Tag Archive: Duluth

September 23, 2017

Learn to play old time banjo!

  • Intro to Banjo - Day 1 of 3
    November 9, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Intro to Banjo - Day 2 of 3
    November 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Intro to Banjo - Day 3 of 3
    November 16, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


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! What is Old-Time music? Old-Time music is the genre name given by recordings companies to early string band music (more…)

Sustainable Landscapes
July 27, 2017

Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots

  • Yardscapes: Sustainable Landscapes for Urban Lots
    September 9, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


With the right design and good gardening techniques, you can transform your yard from boring grass into a luscious, low-maintenance yard that relaxes you, and is inviting to birds and butterflies. In this class, we’ll take an interpretive tour of the instructor’s well-designed yardscape (more…)

Rag Rugs with the Duluth Folk School
July 27, 2017

Rag Rug Making – SOLD OUT

  • Rag Rug Making
    December 3, 2017
    12:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Scandinavian loop weaving is a simple and durable technique that uses no thread or looms, and turns trash into treasure! First you’ll learn how to make the repeating knot on a practice rug, then you’ll get started on your own rug. You won’t finish a rug during the class, but you will get through the (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…)

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…)

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…)


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


Sign up to get our monthly newsletter! We email a short newsletter once per month, to let you know about class offerings and other news.

Follow Us