Welcome to The Folk School of Fairbanks

The Folk School is fertile ground for curious minds and active hands. Join in, take classes, learn new skills, hone old skills, share stories, expand horizons, have fun and become part of an exciting community.

The Folk School has moved to a new location on Beverly Lane and the Pinch Pots are ready to pick up. Click here to read more.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
19
Fri
6:00 pm Black Smithing: Tool Making
Black Smithing: Tool Making
Dec 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Black Smithing:  Tool Making @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Black Smithing:  Tool Making – A collaboration between The Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer Blacksmithing classes at Calypso will be starting up again this December.  We have numerous classes scheduled,[...]
Dec
20
Sat
3:30 pm Black Smithing: Open Shop Time ...
Black Smithing: Open Shop Time ...
Dec 20 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Black Smithing:  Open Shop Time (3hr) @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Black Smithing: Open Shop Time (3hr) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer Blacksmithing classes at Calypso will be starting up again this December.  We have[...]
Jan
5
Mon
6:00 pm Sampler for Swiss Chip-Carving –...
Sampler for Swiss Chip-Carving –...
Jan 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sampler for Swiss Chip-Carving - Class is Full @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sampler for Swiss Chip-Carving – Class is Full Instructor: Philip S. Marshall Swiss chip-carving in wood is a time-honored world folkcraft. With just two knives and cutting techniques, most surfaces can be decorated with this[...]
Jan
6
Tue
6:00 pm Sock Heels and Toes
Sock Heels and Toes
Jan 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sock Heels and Toes @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sock Heels and Toes (2 day class) Instructor: Gail Davidson   In this two-session class, we will practice turning sock heels and finishing toes.  These are the two places where socks get hung up and are[...]
Jan
7
Wed
7:00 pm Fly Tying Fundamentals
Fly Tying Fundamentals
Jan 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fly Tying Fundamentals @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fly Tying Fundamentals (2 day class) Instructor: Fred DeCicco               The class will cover the basics of fly tying including tools, thread tension and fly construction from tail to[...]
Jan
12
Mon
6:00 pm Beginning Spinning
Beginning Spinning
Jan 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Beginning Spinning @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beginning Spinning (4 session course) Instructor: Susan Willsrud Learn how to create your own yarn! This series of classes will introduce students to spinning yarn on a spinning wheel. The classes will cover an overview[...]

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