Join Us For A Day Of Creating Art and Nature. Travel On The Nostalgic Trolley To The Beautiful Rolling Hills Of An Equistrian Farm and more.

Gateway Trailside & Smith + Trade Bring you on-farm art classes & workshops where you can enjoy nature while learning a new craft.
Classes are held at the picturesque Spruce Hill Equestrian Farms next to the Gateway Trailside in Stillwater.
Meet at the Mercantile where the Nostalgic Trolley will take you on a 10 minute ride through historic Stillwater.
You will meet your Artisan where you will be inspired to start creating your craft.
Relax and take in the views while enjoying a delicious meal and drink
prepared by Gateway Trailside.
Hop on the Trolley for your journey back to the Mercantile. 
Find a class that inspires you and enjoy the day amongst the beauty of nature. 
June 24th
Herbal Tea Making Class

During this class you will learn to blend your own herbal teas for taste, sleep, uplifting the spirit, relaxing blends, and more. You will learn about several herbs and their benefits
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June 25th
Arranging flowers with Locally Grown Blooms Class

Fresh grown Cut Flowers, in the hills of Stillwater MN, will be harvested hours before the event, to “play with” to create spring arrangements in 6” classic compote vessels. Allowing for stunning, colorful, easy and inspiring creations to enjoy for 10+ days.
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Gather to knit this super absorbent cotton hand towel using a textured linen stitch. This easy Knit/Purl process is a classic look for any home.

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July 16th
Water Color Class Simple Greenery and Botanicals

Using watercolor and other paints, you will learn simple techniques to create your own stationery and art.
We will use a variety of brushes using inks and paints on both watercolor and beautiful handmade paper to create your very own set of greeting cards and wall art. You can keep for yourself or these make a lovely gift! You will learn simple techniques with tools and experiment with how different materials absorb into various papers.
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July 22, 23 & 24
Cinch Making Class

In these informative hands-on workshops offered by Pop Wagner participants learn to make beautiful traditional mohair cinches. Mohair cinches are strong, resistant to dirt and will not sore a horse if properly fitted. Besides that, they are beautiful to look at and offer nearly endless possibilities of design.
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