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  • June 29, 2022
    12:00 pm

Canoe Celebration!

Registration is free, and it helps us plan for number of attendees. Join us to celebrate – and paddle! – the conclusion of our first canoe building program! We’ll be meeting down at the end of Park Point: You are welcome to come along to celebrate with us! Bring your own canoe if you like,Continue Reading
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  • June 30, 2022
    9:00 am

Youth Camp: Crafting with Nature (6th - 9th grade)

Handcrafting Camp is about learning handcrafting skills and being creative. We will see how professionals create world class products, with behind the scenes tours of local handcrafting businesses in the Lincoln Park Craft District. A fantastic camp for kids who like to be active and do things with their hands.
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  • June 30, 2022
    6:00 pm

Make Your Own Bitters

Got the itch to become a true cocktail-ian? Then you’ve no doubt wondered how to make your own bitters! Those little dropper bottles filled with the essence of various uncommon roots, barks, and spices are like a time warp back to the good old days of drinking, and we’ve long been aware of the healingContinue Reading
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  • July 1, 2022
    5:00 pm

Music: Old Time Music Jam Session

Come on down for a free jam session at the folk school! Play along, or just sit back and listen to old chestnuts and local favorites, played by the usual suspects in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome to play along, listen, and on occasion, dance!
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  • July 2, 2022
    9:00 am

Guided Nature Hike - Lester Park

Registration Includes… Join us for a guided, interpretive hike through a park or natural area somewhere in or around Duluth. We will explore the natural world, looking for birds, flowers, seasonal changes, and other interesting natural or human-made features. By the end of class, you will have a deeper appreciation of the flora, fauna, geologyContinue Reading
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  • July 3, 2022
    10:00 am

Dyeing for Blue

Indigo is one of the oldest dyes used for textiles and printing. Artists and crafts people from many different countries have utilized this organic compound to create a distinctive blue color. In this workshop, students will learn the fundamentals of indigo dyeing, along with basic principles of shibori, a Japanese manual resist dyeing technique. YouContinue Reading
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  • July 5, 2022
    9:00 am

Youth Camp: Crafty Cooks (3rd - 5th grade)

Handcrafting Camp is about learning handcrafting skills and being creative. We will see how professionals create world class products, with behind the scenes tours of local handcrafting businesses in the Lincoln Park Craft District. A fantastic camp for kids who like to be active and do things with their hands.
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  • July 7, 2022
    9:00 am

Youth Camp: Crafty Cooks (6th - 9th grade)

Handcrafting Camp is about learning handcrafting skills and being creative. We will see how professionals create world class products, with behind the scenes tours of local handcrafting businesses in the Lincoln Park Craft District. A fantastic camp for kids who like to be active and do things with their hands.
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  • July 9, 2022
    1:00 pm

Making a Chainmaille Bracelet

Making a Chainmaille Bracelet: The “Box Chain” Weave Chainmaille (aka chainmail, chain maille, or maille) is an ancient technique of linking rings together to form woven sheets of metal to be used in the making of armor. The name comes from the French word maille meaning mesh and the Latin word macula, meaning mesh ofContinue Reading
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  • July 10, 2022
    3:00 pm

Music: SOP Quartet, featuring Paul Ierino

Come on down to the Dovetail Cafe for a free show! Live jazz at the Dovetail Cafe, from 3p – 5p, featuring Paul Ierino, Rich Mowers, John Thorene, and Jerry Siproth!    
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  • July 11, 2022
    6:00 pm

Circular Saw Skilz

Would you like to build things out of wood, but are a bit uncomfortable with your circular saw (also known as a skill saw)? Here’s a chance to discover how to use your saw effectively, whether cutting 2×6 rafters or ripping plywood. We’ll learn how to adjust the saw, tricks make sure your material isn’tContinue Reading
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  • July 12, 2022
    10:00 am

Private Class: Newspaper Weaving

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  • July 16, 2022
    10:00 am

Embroidery

Embroidery may seem like an irrelevant art form these days, but it isn’t just for putting flowers on napkins and dresses. Embroidery can be used on any fabric or clothing item to create unique pieces ranging from a piece of art for your home to adding personal touches on clothing, bags, and hats. In thisContinue Reading
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  • July 20, 2022
    6:00 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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  • July 21, 2022
    6:00 pm

Brew Kombucha

Everything you need to know to brew the best ‘buch on your block. We will cover ingredient selection, brewing, fermenting, bottling and flavoring while tasting some delicious kombuchas. You’ll also receive answers to all of the unknowns in between. Get brewing now! This is a hands on class where you will take part in theContinue Reading
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  • July 23, 2022
    9:00 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 30, 2022
    9:00 am

Monthly Spoon Carving Session

 [This is not a class – it is a free monthly session] Swing by the Duluth Folk School to carve spoons with others in a warm, informal setting. The Duluth Folk School is making space available for people who would like to carve spoons with other folks. There will not necessarily be experienced carvers onContinue Reading
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  • July 30, 2022
    10:00 am

Mushroom Foraging and Identification

Have you ever looked at a mushroom and wondered “Is this edible?” This class will help you learn to safely identify some of the mushrooms you find in the wild. We will start with a short lesson on introductory mushroom information. Then we will embark on a sustainable ‘foray,’ where we will put what weContinue Reading
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  • July 31, 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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  • August 6, 2022
    10:00 am

Glass Cutting 101

Once upon a time, cutting glass was considered a fairly basic skill. Today, when a person needs a specific-sized piece of glass, we often call the hardware store or glass shop. Whether you want to use glass in projects of your own, or if you are just curious how this task is done, this basicContinue Reading
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  • August 7, 2022
    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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  • August 20, 2022
    9:00 am

Invasive Color: Using Invasive Species as Natural Dyes

Many of the plants we now consider invasive species were brought to this country for a purpose. This workshop explores several invasive plants which can be used as natural dyes. There’s no guilt about peeling off the bark or pulling up the whole plant to make these dye baths! You will learn plant identification, aContinue Reading
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  • August 22, 2022
    9:00 am

Build a Skin-On-Frame Canoe

In this ten-session class, the entire class will work together to build one canoe, which can be sold to a participant at the end of class. If you’d like to learn the skills to build a canoe from scratch, and bring a new perspective to your paddling experience, this class is for you! We willContinue Reading
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  • August 25, 2022
    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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  • August 26, 2022
    12:00 pm

Beginner Herbalism: Apprentice Certificate Program

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 26, 2022
    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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  • September 9, 2022
    5:30 pm

Private Class: Best Slippers Ever!

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  • September 10, 2022
    10:00 am

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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  • September 14, 2022
    6:00 pm

Cross Stitch

Cross stitch is a simple method of embroidery in which stitches are made in an X pattern on a gridded fabric to create patterns ranging from simple and blocky to detailed and elaborate. In this class you will learn how to select materials, tools, and patterns as well as the basics of cross stitch. AfterContinue Reading
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  • September 17, 2022
    10:00 am

Best Slippers Ever!

You will learn to trace and measure your own feet to sew the best fitting slippers you have ever worn! During 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’llContinue Reading
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  • September 24, 2022
    9:00 am

Rosemaling: Hallingdal Style

Rosemaling is a Norwegian form of folk painting. In this class we will be learning the Hallingdal regional style of rosemaling. In this two-day class, we will discuss what makes Hallingdal different from other styles of rosemaling. Then, we’ll practice the basic painting stokes of rosemaling and painting with oil paints. After some practice we’llContinue Reading
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  • September 30, 2022
    9:00 am

Double Knitting Basics

Join the Double Knitting Revolution! The Double Knitting technique has been around for centuries with only minor changes but has had a huge increase in popularity in recent years. Come and find out what everyone is talking about! Registration Includes In this class, you will learn all about double knitting, including: history of double knittingContinue Reading
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  • September 30, 2022
    1:00 pm

Portuguese Style Knitting

In Portuguese-style knitting the yarn is tensioned around a knitting pin on your shoulder or around your neck. Stitches are created by a flick of your thumb making this an easy way to knit without stressing your hands or wrists. Participants will learn: – The history of Portuguese Knitting – The advantages of Portuguese KnittingContinue Reading
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  • October 1, 2022
    9:00 am

Book Folding Art

Do you remember folding Readers Digest into Christmas Trees as a child? Well, in this class we will be taking the art of Book Folding to a new level! During this class you will start with a pattern, ruler, pencil and a hard cover book and end up with a one-of-a-kind folded artwork, choosing betweenContinue Reading
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  • October 1, 2022
    9:00 am

Beginning Chair Caning

Have you ever wondered how a caned chair seat is made? Do you have one (or more) caned chair seats to replace? If so, then this is the class for you! In this class, you will hand cane a wooden trivet using natural strand cane to learn the chair caning process. Other topics that willContinue Reading
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  • October 8, 2022
    11:00 am

The Winter Apothecary

In this workshop, participants will learn about the basic medicines: tea, tincture, syrup and vinegar. We will make and take home Elderberry Syrup, Warming Cider, Winter Wellness Tea, Lung Syrup and Winter Wellness Tincture. Registration Includes Patient instruction, $50 worth of medicines/supplies, and the materials required for class. You will go home with 1/2 pintContinue Reading
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  • October 10, 2022
    9:00 am

Sweaters to Mittens!

Do you have old woolen sweaters or coats taking up space in your drawers and closets? Maybe you just can’t part with them, or they have accidentally been shrunken? This class is your solution to giving that clothing new life in the form of attractive, functional, warm mittens! During this class, our goal is toContinue Reading
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  • October 15, 2022
    9:00 am

Painting Scandinavian Ornaments

Come and spend a day painting ornaments for the Holidays. You’ll start with a traditional Scandinavian Heart Ornament and then paint a Holiday Swedish Dala Horse ornament. You’ll be learning to paint with acrylics for these projects. Registration Includes All supplies and materials will be provided ($20 value). By the end of class, you willContinue Reading
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  • October 22, 2022
    12:00 pm

Miller Creek History Hike

Join us for a loop hike, along Miller Creek in Lincoln Park! We’ll make several stops to talk about various historical aspects of the park. We’ll also focus on some of the very interesting geology along Miller Creek. For this hike, we’ll start at the park entrance on 3rd Street, head up to Skyline Parkway,Continue Reading
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  • October 23, 2022
    12:00 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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  • November 5, 2022
    9:00 am

The Maasepän Puukko

In this class you will make your own maasepän puukko. The maasepän puukko is a traditional Finnish knife; simple, yet elegant. It consists of a hand forged carbon steel blade set into a single block of figured birch wood, from which a handle is shaped in a very specific way. In this class, the bladesContinue Reading
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  • November 18, 2022
    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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1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
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