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March 29, 2017

Drops & Dashes: Make Your Own Cocktail Bitters

The folks behind the cocktail room at Vikre Distillery want to help you upgrade your home cocktail game! Join Emily Vikre (Co-founder, President and Arbiter of Taste) Chelsy Whittington (Visitor Experience & Events Manager) and Nicholas Pascuzzi (Head Bartender) as they help you learn how to make your own bitters! Nick, Emily and Chelsy willContinue Reading
Grafting with the Duluth Folk School
March 25, 2017

Grafting Hardy Apple Trees

Grafting apple trees is a magical experience. You can take a small twig from your favorite apple tree, graft it onto hardy roots, and in a few years (depending on the type of root stock), you’ll have a tree that produces those same, tasty apples. In the class, you’ll learn basic grafting techniques and howContinue Reading
Create a Greenland Kayak Paddle with the Duluth Folk School
March 22, 2017

Craft Your Own Greenland Kayak Paddle

During this class you will take a piece of lumber, some simple shop tools, and a lot of elbow grease to create the narrow-bladed Greenland paddle that you have heard sea kayakers raving about! You will also learn about the history and paddling benefits of the Greenland paddle. You will leave this class with aContinue Reading
Learn to Play Rock Riffs by Ear
March 20, 2017

Learn to Play Rock Riffs by Ear

First of all, you are not tone deaf despite what your elementary school music teacher told you. That was where the fear started, and it’s baloney! In this three-day class, we will teach instrumentalists (flutes, saxophones, pianists, tuba players, guitar players, etc.) how to hear and play classic rock riffs. Using basic technology on smartphonesContinue Reading
March 19, 2017

Circular Saw Skillz

Would you like to build things out of wood, but you don’t feel entirely uncomfortable using your handheld circular saw? This class is a great opportunity to discover how to use your saw effectively, whether you’re cutting 2×6 rafters, or whether you’re ripping plywood. We’ll learn how to adjust the saw, we’ll learn tricks toContinue Reading
Make and American Kestrel Box with the Duluth Folk School
March 13, 2017

Adult + Youth Basic Woodworking

Adult + Youth Basic Woodworking Skills Series: Build a Kestrel Box In this service class, we are partnering with the Friends of Sax-Zim Bog to provide an opportunity for adults to work with a child/grandchild/mentee/friend to build an American kestrel nesting box that will be used by researchers in the Sax-Zim area. You will learnContinue Reading
Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
March 13, 2017

Intro to Kayaking

You’ve always wanted to learn how to kayak. Well, 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 whatContinue Reading
Seed Starting with the Duluth Folk School
March 9, 2017

Seed Starting: The Science and the Practical

This class will cover everything you need to know about starting seeds from scratch including the timeline for when to start your seeds, the best soil mixes, light requirements, and how and when to transplant your seedlings. The instructor will demonstrate various systems for starting seeds from an urban farm scale to the home gardenContinue Reading
Rod Building with the Duluth Folk School
March 6, 2017

Build the Fishing Rod You Won’t Find in a Store

Building your own fishing rod can be fun and rewarding! If you’ve always wanted to create a fishing rod that was exactly what you’ve always wanted, both in terms of fit, and in terms of performance, this class is for you! In this class, you will learn how to select rod blanks and components toContinue Reading


Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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