Tag Archive: Duluth Folk School

Make Your Own Snowshoes at the Duluth Folk School
December 22, 2018

Make Your Own Snowshoes

  • Make Your Own Snowshoes (Day 1 of 2)
    February 2, 2019
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Make Your Own Snowshoes (Day 2 of 2)
    February 3, 2019
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Winter in the great North Woods can be magic – quietly trekking through deep snow on your very own handcrafted wooden snowshoes. In this class you will use a locally made kit with black ash frames and black polyester lacing, to weave your own pair of traditional snowshoes. The black ash frames are flexible and (more…)

Making Canoe Paddles at the Duluth Folk School
December 18, 2018

Canoe Paddle Making

  • Make Your Own Canoe Paddle - Day 1 of 3
    February 12, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Make Your Own Canoe Paddle - Day 2 of 3
    February 19, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Make Your Own Canoe Paddle - Day 3 of 3
    February 26, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The warmth and beauty of a hand-made canoe paddle cannot be beat, and winter is a wonderful time to create one! In this class, you’ll make your own straight-shaft canoe paddle, and you can select which type of wood you will be working with: Basswood (with accents of western cedar; excellent for creating almost any (more…)

Photo of Chainsaw
October 2, 2018

Chainsaw Safety – From First Pull to Felling Trees

  • Chainsaw Safety
    October 14, 2018
    9:00 am - 6:00 pm


If the title of this course caught your eye, you have already demonstrated the first qualification of this course: you want to know how to safely and effectively operate a chainsaw! This class will be a full-spectrum overview, starting with how to safely start and operate your chainsaw, and going all the way to safely (more…)

Photo for Duluth Folk School Bike Maintenance Class
May 2, 2018

Beginner Bike Maintenance

  • Beginner Bike Maintenance
    June 19, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


In this class, you’ll learn how to deal with the three most common problem areas on a bike: tires, brakes and chains. You’ll practice making the necessary corrections and adjustments for safe and smooth operation.   Bring your bicycle to class and learn how to get your wheels rolling happily! Registration Includes Instruction, lube, rag (more…)

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
April 2, 2018

Kayaking for Beginners

  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Island Lake)
    June 8, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Island Lake)
    June 9, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    June 10, 2018
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


If you’ve always wanted to learn to safely and effectively kayak from a professional kayak instructor, 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 (more…)

Beginner Beekeeping with the Duluth Folk School
February 27, 2018

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    April 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    April 19, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    April 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


*All registrations must be completed by April 9 so we have time to order supplies – don’t delay! In this class, you will learn about what is required (time, effort, cost) to manage honeybees in northern Minnesota. With the instructor there to guide you, you will  assemble your own Langsroth hive from a kit, and (more…)

Tatting with the Duluth Folk School
January 10, 2018

Tatted Lace for Beginners

  • Tatting without Tears (Day 1 of 2)
    March 6, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tatting without Tears (Day 2 of 2)
    March 8, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Would you like to learn an heirloom craft? Do you have your grandmother’s/mother’s/aunt’s tatting shuttle and don’t know what to do with it? Have you tried tatting before but couldn’t get the knots to flip? A “yes” answer to any of these questions could mean you are ready to tat! Tatting is actually a simple (more…)

November 4, 2017

Handcrafted Holiday Gift Bags

  • December 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


In this class you’ll create 5 holiday gift bags, in three different sizes. The course is appropriate for non-crafters as well as those who are comfortable with paper-crafting. Templates will be provided, but you are welcome to be creative and come up with your own designs! Various techniques will be used, including stamping, paper molding, (more…)

Useful Knot Tying
October 17, 2017

Useful Knot Tying – SOLD OUT

  • Knots - Tie it up, Tie it down!
    January 13, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Knots are part of life even if it’s just tying your shoes! Ropes, lines, cords, string, twine, are all part of our lives and knots enable us to use them whether it’s to tie up the dog, tying a boat to a dock or climbing a mountain. In this class, you will learn to tie (more…)


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


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