Tag Archive: Workshop

Dragonfly hunting in waders
July 10, 2017

Dragonflies & Damselflies Workshop

  • Dragonflies & Damselflies Workshop
    August 5, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm


This adventure-filled workshop, held in partnership with our friends at the Friends of Sax Zim Bog, will introduce you to the hidden world of our northern dragonflies and damselflies. Several experts from the Minnesota Dragonfly Society will guide you to several spots in the world-famous Sax-Zim Bog to see and capture some rarely seen boreal (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…)

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…)

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…)


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


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