Tag Archive: Fun

October 22, 2019

Intro to 5-String Banjo


  • December 11, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Instructor

Want to learn to start playing banjo? This class is for you! Instructor, and local musician, Kyle Ollah is teaching a class for folks with not much (or any!) experience playing banjo. You don’t have to worry about theory or reading music – you’ll learn how to pick, learn a few chords and you’ll be (more…)

Making Canoe Paddles at the Duluth Folk School
October 3, 2019

Canoe Paddle Making


  • Make Your Own Canoe Paddle - Day 1 of 2
    November 29, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Make Your Own Canoe Paddle - Day 2 of 2
    November 30, 2019
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Black Friday is typically a day for people to go shopping. Here are the folk school, we’re putting our paddle in the sand, and saying NO to a day of shopping! Instead, we’re giving people an opportunity to create something beautiful! The warmth and beauty of a hand-made canoe paddle is hard to beat, and (more…)

Photo for Duluth Folk School Bike Maintenance Class
July 27, 2019

The Art of Bicycle Maintenance


  • August 21, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor

In this introductory class, you’ll learn how keep your chain lubricated and quiet, how to fix your flat in no time flat, and how to make other basic adjustments to help keep you and your bike riding all year long! Registration Includes Patient instruction in a small class size, lube, rags, gloves, and the opportunity (more…)

Photo for Duluth Folk School Bike Maintenance Class
May 19, 2019

The Art of Bicycle Maintenance


  • June 25, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Instructor

In this introductory class, you’ll learn how keep your chain lubricated and quiet, how to fix your flat in no time flat, and how to make other basic adjustments to help keep you and your bike riding all year long! Registration Includes Patient instruction, lube, rags, gloves, and the opportunity to work hands-on with your (more…)

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
January 16, 2019

Sea Kayaking for Beginners


  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 1 of 3 (Boulder Lake)
    June 21, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 2 of 3 (Boulder Lake)
    June 22, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Intro to Kayaking - Day 3 of 3 (Lake Superior)
    June 23, 2019
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Instructor

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…)

Beekeeping at the Duluth Folk School
January 16, 2019

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners


  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    March 27, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    March 28, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    March 29, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Instructor

*All registrations must be completed by March 18, 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…)

Saw Sharpening at the Duluth Folk School
December 26, 2018

Handsaw Sharpening


  • Handsaw Sharpening
    January 20, 2019
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Instructor

Traditional carpenter saws were once a key part of everyone’s toolbox. They still can play an important part to handcrafting, and a sharp one will really cut the wood! We will help you develop the skills to take a saw and put a sharp edge on it. We will begin with some basics on different (more…)

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

Instructor

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…)

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888
info@duluthfolkschool.com

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