Private Classes


The following classes are available to be scheduled privately, for your family, educational pod, or small group (up to six people). Contact info@duluthfolkschool.com to scheduling a class!

Woodworking

Make Your Own Snowshoes
Ski Coat Rack
Shaker Tool Tray

Fabric

Best Slippers Ever!
Ecoprinting Silk Scarves
Flat Wet Felting
Newspaper Weaving
Peg Loom Weaving

The Great Outdoors

Basic Bike Maintenance
Basics of Digital Photography
Guided Nature Hike

Around the House

No current classes

Art

Rosemaling
Swedish Folk Painting: Fantastical Kurbits
Watercolor & Wine

Food

Pressure Canning 101


Regular Classes

Stay tuned – regular classes will be back soon!

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  • October 2, 2021
    10:00 am

How Your House Works 101

Every home is different, and it’s important to understand the basics of how a home works. This class will meet at an in-progress residential home to develop a general understanding of a residential building from roof to foundation. We will cover topics like structural elements, plumbing, electrical, common issues, and finishes. In this class, theContinue Reading
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  • October 7, 2021
    6:00 pm

Felted Lanterns

You will learn to create a felted lantern, first starting with a 2-D form, and turning it into a 3-D sphere big enough to hold a battery-powered tea light. The final approximate size will be about 4″ diameter. Turning dyed fleece from sheep into a felted piece is magical. Whether you are a first timeContinue Reading
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  • October 8, 2021
    6:00 pm

Know Your Knots

Remember that time when you were sure that the Christmas tree was going to bounce off the top of the car? Or when you discovered both of your ropes were too short for what you needed? Or when you had to spend 5 minutes untangling that extension cord… again. Knot tying is the thing youContinue Reading
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  • October 9, 2021
    10:00 am

Swedish Folk Painting: Dala Horses and Kurbits

During this class, join instructors Alison Aune and Rachel Johnson for a Swedish folk art workshop! They will present a brief history of the Swedish painted horse, often referred to as a Dala Horse. You will look at and discuss traditional and contemporary kurbit designs (fanciful flowers) for inspiration. Rachel will describe the process forContinue Reading
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  • October 14, 2021
    6:00 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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  • October 15, 2021
    6:30 pm

Watercolor & Wine

Learn basic watercolor techniques over a glass of wine! First, you’ll get hands-on practice with watercolor fundamentals and brush technique, including some neat tricks. Second, you’ll get a fresh start to practice your new skills on watercolor postcards—a gift to take home. Materials included. No previous knowledge (or artistic skills!) required! Registration Includes Instruction, aContinue Reading
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  • October 16, 2021
    1:00 pm

Private Class: Pressure Canning 101

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  • October 18, 2021
    6:00 pm

Private Class: Flat Wet Felting

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  • October 20, 2021
    5:30 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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  • October 21, 2021
    8:30 am

MEA Weekend 2021: Folk School Craft Camp

Drop off: 8:15am – 8:30am Pick up – 4:00 – 4:15pm During the Thursday and Friday of Minnesota’s MEA weekend, the Duluth Folk School will be offering a Craft Camp for kids in the 3rd – 5th grades! Duluth Folk School’s Craft Camp provides campers with an opportunity to use new tools and materials toContinue Reading
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  • October 21, 2021
    6:00 pm

Make Your Own Cold Process Soap

Want to learn to make cold-process soap from scratch? Then this is the perfect class for you! Although it may seem complicated when you are first starting out, making your own soap from scratch using all-natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting! Why are people drawn to makingContinue Reading
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  • October 23, 2021
    10:00 am

Northern Lights Photography

Have you ever asked yourself… ‘How can I take those cool aurora photos I see on Facebook, and what settings should I use on my DSLR? How do you know when and where to go?’ In this class, you will learn those answers! In a classroom setting, we will discuss camera settings, we’ll about auroraContinue Reading
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  • October 23, 2021
    12:30 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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  • October 23, 2021
    3:00 pm

Papermaking

Learn how to make beautiful and unique homemade paper! You will learn the basics of the paper making process as well as how to chose and embed additions such as glitter, metallic foil, and botanicals. Registration Includes By the end of class, you will go home with 15-20 sheets of homemade paper. You should bring…Continue Reading
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  • October 25, 2021
    6:00 pm

Become an Instructor Open House

Are you interested in becoming a Duluth Folk School instructor? We’d love to have you! Come on down to learn about the folk school, chat with current instructors, take a tour, and maybe even get set up to teach your own class! We’re looking for folks to teach all sorts of crafts, arts, and skills.Continue Reading
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  • October 26, 2021
    6:00 pm

Private Class: Basic Bike Maintenance

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  • October 28, 2021
    6:00 pm

Needle Felted Zipper Roses

Are you an upcycler who likes to use bits and pieces to make something beautiful? If so, this class is for you! In this class, you will take broken zippers salvaged from old blue jeans and use them to create a beaded outline. Once the outline is complete, you’ll learn how to fill it inContinue Reading
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  • October 30, 2021
    12:00 pm

Make Your Own Foraged Tea!

Join us for this hands-on class and learn about the sacred and sensual tasting of tea, sustainable foraging and how to make tea from ingredients you can collect from foraging in nature(even in the middle of winter) and from your garden! You’ll be able to create teas using raspberry leaf, mint,  lemon balm, marigold flowers,Continue Reading
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  • November 15, 2021
    6:00 pm

Newspaper Weaving

In this class, you will start with a stack of newspaper and a bamboo skewer, and end up with a beautiful newspaper bowl or basket! We’ll be folding, tearing, rolling, and weaving with newspaper. The fun thing about learning this skill is that the materials are very affordable, so even if you make a mistake,Continue Reading
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  • November 16, 2021
    6:00 pm

Best Slippers Ever!

During this class, you’ll learn to hand-sew a pair of custom-fit slippers. We will provide wool felt for the soles, but the uppers can be anything you like, or you can choose from the selection we’ll have available during class. Once you know the basics, you will be able to trace anyone’s feet and makeContinue Reading
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  • November 17, 2021
    6:00 pm

Make Your Own Cold Process Soap

Want to learn to make cold-process soap from scratch? Then this is the perfect class for you! Although it may seem complicated when you are first starting out, making your own soap from scratch using all-natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting! Why are people drawn to makingContinue Reading
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  • November 19, 2021
    6:00 pm

Peg Loom Weaving

In this class, you will build your peg loom, and then use it to create a woven chair mat! Get one more use out of those T-shirts that just aren’t suitable for wearing in public any more! Peg looms are simple to use, and small enough to store easily when they aren’t in use. ThisContinue Reading
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  • November 20, 2021
    10:00 am

Papermaking

Learn how to make beautiful and unique homemade paper! You will learn the basics of the paper making process as well as how to chose and embed additions such as glitter, metallic foil, and botanicals. Registration Includes By the end of class, you will go home with 15-20 sheets of homemade paper. You should bring…Continue Reading
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  • November 20, 2021
    12:30 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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  • November 22, 2021
    5:30 pm

Ukrainian-Style Egg Decorating for Christmas

Come learn a centuries-old craft found throughout Eastern Europe! While Ukrainian eggs (pysanky) are traditionally associated with Easter, the art form lends itself well to Christmas as well. Ukrainian eggs, or pysanky, are created using a wax batik method.  We’ll examine traditional design elements, what the colors symbolize, and some of the stories associated withContinue Reading
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  • December 2, 2021
    6:00 pm

Needle Felted Ornaments

Have you always wanted to try needle felting? Are you looking for a little special something to give for the holidays? Then this class is for you! Using cookie cutters as a template, you will fill them with wool roving and needle felt it into a solid piece. You’ll embellish your felted base with beads,Continue Reading
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  • December 3, 2021
    6:30 pm

Watercolor & Wine

Learn basic watercolor techniques over a glass of wine! First, you’ll get hands-on practice with watercolor fundamentals and brush technique, including some neat tricks. Second, you’ll get a fresh start to practice your new skills on watercolor postcards—a gift to take home. Materials included. No previous knowledge (or artistic skills!) required! Registration Includes Instruction, aContinue Reading
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  • December 4, 2021
    12:00 pm

Creating Mobiles

Have you ever wondered how someone could hang a bunch of objects on wires or sticks and get them to magically balance? Have you ever been in awe of the simultaneous size and lightness of a giant Alexander Calder mobile? Well, there are some fundamental techniques and secrets that aren’t evident until you try toContinue Reading
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  • December 11, 2021
    10:30 am

Old-Time Music from the Upper Midwest

This class introduces you to the old-time music traditions of the Upper Midwest, where Norwegians, French Canadians, Yankees, Native Americans, and others entertained and traded tunes with their neighbors in farms communities, small towns, and lumber camps. You’ll learn to play a handful of regional dance tunes, explore their cultural and historical context, and gainContinue Reading
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  • December 16, 2021
    5:30 pm

Make Your Own Body Scrub

Have you ever tried making a body scrub from a recipe you found on Pinterest only to have your bathtub turn into a dangerous oil slick? Why does it do that? How can you stop that from happening? It’s all about the magic of emulsification! Join us to make a pampering sugar and salt scrub,Continue Reading
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  • January 10, 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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  • 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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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
info@duluthfolkschool.com

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