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(Waitlist) Intro to Welding: Create a Garden Sculpture (In-Person) March 18, 2023

Mar 18, 2023 10:00AM—2:30PM

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

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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Papercutting with Torben (Intergenerational; Online) February 26, 2023

Feb 26, 2023 12:00PM—1:30PM

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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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Beginning Photography for Kids, Ages 9-14 (In-Person) February 4, 2023

Feb 04, 2023 9:00AM—11:30AM

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

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 Photography Class for Adults (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

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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Beginning Crop Art (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 9:00AM—12:00PM

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

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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Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person) January 21, 2023

Jan 21, 2023 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

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…

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Vintage Jewelry Tree (In-Person) December 10, 2022

Dec 10, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

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

Learn how to give old or broken jewelry a second life! In this class you will learn how to make you own jewelry tree, heart, or whatever shape you like. Instructor Judy Sell will provide a felt lined 8”x10” black frame, tools, adhesive and small jewelry to fill the gaps. You provide jewelry you have…

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Acrylic Painting- Expressionist Landscapes (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 10:00AM—2:00PM

Do you wish you could sit down with some paints and create a beautiful scene, but find that you are uncertain of how to begin? If you want to learn how to set fear aside and experience the joy of putting paint onto canvas in a loose approach, creating a fresher and more intuitive painting,…

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Needle Felted Gift Toppers (In-Person) December 3, 2022

Dec 03, 2022 9:30AM—12:00PM

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

This class is designed to introduce students to needle felting with a simple, seasonal project. Perfect for beginners. No experience necessary. Felting is older than spinning or weaving and found in many world cultures. Felting wool means to agitate the fibers so that they bond together into a non-woven fabric or a three-dimensional form. Dry…

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Vintage Jewelry Tree (In-Person) November 12, 2022

Nov 12, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

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

Learn how to give old or broken jewelry a second life! In this class you will learn how to make you own jewelry tree, heart, or whatever shape you like. Instructor Judy Sell will provide a felt lined 8”x10” black frame, tools, adhesive and small jewelry to fill the gaps. You provide jewelry you have…

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Suminagashi and Bookbinding (In-Person) November 5, 2022

Nov 05, 2022 10:00AM—1:00PM

Marine Mills Folk School 550 Pine St. , MN 55047

Suminagashi means “floating ink” and that’s exactly what you’ll do in this paper marbling class. Ink drops are floated on water, and as the moving air or slight movements cause the ink drops to spread and swirl, we will capture the patterns on paper dropped over the water surface. Next we will create a simple…

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Create a Barn/Hex Sign (In-Person, Intergenerational) October 29, 2022

Oct 29, 2022 9:30AM—1:30PM

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

Barn signs, also called “hex signs” or “barn quilts” 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…

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Introduction to Mosaics: Hearts (In-Person) October 15, 2022

Oct 15, 2022 12:00PM—4:00PM

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

A mosaic is a pattern, image, or decoration made of small and often irregular pieces of colored stone, glass or ceramic. In this introductory class you will learn how to nip dishware (not fine china) and fit pieces into the provided wooden heart form. Four assorted tile nipper styles will be provided to experiment with…

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