Visual Arts

Current & Upcoming

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

Register

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…

View More

Travel Sketching in the Wonderful World of Color – April 27, 2024

Apr 27, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

Register

PREREQUISITE: Attendees must have taken Jim’s introductory travel sketching class, ‘Anyone Can Draw’. Learn to draw in COLOR 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…

View More

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

Register

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. …

View More

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

Register

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…

View More

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

Register

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…

View More

Create a Barn/Hex Sign – May 11, 2024

May 11, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM

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

Register

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…

View More

(Waitlist) Watercolor Batiks: Iris – June 1, 2024

Jun 01, 2024 10:00AM—1:00PM

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

Register

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 — you’ll work from an image traced onto rice paper and then use melted wax and watercolor to create a final work of art. In this floral…

View More

Create a Barn/Hex Sign – June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 9:30AM—2:30PM

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

Register

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…

View More

Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Ages 10+) June 8, 2024

Jun 08, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM

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

Register

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

View More

Anyone Can Draw! Travel Sketching – June 15, 2024

Jun 15, 2024 9:00AM—2:00PM

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

Register

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…

View More

Intro to Photography for Kids (Ages 9 to 14) July 13 & 20, 2024

Jul 13, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

Register

*July and August classes will open to members on May 14 and non-members on May 16. Not a member? Sign up here. * 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…

View More

Past | Archive

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

Apr 06, 2024 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

Wet-on-Wet Oil Painting (Ages 10+) April 6, 2024

Apr 06, 2024 10:30AM—2:00PM

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

(Waitlist) 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

Alcohol Ink Flowers (Ages 16+) March 23, 2024

Mar 23, 2024 10:30AM—12:30PM

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