A list of the upcoming and recently completed folk school classes

Gardening for pleasure and for health

  • Saturdays, March 7 (Transplants), March 14 (Nutrient deficiencies), and March 28 (herb gardening) at 11 am.  (Patrick Kilby of Sugar Creek Woodworking will teach a companion class to build a wooden herb garden.  Information to be announced.)
  • Taught by Kathy Connell of Red Fern Gardens
  • Fee:  $10 per session
  • at the Cultural Center gallery March 7 and 14 and at the Mills Trade Show (held at the Mills High School) on March 28

Introduction to Screen Printing

  • Monday, March 16 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Taught by Christa Perala
  • Creating a simple screen frame and printing images
  • Screen print your own canvas tote bag to take home
  • $40 per person includes all materials

Slovakian Egg Decorating  Slovakian egg decorating

  • Demonstration at the Mills Trade Show noon-2 pm at the Center’s booth
  • Taught by Pam Robinson on Tuesday, March 31 from 6 – 9 pm
  • $15 per person includes all materials
  • Watch a video about last year’s class

Writing the Short Poem presented by the Loft Literary Center

  • Saturday, April 25 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.  There is an online component to this session as well that will continue through May 29.  A reading of the work by participants will be held at the Center on Friday, June 5th from 5-6:30 pm.  Additional details at the Loft website.
  • Taught by LouAnn Shepard Muhm
  • Fee:  $227.50.  One scholarship of $100 is available.  Info at Lake Region Writers Network
  • at the Cultural Center gallery

One of the characteristics that makes poetry poetic is the compression of language. In this class you will read and discuss, practice cutting, and generate new poems with an emphasis on concision as well as exploring a variety of short forms as well as concise free verse.