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ALL THINGS BOATS

 

…there is nothing—absolutely nothing—half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” – Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Alaskans are blessed with an abundance of water—ponds, lakes, creeks, sloughs, rivers, estuaries, bays, fjords, sounds, seas, and oceans—with many opportunities to use boats of all sorts. The Folk School of Fairbanks is planning to take advantage of this natural bounty, teaching participants to build boats that will provide a lifetime of recreation, transportation, inspiration, and education. We anticipate that All Things Boats will eventually include classes on building, repairing, restoring, and using a variety of types of boats.

To further this goal, we have prepared a short survey to guide the development of the boatbuilding program at The Folk School. We want to know what kinds of boats you are interested in, what kind of classes will fit into your lifestyle, and how you might like to be involved in the program.

Please take a few minutes to respond to the survey, to help us create a program that meets your needs and that will become an ongoing resource for the community. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome your suggestions and participation. Click here for the survey.

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Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1CNr0QdoYEbmlrV6Q-aVp54JfZ59TEMjg8glcYFO2bNw/viewform

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Upcoming Events

Mar
23
Thu
6:00 pm Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]
Mar
24
Fri
6:00 pm Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife
Mar 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife (2 day course) – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This 2 day class will introduce you to the world[...]
Mar
25
Sat
10:00 am Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a ...
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – CLASS FULL Instructor: Bruce Campbell Build your own lightweight pack raft that you order from a DIY Pack Raft Kit! Pack rafting has become very popular.[...]
10:00 am Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian E...
Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian E...
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy For many people it is an Easter egg decorated using a method similar to batik, but for Ukrainians it’s more than just a pretty egg. The Ukrainian[...]
Mar
26
Sun
10:00 am Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time
Mar 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forging On – Open Shop Project Time @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Forging On: Open Shop Project Time –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a NEW class style based on the Open Shop idea.  Registration[...]
Mar
27
Mon
9:00 am Principles of Woodworking
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Principles of Woodworking – ongoing class Instructor: John Manthei This is an ongoing program in which we explore all aspects of woodworking from the most elementary to extremely complex. The idea is to try out[...]