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…

Recurring

Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$125

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
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Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$125
Recurring

Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$125
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Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$125

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
Recurring

Build a Wooden Paddle

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…

$125

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
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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

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
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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

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
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Online: Chip Carving for Beginners

Online

Enjoy learning this traditional skill with gifted carving teacher Bart Dunning for the very economical price of $30!  There is an additional fee of $65 for the knife (which can be used again and again) and wood material. Chip carving is an old craft practiced in many cultures.  It is an art-form that almost anyone…

$95.00
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Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Paddle Making is Back!! 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…

$175.00
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Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

Paddle Making is Back! 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…

$175.00

Drum Making – Make Your Own Drum! (In-Person)

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN

  Celebrate life and energy, by bringing awareness to something new that you wish to explore your own life.  Make a beautiful drum by hand as part of this exploration!  Wayne Manthey is a nationally known drum maker and teacher of drum making.  His approach is spiritual, honoring the animals who provided the hides and…

$165.00
Recurring

Build a Wooden Paddle (In-Person)

To Be Announced!

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…

$175.00