Recurring

Impressionist Landscape Painting with Emily Anderson! (Online)

Online

This is a two session class.  Saturday, September 18 and Saturday, September 25! We're so darn excited to welcome back Emily Anderson to teach an online painting class. This is a two session class - September 18 and 25 -- don't miss the opportunity to join her! Do you wish you could sit down and…

$75.00

Mushrooming with the Gentleman Forager (In-Person)

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

Marine Mills Folk School is thrilled to offer this mushrooming class with Mike Kempenich, the Gentleman Forager . How does a day of "all things mushrooms" sound: first a presentation on identifying and finding mushrooms, then a drive to a secret mushrooming spot about 45 minutes from Marine Mills Folk School where you'll walk with…

$125.00

FREE! Welcome Back Extravaganza & Third Birthday Celebration! October 2, 2021

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

Our Welcome Back Extravaganza starts at 10:00 am and will wrap up at 2pm and everyone is invited! Join us to celebrate Marine Mills Folk School and more!  It’s our third birthday and we’re returning to a full schedule – so we’re throwing a free party: Artist Marketplace – a mini-art fair with demos and…

Free

Needle Felted Chickadee (In-Person)

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

In this fast-paced class, students will learn techniques for needle felting a beautiful, three-dimensional, lifelike bird from Corriedale wool roving, then felting fine detail using merino pre-felt 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.…

$95.00

Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person)

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

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…

$75

Welcome Back Extravaganza FREE Make & Take Bracelet Class! (Session 1)

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

This FREE class will be a fun introduction to the world of fiber arts. Session 1: 10:00 -11:00 am      Get dressed-up for a party -- make a fun bracelet and wear it to our ‘Welcome Back Extravaganza’ on October 2. All Ages and all abilities welcome. Students will learn the knit stitch, how…

Free

Design your own set of Fused Glass Bowls (In-Person)

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

Join glass artist Susan Tracy and make a set of four handcrafted 3 1/2 inch fused glass bowls to enjoy or give as gifts.  This fun workshop introduces the art of glass fusing and slumping. What is glass fusing and slumping, you ask?  Simply described, fusing is joining two pieces of glass together using heat,…

$80

Welcome Back Extravaganza FREE Make & Take Bracelet Class! (Session 2)

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

This FREE class will be a fun introduction to the world of fiber arts. Session 2: 12:00 to 1:00 pm     Get dressed-up for a party -- make a fun bracelet and wear it to our ‘Welcome Back Extravaganza’ on October 2. All Ages and all abilities welcome. Students will learn the knit stitch,…

Free

Octoberfest: Blue Cheese to WOW Your Friends & Family! (Online)

Online

Who doesn’t enjoy an excellent blue cheese? We know you will love making this in the comfort of your own kitchen under the guidance of our cheese master, Gary Colles. Whether you have taken one of Gary’s previous cheesemaking classes or not, you will love pulling this cheese out of your refrigerator knowing that you…

$27.00
Recurring

Memory Cloth Books (Online)

Online

This is a two session on-line class.  Classes are held on Oct 3 and October 10, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Create soft, tactile books out of fabric that holds some meaning to you. It could be connected to anyone in your life or a version of yourself that has transitioned in some way.…

$65
Recurring

Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

Off Site - To Be Announced

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…

$175.00
Recurring

Sourdough from Start to Finish! (In-Person)

Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

This is a two session class:  the main work day is Saturday October 16 from 9-3 pm, but we'll begin on Friday, October 15 from 7-8:30pm with the all important start of fermentation. Did you try your hand at Sourdough bread during the pandemic?  Did it leave you with questions you need answered?  Or have…

$90.00

Challenge Yourself Series: Knit a Mosaic Stitch Shawl (In-Person)

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

It IS possible to knit intricate colorwork designs using only one strand of yarn per row! It’s called mosaic knitting, and it’s almost too good to be true. This knitting method of colorwork is so streamlined and easy that suddenly, colorwork is accessible to everyone who is comfortable with knitting, purling, and binding off. As…

$99.00
Recurring

Weaving on Natural Objects with Emma Freeman (Online)

Online

This is a two session class, Saturday 10-9-21 and Saturday 10-16-21 Explore creating simple weavings on things like rocks, stone tiles and pieces of tree bark with different threads and fibers. We'll use a basic weaving technique to create sculptural pieces where the loom becomes part of the finished piece. This process is meditative, delicate…

$75.00

SAORI Weaving—Enjoy being in a Moment with Chiaki O’Brien! (In-Person)

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

What is SAORI? SAORI is an art form and weaving style that comes from Japan. It is joyful and easy to learn.  Feel like you are 5 years old again! Chiaki will lead you through this "freestyle" weaving process on a SAORI original floor loom.  She even provides these looms! Try your hands at this…

$130

Visible Mending with Maddy Bartsch (In-Person)

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

  People have turned to mending to extend the functionality and life of their textiles for thousands of years. That tradition continues today with a call to action to care for your clothing and keep textiles out of the landfill and in your closet. We'll talk through picking the right mend for your project, techniques…

$30.00
Recurring

Build your own Snowshoes!!! (In-Person)

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

In this two-day 16 hour class (Saturday and Sunday) we will be building snowshoes that will last for generations. Registration deadline: October 1 Alert: this class requires each participant to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.  Do not register for this class if you are not fully vaccinated.  Your experienced guide during this adventure will be…

$280.00

Stone Balancing with Peter Juhl (In-Person)

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

Photo by instructor The piling of stones has been happening since ancient times, whether for spiritual purposes, identification of burial grounds, navigation, or other reasons.  Stone balancing has been compared to yoga practice, as the mind becomes focused and quiet during the process of balancing the stones. Uniting elements of performance art, sculpture, and meditation,…

$57.00

Traditional Chip Carving (In-Person)

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

Chip carving is a very old craft practiced in many cultures.  This is an art-form that almost anyone can enjoy as a fulfilling skill. The finished pieces often look very complicated and beautiful.  The patterns we typically see are based on Northern European traditions.  Chip carving just requires patience and a strong, steady hand.  It…

$95.00