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
19
Sun
1:00 pm Fire by Friction – Postponed
Fire by Friction – Postponed
Apr 19 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Fire by Friction - Postponed @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fire by Friction – Postponed Instructor: David Jonas In this course, participants will craft their own “bow-drill” fire kit, learn how to create an ember and then blow it into a flame.  Bring a sharp[...]
Apr
20
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking! (Ongo...
Principles of Woodworking! (Ongo...
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking! (Ongoing Class) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking! (ongoing class) This is a program without a beginning or an end in which we will be exploring all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is[...]
4:00 pm Open Shop!
Open Shop!
Apr 20 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Shop! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Open Shop – At Our Spacious New Shop!           Have you ever dreamed of having a community shop full of hand tools where you can pursue your own project or bring[...]
Apr
21
Tue
1:00 pm Gelli Plate Printmaking For Kids
Gelli Plate Printmaking For Kids
Apr 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Gelli Plate Printmaking For Kids @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Gelli Plate Printmaking For Kids (in cooperation with the Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Mary Maisch Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints.[...]
6:30 pm Tool Talk: Woodcarving Tools
Tool Talk: Woodcarving Tools
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Tool Talk: Woodcarving Tools @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tool Talk: Woodcarving Tools This month Tool Talk will feature Marianne Stolz and carving tools. Marianne is a professional woodcarver trained in Germany. She will bring (almost) all of her woodcarving tools and discuss their[...]
Apr
25
Sat
12:00 pm Mountains & Valleys Book: A Stit...
Mountains & Valleys Book: A Stit...
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mountains & Valleys Book: A Stitched Concertina Structure @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Mountains & Valleys Book: A Stitched Concertina Structure (in cooperation with the Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Susan Campbell & Mary Maisch   Learn how to make a hand-sewn book using the Japanese pamphlet stitch in a[...]

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