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.

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Upcoming Events

Apr
18
Fri
6:00 pm Kid’s String Band Concert at the Folk School!
Kid’s String Band Concert at th…
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
 Kid's String Band Concert at the Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Kid’s String Band Concert at the Folk School! On April 18th from 6-8pm there will be a Kid’s String Band Concert at the Folk School [...]
Apr
19
Sat
12:00 pm Fire by Friction
Fire by Friction
Apr 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fire by Friction @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fire by Friction Instructor: David Jonas In this course, participants will craft their own “bow-drill” fire kit, learn how to create an ember and then [...]
Apr
20
Sun
10:00 am Birch Tapping
Birch Tapping
Apr 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Birch Tapping @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Tapping Instructor: Jenna Hertz In this class you’ll learn the basics on how to tap birch trees and enjoy their wonderful spring sap.  We’ll [...]
Apr
22
Tue
6:00 pm Drum Making – A Sacred Art (Starting on Earth Day!)
Drum Making – A Sacred Art (Star…
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Drum Making - A Sacred Art (Starting on Earth Day!) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Drum Making – A Sacred Art (3 session class – starting on Earth Day!) Instructor: Tarika Lea                 [...]
Apr
25
Fri
6:00 pm Tool Talk: Session 2, Specialty Planes
Tool Talk: Session 2, Specialty…
Apr 25 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 Tool Talk: Session 2, Specialty Planes @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
 Tool Talk: Session 2, Specialty Planes Ever have trouble trying to pick the right tool for the job?  Wish you could just hang out with [...]
May
3
Sat
9:00 am Birch Bark Knife Handle
Birch Bark Knife Handle
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Birch Bark Knife Handle  @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Bark Knife Handle (2 day class) Instructor: Richard Barnes Make a traditional Scandinavian style birch bark knife handle on an old-school Mora Swedish carving [...]

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