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Pssst – Are you Grundtvigian?

By MMFS / February 1, 2019

Those of us in the folk school world hold N.F.S. Grundtvig, a Dane who lived in the 1800’s, in high regard.  Although a bit of a cranky disrupter, he developed key tenants that are embedded in the folk school movement:  Self-directed learning from others in a non-competitive environment  Importance of community and civic engagement  Life-long…

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Giveaway! Help us get the word out!

By MMFS / February 1, 2019

We’re a young non-profit organization, still trying to get the word out about our traditional arts & crafts school.  We need your help.  THIS IS A GIVEAWAY! There is a free class in it for you! 1. Like us on @MarineMillsFolkSchool on Facebook and Instagram.2. Tag a friend in the comments. The more friends and tags, the more likely you’ll win.3. The…

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Meet Dan Horan

By MMFS / February 1, 2019

When not on the race course, or running his own business consultancy, or picking up after two small kids, Dan teaches Leatherworking at Marine Mills Folk School and other locations. Dan found he wanted a creative outlet to balance his time in front of a computer, and one thing led to another! Have you always been…

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Antidote for Winter Blues

By MMFS / January 11, 2019

As Midwesterners, we need to be resourceful to fight off the ‘winter blues’. Cold weather, grey skies, and shorter days can all contribute to a general feeling of low energy and lethargy. While sufferers of ‘seasonal affective disorder (SAD)’ need more professional support and therapies, chances are many of our readers recognize this general malaise in themselves and…

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Reminder: New Temporary Winter Locations

By MMFS / January 11, 2019

Our beautiful site in Wilder Forest is difficult to access on weekends, due to snow and ice. As a result, we are partnering with two wonderful organizations and will host classes in downtown Marine on St. Croix at HWY North  and downtown Scandia at The Gammelgarden Museum from now until the end of April (the snow and ice season has to…

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Meet Andy Wallace

By MMFS / January 11, 2019

Meet one of our founding Board members, Andy Wallace, who shares a bit about the skills he brings to our organization, and why he volunteers with the Marine Mills Folk School. Tell us a bit about yourself: I grew up in St. Croix Valley.  My wife and I lived out of state when first married, but after…

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Intergenerational Learning

By MMFS / January 3, 2019

A grandmother and grandson working together cutting vegetables. A mother and daughter learning together to knit. In the lead up to this holiday season our class participants were reminded of the joy that is found simply by sharing an experience. Sharing the fun of learning, and sharing the difficulties of problem solving. In addition, younger students observed and absorbed the…

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Meet our instructor: Kirsten Skoglund

By MMFS / January 3, 2019

What led to your interest in knitting?Initially from my mother, she was a knitter and weaver. As a young person I didn’t want to be like my mother, but I definitely connected with knitting and enjoyed working with fiber. I was perhaps influenced even more by my father, who loved woodworking. My sister and I spent hours…

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Merry Christmas!

By MMFS / December 25, 2018

Best wishes from all the folks at the Marine Mills Folk School!

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Gift cards now available!

By MMFS / December 11, 2018

Just in time for the holiday season, Marine Mills Folk School now sells gift cards! Gift cards can be used to purchase tickets to any of our classes. You can have the gift card emailed to yourself (to print and hand out in person), or have them emailed directly to a friend. Click here to…

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