Canoe Paddle Making

Making Canoe Paddles at the Duluth Folk School

  • 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 Continue reading

Tatting Refresher

Tatting Class at the Duluth Folk School

  • February 9, 2019
    11:00 am - 2:00 pm


If you already have tatting skills and would like to refresh or brush up on techniques, then this class is for you! Participants will learn rick-rack tatting, josephine picots, rings on chains, adding beads and buttons, and even split-rings. Tatting is actually a simple process: two steps for one knot. You’ll be making lace before Continue reading

Chainsaw Safety – From First Pull to Felling Trees

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  • 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 Continue reading

Beginner Bike Maintenance

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  • 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 Continue reading

Kayaking for Beginners

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School

  • 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 Continue reading