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Upcoming Events

Jan
17
Tue
3:45 pm Introduction to the Potter’s Whe...
Introduction to the Potter’s Whe...
Jan 17 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to the Potter’s Wheel (18 session course) – CLASS FULL Instructor: Doug Sims Have you ever wanted to sit down at a potter’s wheel and “throw” a pot? Now is your chance. 1st time[...]
Jan
18
Wed
5:30 pm Blacksmithing Overview and Forgi...
Blacksmithing Overview and Forgi...
Jan 18 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a four hour forging session combining the Overview course with a Hook forging[...]
6:00 pm Darning and Simple Mending
Darning and Simple Mending
Jan 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Darning and Simple Mending @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Darning and Simple Mending Instructor: Danielle Schlobohm    The act of mending an item for re-use is slowly becoming a dying art in our society. This class will work to counteract that. Mending is not[...]
Jan
20
Fri
6:00 pm Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife (2 day course) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This 2 day class will introduce you to the world[...]
Jan
21
Sat
10:00 am Adventures in Lip Balm
Adventures in Lip Balm
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adventures in Lip Balm @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Lip Balm Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy Learn how to make your own lip balm with natural and organic ingredients. Then we can customize it for your personal needs and the central Alaskan climate. We[...]
2:30 pm Lip Balm Workshop
Lip Balm Workshop
Jan 21 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Lip Balm Workshop @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Lip Balm Workshop Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy This is a workshop for students who previously attended an “Adventure in Lip Balm” class. This is the opportunity for you to make more lip balms, lip batters and[...]