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Meet Our Instructor: Briana Goetzen

By MMFS / March 12, 2020

Photo Credit: Submitted by Briana GoetzenWe hope you enjoy to learning about our artist instructors, adding another dimension to their classes.  Their stories are also the stories of Marine Mills Folk School and our mission and values – creating community and sharing the joy of creating. Briana Goetzen started her career as a preschool teacher,…

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Just Added: Basket Weaving

By MMFS / March 12, 2020

You loved her as a co-owner of a yarn shop and knitter, she’s even more fun as a basket weaving instructor! Join Kirsten Skoglund on April 25 as she guides novices in the art of basket weaving. Kirsten will share history and fun facts – we don’t actually know how long civilization has been basket weaving because…

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Wished For Skill? Drawing!

By MMFS / March 12, 2020

Always wanted to draw? You’re invited to join Jim Lammers on May 16 Anyone Can Draw! Beginning Travel Sketching . A retired architect, Jim is eager to introduce sketching to everyone (class is appropriate for ages 12 and above). He’ll share beginning drawing and design concepts to ease everyone into their practice, then the second day participants…

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Early Bird Migration Project – Volunteer Help Needed

By MMFS / March 12, 2020

Photo Credit: Wikipedia  An energetic local 4-H student, Olivia from Scandia, is doing an OWLS (Outdoor Wilderness Leadership & Service) project and she needs help from our hands-on community. “Improving the Environment for Early-Migrating Birds” will benefit May Township, Scandia and Marine. She’s planned a bird feeder building event, and needs wood cut and put…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

By MMFS / March 12, 2020

Q: What happens if you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?A: You get a rash of good luck! Q: How can you tell if a shamrock is jealous?A: It will be green with envy Q: What do you call a large Irish spider?A: Paddy-long-legs

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Upcoming Classes

By MMFS / March 6, 2020

March is spring break month, many of you may be dreaming of sun and white sand beaches. Give your mind and hands a spring break, or weekend break or whatever, by signing up for a folk school class soon. Dreaming of gardens, want to learn how to maple syrup, interested in alcohol inks? Read on,…

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Featured Class — Nature Infused Fused Glass

By MMFS / March 5, 2020

This could be the beginning of a wonderful, life-long exploration of nature, art and glass! This workshop will introduce the beginner to the art of glass fusing and slumping. Unlike stained glass, fused glass has no ‘lead lines’ and unlike blown glass, the learning curve is relatively short. Join Susan Tracy on April 25 to learn the…

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Just Added — Stone Carving

By MMFS / March 5, 2020

Rumor has it Michelangelo got his start stone carving at his local folk school. Well….maybe not, but here’s an opportunity to learn stone carving from a master. Join Michael Tibbetts on May 2 to learn beginning stone carving techniques. You’ll explore what material works best, design considerations and how to carve stone. Michael has created…

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A Dog’s Life

By MMFS / February 27, 2020

If you own a dog, you know they are always in better spirits and much better behaved if they get walked regularly. Turns out dogs are on to something! As described in a recent Yale publication, a large study has shown that people who spend at least two hours a week, even if split between multiple…

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New “Maple Syruping” Class Just Added

By MMFS / February 27, 2020

The Smith extended family has been making maple syrup in the St. Croix Valley for many, many years! We’re excited to announce they’ve agreed to share their approach and tips with interested maple-syrup-maker novices. Have you thought about tapping trees but always miss the season? Not sure where to start? Want to show your kids…

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