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Opportunities for Instructors

05/16/2019

The American Swedish Institute ASI is offering a grant for artists teaching Nordic handicraft traditions. More information at the American Swedish Institute.  The American Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowship opportunities to study…

Meet a Volunteer: Jane Norbin

05/16/2019

Jane Norbin has been a life-long learner from Day 1, welcoming challenges in her varied professional life as well as continually searching out learning opportunities as a mother and grandmother.…

The Last Thing

05/16/2019

Thanks to Tanna Worrell, our recent Foraging instructor, for sharing her recipe below. Interested in joining her to learn more about foraging? She’ll return once a month from July through…

Answers To Every Question

05/02/2019

A recent family discussion involved outdoor fun, camping and the impact that being outdoors can have on everyone’s well-being. Time spent at summer camps, canoeing and hiking, fostered an appreciation…

Pondering Life’s Questions

05/02/2019

Speaking of answers, this past weekend some beautiful, plus useful, wooden paddles were made under the guidance of instructors Lee and Kevin. However, a critical question was left unanswered: what…

Volunteer Training

05/02/2019

We are thankful for the volunteers who have stepped forward to help us launch our new folk school – we literally couldn’t do it without you. Like other nonprofit organizations,…

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…