Classes

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  • July 13, 2024
    3:30 pm

Fix-it Clinic

Just because it’s broken doesn’t mean it belongs in the trash can! Whether it’s cracked, torn, stained, missing a piece, or just not working properly, broken things can be made good as new with the right skills and tools. WLSSD is partnering with the Duluth Folk School and Duluth Makerspace to host Fixit Clinics whereContinue Reading
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  • July 14, 2024
    5:00 pm

Open Mic Night

Join us for Open Mic Night!  Sundays 5pm – 8pm 
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  • July 17, 2024
    5:00 pm

Game Night

Join us for Game Night every Wednesday 5 pm – 8 pm at Dovetail Café! Cribbage and Board Games Free Admission  
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  • July 17, 2024
    5:00 pm

Foraging Foray at Lester Park

The definition of ‘foray’ in the dictionary is: a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid. During this class, we will not be raiding enemy territory. Instead, you will be trying your hand at identifying plants and fungi in our local Duluth region. ‘Foray’ can often be interchanged withContinue Reading
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  • July 18, 2024
    6:00 pm

Sustainable Duluth: A Community How-to Workshop Series for Your Household

Join the City of Duluth and Duluth Folk School in a community workshop series on how to incorporate sustainable practices in your household! Food provided and child activities available Register here
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  • July 20, 2024
    10:00 am

Dye Like a Viking

Join us for an exploration of natural dyes used in Viking textiles – vibrant greens, soft reds, lichen purples, deep golds, and rich blues – based on archeological evidence. You will learn to prepare dye baths, mordant fibers, modify colors, and identify dye plants. Students will receive eight 25-yard skeins of yarn to dye, enoughContinue Reading
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  • July 20, 2024
    11:00 am

Forest Bathing and Food

I would like to invite you to join me on this unique and sensory experience. We continue to exist because of the nourishment provided by the beings around us. Intaking food and having the food turn into our cells and tissues is a remarkable experience. We give back to the vegetation around us by breathingContinue Reading
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  • July 20, 2024
    5:00 pm

Old Time Jam and House Party

Come on down for an Old Time Jam and House Party at the Duluth Folk School! This will be a great time to play some jam tunes and maybe even dance! Everyone is welcome. Skill Level Everyone is welcome. Cost The jam and House Party are free, but please make a purchase at the DovetailContinue Reading
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  • July 21, 2024
    1:00 pm

The Fundamentals of Nature Photography

Did you ever wonder how beautiful nature photographs were taken? For example, have you wanted to learn how to create pictures of silky flowing water over a waterfall, how to really show off the golden color in a sunrise photo or capture fine details of wildflowers? Pleasing photographs are a combination of camera operation andContinue Reading
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  • July 23, 2024
    9:00 am

Nature Journaling and the Art of Observation

In this class, the instructor will guide you in developing a practice of nature journaling—using words and sketches to record observations, reflections, and questions about nature. We will start in the Folk School classroom with time for participants to share their interests, goals, and ideas for what to include in a nature journal. Then weContinue Reading
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  • July 25, 2024
    5:00 pm

Black Ash Berry Basket

In this class, you will make a berry basket from black ash. We’ll use mostly beginner techniques and pre-cut materials. The size of your finished basket will be 4 inches x 4 inches. At the end of the class, you will have a completed basket, perfect for holding freshly picked berries. Registration Includes You willContinue Reading
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  • July 27, 2024
    5:00 pm

Black Ash Berry Basket

In this class, you will make a berry basket from black ash. We’ll use mostly beginner techniques and pre-cut materials. The size of your finished basket will be 4 inches x 4 inches. At the end of the class, you will have a completed basket, perfect for holding freshly picked berries! Registration Includes You willContinue Reading
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  • July 31, 2024
    5:00 pm

Foraging Foray on the Munger Trail

The definition of ‘foray’ in the dictionary is: a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid. During this class, we will not be raiding enemy territory. Instead, you will be trying your hand at identifying plants and fungi in our local Duluth region. ‘Foray’ can often be interchanged withContinue Reading
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  • August 2, 2024
    5:00 pm

Black Ash un-Trappers Basket

During your class you will harvest splint from a Black Ash log to create a trappers basket. This step is pounding on a log to sheer the spring wood from the fall wood and create the sized splint to weave the pack. You will store your own splint in paper bags to dry for laterContinue Reading
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  • August 3, 2024
    10:00 am

Electronic Conductive Art Instruments

Come mix conductive materials into paint and sculpture mediums as well as selecting other fun conductive materials to assemble into an art piece. Once each participant has curated their special selection of colorful and fun shaped conductive goods we will look at some samples, attach cables to the art, plug into cell phones, tablets (availableContinue Reading
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  • August 11, 2024
    2:00 pm

Foraging Foray at Chambers Grove

The definition of ‘foray’ in the dictionary is: a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something; a raid. During this class, we will not be raiding enemy territory. Instead, you will be trying your hand at identifying plants and fungi in our local Duluth region. ‘Foray’ can often be interchanged withContinue Reading
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  • August 15, 2024
    5:00 pm

Punch Needle Rug Hooking for Beginners

In this workshop you’ll learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking while working on a small project. While traditional rug hooking involves pulling a piece of wool or yarn up through the background, punch needle rug hooking involves punching yarn or wool down through the background. Punch needle rug hooking can be used toContinue Reading
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  • August 17, 2024
    9:00 am

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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  • August 17, 2024
    10:00 am

Electronic Conductive Art Instruments

Come mix conductive materials into paint and sculpture mediums as well as selecting other fun conductive materials to assemble into an art piece. Once each participant has curated their special selection of colorful and fun shaped conductive goods we will look at some samples, attach cables to the art, plug into cell phones, tablets (availableContinue Reading
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  • August 17, 2024
    2:00 pm

Electronic Conductive Art Instruments

Come mix conductive materials into paint and sculpture mediums as well as selecting other fun conductive materials to assemble into an art piece. Once each participant has curated their special selection of colorful and fun shaped conductive goods we will look at some samples, attach cables to the art, plug into cell phones, tablets (availableContinue Reading
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  • August 24, 2024
    12:00 pm

Self Care to Community Care: Beginner Herbalism Apprentice Certificate Course

Do you desire to be more self-sustainable with your personal health care and home? Have you dabbled with herbalism a bit or maybe even for years informally and now you’re ready to learn more? Combine the intuitive art and solid science of botanical medicine, by apprenticing with Master Herbalist Gigi Stafne for an intensive andContinue Reading
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  • August 27, 2024
    9:00 am

Nature Journaling and the Art of Observation

In this class, the instructor will guide you in developing a practice of nature journaling—using words and sketches to record observations, reflections, and questions about nature. We will start in the Folk School classroom with time for participants to share their interests, goals, and ideas for what to include in a nature journal. Then weContinue Reading
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  • August 31, 2024
    10:00 am

Urban Herbal

Have you dabbled in herbalism and are now ready to take a deeper dive into learning and doing? Here’s a class that will help you create intentional, sustainable health. Urban Herbal is a full day course for city folks serious about herbs, wellness and being happy urban dwellers during these stressful times. Sure, you canContinue Reading
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  • October 20, 2024
    10:00 am

Winter Ills and Chills? Herbs to the Rescue!

As Ole Man Winter blows into the north, be cozy and well in the comfort of your home with herbal goodies for your natural medicine cabinet. Learn about 6-12 essential botanicals to help you cope with winter ills and chills, the common ailments that frequent the season. You’ll feel more self sufficient once you learnContinue Reading
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  • November 9, 2024
    9:00 am

PrintCraft: Exploring the Basics of Screen-Printing on Textiles

In this hands-on, exploratory workshop we will build our own silk-screens from three common items you may already have at home, learn how to use four different resist methods to create a stencil and add your own prints to a range of textiles. First, you’ll learn about traditional screen-printing techniques and then we will getContinue Reading
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Contact

1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806

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

Dovetail Cafe & Marketplace
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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