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Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Week in the Woods 2016 @ Tanana Valley State Forest | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Week in the Woods 2016 (5 day course) Week in the Woods (WITW) is an opportunity to leave our everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-generational[...]
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drawing for Meditation @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Drawing for Meditation (6 session series – take one, a few, or all!) Instructor: Robin Feinman   Drawing is a workout for your brain. When you draw you can harness the power of your focus[...]
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gelli-Plate Printing @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Gelli-Plate Printing (in cooperation with Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Mary Maisch Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful[...]
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Boatwright Class:  An Outboard Skiff @ Graehl Landing | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Boatwright Class:  An Outboard Skiff (8 week course) Instructor: Bruce Campbell Boating the Tanana and Chena provides both unique enjoyments and challenges. Imagine enjoying these rivers with your very own, personally built,  outboard skiff that is[...]
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Introduction to Dehydrating Foods @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Dehydrating Foods Instructor: Christie Pelzer This class is an introduction to dehydrating food, herbs, nuts, and seeds. Being able to make healthy snacks for your family is very important in today’s hectic society.[...]
Skills, Drills and Woodland Thrills: A Summer Youth Experience @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Skills, Drills and Woodland Thrills: A Summer Youth Experience (5 day class) Primary Instructor: John Manthei Does the idea of spending a week building tree forts and making cool things from materials they find in[...]
Jul 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drawing for Meditation @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Drawing for Meditation (6 session series – take one, a few, or all!) Instructor: Robin Feinman   Drawing is a workout for your brain. When you draw you can harness the power of your focus[...]
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Japanese Screen Structures @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Japanese Screen Structures (in cooperation with Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Margo Klass The Japanese Screen structure is a form of board book that can be used in inventive ways. It displays easily, making a[...]
Jul 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Digital Photography @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Digital Photography: From Basic to Composition Instructor: Charlie Palmer   In this class students will learn the difference between snap shots and a photograph. The class will include: Short history of photography; Short description of[...]
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,[...]
Jul 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drawing for Meditation @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Drawing for Meditation (6 session series – take one, a few, or all!) Instructor: Robin Feinman   Drawing is a workout for your brain. When you draw you can harness the power of your focus[...]
Jul 20 – Jul 24 all-day
Week on the River 2016 @ Tanana River | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Week on the River 2016 (5 day course) WHO: Anyone interested in learning river-related subsistence and craft skills at a rustic Tanana River  camp.  The program is open to people ages 8 and up.  18 and[...]
Jul 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Beginning Map and Compass @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Beginning Map and Compass Instructor: Mary Pagel Explore the compass and it’s functions; magnetic declination; compass readings on landmarks and topographic maps. Learn about topographic maps and all the data they contain. Wear comfortable warm[...]
Jul 22 @ 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[...]
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,[...]
Aug 20 – Aug 27 all-day
Savor Wild Alaska Week @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Savor Wild Alaska Week! August 20 – 27, 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 teach,[...]
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,[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]


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Build your very own Outboard Skiff in an upcoming course with Bruce Campbell. Sessions begin July 6th, so reserve a space NOW!

Upcoming Events

Jun
25
Sat
all-day Week in the Woods 2016
Week in the Woods 2016
Jun 25 – Jun 29 all-day
Week in the Woods 2016 @ Tanana Valley State Forest | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Week in the Woods 2016 (5 day course) Week in the Woods (WITW) is an opportunity to leave our everyday routines behind and gather in the remote boreal forest, learning and creating in a multi-generational[...]
Jun
27
Mon
6:00 pm Drawing for Meditation
Drawing for Meditation
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Drawing for Meditation @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Drawing for Meditation (6 session series – take one, a few, or all!) Instructor: Robin Feinman   Drawing is a workout for your brain. When you draw you can harness the power of your focus[...]
Jun
29
Wed
12:00 pm Gelli-Plate Printing
Gelli-Plate Printing
Jun 29 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Gelli-Plate Printing @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Gelli-Plate Printing (in cooperation with Northwoods Book Arts Guild) Instructor: Mary Maisch Play with gelli plates, stencils, string, leaves, and other pattern-making materials as you cover papers with layers of acrylic painted monoprints. Your beautiful[...]
Jul
6
Wed
6:30 pm Boatwright Class: An Outboard S...
Boatwright Class: An Outboard S...
Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Boatwright Class:  An Outboard Skiff @ Graehl Landing | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Boatwright Class:  An Outboard Skiff (8 week course) Instructor: Bruce Campbell Boating the Tanana and Chena provides both unique enjoyments and challenges. Imagine enjoying these rivers with your very own, personally built,  outboard skiff that is[...]
Jul
7
Thu
6:00 pm Introduction to Dehydrating Foods
Introduction to Dehydrating Foods
Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Introduction to Dehydrating Foods @ The Folk School | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Introduction to Dehydrating Foods Instructor: Christie Pelzer This class is an introduction to dehydrating food, herbs, nuts, and seeds. Being able to make healthy snacks for your family is very important in today’s hectic society.[...]
Jul
11
Mon
all-day Skills, Drills and Woodland Thri...
Skills, Drills and Woodland Thri...
Jul 11 – Jul 15 all-day
Skills, Drills and Woodland Thrills: A Summer Youth Experience @ The Folk School Fairbanks | Fairbanks | Alaska | United States
Skills, Drills and Woodland Thrills: A Summer Youth Experience (5 day class) Primary Instructor: John Manthei Does the idea of spending a week building tree forts and making cool things from materials they find in[...]