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Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture – May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

This class will introduce you to welding as you create a stone and metal sculpture suitable for your garden or patio. TIG welding uses an inert gas and bonds metal to metal without a wire feed or rods or sticks, and is typically used for thinner materials such as pipe welding or where appearance is important. …

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Community Dare to Repair (All Ages) May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! However, if you have a specific item that needs fixing, please reach out to the team at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org beforehand so we may try to prepare by having the right tools on hand. Special Mother’s Day focus: With Mother’s Day approaching, what better way to show you care than by repairing…

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Anyone Can Draw! Travel Sketching – May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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…

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Intro to Spinning on a Wheel – May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

Learn to spin wool on a wheel and leave class with a skein of your own handmade yarn. Join Sharon Knutson from Knitting My Way Home and learn the basics of spinning wool into yarn. Sharon will provide you with the knowledge to begin the art of spinning wool. This class is for beginners and others who…

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Art & Creativity for Healing: Expressing Emotions with Color (Ages 14+) May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 1:00PM—3:00PM

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

RELEASE THE INTERNAL PRESSURE THAT CAN BUILD UP. GIVE VOICE TO WHAT’S INSIDE. Art & Creativity For Healing gives people a safe space in which to explore and express their personal experience and emotions – the everyday ones or the really hard ones. All you have to do is sit down and allow Jane, a…

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Design Your Own Knitting Pattern: Scandinavian Mittens – May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

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

You will learn a step-by-step process to create your own bespoke designs for Scandinavian-style mittens. We’ll begin by taking vital hand measurements and deciding upon a yarn weight. Next, you’ll choose your own preferences from traditional Scandinavian styles. Do you want ribbed or hemmed cuffs? Afterthought or gusseted thumbs? What about the fingertip shaping? Finally,…

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Beekeeping: Solstice is Near – Lets Get Ready to Rumble! (Ages 10+) May 4, 2024

May 04, 2024 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

The class will cover the art and science of keeping bees in northern climates. The class is designed for beekeepers who have established bees but are searching for more information.  Through demonstration and discussions students will learn the essentials for setting your bees to be successful in the spring into summer. Topics will include:  Assessing…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) April 30, 2024

Apr 30, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! 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 embroidery, spinning, or weaving. Find a new friend or meet up with an old one and enjoy…

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Community Bridge Club (All Ages) April 30, 2024

Apr 30, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***Please register if you plan to attend Bridge Club so the host knows you’re coming. *** Community Bridge Club is ongoing and welcomes players with minimal to experienced knowledge of the game. There is no official instruction, however, everyone is friendly, helpful to one another and enjoys playing bridge in a very relaxed atmosphere. Players gather twice monthly when they can. Host, Joan,…

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(Waitlist) Create a Barn/Hex Sign – April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM

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

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…

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Stained Glass Suncatchers (Ages 12+) April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

Have fun learning the basic steps to making a stained-glass window and go home with a new skill and a gift or two. Students will learn how to break glass with purpose, shape glass to a pattern, and reassemble it to make something beautiful. Glass will be assembled with the copper foil method, which is a thin strip…

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Embroidered Hearts – April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

Come and be inspired by letting the hand and heart enjoy something new with help from needle and thread. Use the stitches you learn as samples for future projects. The goal of this class is to use the basic techniques of embroidery like stem, feather, and blanket stitches, adding French knots or couching to outline and…

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(Waitlist) Knife Skills are Life Skills with Fred Livesay (Ages 16+) April 27 & 28, 2023

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

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

Join internationally respected woodworker and craftsman Fred Livesay for this 2-day class focused on knife skills. Students will learn 10 to 14 different knife grips and how to use them effectively for wood carving. In the process you will become comfortable with the use of a knife, safely carving both away and towards yourself. Sharpening…

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How the Heck Do I Finish This? (Seams, Grafting, Buttons & More!) – Rescheduled: April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

*This class has been rescheduled from its original date on April 6.* After working many hours on your handknit project, give it the professional finish it deserves. As a former judge for knitting competitions, I have compiled instructions for the techniques you need to finish well. This class will consist of plenty of demonstrations, with…

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Community Dare to Repair in Osceola (All Ages) April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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

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Soma Yoga Practice – April 27, 2024 (Session 6 of 6)

Apr 27, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

Soma yoga is a very gentle and slow-paced practice to decrease tension in chronically tight areas, focusing on alignment and stability when finding our classic asanas (yoga poses). This is a great practice to “reset” our bodies for improved mobility, stability and function. It is appropriate for all levels.  Learn a series of gentle somatic…

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Community West African Drumming (All Ages) April 25, 2024

Apr 25, 2024 6:00PM—7:00PM

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

***Registration is not required for this event. However, if you plan to come, please register so we know how many people to expect.  Join host Janice Hunton for a hands-on experience with West-African drumming. Learn about hand-drumming technique for djembe and kpanlogo drums, discover traditional West-African rhythms and how the layers of rhythms work together to create a…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Ages 12+) April 25, 2024 (Session 7 of 7)

Apr 25, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

*If you are interested in joining the ensemble, please email info@marinemillsfolkschool.org for more information.  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 how the layers of rhythms work together to create a conversation. When you sign up for…

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Community Knit Night (All Ages) April 23, 2024

Apr 23, 2024 6:30PM—8:00PM

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

***This event requires NO registration! 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 embroidery, spinning, or weaving. Find a new friend or meet up with an old one and enjoy…

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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 11:00AM—1:00PM

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

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 by…

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Weave Kitchen Towels on a Rigid Heddle Loom (Ages 16+) April 20 & 27, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

Students will learn to warp a loom with 2-3 colors of cotton yarn, following a weaving draft. They will also learn a new way to tie the warp onto the loom using shoe laces. This is a great way to save yarn. We will get started weaving the first day. The students will need to…

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Upcycled Coiled Baskets & More (Ages 12+) April 20, 2024

Apr 20, 2024 10:00AM—1:30PM

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

Coiling has been utilized for centuries by many cultures to create basketry, often with plant fibers. In honor of Earth Day, we will put a modern spin on this craft, using plastic shopping bags (that so often get thrown away) as the filler for our coils. We will also use various yarns to do the…

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