Crochet: Beginners Part 2

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…

$20

Join In The Band! Bluegrass Jam Session

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…

Free

Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$125

Norwegian Rosemaling: Weekend Class!

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…

$75

Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

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…

$35

Create a Memory Bear!

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…

$75

Knitting: Intro to Cables!

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…

$40

Focaccia Bread – A Tour of Italy

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…

$50

Fix your Knitting Mistakes – without ripping out your hair!

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…

$35.00

Intro to Boro Fabrics

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…

$55

Drum Making

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…

$75

Intro to Tai Chi

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…

$50

Lavash/Crackers from Scratch! Intergenerational Baking

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​…

$50

Needle Felted Chickadee

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.…

$55

Monthly Bluegrass Jam- free

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…

Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$140

Spring Has Sprung Easter Bonnet Parade

Marine Mills Folk School invites you to celebrate Spring and cheer up your neighborhood! Sunday, April 12th at 2 pm, we invite you to step outside your home wearing your home-assembled Easter Bonnet or Spring Confection Hat.   Wave at your neighbors, either virtually or across the street!  All invited to participate, encourage your neighbor, your…

See New Online Classes! In-Person Classes Suspended thru 12/31

We miss you!  We've recently begun to offer online classes with your favorite artist-instructors as well as some other instructors who we have reached out to, to join this effort.  Please review our 'Upcoming Classes' page to find a class and join us, virtually. MMFS is committed to providing a safe environment for learning, and…

Online: Introduction to How to Carve a Scandinavian Spoon

Online

This is an introductory online spoon carving class and Q & A session.  With a combination of photos, discussions and live demonstration, Erik and Michelle will share how they became interested in carving, and the history of Scandinavian wood carving.  They also will share many different items they have carved.  Although students will not carve…

$27.00

Online: Bread Baking – Pre-ferments/Mixing/Kneading

Online

Slow down, get your hands messy, have some fun and learn the benefits of bread baking all while being online. This online  class will cover Pre-ferments/Mixing/Kneading with Bryce Johnson as your guide.  Bryce bakes and sells his breads through farmers markets in the area (just not this Covid year) and is one of our favorite…

$47.00

Online: Bread Baking – Dough Development/Shaping/Baking

Online

Here is another opportunity to slow down, get creative, have some fun and learn the benefits of bread baking all while being online. This online class will build upon a previous class in September, and focus on Dough Development/Shaping/Baking . Our instructor, Bryce Johnson, bakes and sells his breads through farmers markets in the area…

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Online: Creating & Improving Cell Phone Videos – Part 1

Online

This class is designed for beginner smart phone filmmakers. Learn simple techniques to improve the quality of your cell phone videos. These days, creating a lasting memory can be as easy as pulling a cell phone out of your pocket. Using the video recording function on your cell phones, it has never been easier to…

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Online: Needle Felt a Loon

Online

Needle felting is fun!  Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s own flock of sheep into your very own adorable loon.  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.  The materials kit comes with enough wool to…

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Online: Beginning Travel Sketching: Pencil Sketching of Buildings

Online

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 more observant and expand your traveling experience. A wise man once said the only way to learn…

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Online: Beginner+ Travel Sketching with Jim Lammers

Online

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 more observant and expand your traveling experience. A wise man once said the only way to learn…

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Online: Intergenerational Digital Photography Part One 10am Section

Online

This class is designed for intergenerational teams – one adult and one youth aged 9 – 14.  Create memories with a young person in your life, and help them develop a skill they’ll use throughout their life. A picture is worth a thousand words!  This class will empower students to begin to capture images that…

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Online: Digital Photography for Students (aged 9-14) Part One 1pm Section

Online

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 online series of classes with Carl…

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Online: Make your own Beeswax Food Wraps!

Online

Join Cara Corey for this online Beeswax Food Wrap class on Saturday, October 24th! Why make your own food wrap?  Beeswax food wrap is made from materials you can feel good about!  Another advantage? It’s reusable! Once you’re done with your wrap, just wash it with gentle soap and cool water (hot water can melt…

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Online: Digital Photography for Students (aged 9-14) Part One 3pm Section

Online

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 online series of classes with Carl…

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Online: Needle Felt a Fox

Online

Needle felting is fun!  Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable Fox.  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.  The materials kit comes with enough wool to make…

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Online: Knit a Sami Hat with Laura Ricketts

Online

Skolt Sami Inspired Hat  Join Laura Ricketts who is a designer, teacher, author, and former TV show host for In the Loop with Laura and learn to knit a Skolt Sami Inspired Hat with Marine Mills Folk School! Laura's history and education background fuels her articles and teaching. A North American expert on Sámi knitting,…

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Online: Beginner++ Travel Sketching

Online

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 more observant and expand your traveling experience. A wise man once said the only way to learn…

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Online: Creating & Improving Cell Phone Videos – Part 2 Editing

Online

This class is designed for beginner cell phone filmmakers. Learn simple techniques to improve the quality of your cell phone video editing. These days, creating a lasting memory can be as easy as pulling a cell phone out of your pocket. Using the video recording function on your cell phones, it has never been easier…

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Online: Needle Felt a Santa

Online

Needle felting is fun!  Learn to transform hand-dyed wool from the instructor’s flock of sheep into your very own adorable Santa, just in time for Christmas.  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.  The materials kit comes…

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