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

Oct
22
Wed
7:00 pm Folk Art and Traditional Crafts ...
Folk Art and Traditional Crafts ...
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Folk Art and Traditional Crafts of the United Kingdom @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Ramblings on Selected Traditional Crafts and Folk Art in the United Kingdom The speaker will deliver highlights of a spring 2014 trip to England, Scotland and Wales researching traditional crafts by visiting open-air museums (Ryedale-[...]
Oct
23
Thu
4:00 pm Birch Bark Woven Reindeer – Clas...
Birch Bark Woven Reindeer – Clas...
Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Birch Bark Woven Reindeer - Class is Full @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Bark Woven Reindeer Instructor: Mary Calmes Lets call them caribou and make your own personal herd of these special arctic animals! You will also get practice preparing bark strips which is essential to any[...]
Oct
25
Sat
10:00 am Hand Plane Tune Up
Hand Plane Tune Up
Oct 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hand Plane Tune Up @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Hand Plane Tune Up Instructor: John Manthei Hand planes, in all the forms they take, are some of the most useful tools in the shop and when tuned up certainly the most pleasurable to use.[...]
5:30 pm Halloween Festival!
Halloween Festival!
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Halloween Festival! @ Wild Rose Farm | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
JOIN US FOR THE FOLK SCHOOL’S ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER AT THE WILD ROSE FARM ON 2431 LAWLORD RD IN FAIRBANKS! Celebrate Halloween in a family-friendly environment and enjoy an open-house event sponsored by the[...]
Oct
27
Mon
4:00 pm Open Shop – A New Folk School Pr...
Open Shop – A New Folk School Pr...
Oct 27 @ 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[...]
Oct
28
Tue
4:00 pm Moravian Stars with Birch – Clas...
Moravian Stars with Birch – Clas...
Oct 28 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Moravian Stars with Birch - Class is Full @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Moravian Stars with Birch Instructor: Mary Calmes “8 Stars of Gold on a Field of Blue…the bear the dipper and shining high the great north star…” Recognize these words? They’re from the “Alaska Song”. Now’s[...]

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