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

Jan
31
Sat
10:00 am An Introduction to our Resident ...
An Introduction to our Resident ...
Jan 31 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
An Introduction to our Resident Forest Birds @ Keystone Ridge in Goldstream Valley | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
An Introduction to our Resident Forest Birds Instructor: Carol McIntyre               From tiny redpolls and chickadees to huge and powerful Great-horned Owls, interior Alaska is home to an amazing[...]
Feb
7
Sat
10:00 am Mortise and Tennon
Mortise and Tennon
Feb 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mortise and Tennon @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Mortise and Tennon (2 day class) Instructor: John Manthei                         The mortise and tennon joint is the most varied and most common mechanical joint[...]
Feb
9
Mon
6:00 pm Intermediate Spinning
Intermediate Spinning
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Intermediate Spinning @ Hartung Hall | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Intermediate Spinning (4 session course) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Susan Willsrud The class will cover a variety of spinning techniques and yarn construction. Throughout the[...]
Feb
10
Tue
6:30 pm Tool Talk: Scrapers
Tool Talk: Scrapers
Feb 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
 Tool Talk: Scrapers @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tool Talk: Scrapers Scrapers, to many, are a mysterious tool. Most people have never realized the full potential of this amazing tool. A properly tuned scraper can be the finest of finishing tools virtually eliminating[...]
Feb
13
Fri
6:00 pm Forging Hooks
Forging Hooks
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Forging Hooks @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging Hooks – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer               This is an excellent chance to continue honing your blacksmith forging[...]
Feb
14
Sat
11:00 am Knife-Making by Hand Working
Knife-Making by Hand Working
Feb 14 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Knife-Making by Hand Working @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Knife-Making by Hand Working [Stock reduction technique] (2 day class) Instructor: Tom Zimmer In this two day workshop we will be creating knives by stock reduction technique. Using tool steel flat bar, hack saws and[...]

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