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 introduces a new program, OPEN SHOP, and brings back TOOL TALKS. Click here to read more!

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Upcoming Events

Nov
1
Sat
10:00 am Exploring Book Structure – Class...
Exploring Book Structure – Class...
Nov 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Exploring Book Structure - Class is Full @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Exploring Book Structure – CLASS IS FULL(in partnership with the Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Artemis BonaDea Book structure is the foundation of the universe that contains and fulfills your artistic vision as well as[...]
Nov
3
Mon
4:00 pm Open Shop – A New Folk School Pr...
Open Shop – A New Folk School Pr...
Nov 3 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Open Shop - A New Folk School Program! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Open Shop – A New Folk School Program!             Have you ever dreamed of having a community shop full of hand tools where you can pursue your own project or[...]
Nov
4
Tue
4:00 pm Birch Bark Cornucopia Basket – C...
Birch Bark Cornucopia Basket – C...
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Birch Bark Cornucopia Basket - Canceled @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Bark Cornucopia Basket – CANCELED Instructor: Mary Calmes These are horn shaped baskets that can hold special goodies for special times and special friends. You will also get practice preparing bark strips which is[...]
Nov
6
Thu
4:00 pm Seasonal Crafts: Needle Felted O...
Seasonal Crafts: Needle Felted O...
Nov 6 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Seasonal Crafts: Needle Felted 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.[...]
Nov
8
Sat
12:00 pm Beginning Wet Felting
Beginning Wet Felting
Nov 8 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Beginning Wet Felting @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beginning Wet Felting Instructor: Steve Partridge This class is meant as an introduction to wet felting techniques.  During the course we will talk about wool and various felting techniques while we make a simple wet[...]
Nov
11
Tue
6:00 pm Birch Frame Bow Saw
Birch Frame Bow Saw
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Birch Frame Bow Saw @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Frame Bow Saw (2 day class) Instructor: David Jonas A birch frame bow saw is a collapsible lightweight wooden frame saw used for bucking firewood at home and on the trail.  This handy tool is[...]

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