February

Current & Upcoming

Chunky Knit Pouf Pillow (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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In this beginner-friendly knitting class, you will learn how to make a cozy chunky knit pouf pillow that is perfect for decorating a couch, reading nook, kids room, etc. Poufs originated in the Ottoman Empire in the 18th century, and have since evolved from hard, backless seats to soft cushions bringing a little hygge to…

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FREE! Mend with Friends (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 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. Calling all menders! Do you have a pile of mending you’ve been meaning to get to, but haven’t quite gotten to yet? Get support from other menders at our monthly “Mend with Friends” events on the first Saturday of every month. Share mending…

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Beginning Photography for Kids (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

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A picture is worth a thousand words! This class (Updated and improved for 2023) 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…

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Basic Digital Adult Photography Class (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 1:00PM—4:30PM

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

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In the Folk School tradition of hands-on learning, this class is ideal for the photographer to develop the basic skills necessary for a lifelong journey to capturing beautiful images. With each student using their own camera a complete lighting studio is set-up on site to add shooting experience to classroom learnings. Goals of this class…

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Baking with Rye (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 9:30AM—1:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School - Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Baking with rye flour requires a very different process than baking with wheat. Its sticky texture may seem difficult to work with at first, but with a few tricks and tips it’s possible for bakers of any skill level to be producing rye breads and pastries of all types. In this one-day class we’ll be…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) February 7, 2023

Feb 07, 2023 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! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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Advanced Nålbinding: Mittens and More (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 9:00AM—3:00PM

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

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This class is designed as a follow-up to Janet’s Beginning Nålbinding class. Expand your nålbinding skills from the Oslo stitch to the Korgen stitch and beyond, while learning the additional skills necessary to create beautiful and practical nålbinded mittens. Bring your nålbinding needle(s) and appropriate yarn. Reminder that yarns should be 100% wool (for spit felting), single-ply…

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Free! Open Carving Session (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 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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Let’s Make Chinese Dumplings (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 1:30PM—3:30PM

Marine Mills Folk School - Christ Lutheran Church 150 5th Street Marine on St Croix, MN 55047

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Who doesn’t love dumplings? And making them is almost as fun as eating them. In China, dumplings are often served at holiday meals. Wrapping dumplings is an integral part of the occasion. Family members gather in the kitchen and gossip as they work. You can adapt the fillings to incorporate leftovers or your favorite ingredients…

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Egg Rolls & Spring Rolls (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 10:00AM—12:00PM

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

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Although most of us heard about egg rolls before we knew spring rolls existed—especially those of us who grew up in the 1960s and 70s—spring rolls are actually the original. The difference is in the wrapper and where they originated. These are always a hit at parties, and in this class, you’ll learn how easy…

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Writing Workshop: Let’s Begin Our Stories (Online) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 1:00PM—4:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School Marine on St Croix, MN 55047 (Online)

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Let’s Begin Our Stories! “Things in life have no real beginning, though our stories about them always do.”—Colum McCann. Stories take life and shape in a myriad of writing ways—in nonfiction, poetry, fiction, screen and stage plays; in choices of characters, settings, plots, tones, and points of view. In this class, we’ll read and discuss…

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Make a Turkey Wing Broom! (In-Person) February 11, 2023

Feb 11, 2023 10:00AM—4:00PM

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

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Become a Broom Squire! That is what a person who makes Brooms is called! Experience tying a traditional hand broom witch dates back to Colonial America. The style of tying is known as a turkey wing. This Turkey Wing broom is approximately 14-16 inches tall and a spread of 10-12 inches wide. The handle is known…

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Herbal Remedies: Make Elderberry Syrup (In-Person) February 18, 2023

Feb 18, 2023 11:00AM—1:00PM

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Come join local herbalist, Heather Mashuga, for a hands-on elderberry syrup-making class. Elderberry syrup is a must-have, especially through the colder months! Elderberries are known for their immune-boosting and anti-viral properties. They reduce the duration of colds and flus, as well as the symptoms experienced. They are also packed full of other benefits like clearing…

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Free! Bluegrass Jam Session (In-Person) February 18, 2023

Feb 18, 2023 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…

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Challenge Yourself Series: Understanding Brioche (In-Person) February 18, 2023

Feb 18, 2023 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

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Brioche is unequalled for its lofty texture and distinctive ribbed appearance. As if that’s not enough, it’s reversible. But it’s also mysterious! Even experienced knitters often have trouble grasping it. However, as a teacher experienced in teaching brioche, Liz presents all the information, secret tips, and guidance knitters need to learn it — without struggling!…

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Beginning Spoon Carving (In-Person) February 18, 2023

Feb 18, 2023 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

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This is an introductory spoon-carving class, great for beginners and those wanting to review the foundations of carving. Class will start with an overview of traditional knife grips and carving techniques. Students will be given the time and material to practice these skills on wooden sticks before carving a medium-sized serving or cooking spoon. With…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) February 21, 2023

Feb 21, 2023 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! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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Make Your Own Soap (In-Person) February 25, 2023

Feb 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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Beginning Crop Art (In-Person) February 25, 2023

Feb 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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Watercolor Batiks (In-Person) February 25, 2023

Feb 25, 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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Papercutting with Torben (Online) February 26, 2023

Feb 26, 2023 10:00AM—11:30AM

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Papercutting has been explored all over the world. From China, to Eastern Europe, to Mexico, to Denmark—the distinction of this art form is that the intricacies of the designs are cut from a single sheet of paper. Think of papercutting as a subtractive art versus collage making which is additive.  In this class you will learn…

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FREE! Tuesday Knit Night (In-Person) February 28, 2023

Feb 28, 2023 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! However, you can enter your information if you would like us to know you’re coming. *** 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…

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