Traditional Scandinavian Spoon Carving

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…

$60

Salmon Leather Wallet

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…

$50

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

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…

$85

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

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

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

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…

Classes Cancelled Through July 31

MMFS is committed to providing a safe and supportive experience for all our students, instructors, and volunteers.  We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health.  All classes have been cancelled through July 31, 2020.  At that time we will reassess…

Foraging Field Trip!

Walk in the woods with the Friendly Forager!  Tanna  Worrell is the Friendly Forager, and she is inviting all those interested to join her for a walk in her family’s woods, foraging for natural foods.  Tanna and her family have been foraging their property for over twenty years, so she knows just where to go…

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Healthy Self-Reliance: Forage and Cook Your Food

An interest in healthy eating and cooking for her young family led Tanna Worrell to search out information about foraging and natural foods.  Her thorough knowledge and passion to teach  others about foraging is reflected in the glowing reports from her previous class participants.  We’re pleased to welcome her back this summer. Join Tanna during…

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