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New Folk School Student!

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

This new neighbor is interested in Beekeeping and Homemade Preserves & Jams. Be sure to tell your neighbors and friends about the great classes at Marine Mills Folk School! And send us new class suggestions at info@marinemillsfolkschool. 

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Simple Rhubarb Cake

By MMFS / June 27, 2019

It’s almost time to say good-bye to home-grown rhubarb until next year…but not too late to try this recipe. Thanks to North Wild Kitchen for this Norwegian rhubarb cake recipe. 5 oz butter¾ cup sugar2 large eggs1 1/2 cup flour1 1/2 tsp baking powder½ cup whole milk2 cup fresh rhubarb, cut into ½ inch pieces2 Tbsp…

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Why Work to Preserve Traditional Skills?

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

Why work to preserve traditional skills and crafts? Part of any folk school’s existence is tied to preserving and promoting traditional skills. Why not teach classes on database management or how to invest profitably in bitcoin technology or other more intellectual activities? Photo Credit: MMFS  Here’s some writer’s and blogger’s thoughts on why preserving traditional…

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Holiday Class Break

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

photo credit: Frank McKenna, Unsplash.com No classes over the July 4 holiday week. Enjoy a local park or trip up north, our classes resume July 13.

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Thank you to the Stillwater Kiwanis Club!

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

We are extremely grateful to local organizations who are helping ensure life-long learners of all ages can attend our classes. The Kiwanis Club of Stillwater recently provided scholarships for young students to attend Digital Photography classes with Carl Wegener. Carl has worked diligently to ensure the kids have these opportunities, and their enthusiastic feedback is…

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Looking for Instructors

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

While it seems like we’ve just put away the shovels, our programming committee is busy developing our curriculum for next Fall and Winter, with fun and intriguing classes coming your way. We’re looking for some help in connecting with great instructors to teach the following requested classes: Making Deer-hide baby booties and slippers Nordic wood…

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Meet Instructor Peter Juhl

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

Peter will be teaching ‘Stone Balancing’ on July 20, an intriguing art form that combines natural beauty, design and a bit of luck! Folk schools are practically in his DNA, as his mother began taking him to Danebod Folk School in Tyler, MN when he was around 6 years old. He’s enjoyed it so much that he,…

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Planting White Pine Trees

By MMFS / June 13, 2019

The US Forest Service suggests about 95% of the original white pine trees in the US have been harvested, or destroyed by beetles or disease. We’re all urged to these beautiful trees which grow relatively quickly, no matter where you live. A Google search on planting techniques led to a story about a lumberman in…

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Local Folk School Receives Grant

By MMFS / June 11, 2019

Marine on St. Croix, MN – June 6, 2019 Marine Mills Folk School today announced the receipt of a generous grant from the Whitson Fund of the St. Paul Foundation.  The grant will be used as a scholarship fund for students of the traditional arts & crafts educational center in Marine on St. Croix. “Our…

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Art v. Craft

By MMFS / May 31, 2019

What’s the difference between an artist and a craftsperson? Is the difference connected to a skill acquired through repetition versus the intent to interpret something using a new approach? Is the difference found in the reason for creating something – to perfect a skill or to communicate an idea? Or does the value a culture…

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