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.

Don’t miss the Savor Wild Alaska Potluck Feast on Sunday, August 30th. Click here to find out more and to watch “Amazing Salmon Cakes”, a video from Week on the River 2015!

 

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Upcoming Events

Aug
30
Sun
1:00 pm Using Wild Plants in the Wilderness
Using Wild Plants in the Wilderness
Aug 30 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Using Wild Plants in the Wilderness @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Using Wild Plants in the Wilderness – In Cooperation with the Tanana Valley Watershed Association and partners for the “Savor Wild Alaska” campaign Instructor: Tara Get to know wild Alaskan plants and their uses for enjoyment[...]
5:00 pm Savor Wild Alaska Potluck Celebr...
Savor Wild Alaska Potluck Celebr...
Aug 30 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Savor Wild Alaska Potluck Celebration @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Savor Wild Alaska Potluck Celebration Join us for the culmination of our Savor Wild Alaska Week celebration! We’ll be heating up our mud oven and dishing out wild Alaskan bounty.  Fish, meat, veggies, wild edibles,[...]
Oct
3
Sat
9:00 am Bowl Carving
Bowl Carving
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bowl Carving @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Bowl Carving (2 day class) Instructor: John Manthei                     Spend a weekend outdoors creating a beautiful bowl from a green-wood half log. The style of bowl[...]
Oct
7
Wed
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking! (Ongo...
Principles of Woodworking! (Ongo...
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking! (Ongoing Class) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking! (ongoing class) This is an ongoing program in which we will explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out tools and techniques[...]
3:00 pm Group I – Woodworking for Young ...
Group I – Woodworking for Young ...
Oct 7 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Group I - Woodworking for Young Folks: An Exploration of Wood, Tools and Techniques @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Group I – Woodworking for Young Folks: An Exploration of Wood, Tools and Techniques – (11 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, will[...]
Oct
8
Thu
3:00 pm Group II – Woodworking for Young...
Group II – Woodworking for Young...
Oct 8 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Group II - Woodworking for Young Folks: An Exploration of Wood, Tools and Techniques @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Group II – Woodworking for Young Folks: An Exploration of Wood, Tools and Techniques – (8 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, will be[...]