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January 2020

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

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January 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 1, 2020 at 9:00 am

$65 Sold out

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:  January 25th & February 1st, 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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Beekeeping made easy!

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
$40 4 tickets left

Tom Minser, owner of Nature’s Nectar is here to help you get started in Beekeeping.  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. We will cover: Purchasing equipment and bees Hiving packages Management practices Honey production How to overwinter your bees Overview of the Varroa mite and how to treat for them. Our Location: Marine Elementary School,…

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Garden all year long!

January 25 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
$20 7 tickets left

Growing sprouts or pea shoots is a very old tradition. 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? Lee Olson 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 learn to grow these easy-to-grow, delicious, healthy salad greens in less…

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Family Open Gym Nights: Thursdays through March 26, 2020

January 30 @ 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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February 2020

Intro to Nålbinding

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February 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 Sold out

Due to January class being sold out, we have added another opportunity to learn Nålbinding!  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…

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Sew a Leather Market Tote

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February 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$80 Sold out

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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Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

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February 1 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60 Sold out

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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Build a Wooden Paddle

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

One event on February 9, 2020 at 11:00 am

$125 Sold out

This is one of our most popular classes! 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 2/7 – 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM Saturday 2/8 – 11 AM…

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Salmon Leather Wallet

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50 1 ticket left

Did you know eco-friendly fish leather uses the skin of processed fish that would otherwise be thrown away?  Fish leather is being used today in the design of handbags, shoes, even clothing. In this class, you’ll learn how to create your own leather bi-fold wallet using tanned/dyed salmon leather!  Fish leather is the second strongest leather (after kangaroo leather - who knew!?) Each student will take home a wallet with a cash pocket plus 2-4 credit card pockets. The salmon…

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Intergenerational: Relax…Breathe…Weave: Exploring Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom

February 8 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
$85 1 ticket left

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.  We may venture outside to weave, if weather permits, to find some truly natural fibers to incorporate into your weaving. Looms will be pre-warped for all weavers. You’ll create a weaving that your…

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Crochet: Beginners Part 2

February 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20 2 tickets left

Students from our January 4th class demanded more!  In this beginners part 2 class we will be following a pattern for a "flowery cosmic coaster"  and extending beyond chain, single, and double crochet. All materials will be provided by the instructor.  Instructor Pam Anderson is know for her humor and her skills!  We will incorporate a nice break in there to rest our minds and hands. Students to bring: G size crochet hook (Instructor will have extras) Our Location:  Marine…

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Join In The Band! Bluegrass Jam Session

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free 23 tickets left

Join the band! 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, grassroots nature of this music lends itself to low key playing situations that are fun and satisfying. Veteran teacher Randy Gildersleeve and some…

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Be My (Naturally Sweet) Valentine!

February 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45 11 tickets left

Sweets to the sweet!  Just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Why send a boring old card when you can dazzle your sweetheart with delicious treats made with honey, dates and maple syrup and no refined sugar!?    We will make Honey-Sweetened Herb-Infused Chocolates, ’Salted Caramels’ made with dates and Maple Syrup Pecan Pralines.  Instructor Betsy Nelson, AKA That Food Girl - Culinary Herbalist,  will talk about adding herbs and spices for flavor and health-enhancing qualities. Students to bring:  an apron…

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Knit Giant Chunky Blanket

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$95 10 tickets left

Price reduced!  Don't miss this class! We at Marine Mills are delighted to offer another class by Cara Corey. This is Cara’s most popular class and we can see why!  Learn how to make a dreamy super thick and cozy knit blanket out of wool roving, plus tips and techniques for caring for these blankets. No knitting experience required! Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will show you how to use a “table knitting” technique, forming the stitches with your…

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Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

February 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

$75 8 tickets left

Rosemaling means "rose painting" in Norwegian.  Join us to learn and practice the techniques and designs of this beautiful traditional craft.  Pam Anderson is one of the most entertaining instructors we have come across!  You will have a great time learning! This class will be over the weekend of February 8 & 9. Saturday Feb 8, 1pm-4pm Sunday Feb 9, 1pm-4pm  Each student will go home after this weekend with a round wooden plaque with their rosemaling design on it,…

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Beginning Crocheting – Sunday class added

February 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$30 4 tickets left

Our first Beginner Crochet class was sold out.  We hope you can register for this new date! It is on SUNDAY morning, February 9 at 9:30am. 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…

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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35 8 tickets left

A simple piece of paper + 1 sharp knife = Art! In this class, you will learn the basic techniques for turning a piece of paper into a cut-paper design using only an x-acto knife and a cutting mat. Students will learn the basics of papercutting, an age-old art form found in many cultures around the world.  In this class we will cover the concepts of positive and negative space and how to arrange the elements of a design so…

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Create a Memory Bear!

February 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75 8 tickets left

Turn a loved one’s favorite article of clothing into a one-of-a-kind keepsake.  A special shirt, dress, uniform, sweatshirt or even jeans can be transformed into a wonderful, fully jointed, squeeze-able bear.  New baby due in the family? Want to honor a beloved family member? Capture family memories in a stuffed bear that will be treasured for years.  Patterns, polyfill, and plastic joints all provided in the material fee. Some sewing experience required. Each participant will create a one-of-a-kind memory bear.…

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Knitting: Intro to Cables!

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$40 6 tickets left

In this amazing class, you will learn the skills of learning cables, learning to knit on double-pointed needles (it's not as hard as you think it is!) and learning to read patterns and charts.   Quick Knit Mitts - Simple, soft, and warm mitts to jazz up your winter (and leave your fingers free for texting...or knitting!) Students will complete one mitt in class with the confidence to knit the other mitt at home. Necessary skills for the class: Knit, Purl,…

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Fermentation 101 – Sauerkraut Workshop

February 22 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$50 8 tickets left

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 batches of raw, probiotic-rich sauerkraut, plus another jar of delicious seasonal fermented vegetables to take home. Our instructor is a local cookbook author and Certified…

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