1-Year Anniversary Celebration – Community picnic/Open House

Marine Mills Folk School is 1 year old and we're throwing a party for the entire community!  Please join us for a day of celebration! All are invited to stop in and visit!  Meet a few of our instructors, see class demos and tour our new location at Marine Elementary School. Families are encouraged to…

UPCYCLE: Make a Boro Inspired Patch

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…

$45

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

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: …

$65

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

Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration

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…

$55

Needle Felted Acorns

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…

$30

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

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…

$65

Beginning Quilting: Triangles & Stars – 2 half-day classes

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…

$60

Hex/Barn/Quilt Signs

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…

$55

Fresh New Year Vision Board

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.…

Free

Needle Felted Eastern Bluebird

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…

$55

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

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: …

$65

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

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

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

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: 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…

$27.00

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…

$17.00 – $47.00

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…

$17.00