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Thank You Connie!

05/02/2019

A special thank you to Connie Helke, who is teaching a pottery class this upcoming weekend as a benefit for Marine Mills Folk School. We are so lucky to have…

Meet Instructor Mark Johnston

05/02/2019

Mark Johnston will be teaching our upcoming class on Beginning Woodworking: Learn to Make a Traditional Hay Rake on May 18-19. An architectural historian by day, Mark gets involved in a wide…

Ask Ms. Makers

05/02/2019

We’re pleased to offer our new advice column, with timely and empathetic solutions to your inquiries. Got a tough question about crafting or other life issues? Send in your question…

Maker Space

04/18/2019

One definition of ‘makerspace’ is where things are produced and not consumed. Another definition builds on that thought but suggests a makerspace is where you ‘make meaning’ which can be…

Meet Instructor Tanna Worrell

04/18/2019

As a new mother, Tanna had two focuses, the first being to put down roots and raise her family in one location, in contrast to her upbringing as an ‘Airforce…

The Last Thing

04/18/2019

Check out  local makerspaces, they are a great resource for tools and for people with suggestions on how to approach a particular ‘maker’ problem.  In the Twin Cities, you might…

Life Long Learning

04/04/2019

Read any good books lately? Published in 2018, The Library Book by Susan Orlean combines the mystery of the ginormous 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Central Public Library with history, anecdotes…

Meet Nanc MacLeslie

04/04/2019

As a child Nanc planned on being an artist when she grew up, so you might say she was doomed to be a founding Board member of a folk school.…

The Last Thing

04/04/2019

Here’s a simple, delicious dessert from the MacLeslie family that shouts ‘Spring’ and is perfect for your Easter table or any time.  Angel Food Heaven Angel Food Cake (make or buy…

Hand Cracked Eggs

03/24/2019

Seen the latest? McDonald’s is promoting their breakfast offerings as using ‘hand cracked eggs’. Wait a minute. Cracking an egg by hand creates additional value?   Yet, you can be…