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Upcoming Events

Feb
23
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Feb 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Feb
25
Sat
9:00 am Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Fo...
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Fo...
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Mardi Gras Coffee Shop at The Folk School!   Come to The Folk School in February for a morning coffee shop in honor of Mardi Gras season! All proceeds will go to the support and[...]
1:00 pm Introduction to Tinsmithing II: ...
Introduction to Tinsmithing II: ...
Feb 25 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Introduction to Tinsmithing II: Make a Sheet Metal Tool Box @ Wilbur Brother's Sheet Metal Shop | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Tinsmithing II: Make a Sheet Metal Tool Box Instructor: Roy Wilbur Travel back in time to learn a skill that was widely used in our nation’s history. It was a popular trade in[...]
Feb
27
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
6:00 pm “Beyond the Basics” Spinning Series
“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Series
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
"Beyond the Basics" Spinning Series @ Fiber Studio at Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
“Beyond the Basics” Spinning Series (3 session series) A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Susan Willsrud Learn a variety of versatile spinning techniques – we’ll choose topics depending[...]
Mar
1
Wed
7:00 pm “Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stu...
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stu...
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork Presenters: Philip Marshall and John Manthei   This illustrated talk will introduce many of the uses for naturally-shaped tree parts in woodworking.  From the utilitarian to[...]