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November 2019

Creating Wreaths – Additional Class Added!

- Sold out!
November 24, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
$40

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!

- Sold out!
November 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
$40

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, 2019 @ 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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December 2019

The Art of Tasting Wine: Holiday Picks

December 5, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
$40

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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But Enough About Me – Memoir Writing

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60

“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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Scandinavian Kransekake!

December 7, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
$35

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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Build a Wooden Paddle

December 8, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 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

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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Tuesday Knitting Nights at MMFS 6pm

December 10, 2019 @ 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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Hand-dipped Beeswax Candles

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$50

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

- Sold out!
December 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$45

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

- Sold out!
December 14, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
$55

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

- Sold out!
December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
$60

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

- Sold out!
January 4 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
$20

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 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Free

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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Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

- Sold out!
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55

Needle felt a beautiful Eastern Bluebird! Students will learn techniques for needle felting a three-dimensional, lifelike bird from corriedale wool roving, and to felt 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 wool means…

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Intro to Nålbinding

- Sold out!
January 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$75

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 your OWN Socks – YES You!

- Sold out!
January 11 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
$45

Join us for a ‘gateway class’ to the simple luxury of hand-knit wool socks. Students will leave with all the knowledge that is required to make basic, traditional socks from the cuff down! Using their choice of either double-pointed needles or the magic loop method, students will learn how to do ribbing, make a heel flap, turn a heel, pick up stitches and shape the sock using symmetrical decreases. Whew!  Students will also learn how to custom-fit the sock to…

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Knit Rope Basket

January 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$65

We are pleased as punch to be offering this class by world-famous artisan Cara Corey. You can find her works on Etsy and Amazon Shop. She has taught classes from California to Minnesota. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced knitter you will love this chunky knitting project.  Knit and crochet designer Cara Corey will teach you how to knit a basic garter stitch using giant needles and soft cotton rope. Then you will assemble your knitted swatch into a…

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Build a Wooden Paddle

January 12 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on January 11, 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on January 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

$125

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 1/10 - 5:30 PM - 8PM Saturday 1/11 - 11 AM -…

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Family Open Gym Nights: Thursdays through March 26, 2020

January 16 @ 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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