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“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork 7:00 pm
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
“Y-KNOTS”: Trunks, Branches, Stumps and Knees in Rustic Woodwork Presenters: Philip Marshall and John Manthei   This illustrated talk will introduce many of the uses for naturally-shaped tree parts in woodworking.  From the utilitarian to[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 2 @ 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[...]
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Fairbanks Knitters Guild Fiber Mill Tour and Gathering – Open to the Public 1:00 pm
Fairbanks Knitters Guild Fiber Mill Tour and Gathering – Open to the Public
Mar 5 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fairbanks Knitters Guild Fiber Mill Tour and Gathering - Open to the Public @ Coyote Farm and Fiber Mill & The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Fairbanks Knitters Guild Fiber Mill Tour and Gathering – Open to the Public We are kicking off our second year of the Fairbanks Knitters Guild with a tour of the new local fiber mill and[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 6 @ 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[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 9 @ 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[...]
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Create in Clay! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) 9:00 am
Create in Clay! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session)
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Create in Clay! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Create in Clay! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) Instructor: Lara Fahnlander             Get out your messy clothes and come join us for a week of playing[...]
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) 9:00 am
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session)
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
FolkSkiDerby! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (morning session) Instructor: John Manthei   During this program, each of us will build some sort of imaginative sliding contraption (a sled of sorts) using discarded skis[...]
Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 13 @ 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[...]
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) 1:00 pm
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session)
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
FolkSkiDerby! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
FolkSkiDerby! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) Instructor: John Manthei   During this program, each of us will build some sort of imaginative sliding contraption (a sled of sorts) using discarded skis[...]
Turning Cardboard into Motion! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) 1:00 pm
Turning Cardboard into Motion! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session)
Mar 13 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Turning Cardboard into Motion! - A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Turning Cardboard into Motion! – A Spring Break Program for Kids (afternoon session) Instructor: Marianne Stolz           Automata are mechanical toy sculptures that combine the principles of arts, science and technology,[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 16 @ 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[...]
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Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) 10:00 am
Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
Mar 18 @ 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[...]
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – OPEN SHOP 12:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – OPEN SHOP
Mar 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit - OPEN SHOP @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – OPEN SHOP Instructor: Bruce Campbell This Open Shop time is scheduled to give those who are registered for the Build Your Own Pack Raft from a[...]
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Private Event 1:45 pm
Private Event
Mar 19 @ 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm
Private Event @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Private Event This event is not open to the public. If you would like to rent the Folk School space for a private party or event, please contact us at info@thefolkschoolfairbanks.org or 907-451-0445! Visit our[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 20 @ 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[...]
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Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks 5:30 pm
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks
Mar 21 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Blacksmithing Overview and Forging Hooks – A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer This is a four hour forging session combining the Overview course with a Hook forging[...]
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Blacksmithing: Forging Handles 5:30 pm
Blacksmithing: Forging Handles
Mar 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Blacksmithing: Forging Handles @ Calypso Farm and Ecology Center | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Blacksmithing: Forging Handles –  A collaboration between the Folk School and Calypso Farm and Ecology Center Instructor: Tom Zimmer Through Forging Handles we will explore the processes of twisting, bending and chiseling. The resulting handles[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Forging a Viking Styled Hand Knife 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – CLASS FULL 10:00 am
Build Your Own Pack Raft from a Kit – CLASS FULL
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.[...]
Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs) 10:00 am
Traditional Pysanky (Ukrainian Easter Eggs)
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[...]
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Forging On – Open Shop Project Time 10:00 am
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[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 9:00 am
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[...]
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Principles of Woodworking 6:00 pm
Principles of Woodworking
Mar 30 @ 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[...]
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