June 18, 2021

Summer Camps 2021 Open for Registration!

Our 2021 Summer Camps program is for kids entering 8th – 10th grade this fall. Join us for this fun two week camp where you will build your own canoe paddle, fuse glass, sew with Frost River, make jewelry from silverware, make your own soap, and much more! Our small group will work with professionals artisans to make quality products that will last a lifetime (well, probably not the soap)!
January 31, 2017

Introduction to Homebrewing

Our latest class is open for registration: Introduction to Homebrewing! This class will teach you everything you need to know to brew 5 gallons of your own beer at home! You will learn about all the necessary equipment, ingredients, and learn the entire process, from start through bottling. You will participate in an actual brewContinue Reading
December 20, 2016

Timber Framed Sawhorses

Learn timber framing techniques with the Duluth Folk School, while you build a sturdy white pine sawhorse. This type of timber framing comes from the German tradition, where a full scale layout is drawn up, which serves to mark timbers for compound angles. The beauty is that all the measurements are very simple and theContinue Reading
December 7, 2016

Rug Making with the Duluth Folk School

Would you like to learn rug making with the Duluth Folk School? Then you’re in luck! We have a new class open for registration – Rag Rug Making! Scandinavian loop weaving is a simple and durable technique that uses no thread or looms, and turns trash into treasure! Bring old bed sheets or other fabricContinue Reading
December 1, 2016

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

In ‘Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners,’ you will learn what is required (time, effort, cost) to manage honeybees in northern Minnesota. You’ll also learn basic beekeeping skills, hive placement, different types of honey bees, what tools to use, and personal protection options. You will also assemble your own Langsroth hive from a kit, andContinue Reading
November 30, 2016

Shape Note Singing

Shape note music is authentic American Roots music with its origins in New England in the mid-1700s. It’s called “shape note” because the note heads are different shapes, an innovation intended to help unschooled singers read the music more easily. This style of singing has a very distinctive old-timey sound, with four-part harmonies, strong rhythms,Continue Reading
November 15, 2016

Learning Folk Guitar

We have a new class open for registration: Learning Folk Guitar! Whether you want to kick-start your fantasy of being a freewheeling 60’s folk-singer, or just hope to become a stronger guitarist for any genre of music, the folk-method can be an empowering approach when applied to learning the guitar. We will be focusing onContinue Reading
November 7, 2016

Hat Making Class!

In this hat making class you will create one hat, from start to finish! You can select from one of many designs available from the instructor. Creating a hat includes the blocking, stitching, trimming and lining. You can select from a cloche, a fedora, a top hat or several other designs. For more information andContinue Reading
Canoe Paddle Making Class
October 23, 2016

Make Your Own Canoe Paddle

The temperatures may be dropping, but this a great time to make your own canoe paddle, whether for yourself or for someone else.  A canoe paddle makes a wonderful, heirloom gift! In this class, you can choose to make either a basswood paddle or a cherry paddle. Cherry paddles will be straight-shaft, and basswood paddlesContinue Reading


1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806

Duluth Folk School
Office: 218-216-6929 or info@duluthfolkschool.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday (9 am – 1 pm)

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Cafe: (218) 481-7888 or kitchen@dovetailcafe.com
Marketplace: market@dovetailcafe.com
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday (8 am – 8 pm); Monday & Tuesday (8 am – 3 pm)

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