Tag Archive: Workshop

Photo for Duluth Folk School Bike Maintenance Class
May 2, 2018

Beginner Bike Maintenance

  • 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 (more…)

Learn to Kayak with the Duluth Folk School
April 2, 2018

Kayaking for Beginners

  • 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 (more…)

Beginner Beekeeping with the Duluth Folk School
February 27, 2018

Catching the Buzz: Beekeeping for Beginners

  • Catching the Buzz (Day 1 of 3)
    April 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 2 of 3)
    April 19, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Catching the Buzz (Day 3 of 3)
    April 20, 2018
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


*All registrations must be completed by April 9 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…)

Tatting with the Duluth Folk School
January 10, 2018

Tatted Lace for Beginners

  • Tatting without Tears (Day 1 of 2)
    March 6, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Tatting without Tears (Day 2 of 2)
    March 8, 2018
    5:30 pm - 8:30 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…)

November 4, 2017

Handcrafted Holiday Gift Bags

  • December 14, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


In this class you’ll create 5 holiday gift bags, in three different sizes. The course is appropriate for non-crafters as well as those who are comfortable with paper-crafting. Templates will be provided, but you are welcome to be creative and come up with your own designs! Various techniques will be used, including stamping, paper molding, (more…)

Useful Knot Tying
October 17, 2017

Useful Knot Tying – SOLD OUT

  • Knots - Tie it up, Tie it down!
    January 13, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Knots are part of life even if it’s just tying your shoes! Ropes, lines, cords, string, twine, are all part of our lives and knots enable us to use them whether it’s to tie up the dog, tying a boat to a dock or climbing a mountain. In this class, you will learn to tie (more…)

Beading with Binesi Kwe
September 24, 2017

Beading With Binesi Kwe – SOLD OUT

  • Beading with Binesi Kwe
    January 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Learn the ancient art of beadwork applique! In this class, you will make a keychain using an agate cabochon using the one needle beadwork applique technique. Here is an example of the type of keychain you will leave with: While we bead, you’ll hear some of the stories and culture of beading in our region. (more…)

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…)

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…)


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


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