Tag Archive: Duluth Folk School

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…)

Beginner Bike Maintenance with the Duluth Folk School
April 28, 2017

Beginner Bike Maintenance – SOLD OUT

  • Beginner Bike Maintenance
    June 8, 2017
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


In this class, you’ll learn how to identify common problems that occur with bicycles, and 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 brakes working, your derailleur adjusted, and your chain lubed. We will cover tube and tire replacement, (more…)

Build a Pizza Oven with the Duluth Folk School
April 25, 2017

Stack, Fire, Bake: Building Brick Pizza Ovens – SOLD OUT

  • Build a Brick Pizza Oven
    September 2, 2017
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

This class is sold out. Email info@duluthfolkschool.com to be added to the waitlist. Join David S. Cargo as he teaches us how to build a backyard stacked-brick oven! After the oven is built, we’ll fire it up while students learn how to make dough for flatbreads, bread, and pizza! We’ll bake (and eat!) flatbread, bread (more…)

April 24, 2017

Mountain Biking for Beginners

  • Mountain Biking for Beginners
    July 10, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Have you been intrigued by all the talk of Duluth’s amazing COGGS trails, but you’re a bit concerned about heading out on the trails on your own? This class is a great introduction to the fun sport of mountain biking! In this class, you will learn how to ride your mountain bike safely, what supplies (more…)

Tatting with the Duluth Folk School
April 24, 2017

Tatting without Tears

  • Tatting without Tears (Day 1 of 2)
    June 20, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • Tatting without Tears (Day 2 of 2)
    June 27, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 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…)

April 21, 2017

Natural and Organic Lotions

  • Natural and Organic Lotions
    June 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Natural and Organic Lotions: The truth is in the labels Commercial liquid lotions contain ingredients that dilute the effectiveness of oils applied to preserve skin. In this course we will discuss which oils we use, alternatives that can be substituted, and how to combine ingredients to make a luxurious lotion that smells great, and is (more…)


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


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