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Beginning Crop Art (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 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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Make Your Own Soap (In-Person, Intergenerational) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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Learn to make all-natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. Due to the use of lye (used as it has been for over 5,000 years in soap making), part of the class will be a demonstration, but the class also includes a hands-on section with attendee participation. Each student will take…

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Growing a Garden to Dye For (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 1:00PM—3:30PM

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

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Plant-based dyes offer a unique way to cultivate earth-friendly colors in harmony with the seasons. In this class we will walk through the basics of garden planning and growing dye plants, including how to grow, harvest, store and use dye materials. Participants will start a number of dye seeds of their choice and select some…

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Intro to Traditional Indian Hand Block Printing (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 10:00AM—2:00PM

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

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Hand block printing has been around for over 3,000 years. In this class, you will get an introduction to the basics of an Indian technique of printing on fabric with hand-carved wooden blocks. You will learn three basic techniques from instructor Katrina Ulrich of Marigold Arts and Adventures, practicing on 3 pieces of cotton, then print…

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(Waitlist) Make a Bike Basket! (In-Person) March 25 & 26, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 9:30AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn the basic basket-making techniques and take home a bike basket! Lay out the base of the basket, shape the sides and create a sturdy rim. 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…

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Nuno Felted Table Runner (In-Person) March 25, 2023

Mar 25, 2023 10:00AM—3:30PM

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

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Learn two fascinating techniques in one class! Felt a beautiful table runner or wall hanging using wool from local sheep. Layer naturally colored fibers on silk fabric, then add texture and color with a variety of embellishing techniques, including silk paper you make in class. Add your own creative touches for a one-of-a-kind felted accessory.…

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Needle Felt a Chickadee (In-Person) April 15, 2023

Apr 15, 2023 9:30AM—1:00PM

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

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We’re excited to welcome back Karen Englebretson for another needle felting class. In this fast-paced class, you will learn to needle felt a three-dimensional chickadee from core wool and apply lifelike characteristics using merino prefelt and merino roving. You will also learn finishing details for glass bead eyes, mounting, and hanging as an ornament. Participants…

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Introduction to West African Drumming (In-Person, Intergenerational) April 15, 22, 29 & May 6

Apr 15, 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. This class will take place on 4 consecutive Saturdays, for one hour each time: April 15 April 22 April 29 May 6…

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Make a Sami-Inspired Bracelet (In Person) April 22, 2023

Apr 22, 2023 10:00AM—2:00PM

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 bracelet. These bracelets are based on the designs of the Sami people, who are the native people from the far northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. The bracelets are constructed with traditional materials including reindeer leather, tin thread (4% silver), and reindeer…

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Make Your Own Soap (In-Person, Intergenerational) April 29, 2023

Apr 29, 2023 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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Learn to make all-natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. Due to the use of lye (used as it has been for over 5,000 years in soap making), part of the class will be a demonstration, but the class also includes a hands-on section with attendee participation. Each student will take…

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Garden Trug Basket (In-Person) April 29 & 30, 2023

Apr 29, 2023 9:30AM—3:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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What is a garden trug? An indispensable tool for gardeners, trugs are shallow and easy-to-carry baskets used primarily for carrying garden produce. They’re handy for gardeners growing flowers, fruit and veg, or gardeners just looking for an easy way to carry their tools around. This basket will hold lots of lots of things. The large handle makes…

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Weave a Scarf on a Rigid Heddle Loom (In Person) May 7 & 20, 2023

May 07, 2023 10:00AM—3:00PM

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 determining…

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Beginning Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet (In-Person) May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023 11:00AM—3:00PM

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

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Students will learn the ancient Japanese braiding technique, Kumihimo with a modern twist….BEADS! It is easy to learn and quick to master. Kumihimo is a very versatile handcraft. It can be done as fiber-only braid, or with beads, stones, shells, etc. added for texture and color. It can be used to make jewelry from dressy…

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Intro to Mosaic with Love for Mom (In-Person) May 13, 2023

May 13, 2023 12:00PM—3:00PM

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

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Learn how to nip dishware (not fine china) and fit pieces into the provided wood heart form. Instructor Judy Sell will also provide 4 assorted tile nipper styles to experiment with, adhesive, dishes and grout (for you to finish at home). Feel free to bring a dish, mug, or some keepsakes of Mom’s to include.  Students…

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Make Your Own Soap (In-Person, Intergenerational) May 20, 2023

May 20, 2023 10:00AM—12:30PM

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

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Learn to make all-natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company. Due to the use of lye (used as it has been for over 5,000 years in soap making), part of the class will be a demonstration, but the class also includes a hands-on section with attendee participation. Each student will take…

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Watercolor Batiks (In-Person) May 20, 2023

May 20, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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Try your hand at watercolor batik, a modern twist on the ancient Javanese art of batik. You don’t need to know watercolor technique or even how to draw — we’ll work from an image traced onto rice paper and then use melted wax and watercolor to create a final work of art. We will work…

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Make & Decorate a Six-Sided Papercut Box (In-Person, Intergenerational) May 20 & 21, 2023

May 20, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM

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

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Join The Hanji Crew, your instructors Libby Pomroy and Kat Wesley, for an afternoon of creativity. Create a six-sided box using bookbinding board. Participants will measure and cut triangles using an X-Atco knife or utility knife. We’ll glue those to the base of the box to get the unique and beautiful six-sided shape. About Hanji: Korea’s…

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Past | Archive

West African Drumming Interactive Showcase (In-Person, Intergenerational) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 2023 10:00AM—11:00AM

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

(Waitlist) Intro to Nalbinding (In-Person) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

(Waitlist) Pysanky-Ukrainian Egg Decoration (In-Person, Intergenerational) March 11, 2023

Mar 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

Drum Making (In-Person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 11:00AM—4:00PM

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

Dorset and Death Head Buttons & More (In-person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 10:00AM—2:30PM

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

Leather Market Tote (In-Person) March 4, 2023

Mar 04, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

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