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September 2019

Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

September 21 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65 5 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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October 2019

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

October 12 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 9:00 am

$65 3 tickets left

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 Saturdays:  October 12th & October 26th, 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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UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

October 19 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$45 14 tickets left

Boro –a Japanese word meaning “broken:  an aesthetic that is based on fabric or garments that have been heavily used, tattered, and repaired using darning techniques such as sashiko stitching. 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 in more sustainable fashion and clothing. Join this fun class to learn basic fabric collage (tearing and arranging and tacking) and running…

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Modern Tapestry Weaving for Beginners

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
$65 8 tickets left

Many cultures have used woven tapestry to record their histories, from China to Europe to American indigenous cultures.  Begin to create your own history, or create something more abstract, the choice is yours! In this beginning class, you’ll learn the essential skills needed to create a weaving on a wooden frame loom.  Students will learn all aspects of beginning weaving, including how to warp a loom, what to consider when choosing the correct yarns for a project and 3 weaving…

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November 2019

Stone Balancing

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$60 15 tickets left

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, Peter Juhl has been arranging natural stones to create works of art for over twenty years, primarily on the North Shore of Minnesota. The sculptures he creates evoke…

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Cut Paper Art: Introduction to Papercutting

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35 11 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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Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$60 12 tickets left

Have you always wanted to try quilting and found the thought of it intimidating? Are you an experienced quilter and want to polish your skills?  With the guidance of expert quilter Wynn Martin, you will enjoy reviewing the basics and create an oversized block quilt suitable for a baby quilt or wall hanging. We will use the “Carpenter’s Star” block to create basic quilt components, evaluate color choices and also use tools, such as rulers, templates, and rotary cutters. Each…

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Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$55 8 tickets left

Just in time for the Christmas season, learn the art of making pysanky – Ukrainian decorated eggs.  Using beeswax and dyes applied in layers, students will create amazing, beautiful eggs, perfect for Christmas gifts or a Christmas ornament to hang on the tree.  Just think how happy your friends and family will be to receive a handmade gift! The term ‘pysanky’ is of Eastern European-Slavic heritage, from the words ‘pysaty’ – to write and ‘kraska’ - color.  Pysanky suggests ‘things…

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

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 9:00 am

$65 6 tickets left

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:  November 16th & November 23rd, from 9:00am - 11:30am each Saturday. Bonus:  At the end of class, each student will own their own digital…

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Intergenerational: Needle Felted Acorns

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 10 tickets left

A perfect introduction to needle felting for beginners, this class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project achievable in two hours’ time. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures.  Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven fabric or a three-dimensional form. Felting is often accomplished using water, soap and a hand rubbing process (wet felting).  Needle felting (dry felting) involves the…

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January 2020

Fresh New Year Vision Board

January 4, 2020 @ 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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Intergenerational: Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

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

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

$65 6 tickets left

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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March 2020

Intergenerational: Needle Felted Chickadee

March 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
$55 10 tickets left

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. Participants will complete one bird in class and leave with enough supplies to make a second one on their own. Felting is older than spinning…

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