Tag Archive: Duluth Folk School

July 1, 2017

Create Your Own Apron

  • August 5, 2017
    12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Now that we’ve been running classes for a while, we’ve noticed that occasionally, people will bring their own aprons to class, to wear and keep their clothes from getting dirty. Some of the aprons we’ve seen have been store-bought, but some have been handmade. Well, as you can imagine, “handmade” gets us pretty excited! We (more…)

Close up photo of sewing machine
June 29, 2017

A Well-Oiled Machine

  • A Well-Oiled Machine: Learn to Sew
    September 10, 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Learn to love your sewing machine! In this class, we’ll take an up-close look at several different sewing machines, of varying designs and ages. How do all these moving parts work together? Learn the things your manual will – and won’t! – tell you. You’ll observe using a machine incorrectly on purpose to see what (more…)

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
May 25, 2017

Kayaking for Beginners

  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Island Lake)
    August 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Island Lake)
    August 19, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    August 20, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm


You’ve always wanted to learn how to kayak. 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 what to (more…)

Making a Mess at the Duluth Folk School!
May 18, 2017

The Duluth Folk School Has a Home!

It’s been a long time coming, but it’s official as of 4pm today: We have a home!! Our address is 1917 W. Superior St, and for now, we’ll be making a mess as we get things ready for REALLY being open. If you happen to be in the neighborhood, and if we’re around, we’d loveContinue Reading
Brew Your Own Hard Cider with the Duluth Folk School
May 13, 2017

Brew Your Own Hard Cider – SOLD OUT

  • Brew Your Own Hard Cider
    October 7, 2017
    5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to turn freshly pressed apple juice into hard cider, a delicious, complex flavored alcoholic beverage. You’ll leave with your own growler full of hard cider! For generations, folks have fermented fruit juices, not just for the alcohol and the flavor, but to preserve it. In this class we’ll go through all the steps (more…)

Hat Making with the Duluth Folk School
May 9, 2017

Beginning Millinery and Haberdashery: The Blocked Felt Hat

  • Blocked Felt Hat Making - Day 1 of 2
    September 16, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Blocked Felt Hat Making - Day 2 of 2
    September 17, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fedora. Top hat. Cowboy hat. Porkpie. Homburg. Cloche. These are the classic hat styles ingrained in the culture of our past. Today, without the rules for style and fashion, we are free to wear white shoes before Memorial Day, and hats are once again becoming fashionable (and rightly so)! Handmade Fedora, (more…)

Photo of Chainsaw
May 8, 2017

Chainsaw Safety – SOLD OUT

  • Chainsaw Safety
    October 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm


This is a great opportunity, either for people who just got their first chainsaw, or for people who have had a chainsaw for a while, but have never really been 100% comfortable with using it. In this class, you will learn basic chainsaw maintenance, including how to take your saw apart for cleaning, sharpening the (more…)

Make Your Own Snowshoes
May 5, 2017

Weave Your Own Snowshoes

  • Weave Your Own Snowshoes
    November 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


In this class you will use a kit to weave your own pair of traditional wooden snowshoes (similar to an Athabascan style) made right here in Duluth, of local black ash. With guidance from the instructor, you will walk away with a fantastic pair of beautiful, handmade snowshoes. Past makers of these snowshoe kits have (more…)

Tree ID with the Duluth Folk School
May 3, 2017

Meet Your Northwoods Neighbors: Basic Tree Identification

  • Meet Your Northwoods Neighbors
    June 26, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Close your eyes and picture your favorite place in northern Minnesota. We’d be willing to bet that trees are part of that picture. Trees give us color, shade, food, leaves to jump in, and a source of heat. Trees can also tell us a lot about our favorite places: What the soil is like, how (more…)


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


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