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Class Listings

Aug 28 – Sep 3 all-day
Savor Wild Alaska Week @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Savor Wild Alaska Week! August 28 – September 3, 2016 Check back for exciting classes in the theme of enjoying Alaska’s natural bounty! If you have an idea for a class you would like to[...]
Aug 31 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Birch Frame Bow Saw @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Birch Frame Bow Saw Instructor: John Manthei A birch frame bow saw is a collapsible lightweight wooden frame saw primarily used for bucking firewood at home and on the trail.  This handy tool is worth[...]
Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cooking Mushrooms! @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Cooking Mushrooms! Instructor: Christin Anderson Come learn how to identify some wild edible mushrooms, and sample different fungal foods! Bring questions and edible mushrooms from your property for us to identify. I will provide mushroom-y[...]
Sourdough Bread Making (and other baked goods) @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Sourdough Bread Making (and other baked goods) Instructor: Tomas Vrba No matter where in the world you go, wherever you find people, you will find bread. Made well, bread is nutritious with high amounts of carbohydrates,[...]
Savor Wild Alaska Pizza Potluck Celebration @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Savor Wild Alaska Pizza Potluck Celebration Join us for the culmination of our Savor Wild Alaska Week! Join us for a pizza potluck and musical jam hosted by The Folk School! We will make merriment, music, friends,[...]
Sep 6 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Art of Essay Writing @ Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
The Art of Essay Writing – (semester-long course) Instructor: Lucia Zaczkowski This is a semester-long class for high school students who want to become better non-fiction writers. We will write essays that have clarity, power,[...]
Sep 29 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking II @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking II – (11 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, will be to continue developing proficiency in a wide range of[...]
Introduction to Natural Soapmaking - ByDemand - CLASS FULL @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Natural Soapmaking – ByDemand – CLASS FULL Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy Learn to make soap from scratch with us! This class will give you a simple introduction to the proper method of cold process[...]
Oct 3 @ 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[...]
Oct 4 @ 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm
Adventures in Woodworking I @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Woodworking I – (11 session class) Instructor: John Manthei The goal of this program, in addition to having fun making cool stuff, will be to begin developing proficiency in a wide range of woodworking[...]
Oct 8 @ 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 give you a simple introduction[...]
Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Intermediate Soap Making @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Intermediate Soap Making Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy In the intermediate class students will learn how to create a custom soap recipe for different skin types, skin conditions, skin needs, and special skin needs with unique Central[...]
Oct 10 @ 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[...]
Oct 15 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adventures in Lip Balm @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Lip Balm Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy Learn how to make your own lip balm with natural and organic ingredients. Then we can customize it for your personal needs and the central Alaskan climate. We[...]
Oct 17 @ 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[...]
Oct 24 @ 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[...]
Oct 31 @ 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[...]
Nov 7 @ 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[...]
Nov 14 @ 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[...]
Nov 21 @ 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[...]
Black Friday Local and Handmade Crafting for the Folk School! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Black Friday Local and Handmade Crafting for the Folk School!   Instead of shopping, put your hands to good use to support the mission of The Folk School and go home with the knowledge to[...]
Nov 28 @ 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[...]
Dec 2 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evergreen Party: Make a Holiday Wreath @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Evergreen Party: Make a Holiday Wreath   Come make a wreath/wreaths to decorate your door for the holidays, or to give to a loved one for their door! The Folk School will provide thawed fresh-cut[...]
Dec 5 @ 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[...]
Dec 12 @ 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[...]
Dec 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cookies and Caroling at the Folk School!! @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Cookies and Caroling at the Folk School!! Bring the family and some holiday cookies to share, for a fun night hanging out at the Folk School singing Christmas carols and celebrating the coming Solstice. This[...]
Jan 9 @ 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[...]
Jan 14 @ 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 give you a simple introduction[...]
Jan 16 @ 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[...]
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Adventures in Lip Balm @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Adventures in Lip Balm Instructor: Lidiia Olszowy Learn how to make your own lip balm with natural and organic ingredients. Then we can customize it for your personal needs and the central Alaskan climate. We[...]

ByDemand Classes:

(You schedule the class according to your preferences and instructor availability.)

stand up paddleboard

 

Build a Stand Up Paddleboard

 

 

 

outboard skiff

 

Boatwright Class:  Build an Outboard Skiff

 

 

 

 

mushrooms

 

Mushroom Walk

 

 

 

soap in a mold

 

Introduction to Natural Soapmaking

 

 

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