Classes

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  • January 21, 2022
    5:30 pm

Block Printing

This class is an introduction to linoleum block printing. We will become familiar with the tools and materials used in this craft and learn the process of creating relief prints from our own designs. Registration Includes Participants will go home with a 4″x6″ carved lino block that can be used again and again, as wellContinue Reading
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  • January 22, 2022
    1:00 pm

Home Energy Conservation

This class is part of our ‘How Your House Works’ series. Winter is here! In this hands-on workshop, we’ll be working with an experienced energy professional to understand basic concepts of energy conservation, and practice reducing our energy use in a residential home. In the first section of the class, we’ll present general concepts andContinue Reading
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  • January 24, 2022
    3:15 pm

Canoe Building!

This program is intended for youth connected with local youth-serving agencies, including Men As Peacemakers, Boys & Girls Club, and Valley Youth Center.  If you would like your organization to participate in its own canoe building program, contact erika@duluthfolkschool.com.  The Duluth Folk School is partnering with local youth-serving agencies to build a skin-on-frame canoe! ThisContinue Reading
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  • January 24, 2022
    6:00 pm

Building an Appalachian Egg Basket

In this class, you will spend almost two months building an Appalachian Egg Basket! Together we will make hoops, weave rosettes to anchor the frame, and then add ribs to build out the frame. We need to spend so much time incrementally weaving the baskets closed to allow sufficient time for the willow weavers toContinue Reading
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  • January 29, 2022
    9:00 am

Private Class: Make Your Own Canoe Paddle

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  • February 2, 2022
    5:30 pm

Beeswax Wraps

Learn how to make your own homemade beeswax wraps! Beeswax wraps are not only an environmentally conscious choice compared to plastic wrap but will also save you money on single use plastics in the long run. You will leave class with 8-10 wraps (depending on size) and a recipe to make more wraps at home.Continue Reading
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  • February 3, 2022
    6:00 pm

Boundary Waters Planning

This class will give you the knowledge and confidence to plan and carry out your own Boundary Waters canoe trip this summer! By the end of this class folks will have the practical knowledge needed to plan and embark on their first trip into the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. This will include pre-trip componentsContinue Reading
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  • February 4, 2022
    8:30 am

Homeschool Handcrafting: Build a Bird Feeder (ages 4 - 11)

Homeschool Handcrafting Our Homeschool Handcrafting classes are the first Friday of each month (except for this particular month). These monthly classes bring homeschooled youth together to learn handcrafting skills and build friendships. In this class you’ll learn about birds that can be seen in our area during the winter and use hand tools to buildContinue Reading
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  • February 4, 2022
    10:30 am

Homeschool Handcrafting: Build a Bird Feeder (ages 12 - 18)

Homeschool Handcrafting Our Homeschool Handcrafting classes are the first Friday of each month (except for this particular month). These monthly classes bring homeschooled youth together to learn handcrafting skills and build friendships. In this class you’ll learn about birds that can be seen in our area during the winter and use hand tools to buildContinue Reading
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  • February 6, 2022
    1:00 pm

Forest Bathing

Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. During a Forest Bathing walk we will have the opportunity to slow down and carefully observe our senses. We may begin to notice incredible things about ourselves and the more-than-human world aroundContinue Reading
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  • February 10, 2022
    6:00 pm

Canadian Smocking

Canadian smocking is a hand stitching technique that creates a unique and beautiful folded design on the front of the fabric. You can use your smocked fabric to turn ordinary objects into things of beauty! Your imagination is the only limitation to how you can use your smocked fabric! Registration Includes Instruction and fun inContinue Reading
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  • February 11, 2022
    1:00 pm

Log Cabin Quilt

The traditional Log Cabin Quilt is one of the most beloved and recognized patterns, and a wonderful quilt for beginning quiltmakers. The quilt block consists of a center (often red, representing the hearth of the home), surrounded by strips of light fabrics on one side (the sunny side of the cabin) and strips of darkContinue Reading
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  • February 12, 2022
    10:00 am

Private Class: Swedish Folk Painting: Fantastical Kurbits

Join art professor Alison Aune in a Swedish folk art workshop. Alison will lead participants in creating Dalecarlia Kurbit Dalmålning, also known as kurbits painting or Dala painting, which flourished in Sweden in the 18th and 19th centuries. The kurbit was a fantastical gourd plant commonly used in folk paintings in Dalarna Sweden, as aContinue Reading
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  • February 13, 2022
    10:00 am

Swedish Folk Painting: Kurbit Hearts

Kurbit Hearts for Alla hjärtans dag (all hearts day)! Join art professor Alison Aune in a Swedish folk painting workshop. Alison will lead participants in creating Dalecarlia Kurbit Hearts, also known as kurbits painting or Dala painting, which flourished in Sweden in the 18th and 19th centuries. The kurbit was a fantastical gourd plant commonlyContinue Reading
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  • February 18, 2022
    5:00 pm

Chainsaw Sharpening

Is a dull chainsaw chain causing smoking and burning, and making it difficult for you to cut your way through logs? In this class, you’ll learn how to sharpen your chainsaw chain, which will help you to cut faster and more efficiently, and that can help avoid messy chainsaw accidents. In this class you willContinue Reading
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  • February 18, 2022
    6:30 pm

Sharpen Up!

In this class, we’ll be learning the basics of getting a good edge on a tool. Whether it be a knife, a chisel, or a pair of scissors, this is your chance to no longer feel embarrassed about all those dull knives in your kitchen! Stones and some sample blades will be provided, but youContinue Reading
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  • February 19, 2022
    11:00 am

Knitting Two-sided Cables with Lace

Everyone loves the look of knitted cables but, let’s be honest, the back side is fairly unattractive. In this class, you’ll learn how to create cables that are identical on both the front and back side of the work by incorporating them into a lace cowl pattern. Registration Includes The instructor will provide the instruction,Continue Reading
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  • February 20, 2022
    9:00 am

Private Class: Peg Loom Weaving

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  • February 25, 2022
    10:00 am

Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling

During this class you will be introduced to the Gudbrandsdal style of rosemaling. Gudbrandsdal style is characterized by twisting and folding leaves of the acanthus plant, a common design ornament. In class we will go over the basic technique and history of this decorative style. We will practice the fundamental painting process using oil paintContinue Reading
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  • March 10, 2022
    6:00 pm

Crochet a Magic Carpet

Take scraps of fabric and an extra large crochet hook, and you can create your own colorful “magic carpet.” You’ll cut strips, discover a seamless joint, and create a rug in either a traditional oval or an adventurous chevron. Registration Includes The instructor  will provide the instruction to make both styles of rug, and youContinue Reading
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  • March 11, 2022
    8:30 am

Homeschool Handcrafting: Handwoven Bookmark (ages 4 - 11)

Homeschool Handcrafting Our Homeschool Handcrafting classes are the first Friday of each month (except for this particular month). These monthly classes bring homeschooled youth together to learn handcrafting skills and build friendships. In this class you’ll learn weaving terms and techniques to create your very own handwoven work of art. We’ll use the skills weContinue Reading
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  • March 11, 2022
    10:30 am

Homeschool Handcrafting: Handwoven Pouch (ages 12 - 18)

Homeschool Handcrafting Our Homeschool Handcrafting classes are the first Friday of each month (except for this particular month). These monthly classes bring homeschooled youth together to learn handcrafting skills and build friendships. In this class you’ll learn weaving terms and techniques to create your very own handwoven work of art. We’ll use the skills weContinue Reading
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  • March 14, 2022
    3:15 pm

Canoe Building

This program is intended for youth connected with local youth-serving agencies, including Men As Peacemakers, Boys & Girls Club, and Valley Youth Center.  If you would like your organization to participate in its own canoe building program, contact erika@duluthfolkschool.com.  The Duluth Folk School is partnering with local youth-serving agencies to build a skin-on-frame canoe! ThisContinue Reading
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  • March 17, 2022
    6:00 pm

Craft Your Own Greenland Kayak Paddle

During this class you will take some lumber, simple shop tools, and a lot of elbow grease to create the sleek, narrow-bladed Greenland Kayak Paddle that you’ve heard so many sea kayakers rave about! You will also learn about the history and paddling benefits of the Greenland paddle, as well as tips on paddling inContinue Reading
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  • March 22, 2022
    6:30 pm

Birdwatching 101

In this comprehensive seven-session class, you will learn everything you need to get started as a successful bird watcher! Bird watching is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the U.S. Join local educator, naturalist, and birder, Clinton Dexter-Nienhaus, for this foray into identifying birds for beginning bird watchers. The workshop will include tipsContinue Reading
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  • May 13, 2022
    10:00 am

Gudbrandsdal Rosemaling

During this class you will be introduced to the Gudbrandsdal style of rosemaling. Gudbrandsdal style is characterized by twisting and folding leaves of the acanthus plant, a common design ornament. In class we will go over the basic technique and history of this decorative style. We will practice the fundamental painting process using oil paintContinue Reading
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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
info@duluthfolkschool.com

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