August

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Build a Wooden Paddle (Ages 14+) August 2-4, 2024

Aug 02, 2024 4:00PM—7:00PM

Private location, to be announced prior to first class date, 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. One of our most popular classes, come experience community and creativity as…

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Copper Foil Stained Glass Window (Ages 12+) August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 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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Weaving on a Loom – August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

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This rigid heddle loom class is designed for any level weaver! Your guide is Lisa Peterson, weaver extraordinaire. You will complete a table runner or set of coasters, learning how to create patterns using color, fiber texture, and a few simple techniques. We may even find some truly natural fibers to incorporate into your weaving…

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Family Spoon Carving (Ages 15+), August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 9:00AM—1:00PM

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

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This class is designed for you and your daughter or son to learn the basics of spoon carving together. Join us for a 4 hour introduction to the craft of greenwood spoon carving. You will finish the class with your own hand carved serving spoon. For the first part of class we will study safety,…

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Asian Spring Rolls, August 3, 2024

Aug 03, 2024 10:30AM—1:30PM

Christ Lutheran Church, 150 Fifth Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Ever wonder what the difference is between Egg Rolls and Spring rolls?  Now is your chance to learn all about Spring Rolls!!!  Generally, spring rolls are a traditional Asian food, while egg rolls were invented in the U.S. and are inspired by Chinese cuisine. Egg rolls are often larger than spring rolls, measuring 1–2 inches…

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 7 of 11)

Aug 08, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

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

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Photo Credit: Ne-Dah-Ness-Rose-Greene Registration is required. Bravely embark on a new poetry venture led by author, activist, and storyteller Rosetta “Rosie” Peters. Limited to 12 participants, the cohort will commit to a five-month process of figuratively and metaphorically “walking into the woods” together, exploring grief, trauma, our inner lives, and more through poetry. Sherman Alexie…

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign – August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM

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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Community Open Carving Session – August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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  *** Please register for this event so we know how many people to expect. Walk-ins are also welcome! *** 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, Kara…

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Community Bluegrass Jam Session (All Ages) August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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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Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture – August 10, 2024

Aug 10, 2024 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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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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Create, Connect, Age Well – Session 3: Happy Houseplants – Thursday, August 15, 2024

Aug 15, 2024 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

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This is Session 3 of a three-part series. You can sign up 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, use this link. Create, Connect, Age Well People are living longer than ever…

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Polymer Clay Gold Accented Trinket Dish (Ages 10+) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 11:00AM—2:00PM

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

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In this class, you will learn the basics of working with polymer clay, and at least two techniques for creating a design in the slab. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind dish for trinkets and jewelry! Use any colors you want to create a “watercolor” or confetti slab. You will cut the slab and cure…

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Herbal Remedies: A Foraging Walk (All Ages) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 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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Mushroom Foraging with Carson (Ages 10+) August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—12:30PM

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

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  Join mushroom enthusiast Carson Gross for a mushroom walk and talk in the St. Croix Valley. Class will start with an overview of the basics of mushroom foraging and identification as well as discussion of how to forage ethically and mindfully. The class will then meet at a nearby location for a mycological walk…

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Ribbed Basket Basics – August 17 & 18, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:30AM—3:00PM

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

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Learn the basic rib basket-making techniques and take home your first Ribbed Egg Basket!  Join Kirsten, a long-time instructor who will have you laughing and learning, she’ll help you ease into basket weaving with no stress, you’ll be amazed at how fast the time goes. You will learn rib basic basket-making techniques. Thoughts on this…

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Have No Fear…The Axe is Here! (ages 16+) – August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 9:00AM—5:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St Marine On Saint Croix, MN 55047

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  With skill and practice, an axe can remove an impressive amount of material with precision, allowing projects to progress quickly and leaving the finishing work for much smaller hand tools. In fact, many woodworkers consider the axe to be the most fun and efficient tool in the shop. But sometimes the use of an…

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Intro to Metalsmithing: Stone Setting – August 17 and 18, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 10:00AM—5:00PM

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

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In this metalworking class, students will fabricate a bezel and set a stone to create a pendant or alternative piece of their choice. Along the way, students will also learn how to solder and pierce to create a metal design that complements the stone.  This class will be a TWO DAY CLASS.  August 17 from…

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Band Weaving on an Inkle Loom – August 17, 2024

Aug 17, 2024 10:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Band loom weaving is easier than you may think and it is a great way to start weaving. There are endlessly fascinating weavings that can be created on an Inkle loom. The bands woven on an Inkle loom are versatile and very useful. This type of weaving has been around for centuries.  In this class, you…

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MMFS Late Summer Break, August 24th and 31st, 2024

Aug 24, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School

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Marine Mills Folk School will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, August 24 and 25 for our Late Summer Break.  See you on September 3rd when Knit Night will be back in full swing! We can be contacted by emailing us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org or call 612-314-6295 and leave a message!

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Walking into the Woods with Rosie Peters: A Poetry Cohort (Session 8 of 11)

Aug 29, 2024 6:00PM—8:00PM

Marine Community Library, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Photo Credit: Ne-Dah-Ness-Rose-Greene Registration is required. Bravely embark on a new poetry venture led by author, activist, and storyteller Rosetta “Rosie” Peters. Limited to 12 participants, the cohort will commit to a five-month process of figuratively and metaphorically “walking into the woods” together, exploring grief, trauma, our inner lives, and more through poetry. Sherman Alexie…

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MMFS Late Summer Break, August 24th and 31st, 2024

Aug 31, 2024 8:00AM—12:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School

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Marine Mills Folk School will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and September 1 for our Late Summer Break.  See you on September 3rd for Knit Night!  Regularly scheduled classes will resume on September 7, 2024. We can be contacted by emailing us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org or call 612-314-6295 and leave a message!

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Past | Archive

Create, Connect, Age Well – Sessions 1, 2 & 3 – Sign Up for all Three! Summer 2024

Jun 20, 2024 9:30AM—12:00PM

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