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 is hiring for the position of Office Manager. Applications are due May 10th. Click here for details!

Want to learn a little more about the flora around you? Don't miss Spring Wildflower Watch: An Intro into Botanical Ventures on May 10th with Monica Kopp!

Upcoming Events

May
5
Thu
6:30 pm Introduction to Automotive Maint...
Introduction to Automotive Maint...
May 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Introduction to Automotive Maintenance, Diagnostics and Repair - CLOSED (Full) @ Metropolitan Garage  | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Automotive Maintenance, Diagnostics and Repair, A Brief, Practical, Hands-on Experience (2 sessions) – Sponsored by Metropolitan Garage – CLOSED (Full) Instructors: Steve Levey and Brad Justus               This course[...]
May
6
Fri
3:30 pm Tree Stars – Weaving from Nature
Tree Stars – Weaving from Nature
May 6 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Tree Stars - Weaving from Nature @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Tree Stars – Weaving from Nature Instructor: Alice Ogden (visiting artist from New Hampshire) The “tree star” was designed to introduce students to the basic weaving process that most of my basket bottoms begin with.[...]
May
7
Sat
9:00 am Miniature Black Ash Basketmaking
Miniature Black Ash Basketmaking
May 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Miniature Black Ash Basketmaking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Miniature Black Ash Basketmaking Instructor: Alice Ogden (visiting artist from New Hampshire) Choose one of two style baskets to make: 1) Mini Salisbury Market: This tiny basket is “chase woven” using 1/32″ finely prepared black[...]
May
10
Tue
6:00 pm Spring Wildflower Watch: An Intr...
Spring Wildflower Watch: An Intr...
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Spring Wildflower Watch: An Intro into Botanical Ventures @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Spring Wildflower Watch: An Intro into Botanical Ventures Instructor: Monica Kopp Wildflower season is soon to be upon us and now is the time to polish your observation and identification skills to take full advantage of[...]
May
12
Thu
6:00 pm Word Birds!
Word Birds!
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Word Birds! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Word Birds!  (in cooperation with Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Mary Maisch Create your own Word Bird, a paper mache character with something to say! Using newspaper, masking tape, wire, colored tissue paper, bits of[...]
May
15
Sun
10:00 am Introduction to Natural Soap Making
Introduction to Natural Soap Making
May 15 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm
Introduction to Natural Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Natural Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy                                 Learn to make soap from scratch with us! This class will[...]

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