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Chunky Knit Scarf (Intergenerational) October 7, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Whether you are a beginner who has never tried knitting, or an experienced knitter who loves a chunky knit project, you’ll have fun making a cozy knit scarf. You can also seam the ends together to create a single- or double-loop cowl. With giant needles and only a few stitches per row, you will be…

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Beginning Crop Art – October 7, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Is Crop Art the first exhibit you race to at the Minnesota State Fair every year? Then this is the class for you! Typically incorporating a variety of seeds, grains, and other natural materials, crop art has been described as the “collision of art and agriculture.” Is crop art ‘kitsch’ or ‘art’ or somewhere in between? You…

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Hardanger Embroidery: Make a Bookmark – October 7 & 14, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  Hardanger embroidery is named for the Hardanger region of Norway where this style of embellishing clothing and home goods flourished. Students will create an embroidered bookmark incorporating several traditional stitches and the distinctive cutwork that makes Hardanger embroidery so beautiful. Stitches will include: kloster blocks, woven bars, wrapped bars, tailored buttonhole, divided branch, buttonhole…

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Fused Glass Heart & Christmas Tree – October 7, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 12:30PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  Design and create two decorative fused glass pieces using accessory glass. Join Twin-Cities based glass artist Susan Tracy to make two one-of-a-kind items for gifts or to display. Students will be introduced to the art of glass fusing and casting. You’ll create a unique fused glass heart by layering accessory glass in a mold. You…

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Beginning Photography for Kids Ages 9 to 14 (Intergenerational) October 7 & 14, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  A picture is worth a thousand words! This class (updated and improved for 2023) 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…

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(Waitlist) Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom (Intergenerational) – October 7 & 14, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  Create a woven scarf on a rigid heddle loom! In this two-session workshop, learn to warp a loom, wind a shuttle, hem stitch, weave and discuss troubleshooting on the first day. During the second session learn several fringe options and how to wet finish. Discuss how to plan for future projects on the loom including…

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Community Dare to Repair – October 7, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! Just come if you can and enjoy. Molly Sanford and Dana Vannen Anderson are on a quest to rescue your goods from the landfill. On the first Saturday of the month, join a community of repair-driven folks and learn how to restore items rather than throw them away. Drop in…

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Intro to West African Drumming (Intergenerational) Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 2:00PM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Join instructor Janice Hunton for a hands-on lesson in West-African drumming. Learn hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, discover traditional West-African rhythms and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation. If you enjoy the class, you can continue playing with our weekly ensemble. This class will take place on 4 consecutive Saturdays, for…

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Community West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) October 7, 2023

Oct 07, 2023 3:00PM—4:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***Please register so we know how many people to expect. A donation of $10 is requested at the time of the ensemble unless it is a hardship to donate.  *** Expand knowledge of hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, bells, shakers, and stick drums; create full textures of rhythms in traditional West-African genres, and…

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Wood-Fired Pizza and Flatbreads – October 8, 2023

Oct 08, 2023 2:00PM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School - Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Pizza — it’s everybody’s favorite! In this class, you’ll learn a versatile pizza dough recipe and try out assorted toppings with instructors Bryce Johnson and Ross Safford. We’ll make and bake other flatbreads, all in a wood-fired pizza oven. If you have a pizza oven, you’ll learn new tricks. We’ll also give you tips on…

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Tuesday Knit Night – October 10, 2023

Oct 10, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Come as you are and bring a knitting project — whether you’re in the middle of one, or have a project you’ve been meaning to start.  If you don’t knit, bring your crochet or…

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Women’s Clothing Swap – October 13, 2023

Oct 13, 2023 6:30PM—8:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Ladies, join us on Friday, October 13 for another Women’s Clothing Swap at Marine Mills Folk School! At this community event for women and those who identify as female, you’ll be able to swap your clean, usable clothing and accessories with others, and learn more about Marine Mills Folk School and our classes and events.…

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign – October 14, 2023

Oct 14, 2023 9:30AM—1:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  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…

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Intro to Fiber Preparation for Spinning (Intergenerational) October 14, 2023

Oct 14, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  This course introduces raw fleeces from two different breeds of sheep, and involves students in the process of scouring a fleece. Scouring is the process of removing lanolin and other dirt or oils from the fleece. We will also cover fleece preparation from scoured fleece to prepare the fiber for spinning using hand cards.…

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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (Intergenerational) October 14, 2023

Oct 14, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

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  Join local herbalist Heather Mashuga on a leisurely walk through the woods, noticing and admiring the multitudes of wildflowers and plants. Discover how to learn to use these plant allies to provide nourishment and healing. Herbal medicine focuses on herbs to prevent and treat illness and promote health and has been used for centuries…

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Bluegrass Jam Session – October 14, 2023

Oct 14, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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,…

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Community Open Carving Session – October 14, 2023

Oct 14, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Calling all wood carvers! Join us in creating a local community of carvers, to share knowledge, help each other, and make friends with other woodcarving artists. Free to anyone who is interested! Local carver…

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Community West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) October 14, 2023

Oct 14, 2023 3:00PM—4:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***Please register so we know how many people to expect. A donation of $10 is requested at the time of the ensemble unless it is a hardship to donate.  *** Expand knowledge of hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, bells, shakers, and stick drums; create full textures of rhythms in traditional West-African genres, and…

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Tuesday Knit Night – October 17, 2023

Oct 17, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Come as you are and bring a knitting project — whether you’re in the middle of one, or have a project you’ve been meaning to start.  If you don’t knit, bring your crochet or…

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Build a Wooden Paddle – October 20, 21, & 22, 2023

Oct 20, 2023 4:00PM—7:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School To be announced Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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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 8 hours: Friday…

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(Waitlist) Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Intergenerational) October 21, 2023

Oct 21, 2023 10:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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  Learn the art of stained glass design and building with John Hanson, owner of Longfellow Soap Company, who has been designing, making, repairing, and restoring antique stained glass windows for 23 years. All tools and materials will be provided and each student will take home a small window.  You will learn how to make, cut,…

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Community Bridge Group – October 21, 2023

Oct 21, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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***This event requires NO registration! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** Join a relaxed group of bridge players to play and learn more. With bridge you never stop learning, and this group is a great place to continue the process. Cards and score pads will be provided by…

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Past | Archive

Tuesday Knit Night – October 3, 2023

Oct 03, 2023 6:30PM—8:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (Intergenerational) September 30, 2023

Sep 30, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Beginning Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet (Intergenerational) – September 30, 2023

Sep 30, 2023 11:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

(Waitlist) Knife Skills are Life Skills with Fred Livesay (Intergenerational) – September 30 and October 1, 2023

Sep 30, 2023 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

Learn to Knit: The Great Pumpkin, September 30, 2023

Sep 30, 2023 9:30AM—12:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55115

Introduction to Inkle Weaving, September 30, 2023

Sep 30, 2023 10:00AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047