will produce a 4.5 x 6 x 1" journal which although simple, will be beautiful and robust.  Each one-of-a-kind journal becomes a piece of art, incorporating design decisions regarding paper, cover color, and…

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Garden all year long!

March 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
$30 18 tickets left

Did you know that you can grow fresh salad greens year-round in modern homes with no lights, no greenhouse, and little more than a cupboard and a windowsill? Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition.  Instructor Lee Olson is passionate about sharing the secret to indoor gardening! Lee will teach you how to grow microgreens in soil and you'll go home with 5 trays (broccoli, buckwheat, peas, radishes and sunflowers) to use in your own meals. You'll…

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April 2020

Build a Wooden Paddle

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April 3 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on April 4, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on April 5, 2020 at 11:00 am

$140 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 4/3 – 5:30 PM…

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