Become a Member of Marine Mills Folk School


Many of you know the joy and community that comes from taking a class at Marine Mills Folk School: learning from our skilled artisans; meeting other curious, supportive learners; and experiencing the pride of challenging yourself and the personal growth that follows. At the heart of our mission is providing opportunities for the joyful learning…

I Was Hooked! Basket Making


Becca Gross has taken her education beyond the classroom, exploring the art of basket making in her free time. We love to celebrate and share stories like hers, and hope you enjoy hearing from Becca in her own words. “This past winter, I took Kirsten Skoglund’s Market Tote class. After the class, I purchased a…

Folk School Aims to Strengthen and Empower


Marine Mills Folk School (MMFS) opened its doors in October 2018 as an experimental learning center located in the St. Croix Valley. Their mission is to support communities and strengthen connections by inviting all people to discover the joy of creating together through traditional arts and crafts.

Inside Kirsten Aune's shop in Duluth

Scandinavian Textile Artist Returns to Marine Mills Folk School


Kirsten Aune, artist-owner of Kirsten Aune Textiles Studio in Duluth, Minn., will be returning to Marine Mills Folk School on Monday, June 20 to teach Scandinavian Textile Stenciling.

I Was Hooked! Barn/Hex Signs


Janet Walker Beckman reached out to Marine Mills Folk School recently to share her burgeoning interest in creating barn/hex signs. We love to celebrate and share stories like hers, and hope you enjoy hearing from Janet in her own words. “One of the first things that caught my eye when I moved to the Chisago…

Be Your Best Self!


It may be the International Day for Achievers but you don’t need to feel pressured by us to be anything except your best self! When you take one of our hands-on traditional skills classes, you’ll gain confidence in your abilities — and create something that makes you proud. So, what’s coming up? Fermenting and Making a Glove Basket are this Saturday,…

Crochet: The Ultimate Market Bag Virtual


Over the course of two Saturdays, you’ll learn new crochet skills such as the magic loop method and filet crochet, and come away with the perfect market bag! Join instructor Connie Lee virtually on Saturday, April 2 & 9 to make this treasured and useful keepsake. Learn more and register. This class requires experience with single and…

Writing Workshop: Voices of Spring In-Person


Author and educator Marge Barrett leads this writing workshop in celebration of spring. Join others in reading from mentor writers, discussing voices, and working on your own pieces in small and large groups. No experience necessary for this in-person class on Saturday, April 9. Register now — this class sells out fast!



This St. Patrick’s Day we wish you the traditional luck o’ the Irish, no matter what your family traditions.  At MMFS we know we’re lucky to be located in such a beautiful place near the St. Croix River where the natural beauty has inspired artists for generations.  Did you know that in less than an…

What Happened Last Weekend!


Barn/Hex Sign Class!  Aren’t they spectacular! Ukrainian Egg Painting Class!  Wow! The finished pieces from the Weaving Class!  Everyone is so talented!