April

Current & Upcoming

Intro to Soma Yoga Practice – March 9 & 16, April 6, 13, 20, & 27

Mar 09, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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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. Learn a series of gentle somatic movements to relieve tension in chronically tight…

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West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) March 14, 21, & 28, April 4, 11, 18, & 25

Mar 14, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

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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 the West African Drumming Ensemble, you’ll be registered for 8 drumming sessions with no…

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Community Knit Night – April 2, 2024

Apr 02, 2024 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! 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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West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) April 4, 2024 (Session 4 of 7)

Apr 04, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

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*If you are interested in joining the ensemble in March & April, please click here to register for all sessions.  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.…

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Intergenerational) April 5-7, 2024

Apr 05, 2024 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 is one of our most popular classes, our students love our instructor…

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Tin Thread and Ceramic Bead Necklace (Intergenerational) April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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Join instructor Katherine Buenger and learn how to make an elegant necklace. Students will make a five-strand braid with tin thread, a fine wire wrapped around a fiber core (4% silver), and then add three ceramic beads to make an eye-catching necklace with a silver-plated clasp. Katherine is one of our highest rated instructors, her…

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Intro to Photography for Kids Ages 9 to 14 (Intergenerational) April 6 & 13, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 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 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 designed for 9- to 14-year-olds…

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Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Intergenerational) April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM

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

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If you think you can’t paint anything other than a wall, this class is for you! You will paint using the wet-on-wet style (aka alla prima) just like Bill Alexander and his students did on the popular PBS show. In this class, instructor Kevin Klein will share what he has learned directly from Tom Anderson,…

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Anyone Can Draw! Travel Sketching – April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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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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Community Dare to Repair – April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 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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Needle Felt a Yellow Warbler – April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

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Sweet, sweet, I am so sweet… the unmistakable early spring call of the Yellow Warbler. In this fast-paced class, you will learn to needle felt a three-dimensional yellow warbler that hangs from a cord and is perched on a branch of spring blossoms. You will also learn finishing details for glass bead eyes, mounting, and…

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How the Heck Do I Finish This? (When your knitting has you stumped) – April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

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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 opportunities for you to try out skills on swatches. (Swatches will be…

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Intro to Clogging (Intergenerational) Level 1 – April 6, 2024 (Session 3 of 4)

Apr 06, 2024 8:30AM—9:30AM

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

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Clogging is a fun activity for the whole family and provides great exercise! Learn the basic steps of clogging, along with at least three routines. Modern clogging shows similarities to tap, Irish dancing, and Hip Hop. The last class will be a fun opportunity to showcase your new clogging routines for friends and family! *The…

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Intro to Clogging (Intergenerational) Level 2 – April 6, 2024 (Session 3 of 4)

Apr 06, 2024 9:30AM—10:30AM

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

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Clogging is a fun activity for the whole family and provides great exercise! Learn the basic steps of clogging, along with at least three routines. Modern clogging shows similarities to tap, Irish dancing, and Hip Hop. The last class will be a fun opportunity to showcase your new clogging routines for friends and family! *The…

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Intro to Soma Yoga Practice – April 6, 2024 (Session 3 of 6)

Apr 06, 2024 10:30AM—11:30AM

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

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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. Learn a series of gentle somatic movements to relieve tension in chronically tight…

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Community Knit Night – April 9, 2024

Apr 09, 2024 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! 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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West African Drumming Ensemble (Intergenerational) April 11, 2024 (Session 5 of 7)

Apr 11, 2024 7:00PM—8:30PM

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

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*If you are interested in joining the ensemble in March & April, please click here to register for all sessions.  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…

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Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Intergenerational) April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 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, and…

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Introduction to Hmong Embroidery: Paj Ntaub – April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 10:30AM—1:30PM

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

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This class introduces students to Hmong embroidery needlework called paj ntaub (flower cloth). Students will learn about the history, motifs, or symbols of the Hmong paj ntaub and make a piece of paj ntaub using the cross-stitching embroidery method. Each student will receive a kit with materials and additional tips/resources to help increase the student’s…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session – April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 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 – April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 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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Intro to Entrelac Knitting – April 13, 2024

Apr 13, 2024 9:30AM—12:30PM

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

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Entrelac, highly valued for its 3-dimensional texture, has the appearance of a basketweave pattern comprised of knitted strips. However, it’s knitted in one piece! Instructor Carol Stec will teach you the secret to this mysterious technique. Students will start by casting on, then build tier upon tier of triangles and diamonds to get a good start…

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