Kayaking for Beginners

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School

  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Island Lake)
    August 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Island Lake)
    August 19, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    August 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


You’ve always wanted to learn how to kayak. This is your chance! Join highly trained instructor Jen Buseman as she helps you progress from novice to being ready to go out on your own. You will learn about the gear used in sea kayaking, what kind/size of boat is best for you, and what to Continue reading

Stack, Fire, Bake: Building Brick Pizza Ovens – SOLD OUT

Build a Pizza Oven with the Duluth Folk School

  • Build a Brick Pizza Oven
    September 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm


This class is sold out. Email info@duluthfolkschool.com to be added to the waitlist. Join David S. Cargo as he teaches us how to build a backyard stacked-brick oven! After the oven is built, we’ll fire it up while students learn how to make dough for flatbreads, bread, and pizza! We’ll bake (and eat!) flatbread, bread Continue reading

Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots

Sustainable Landscapes

  • Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots
    September 9, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


With the right design and good gardening techniques, you can transform your yard from boring grass into a luscious, low-maintenance yard that relaxes you, and is inviting to birds and butterflies. In this class, we’ll take an interpretive tour of the instructor’s well-designed yardscape Continue reading

A Well-Oiled Machine

Close up photo of sewing machine

  • A Well-Oiled Machine: Learn to Sew
    September 10, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Learn to love your sewing machine! In this class, we’ll take an up-close look at several different sewing machines, of varying designs and ages. How do all these moving parts work together? Learn the things your manual will – and won’t! – tell you. You’ll observe using a machine incorrectly on purpose to see what Continue reading

Beginning Millinery and Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

Hat Making with the Duluth Folk School

  • Blocked Felt Hat Making - Day 1 of 2
    September 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Blocked Felt Hat Making - Day 2 of 2
    September 17, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fedora. Top hat. Cowboy hat. Porkpie. Homburg. Cloche. These are the classic hat styles ingrained in the culture of our past. Today, without the rules for style and fashion, we are free to wear white shoes before Memorial Day, and hats are once again becoming fashionable (and rightly so)! Handmade Fedora, Continue reading