Create, Connect, Age Well – Session 1: You Can Paint! – June 20, 2024

Jun 20, 2024 9:30AM—12:00PM


Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

Cost $30.00

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This is Session 1 of a three-part series. You can sign up here for just this session ($30) or register for all 3 summer sessions at a discounted price ($75). To sign up for all three classes and take advantage of the discount, click here.

Create, Connect, Age Well
People are living longer than ever and the world continues to change at an increasingly fast pace. Marine Mills Folk School recognizes how challenging it is to stay physically, mentally and socially strong in this environment. Create, Connect, Age Well is a new folk school experience that helps aging adults thrive in the 21st century. Try something new. Build skills. Be creative. Connect with others looking to live long!

Create, Connect, Age Well will be offered each season as a three-part series that explores different folk school approaches: using our hands, using our voices, moving our bodies, telling stories, sharing food and connecting with the natural world, to name a few. This summer, we will learn wet-on-wet oil painting, explore Tai Chi and dive into the practice of keeping healthy, happy houseplants. Register today!

Each Create, Connect, Age Well session includes:
An instructor-led Folk School learning experience
•    Social connection and reflection time
•    Coffee, tea and snacks
•    Bonus activities to exercise the brain and stretch the imagination!

This program is made possible through a partnership with Christ Lutheran Church in Marine on Saint Croix. Thank you, CLC!

Session 1: You Can Paint!
Painting instructor, Kevin Klein, will guide us through the wet-on-wet oil painting process just like Bill Alexander did on on PBS! Learn to compose a painting, mix colors, use the brush effectively and create something beautiful through a step-by-step process that anyone can learn. Everyone will go home with their own painting. This could be messy – please wear something that won’t be ruined by a little paint!

FEE: $30 per person
TIME: 9:30 a.m. – Noon
LOCATION: Christ Lutheran Church, Marine on St. Croix, MN
AGE REQUIREMENT: 60+ (Do you want to participate but are not quite 60? Contact us at or 612-440-6295.)

CANCELLATIONS: Please find our cancellation policy here.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.