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Giveaway Winner!

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

Photo Credit: Ciel Cheng Unsplash You, dear reader, can help us grow our class offerings by ‘telling’ your friends about our new folk school.  Like us on Facebook and Instagram, and tag your friends if you see a class or post they’d be interested in. In February we offered a Free Class to those who tagged…

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We Asked, You Delivered!

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

photo credit: Mizibar on Pixabay We found an instructor for Ukrainian Pysanky Eggs, just in time for Easter.  Many thanks for everyone’s suggestions!  Our class is on April 13, click here for information. Got other class suggestions or instructor names?  Email us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org, we love the help! 

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Meet Intern Isabella Herman

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

Isabella is from Kenosha, WI, the daughter of an Italian immigrant mother and a dad who grew up in Milwaukee.  She was interested to work with us at Marine Mills Folk School to learn more about what happens at a start-up nonprofit organization.  Tell us a bit about yourself. I’ve always been interested in the arts,…

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The Week’s Last Thing

By MMFS / March 10, 2019

Weather is a frequent discussion topic in the Midwest, no matter what the time of year, but this winter’s snow has really given us something to talk about.  No matter where you stand on shoveling, wind chill, or parking emergencies, there is no denying the beauty of the recent snows.  We thought we’d end with…

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Go With The Flow

By MMFS / February 22, 2019

In addition to having a great name, Mihaly Csikszenthmihalyi*, an academic and psychologist, coined the term ‘flow’ — when you are completely absorbed by an activity, often something creative, so much so that nothing else seems to matter.  You forget yourself as you are totally focused on the activity, not aware of the passage of…

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What classes are you interested in taking?

By MMFS / February 22, 2019

We’re working hard to find fun, creative instructors and classes that appeal to a variety of students.  Are you a local artist an interest in sharing your skills and stories? Have a suggestion for an instructor or class?  Email us at info@marinemillsfolkschool.org, we’re always glad to get suggestions. Here are some class ideas looking for instructors, we…

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Meet Instructor Janet Ames

By MMFS / February 22, 2019

Janet’s first class on Introductory Naalbinding was so successful, she’s returning to offer it again!  Janet pursued art in college, but after finding a lack of art teaching jobs ended up working with kids who didn’t fit a traditional school model.  She and her husband landed in Marine on St. Croix because of less expensive…

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The Last Thing

By MMFS / February 22, 2019

Mary Oliver died recently, leaving a poet-sized hole in our hearts.  We’d like to end this week’s newsletter with one of our favorite poems, although it is tough to pick a favorite.  What’s your favorite Mary Oliver poem?  Wild Geese          — Mary Oliver You do not have to be good.You do not…

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We All Do Better, When We All Do Better

By MMFS / February 7, 2019

We are borrowing our title from the late Senator Wellstone and applying it to small communities in Minnesota, we think he wouldn’t mind.  What began as a thank-you to the Gammelgarden Museum for inviting us to hold classes in Scandia this winter has turned into some thoughts about the importance of rural organizations working together for…

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Shameless Plug Dept: Gammelgarden Museum

By MMFS / February 7, 2019

Have you visited the Gammelgarden Museum in Scandia? It is a somewhat hidden jewel open to visitors from May 1 to October 15, as it works to “ preserve, present and promote Swedish heritage.”   Think you won’t be interested because your cultural background is not Scandinavian?  Think again.  We all have family that experienced…

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