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! Click here to read more.

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Upcoming Events

Dec
1
Mon
4:00 pm Open Shop – At our new location!
Open Shop – At our new location!
Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Shop - At our new location! @ 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[...]
Dec
4
Thu
4:00 pm Seasonal Crafts: Beaded Ornaments
Seasonal Crafts: Beaded Ornaments
Dec 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Seasonal Crafts: Beaded Ornaments @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Seasonal Crafts (with the holidays in mind) Take one class or take them all! Classes will be taught by various artists in the community including Mary Ver Hoef, Lynn Cornberg, Susan Kerndt and Marianne Stoltz.[...]
Dec
6
Sat
9:00 am Costumes to Spark the Imagination
Costumes to Spark the Imagination
Dec 6 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Costumes to Spark the Imagination @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Costumes to Spark the Imagination Instructor: JanLee Irving We will make capes and crowns using shiny gold fabric and rhinestones and, ears, and tails from fake fur or upholstery fabrics.  What fun to make and[...]
Dec
7
Sun
2:00 pm Ukrainian Egg Dyeing
Ukrainian Egg Dyeing
Dec 7 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ukrainian Egg Dyeing @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Ukrainian Egg Dyeing Instructor: Bev Frey Come learn the art and process of Resist Wax Egg Dyeing. In this three-hour class you will learn what tools and supplies are required, and make a beautiful, complex[...]
Dec
9
Tue
6:30 pm Tool Talk: Hand Saws
Tool Talk: Hand Saws
Dec 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 Tool Talk: Hand Saws @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tool Talk: Hand Saws           Hand Saws Frame Bow Back Coping Fret Pull Hack Pit Key Hole Panel Rip Dovetail Cranked Blitz Veneer Docking And that’s just the beginning! Hand saws[...]
Dec
10
Wed
7:00 pm Why-Knots!
Why-Knots!
Dec 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Why-Knots! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Why-Knots with Phil Marshall How often have you pounded a nail in the wall to hang something up? How many things do you have that you wish you could or would hang up? All those[...]

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