Tag Archive: Duluth Folk School

WTIP Radio
June 16, 2016

Duluth Folk School Interviewed on WTIP

Bryan here. A few weeks ago, one of the announcers up at WTIP, an excellent radio station up in Grand Marais, called me and said he wanted to talk about ‘this new Duluth Folk School’ he’d been hearing about. On the one hand, I’m always excited for an opportunity to talk about the Duluth FolkContinue Reading
Wheel Repair
June 15, 2016

It’s All About the Wheels!

Our last bike repair class was so popular, it sold out!  However, the one request we kept hearing was for more specific bike repair topics. This new series will begin with ‘It’s all about the wheels!’ In this class we’ll explore and practice all things related to your bicycle’s wheels, from fixing flats to truingContinue Reading
June 15, 2016

Making Poetry

Poetry instructor Jan Chronister says: “I like to use the metaphor that writing a good poem is like making a quality piece of furniture: You can make furniture out of old used pallets, or you can make it out of fine hardwood polished to a sheen. I enjoy helping poets craft a good poem thatContinue Reading
June 15, 2016

Make your own black ash ‘Blueberry Basket’

We are very fortunate to have local basket maker and long-time basketry teacher Mark Boyce teaching our upcoming class, “Make your own black ash ‘Blueberry Basket!’” In this class, you will make a blueberry picking basket from strips of black ash that have been pounded off an ash tree. We’ll use mostly beginner techniques andContinue Reading
June 15, 2016

Bike Mechanic Mark’s Top Tips

Mark Lavalier, our Bike Maintenance instructor’s tips for taking care of your bike: Check your tire pressure using a gauge. Keep your bike CLEAN! Lube chain regularly and have the hubs checked annually. Check your brakes before heading out and replace brake pads before they are worn out.
June 15, 2016

Learn to play old time banjo!

Registration is open for ‘Learn to play old time banjo!’ Want to learn to start playing banjo? This class is for you! Instructor Kyle Ollah is teaching a class for folks with not much (or any) experience playing banjo. Kyle uses a sweet hand-made banjo he received from Charlie Parr, and he has a passionContinue Reading
Wheel Repair
June 15, 2016

Bike Maintenance: It’s All About The Wheels


  • It’s All About The Wheels
    June 23, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor

Description In this class we’ll explore and practice all things related to your bicycle’s wheels. Key topics that we will practice are truing your wheel (when your wheel gets a bit of wobble, this is how you get it straight again), dealing with and preventing problems with tires and tubes (like fixing flats), and finally, (more…)

June 11, 2016

Making Poetry


  • Wed, Aug 3
    August 3, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Wed, Aug 10
    August 10, 2016
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Sorry, this class has been canceled. Description This is an introduction to writing poetry. We will cover the craft as well as the process of writing a meaningful piece. You will produce numerous poems during the course of the class. For students who are interested, there will be a subsequent class: ‘Creating a Chapbook,’ where (more…)

June 3, 2016

Learn to play old time banjo!


  • Tuesday, July 12, 6p - 7p
    July 12, 2016
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, July 13, 6p - 7p
    July 13, 2016
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday, July 14, 6p - 7p
    July 14, 2016
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Friday, July 15, 6p - 7:30p
    July 15, 2016
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Instructor

Description You will be in a workshop setting similar to what you might find at an old-time music festival. Our goal is to inspire you to get out to a few festivals and start playing with others! Old-Time music is the genre name given by early recordings companies to the early string band music in (more…)

Contact

Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
info@duluthfolkschool.com

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